I was happy to spend a day with members of my 3 prayer groups on a day trip of prayer and fellowship.
We began our day with 8:15 Mass at St. Patrick’s. Then we drove in 2 buses to the Garden of Gethsemane (Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum). We prayed the 5 Glorious Mysteries at 5 locations with blessing of graves.
Lunch at Crescent Beach. Too bad, many restaurants were closed. It was good that a few of them still opened.
Prayed 1st Sorrowful Mystery outside Holy Cross Church at Crescent Beach.
Visited Good Shepherd Church in Surrey, listened to the vocation story of Father Edwin Kulling (ordained on May 22, 2010), received blessing from Father Edwin (with relic of St. Martin of Tours), and prayed the 2nd Sorrowful Mystery.
Visited St. Bernadette’s Parish in Surrey, listened to the vocation story of Father Rodney Nootebos (also ordained on May 22, 2010), received blessing from Father Rodney (with relic of St. Bernadette), and prayed the 3rd Sorrowful Mystery.
Visited St. Joseph’s Parish in Langley, prayed the 4th Sorrowful Mystery, followed by blessing of Mary Help of Christians.
Visited St. Paul’s Parish in Richmond, listened to the vocation story of Father Swann Kim (also ordained on May 22, 2010), received blessing from Father Swann Kim (with relics of 5 saints inside a crucifix), and prayed the 5th Sorrowful Mystery.
I also blessed the members with relics of St. Anthony and St. Dominic.
After returning to St. Patrick’s, some of us went out for Chinese dinner.
We are very grateful for the opportunity to pray for the dead, and to meet the three newly ordained priests of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.