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by Loretta Fritz I am a cradle Catholic: baptized, first communion, confirmation. My family went to church each Sunday. Faith was important. I had an experience of God at my confirmation when I was twelve, but by age eighteen, during Grade 12, I stopped saying the Creed.
by Michelle Buissé The summer break has finally arrived and many of you are off to new adventures! Whether you are a student on mission or just returning home to a summer job, or a graduate starting their new career or off travelling the world, you will
The Commission Study: Dedicated to John Paul II Written by Angele Regnier We’ve all been waiting for today with joy and it’s finally here: the beatification of Pope John Paul the Great. I think it was January 14th (2005) when I read Fr. Tom Rosica’s email while
Written by Kelly Rude “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel” (Mk 16:15) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). “Every young person has a great thirst for God, even if at times
Written by Andre Regnier As I traveled to Rome to say goodbye to Pope John Paul II, I found myself reflecting on his life and the influence he had on the founding of CCO. In 1988 the word evangelization was not commonplace in the average Catholic experience
Written by Jeff Lockert (note: this article originally appeared in the Spring ’05 edition of CCO’s Grapevine magazine) How could we, young people involved with Catholic Christian Outreach, demonstrate our gratitude and appreciation for the many gifts that Pope John Paul II has given to our movement?
NOVENA TO JOHN PAUL II Pope Born in Poland – May 18, 1920 Ordained a Priest – November 1, 1946 Ordained a Bishop – Sept 28, 1958 Elected Pope – October 16, 1978 Entered Eternal Life – April 2, 2005 Beatified – May 1, 2011 Novena –
Written by Andre Regnier “Why am I here?” This is the question I asked myself as I sat in the middle of St Peter’s Square in utter disappointment, moments after the funeral of Pope John Paul II. The day after the death of JPII, I had a
Written by Brett Powell In the fall of 2004 an idea for the Rise UP commissioning night came to mind. “Let’s write a letter to Pope John Paul II and get everyone at the conference to sign it.” Subsequent to this, other ideas came to mind. When