News & Events
Dec 27, 2015
Feast of the Holy Family
Holy Family Parish in Port Alberni was the place to be on the Feast of the Holy Family on December 27, 2015. And yes, Merlin found the manger and baby Jesus, and a white Christmas! Fr. Stephen Paine enjoyed throwing snowballs with Merlin, while the Alberni valley dug out from glorious white stuff.
Happy Holy Family Day: the family is the greatest gift that the world has, the greatest gift that society has and the greatest gift that a parish has. As the family goes, so goes the world. Pope Francis knows that. That’s why he called a Synod just for the family. It’s not always easy; sometimes it’s hard-won and there are a lot of bumps in the road, but it is what makes the world go around.