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Denise and Joshua Grimard and their children were away visiting family when they received word that their community of Telegraph Creek in the northern British Columbia interior was among the communities decimated by raging wildfires that swept over the province in August 2018.

Support group offers solace in time of pain

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SURREY, B.C. -- Doriano and Patricia Baisi’s eldest daughter Jenny was the kind of person you’d find first in line if you mentioned you needed some help.

‘Internal whisper’ draws 47-year-old to priesthood

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Becoming a priest at age 47 is a day Fr. Chad Franklin won’t soon forget.

CWL council earns premier’s award

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The Notre Dame de Lorette Council of The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) has been honoured by the province of Manitoba with the Premier’s Volunteer Service Award.

Student trustee rolls out welcome mat for all

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Student trustee Julia Vo wants every student to know they belong.

Sharing God’s love with the world

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On the spring morning of Saturday,  May 8, 2004, I was ordained a priest. Just after the spirit-filled and joyful ceremony at St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Director of Priest Personnel gave me my letter of appointment from the archbishop. The letter reminded me of the motto that my classmates had chosen for our ordination: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21). After a few weeks of vacation, I reported to my pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish on Canada Day to begin my new faith journey.

Listening to voice of the hearing impaired

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As the father of two hearing-impaired daughters, musician and Toronto Catholic District School Board trustee Markus de Domenico wants to make sure children of all hearing abilities can appreciate the beauty of song.

Dancing to the Lord’s will

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Maribel Maryoga’s career as a dancer took her to some exciting places.

Seminarian has the music in him

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Deacon Patrick Salah did portray a priest during playtime at home when he was very young, but the Halifax, N.S., product first truly felt the call to serve the Lord shortly after his first year of Bachelor of Music studies at Dalhousie University in 2011.

Hope and hoop dreams give rise to foundation

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If being positive is a calling in life, Hope Agbolosoo has certainly found his.

Vocational discernment is for every Catholic

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A vocational discernment is for every person of the faith, says Sr. Mary Rowell, president of NAVFD, National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors.