Category: Spring 2019

Tea Light Service
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Tea Light Service

By Sr. Fay Trombley, S.C.I.C. Everyone knows what we like about the Food Bank and Thrift Store. BUT what do we like about Tuk Church? This is how people after Sunday brunch responded: “We like 11 a.m. service. We are all together even if we don’t have a priest.” “We like the way Dorothy and...

Intrepid Oblate
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Intrepid Oblate

By Agnieszka Ruck, The B.C. Catholic He had no idea how to ice fish, fire a gun, or ride a dogsled when Father Raymond de Coccola, OMI, arrived in a 1930s Inuit community in present-day Nunavut. The French-speaking oblate had only his sense of adventure, his desire to evangelize distant lands, and his camera with...

Christmas In Tuktoyaktuk
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Christmas In Tuktoyaktuk

By Father David Reilander The coast of the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories. The sun won’t rise above the horizon for two more weeks and the ice is 6 feet thick. I visited Sr. Fay Trombley and the Inuvialuit to offer Mass on Christmas when it was -51C Celsius. Lucy Valle, whom you...

Rebuilding The Church
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Rebuilding The Church

By Mickey Conlon In early February Denise and Joshua Grimard were making one of their infrequent visits to Telegraph Creek, B.C. It was where the lay pastoral workers for the Diocese of Whitehorse called home until they were driven out, along with all the other inhabitants, by the forest fires that devastated northern B.C. last...