Archdiocese of Vancouver to Host Ecumenical Event. In preparation for the Week of Christian Unity 2015
Churches marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II document affirming commitment to Christian unity
The Archdiocese of Vancouver will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Decree on Ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council with a conference entitled “Christian Unity – Have We Answered the Call?” The Vatican II document affirmed and strengthened the Catholic Church’s commitment to the ecumenical movement.
In addition, the Archdiocese will join with other Christian denominations and communions in the Lower Mainland in numerous services and events during the 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed Jan. 18-25. For the list of ecumenical events and prayer services visit this LINK.
To celebrate the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, all are also invited to a conference Saturday, January 17, 2015, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Vancouver from 9am. to 4pm. Fr. Tom Rosica, CEO of Salt and Light Television and English language assistant in the Press Office of the Holy See, and Sr. Donna Geernaert, a Canadian pioneer in the field of ecumenism, will offer the keynote addresses which will be followed by respondents from various Christian traditions. The conference will offer opportunities to pray together, to speak about our common achievements and to address issues that still divide us as Christians. For complete information visit the WEB PAGE.
Download a copy of the POSTER for print and display
Download a copy of the CORRESPONDENCE from the Archdiocese Communications Team.