|Greetings!Fresh from the excitement of last weekend’s sold-out ONE Conference we’re already gearing up for our next big event, and it’s coming fast! It’s Two Popes, Two Saints, the April 27 canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. And BREAKING NEWS! The location has now been confirmed: the PNE Coliseum, official venue of the figure skating and short track speed skating events at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.So, the same day the two blessed Popes are canonized in Rome, Divine Mercy Sunday, the Sunday after Easter, the Archdiocese of Vancouver will hold a celebration at the PNE Coliseum, starting at 2 pm. Please save the date and invite your friends and family to this wonderful free event. Details to come as well as at rcav.org/two-popes. |
There’s plenty more going on around the Archdiocese of Vancouver as you’ll see elsewhere in this week’s Friday Report. Be sure to share it with someone else! See you next week.
Director, Office of Communications
|“ONE” Last Update – Photos & SurveyIn the video, check out highlights from ONE Conference 2014, which took place on Saturday, Feb 15th! With over 1,000 in attendance, the annual Archdiocesan event cultivated, united, and inspired leadership for our Archdiocesan mission.Give us your feedback! Tell us how we did with the ONE Conference by filling out this 2-minute survey. Your responses will help us make future conferences even better. |
|ONE Conference 2014 |
You can also check out more photos on our Flickr photostream here.
|Is it too late for Christians in the Middle East? |
|Carl Hétu of CNEWA |
Carl Hétu, National Director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA), will be the special guest speaker at St. Patrick’s Parish, Vancouver, next Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 pm. He will give an analysis on how the current situation in the Middle East (particularly in Syria, Iraq and Egypt) is threatening the Christian presence in the region.
Entrance is free. Light refreshments will be served.
Learn more here
|News & NotesArchbishop criticizes B.C.’s sudden prostitution-law void |
Archbishop Miller this week called on the B.C. government to reconsider its decision not to prosecute some prostitution-related offences. He also announced a special committee of stakeholders to assess the legal vacuum and the impact it is having on sex trafficking. You can read his statement here.
|Also coming up…Just click on the RCAV Calendar for info on each event.February |
- 22: Relationships and Marriage
- 22: Free Tour at Gardens of Gethsemani
- 22: Day of Prayer and recollection
- 23: Memorial Mass at Gethsemani
- 25: Pope Francis: An Encylicial, An Exhortation, A Mission
- 25: Praying with scripture
- 26: Free estate planning workshop
- 26: Is it too late for Christians in the Middle East?
- 27: Voices of Hope
- 28: Lenten Twilight Retreat
- 01: Pro-Life Mass & Prayer Vigil
- 01: CCO Summit
- 03: Lenten Twilight Retreat
- 05: ASH WEDNESDAY
- 06: Free estate planning workshop
- 07-08: Hearts on Fire – Young Adult Retreat
- 09: Rite of Election I
- 09: 2nd Collection: St. Joseph’s Society
- 14: Freedom
- 16: Rite of Election II