So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Bishop of Victoria celebrates Mass with University Community

Bishop Gordon with members of the campus community,
which includes four Canadian Catholic Outreach (CCO) missionaries assigned to UVic.

Yesterday, we were blessed to have His Excellency Gary Gordon, recently installed as Bishop of Victoria, celebrate daily Mass at the Interfaith Chapel for the Catholic community on the campus of the University  of Victoria.
 
After Mass, Bishop Gordon shared a touching story concerning his episcopal ring that was made from his parents wedding rings.

Bishop Gordon filling in a CCO survey for fun.

Bishop Gordon, formerly of the Diocese of Whitehorse, is clearly enjoying the pleasant weather of southern Vancouver Island. Word has it that the temperature in Whitehorse is dipping toward 0ºC/32ºF. The forecast for Victoria is for sunny skies and temperatures hovering at or above 20ºC/68ºF for the next five days or longer. The Bishop's light clerical shirt, sunglasses and sandals appeared to be entirely justified.

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