The Eastern Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp (the “ECCCLC”) is an annual joint-parish retreat held during the Labour Day long weekend for Chinese youth aged 17-35 across Eastern Canada. Every year since 1977, this special annual retreat has provided a unique opportunity for young people to come together to share their spirituality and to learn more about the Catholic faith.
The purpose of ECCCLC is to enrich Christian faith through spiritual sharing, community life, and Chinese culture.
Youth are inspired to apply the strength and knowledge that they have gained from the retreat into their daily lives and back to their parishes. Many campers are active members in their parishes and faith community while others will hopefully feel encouraged to seek greater involvement. All the campers are called to be holy, to love each other, and to evangelize God’s message.
In recent years, we have had more than 150 campers annually come together for the three-day spiritually invigorating youth living camp. Participants come from Chinese Catholic communities at various universities and from the six Chinese parishes of Eastern Canada:
- Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church
- Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church
- Saint Agnes Kouying Tsao Catholic Church
- Saviour of the World Chinese Catholic Church
- Sheng Shen Catholic Church
- Montreal Chinese Catholic Mission