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Forced Like Jesus To Flee: Mass on World Day of Migrants & Refugees

The 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on September 27, 2020. As the title for his annual message, the Holy Father has chosen “Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee”.

The message focuses on the pastoral care of internally displaced people (IDPs), who currently number over 41 million worldwide. The six sub-themes of this year’s theme, expressed in six pairs of verbs are: to know in order to understand; to draw near so as to serve; to listen in order to reconcile; to share and thus to grow; to involve in order to promote; and finally, to collaborate and therefore to build.

The Archdiocese of Vancouver is home to Catholics from many countries and where the Holy Mass is celebrated in over twenty-two languages. Migrants leave their homes in search of a better life and face the difficult experience of migration in its various forms. 2020 will be the 9th year we as an Archdiocese join the universal Church in commemorating and observing the World Day of Migrants and Refugees.

On Sunday, September 27, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Mass will be live-streamed for all who would like to join in prayerful celebration and solidarity with our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters.

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass is sponsored by the Ministries and Outreach Office of the Archdiocese and organized by the World Day of Migrants and Refugees leadership team, chaired by Tina Perizzolo, a lay Scalabrinian, and spiritually supported by Father Rosemond Sylvestre, CS.

migrants and refugees
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Virtual Global Marriage Encounter

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter virtual weekend experience is coming to you this October.

If you desire to restore communication & rekindle romance, this weekend is for you; no travel required and from the comfort of your own home!

This weekend is presented by a team of 3 couples and a priest who will help you to:

learn tools to make your relationship a priority
communicate from the heart and grow in intimacy
renew your commitment to each other and value the precious gift of your marriage

Did you know this weekend is open to priests and religious too? This weekend experience can help priests and religious growth in their relationships with their communities. No fee for priests & religious.

Schedule
Friday, October 16, 7 – 8:45 pm
Saturday, October 17, 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday, October 18, 8 am – 3:15 pm

It sounds intense but it is a weekend guaranteed to transform your marriage (or you can get your old relationship back!). Rest assured, you won’t be staring at your screen the entire time either. The weekend flows nicely between screen presentations and couple work (time off-screen.)
Registration deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020

The registration cost is $125. The zoom link will be sent to registrants.

REGISTER HERE

couple
image care of Behold Vancouver, RCAV

Dialogue on Aging – Free Webinar

Join us on September 23rd at 1pm for Dialogue on Aging’s First Fall Virtual Public Presentation Session!

This session will include mini-presentations from our exhibitors (to be announced), our feature presentation – “Maximizing Your Brain’s Health in Uncertain Times” by Dr. Alex Henri-Bhargava, and opportunities for dialogue and Q&A with faculty.

Dialogue on Aging is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Vancouver Foundation.

Registration is FREE.

For more information/resources, please visit: http://publicpresentations.providencehealthcare.org.

Or Click here to Register: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/dialogue-on-aging-s-fall-virtual-public-presentation-series

Aged lady washing food
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Alpha Sessions: Christian Faith at St. Paul’s

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Everyone is welcome. You will develop a deeper relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit and enhance your life. It starts at 6:30 pm and ends at 8:15 pm on Mondays starting September 14-November 23, 2020. For more information and registration please contact Richard Rochard at 604-219-0156 or email at rarochard@gmail.com or Margaret Fleming at margfleming@telus.net or 604-272-1231.

Monday, Sep 14, 2020 – Monday, Nov 23, 2020
Sep 14 – Nov 23 @ 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
St. Paul’s Parish address: 8251 St. Albans Road, Richmond

For more information and how to register please click here.

Journey Discipleship Course [Online]

The Journey Discipleship Course provides a safe place for people to talk about their lives and receive the love and support of God and others. Each evening consists of worship, teaching, and small groups. These confidential, gender-specific groups incorporate prayer and mutual support with the goal of helping individuals experience a deeper relationship with Jesus. There are weekly reading assignments for reflection, study, and prayer.

This course is for anyone willing to be open with others about their life, and who desires to deepen their relationship with Jesus. All of us have a need for love and connection – with God and with other people. The Journey is for people ready to take the next step in intimacy with God and connection to brothers and sisters in Christ.

