Sixteenth Annual Advent Vigil for the Silenced

As long as there is an Advent — a period of being invited to prepare, to wait and watch — there is bound to be Vigils to assist.

Advent = coming or even arrival; for Christians, the coming or arrival of the Messiah or God’s anointed One.

Vigils = in silence or with some words and symbols or songs, waiting (and wanting to work) in hope for the Christ’s presence of peace with justice.

We vigil, here and now, in such a hope.

Amid the several crises we live in — the pandemic, the opioid overdoses, the climate, and not all, plain poverty and isolation — we bid you peace and justice.

Let it be.

c/o

16th Annual Vigil for the “Silenced” in Vancouver

Via an ecumenical cadre of would-be faithful ones.

For information: bkmorris60@yahoo.ca & vancouvercatholicworker@yahoo.ca

https://www.facebook.com/events/853866391856165

Unsettling the Word – October & November 2020

On October 10 we discussed Heroes Save Lives on page 59. The scripture that it was reflecting on was Judges 16:1-30. We use a study guide developed by SCM (Student Christian Movement) Canada – Unsettling the Word: The Study Guide

It was a very interesting discussion of how we see Samson and how we see Delilah. As always, it’s helpful to have a resident scripture scholar on hand. Here’s the video: https://www.facebook.com/vancouvercatholicworker/videos/827733254666726

On November 14 we discussed What about Orpah on page 62. The scripture that it was reflecting on was Ruth 1:1-18. We use a study guide developed by SCM (Student Christian Movement) Canada – Unsettling the Word: The Study Guide

It was nice to discuss women’s stories and perspectives in biblical times and in the contemporary indigenous experience. We did have some technical challenges that day. Here’s the video: https://www.facebook.com/vancouvercatholicworker/videos/421751115880901