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  • Hand-me-down? I don’t get it.


    By: Vicki McEachern. As an only child, I didn’t have the in-house experience of hand-me-downs. The flow of stuffs from older to younger to youngest started and ended with… me. Add to this my consistently above-average height, and the result? An attitude that a good fit comes with an expiration date.  Gradually, I would grow out of my favourite tapered jeans and shoulder-padded blouse (seriously, sixth grade) and they would be donated to strangers. That would be the end of that. And so it is, for some people, with seasons of life. They apply that attitude of wholesale wardrobe change to their personal affiliations. They join a team, a youth...

  • The Fight


    By: Joseph San Jose. I t wasn’t easy figuring out God’s plan for my life. In discerning my options after graduating from UBC, I had a strong desire to serve the Church in a full-time capacity, but I wasn’t too sure where exactly He was calling me. The idea of working for CCO as a missionary was in my heart but there was also an opportunity to work in youth ministry with the Archdiocese . At the time, working for the Archdiocese was more attractive as it paid more, had a more comprehensive benefits package and, unlike CCO, I wouldn’t have to support raise my own salary! But deep down, I still...

  • Falling In Love and Saying “Yes”


    By Annie Flaherty. Have you ever fallen in love? Well, my “call” to join CCO Staff was a lot like falling in love. It was a confusing process. It didn’t always make sense, it wasn’t always clear or rational, or easy to put into words. This confusing tickle in the depth of my heart was a mystery at first. However, in time, I came to joyfully discover where God was calling me, and was surprised to find that His call matched up perfectly with all of my hopes, dreams, gifts and desires. I think the best way to try to unpack my “call” to work for Catholic Christian Outreach is...

Missionary Highlight

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Céliane Paré-Gagné

Je me sens tellement choyée d’être dans l’action et de témoigner comment tant de jeunes adultes s’ouvre à l’amour de Dieu et de les voir faire la rencontre personnelle de Jésus, de les voir ouvrir leur cœur à Dieu et...

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John Boskill

We have been involved and/or volunteering with CCO in some way for over ten years. I am continually amazed at the quality and dedication of the people inside the organization. They have a deep love for Christ and those around...

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Cameron Beare

Though I am only just beginning as a CCO staff, I have already participated in their mission as a student. One of my favourite things to see is men's lives redirected towards Christ as they participate in simple faith studies...

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.