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November 15, 2023
Below you will see an article on two prominent Vancouver Catholics who recently passed away. One was Frank McCullough, who served briefly on the CERC Canada Board. Please pray for his soul.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

God bless you all this week. - Meaghen Gonzalez

Image: Saint Gertrude the Great by Miguel Cabrera, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
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