On Sunday April 3, 2016 St. Matthew’s in Surrey with Pastor Reverend Tien Tran opened its doors in a 4 hour afternoon of Encountering Mercy through prayer, song and inspirational speakers. Anne Deheer, Erica Penner and Louanne Richards attended the event.
Sr. John Mary Sullivan, FSE, spoke to families on bearing wrongs patiently (this is one of the Corporal Works of Mercy). Psychologist Denis Boyd talked to grandparents about nurturing guidance and listening to our grandchildren. Before the celebration of Mass with Archbishop Michael Miller, the choir from St. Matthews sang the Divine Mercy Chaplet with the congregation participating. It served as a powerful witness.