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  • Rooted In My Father’s Love


    By Eric Chow One of my favorite memories growing up was going fishing with my dad. We would get up early to load the boat then head out into open waters. Thinking about that tiny little boat I’m surprised that I never felt afraid or anxious! I was just excited for the adventure. And the prospect of landing a big catch. More than anything I was happy to be with my dad. With him I felt safe and I never doubted that he would keep me and my brother from harm. I remember one time in particular where the waves were so large that we all at one point got...

  • The Long Road


    By: Joshua Hrynchyshyn. My journey with CCO began in my first year of university when I first met Andre Regnier. I wish I could say that when I met him I instantly wanted to become a CCO Missionary, but my journey is not as simple as that. That weekend I was advised to avoid CCO because, “CCO is too Protestant and Charismatic and will change the way you practice your faith”. I listened to this advice and spent the rest of my undergrad avoiding CCO at all costs. Throughout my undergrad several people invited me to participate in various CCO events. I gave lame excuse after lame excuse to not...

  • “Do You Know That Person?”


    By Eric Myatt When asked this question about a friend, I never imagined myself saying anything other than “Yes”. Yes, I’ve met them. Yes, I know their name. Yes, they invited me to play Candy Crush once. But recently I’m hesitant to say that I really know anyone, other than my wife Angie. At a course I took recently, I learned that the contemporary understanding of knowledge is mostly informational. What does it look like? How much does it weigh? Where is he from? What is her job? It’s quantitative and measurable. But informational knowledge is way off the mark from the biblical meaning of knowledge. The scriptural definition of...

Missionary Highlight

Rob at the National Staff Gathering 2012

Rob Koechl

A highlight of being a missionary, and working on campus, is a time I was able to help a student at Queen's become Catholic. I led him through R.C.I.A. and was his sponsor when he was baptized. It was an...

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Elizabeth Tobin

For me, a highlight as a missionary has always been accompanying girls back to Confession. They go into it looking so weighed down. When they come out, the weight of their sin is visibly lifted from them. It's impossible to...

Chelsey at the National Staff Gathering 2012

Chelsey Kress

It is an unforgettable experience to disciple and journey with a young soul as they encounter truth and love in Jesus Christ and place Him at the centre of their life. I’ve had the privilege to witness first-hand several conversions...

Articles from CCO's, Grapevine Newsletter

CCO invites youth to relationship with Christ

This relationship with Jesus Christ is what people are seeking in their lives. Awareness of this inspires CCO to do what is necessary to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel. This message includes the truth of the relationship that God wants to have with us.

Annual dinner brings hope and humour to Kingston

The Saint John Fisher Dinner is named in honour of a great man of letters for his courageous defence of marriage and his martyrdom under Henry VIII. The dinner supports the work of our Newman House Catholic chaplaincy at Queen’s University and the missionaries of Catholic Christian Outreach who are an essential part of our mission...”

Archdiocese ends search for evangelization tools

At Catholic Christian Outreach, we work primarily with university students. It is not uncommon for people to ask us, “What about everyone else? Why don’t you run faith studies at parishes as well?” Two years ago, Kyle Neilson, the director of the Office of Evangelization in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, entered this discussion with exciting results...

‘I can’t believe you caught that moment’

Rob Scott is a young Catholic man who happens to be a tattoo artist. He wears a leather jacket, has a full beard, and talks openly about his love for Jesus and Eucharistic Adoration. He spent the summer in Victoria, B.C., on CCO’s Impact mission, participating in outreach activities with 26 other young adults.

Standing for Christ

An incredible opportunity faced me during last year’s CCO fall retreat: a summer mission. The words “Africa” and “mission” stirred something new inside my heart that I could not explain. I started to consider the possibility of entering into this adventure.