“This kind of support gives us hope and tells us that there are people who care. They help us and encourage us to work and to develop ourselves to be independent and productive, and not just be recipients. They help us to come back to life.”
Who’s making a mission appeal in Vancouver this year?
Fr. Roshan D’Souza, CSCBangalore, IndiaHoly Fathers of the Sacred Heart ProvinceRev. Lawrence D’Almeida, CSC, the Mission Procurator of the Province of South India wrote: “Holy Cross is a missionary congregation founded in France in 1837 by Blessed Basil Anthony Mary Moreau, since then it has been an international religious community of 3,000 Priests... Read More
The UNHCR has brought special attention to the plight of the Iraqi refugees in Syria. Out of the over 10 million refugees around the world, the UNCHR has deemed that the Iraqi refugees in Syria are in dire situation and are in the greatest crisis. Refugees are integrated in urban Syrian communities, and not in the protected and well managed refugee camps. As a result, many families are forced into difficult circumstances... Read More
In the summer of 2012, a food crisis struck West Africa in a region called the Sahel. Particularly hard-hit was Niger, a country already languishing near the bottom of the United Nations Human Development Index. If the international community did not intervene, the food crisis... Read More
Bishop Matthew Kwasi Gyamfi, Bishop of Sunyani in Ghana, West Africa, sent the following letter of thanks for contributions from the Archdiocese of Vancouver to assist in building a Presbytery that has greatly helped the spiritual life of those in the community.
The Catholic Church is bound by Jesus’ prayer “that all may be one” (Jn 17:21) and encouraged by the Second Vatican Council and recent Popes to work for the unity of Christians. Let us not forget that what we hold in common with other Christians is much greater than what divides us. The search for full, visible communion among all Christians should therefore be instilled in the faithful through prayer and practical initiatives.
Father Binu preached a mission appeal at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam, and Immaculate Conception Parish, Delta,and his superior, Father Francis Cheruparampil, VC recently sent a letter of thanks to the parishioners. “I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude towards the Archdiocese of Vancouver, to all who have contributed and helped to make his... Read More
Father Henry Mrema, Apostolic Life Community of Priests in the Opus Spiritus Sancti, thanks the Archdiocese and particularly Holy Trinity Parish in North Vancouver and Guardian Angels Parish, Vancouver for their financial help to purchase a vehicle for St. Joseph’s Vocational Training Center for Youth. The Center enables young people to learn the various skills necessary to bring change in their... Read More