Check out photos from the World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2014 event here.


 

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is home to Catholics from many countries and where the Holy Mass is celebrated in twenty two languages.  Migrants leave their homes in search of a better life and face the difficult experience of migration in its various forms.  As Christians, we are called to reach out to and pray for all migrants to emphasize the unity of the human family and the values of acceptance, hospitality and love of neighbour.Archbishop J. Michael Miller CSB invites you to join him at the Holy Rosary Cathedral for Holy Mass on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 2:30pm. A cultural reception will follow in the parish hall.We will gather as One family in the global celebration of the Vatican-declared “100th World Day of Migrants and Refugees”. The theme this year is “Towards a Better World.”

If you would like to assist in the preparation of this special day, please do not hesitate to contact evollet@rcav.org

 


Archbishop Miller Message from Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

The theme of Pope Francis’ letter on the occasion of the “100th World Day of Migrants and Refugees” is Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World.

In his letter, Pope Francis reminds us that “Each individual is a part of humanity and, with the entire family of peoples, shares the hope of a better future.”

Please join us at the Holy Rosary Cathedral on Sunday January 19th at 2:30pm to celebrate Mass as a universal church. As we gather, we will pray that our hearts will allow us to show love and compassion for all migrants and refugees.

 

 

Migrants and Refugees
Testimony from
a weary migrant

“There was a sense of relief when we landed in Vancouver. One part of our journey had ended. We left behind a long history and heritage in our homeland; we were given no choice.

“I need to catch my breath and then quickly begin to understand how to support my family. The only comfort I have now is in my faith in Christ and His plan for us.

“Brothers and sisters in Christ, please pray for us that we may soon feel like we belong to your parish, like it is home for us now.”


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
FOR THE WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES (2014)

 

Resources

Downloadable version of the Poster PDF Icon

Downloadable Bulletin Insert PDF Icon

Special World Day of Migrants & Refugees Prayer Cards PDF Icon

Downloadable Prayers of the Faithful

Downloadable Program Insert PDF Icon

 


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