BY ARCHBISHOP LINDA NICHOLLS ON JUNE 2, 2021 Last week the Chief of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation revealed news of the discovery of the bodies of 215 children at the site of an unmarked burial ground at a former residential school near Kamloops, B.C. The identities of the children are unknown at this time. The grief… Continue reading Every Child Matters
Click here for Bishop Michael Oulton’s message to the church on the discovery of 215 undocumented graves at the Kamloops Indian Residential School.
God of our Ancestors,who holds the spirits of our grandmothers and grandfathers and the spirits of our grandchildren,Remembering the Children,we now pledge ourselves to speak the Truth,and with our hearts and our soulsto act upon the Truth we have heardof the injustices lived,of the sufferings inflicted,of the tears cried,of the misguided intentions imposed, and of… Continue reading Remembering the Children Prayer
A message from Bishop Michael Oulton, on the discovery of a burial site at a Kamloops residential school: May 31, 2021 Dear Friends, This past week, news of the discovery of a burial site containing the remains of 215 children who attended the residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia, offered up yet another tragic story… Continue reading Discovery of Burial Site
Suddenly we find ourselves standing at the end of Easter. These 50 days of celebration of new life have brought us through to Pentecost once again. It has been called the birthday of the church, which, while true, always strikes me as a little trite for what this feast day is all about. Yes, the… Continue reading A reflection on Pentecost