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Nota Bene Nov. 20, 2018

Chinese Catholics encouraged to 'Rise Up'

By Agnieszka Ruck

Archbishop Miller with dozens of young campers at this year's Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp on the first weekend in September. (Photo submitted)

While many British Columbians were taking a break on the Labour Day long weekend, about 50 Chinese Catholics gathered for an annual retreat and encouragement to "rise up and fight the good fight."

The Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp, which spanned four days, included Mass, talks, games, and Bible study geared for Chinese Catholics ages 17-35.

"Our campers had the opportunity to encounter God in a very personal way through Taize, praise and worship, and the sacraments," said coordinator Simon Kwok. "We were very grateful to have Archbishop Miller celebrate Mass with us."

It was the 22nd annual retreat hosted by WCCCLC and plans are already in the works to host a 23rd in 2019. More information about the group is available here. Photos of last year's camp are available here.