The Importance of being Friends: Lessons from the Courage Apostolate
We need to reclaim and deepen the value of friendship in our world, in the Church, and for ourselves to foster a culture of welcome and of love. Friendship is a fundamental goal of the Courage apostolate. Men and women who experience same-sex attraction–members of Courage–can teach us much about friendship as they wait for us to embrace them as friends.
Speaker: Deacon Hilmar Pabel
Deacon Hilmar Pabel is a Professor of History at Simon Fraser University and a Permanent Deacon who serves on the Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations. Deacon Pabel is the chaplain of the Archdiocese of Vancouver’s Courage ministry.
Into the Deep – Friday Night Faith Series
“Into the Deep” is a free bi-monthly series of talks, lectures and experiences for seeking disciples
- April 26 – “Windows Into Heaven: An Introductory Guide To Icons” with Steve Knight
- June 28 – “The Importance of being Friends: Lessons from the Courage Apostolate” with Deacon Hilmar Pabel
- Sept. 20 – “In the Spirit of Reconciliation (Film)” with Father Larry Lynn
- Nov. 22 – “The Art of Community in Mental Health” with Lisa Rumpel and Stephen Ching