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For over 100 years, Catholic Missions In Canada has provided support to Catholic missionaries serving throughout Canada. The mission? To extend the blessings of the Catholic faith throughout our nation’s 26 mission dioceses unable to financially support their local church ministries. The Most Rev. Gerald Wiesner, Bishop of Prince George, will be visiting our parish and speaking at the Saturday, November 17, 5:00 p.m. Mass and all the Masses on Sunday, November 18. Please be sure to come to find out more about the work of Canada’s missionaries and to pick-up an information package at the entrance of the church. To receive a free magazine and a 2013 calendar, call 416-934-3424 or 1-866-937-2642 or visit Catholic Missions In Canada’s website at www.cmic.info!

Vatican II: Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Reconciliation.

Art. 59. “The purpose of the sacraments is to sanctify people, to build up the body of Christ, and to worship God”.
Art. 64. “The catechumenate for adults, divided into several distinct steps, is to be restored”.
The catechumenate is the process of conversion which lasts one or two years where adults prepare for the sacraments of initiation: baptism, confirmation, eucharist. The catechumenate includes prayer, reading the Gospels, teaching, witness and ministry so that the catechumens grow in their faith in God and in Jesus Christ. The restored catechumenate is an updated version of the catechumenate in the 5th century. Candidates are baptized members of other Churches who want to become Catholics. Since they are baptized, they prepare to be confirmed and to share in the eucharist.

The new rite of baptism of infants places more emphasis on the role of parents and godparents or sponsors. If an infant dies before being baptized, we believe that the child goes to heaven”.
Art. 71. “The rite of confirmation is to be revised so that the intimate connection of initiation may be shown more clearly”.

There are three rites for the sacrament of reconciliation.

  •   In the first rite, the person goes to the reconciliation room to confess his or her sins.
  •   In the second rite, which usually happens in Advent or Lent there is a communal preparation with prayers, hymns, scripture readings and homily. This is followed by individual confession and

    absolution.

  •   In the third rite there is general confession and general absolution by a priest for a group of people.

    This is allowed only in extraordinary situations.
    The Church recommends confessing venial sins, though this is not strictly necessary.

    The CWL Bazaar was a large success. We raised $ 7,549 after expenses. The CWL thanks all who contributed their time, money and goods to our bazaar and everyone who came to support it. Your generosity and support are very much appreciated.

    L’ARCHE CHRISTMAS BENEFIT CONCERT featuring the Gallery Singers and the Sheldon Leung Jazz Duo: Start off the holiday season with joyful song at L’Arche Greater Vancouver’s Christmas Benefit Concert. Free Admission with an opportunity given to support the work of L’Arche in South America. The concert will be held on Sunday, November 25 at Sherbrooke Mennonite Church, 7155 Sherbrooke Street, Vancouver. Doors open at 2 pm. Concert from 3 pm – 4:30 pm. Reception from 4:30 pm – 6 pm.

    Info: www.larchevancouver.org or Magda at 604-523-2151.

    Life in Love Workshop: God is Love. What if you apply this truth to every part of your life? What if you understand that you are worth to be loved and to live in God’s love? How would that change your life?
    Guilt, blame, revenge, sadness, frustration and all other negative emotions are gone when you live your life in Love. Come and learn more at this inspiring workshop! on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Registration: $ 20. To register call 778 239 7996 or email milena@mclifecoach.com Find more information at mclifecoach.com.