Please go to this link for more information.

Virtual Worldwide Marriage Encounter

The Worldwide Marriage Encounter virtual weekend experience is coming to you this October.

If you desire to restore communication & rekindle romance, this weekend is for you; no travel required and from the comfort of your own home!

This weekend is presented by a team of 3 couples and a priest who will help you to:

  • learn tools to make your relationship a priority
  • communicate from the heart and grow in intimacy
  • renew your commitment to each other and value the precious gift of your marriage

Did you know this weekend is open to priests and religious too? This weekend experience can help priests and religious growth in their relationships with their communities. No fee for priests & religious.

Schedule:

Friday, October 16, 7 – 8:45 pm
Saturday, October 17, 8 am – 9 pm
Sunday, October 18, 8 am – 3:15 pm

It sounds intense but it is a weekend guaranteed to transform your marriage (or you can get your old relationship back!). Rest assured, you won’t be staring at your screen the entire time either. The weekend flows nicely between screen presentations and couple work (time off-screen.)
Registration deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020

The registration cost is $125. The zoom link will be sent to registrants.

Please register here: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/virtual-worldwide-marriage-encounter-5#register-tab

laughing couple
Thanks to Priscilla Du Preez for sharing their work on Unsplash.

Dialogue on Aging [Online]

Join us on September 23rd at 1pm for Dialogue on Aging’s first Fall Virtual Public Presentation Session!

This session will include mini-presentations from our exhibitors (to be announced), our feature presentation – “Maximizing Your Brain’s Health in Uncertain Times” by Dr. Alex Henri-Bhargava, and opportunities for dialogue and Q&A with faculty.

Dialogue on Aging is supported by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund and the Vancouver Foundation.

For more information/resources, please visit: http://publicpresentations.providencehealthcare.org.

old man driving
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ARISE! Grade 8 RCAV Summer Retreat

Are you ready to get to know Jesus as your friend? Are you ready to deepen your relationship with him? Let us show you how much Jesus loves you and how you can live your daily lives in a relationship with him! The purpose of the Summer Retreat for Grade 8 Youth is to lead young people into a deeper understanding and relationship with Jesus Christ – through identifying practical ways and ideas on growing in holiness and into regular (daily) practices that will strengthen and deepen the relationship with God – through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Presented as a virtual (online) retreat, we will pray, share stories, talks, and spend time sharing and growing in faith together in small groups. This is a great opportunity to grow together in faith, fun, and fellowship!

August 7 & 8, 2020
Friday 7 – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4:30 pm (with a mid-day break)
5 sessions via Zoom
Cost: $15, individual registrations welcome

 

Surviving Summer at Home

Summer 2020 looks a little different than any of us expected. So how do we make the most of being at home as a family? It starts with understanding each other better.

In this workshop, parishioners from the Archdiocese of Vancouver Frances and Matt Maddalozzo, talk about the role of parents in their kid’s lives as they discover their own faith, plus how we can grow in our efforts of showing Christ’s love to them.

Reference: https://beholdvancouver.org/resources/surviving-the-summer-at-home

Marriage Course

When life gets busy, it is easy for married couples to forget about date nights. We would like to invite you and your spouse to set a weekly date night to reconnect and build a more joyful family by thriving as a couple. Register below to join us for The Marriage Course, a 7-week program produced by Alpha International, for couples “seeking practical support to strengthen their relationship, keep the spark alive and stay connected.”

August 13 – September 24, 2020
Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:15 p.m.
Online Zoom Meeting
Registration is Free.

Please click on this page for more information and to register.

laughing couple
Thanks to Priscilla Du Preez for sharing their work on Unsplash.

‘My House’ Workshop for Men

The My House Workshop for Men is a 3-day (July 9 to July 11) confidential, intensive for men striving to overcome and heal from unwanted sexual behaviors. It is geared to maximize your investment of time and money, as it will enhance the work you might have started or jump start your journey towards healing.

The intensive includes a whole person approach from modern neuroscience to the emotional and spiritual underpinnings of compulsive sexual behaviors. The education and small group discussions are led by top Catholic and Christian experts.

For more information, please click here: https://beholdvancouver.org/events/2791