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Welcome to Father Rosemond and Father Firmo

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Join us in welcoming our new Pastor, Fr. Rosemond Sylvestre, and our new Assistant Pastor, Fr. Firmo Mantovanni.
Some of you might have remember them from previous years.
Fr. Rosemond (from Haiti) was our assistant pastor back in 2014. Also served in St Helen’s in Burnaby and at Our Lady of Fatima in Vancouver. We are very happy to have you back.
Fr. Firmo (from Brazil, Italian descent) goes further back to 1979 when he was last here. He was last serving in the US. But again if you want the exact info, you will have to ask him when you see him after Mass.

Say hi to them after Mass and get to know them. 🙂

Priestly Ordination of Deacon Raffaele Salvino

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Ordination in person on a first-come, first-served basis. The Holy Rosary Cathedral will be open with full seating capacity (around 700 people). Any overflow will likely be turned away.
There will be livestream.
There will not be any reception in the parish hall after Mass.
Washrooms will be fully open. ***
We are very pleased to announce that Deacon Raffaele Salvino will be ordained a priest on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 12:00pm.
It will be live-streamed at www.holyrosarycathedral.org/live-stream.
Please join us in prayer as he embarks on this journey as a priest and a Father in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.

Statement regarding Kamloops Indian Residential School

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A classroom building of Kamloops Indian Residential School about 1950. (Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Library and Archives Canada)

“For the souls of all children who died in Residential Schools far from the comforting presence of the families, and for all those who mourn their tragic deaths: we pray they find comfort and peace in the presence of our loving Lord and Saviour.”

Expression of Commitment (PDF) BC Catholic Article RCAV - Questions and Answers
Expression of Commitment
June 2, 2021
Dear First Nations governments and all Indigenous communities, families and citizens,
In light of the heartbreaking disclosure of the remains of 215 children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, I am writing to express my deep apology and profound condolences to the families and communities that have been devastated by this horrific news.  Each time new evidence of a tragedy is revealed, or another victim comes forward, countless wounds are reopened, and I know that you experience renewed suffering.
I take this opportunity to reflect upon the apology I gave publicly before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2013, words to which I remain committed and accountable: “I wish to apologize sincerely and profoundly to the survivors and their families, as well as to all those subsequently affected, for the anguish caused by the deplorable conduct of those Catholics who perpetrated mistreatment of any kind in these residential schools.”  The Church was unquestionably wrong in implementing a government colonialist policy which resulted in devastation for children, families and communities.

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