La Collecte annuelle pour les besoins de l’Église au Canada aura lieu le 25 septembre 2022. Cette initiative caritative annuelle aide les évêques dans leur ministère d’accompagner, d’enseigner, de guider, de sanctifier et de prendre soin de l’Église au Canada.
Bishops from across the country will gather in Cornwall, Ontario, week for the 2022 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The gathering will bring together 72 Bishops for in-person meetings for the first time since 2019.
Des évêques de partout au pays se réuniront à Cornwall, en Ontario, la semaine prochaine pour la réunion annuelle de l’Assemblée plénière de la Conférence des évêques catholiques du Canada (CECC). Ce rassemblement en 2022 réunira 72 évêques en personne pour la première fois depuis l’Assemblée plénière 2019.
Rocmuara Nursing Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a Fall gala honouring its founders, the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception. The Conservative MP for Sherwood Park - Fort Saskatchewan Garnett Genuis is mustering support among his colleagues to maintain charitable status for pro-life agencies. At the 3rd International Congress on Catechesis, Pope Francis reminded that the first task of a catechist is to love the Lord and to live the faith in a way that makes others want to live it as well. The Vatican announces a contest to compose music for Holy Year 2025.
On Wednesday, September 8, 2002 the Diocese of Saint John welcomed two new deacons to the diocese, David Rioux and Stephen Mawhinney. Canada’s bishops want to engage with a new National Council for Reconciliation that Ottawa lawmakers plan to set up this fall. Marriage in Canada has become the preserve of the middle aged and older. The latest Statistics Canada numbers from the 2021 census show that fewer than one in five Canadians in their 20s are married.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) receives the news of the passing of Her Majesty, Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, with profound sadness. The Bishops and all of the Catholic faithful of this country in praying for the repose of her soul and in extending sincerest condolences to the members of the Royal Family. Generations of Canadians have lived under Queen Elizabeth’s long reign. She will be forever remembered for her remarkable service to the people of our country and the entire Commonwealth. We grieve her loss, with all her subjects, and recall in a special way the Church of England, of which she was Supreme Governor.
On Sunday, August 14, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine in Howard celebrated its 185th anniversary at the annual shrine Sunday The Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate Conception (SCIC) explored both personal and communal transformation during a gathering in Saint John with Dr. Ted Dunn. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic Women's League of Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary
On August 4th, Father Stanislas Paulin, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Rothesay declared the 65th annual Miramichi Folksong Festival ‘‘officially open’’. The festival is the longest existing folksong festival in North America. Pope Francis dedicated his general audience talk to the urgent need for young and old to come together so older people can share their faith and wisdom about the world. Clergy changes announced for 2022.
The theme announced by His Holiness Pope Francis for the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Building the Future with Migrants and Refugees.” In his message, Pope Francis reminds us that inclusion of those most vulnerable is the necessary condition for full citizenship in God’s Kingdom. Indeed, the Lord says, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me” (Mt 25:34-36).
Le thème choisi par Sa Sainteté le pape François pour la 108e Journée mondiale du migrant et du réfugié est « Construire l’avenir avec les migrants et les réfugiés ». Dans son message, le pape François nous rappelle que l’inclusion des plus vulnérables est la condition nécessaire à la pleine participation au Royaume de Dieu. Car le Seigneur a dit: « Venez, les bénis de mon Père, recevez en héritage le Royaume préparé pour vous depuis la fondation du monde. Car j’avais faim, et vous m’avez donné à manger; j’avais soif, et vous m’avez donné à boire; j’étais un étranger, et vous m’avez accueilli; j’étais nu, et vous m’avez habillé; j’étais malade, et vous m’avez visité; j’étais en prison, et vous êtes venus jusqu’à moi. » (Mt 25, 34-36)
Highlights of Pope Francis' visit to Canada in words and photos. Bishop Christian Riesbeck, CC of the Diocese of Saint John shares his papal visit experience. ANALYSIS: The gentle pope has whispered in the ear of Canadians the hard truth that it is time to face how this land and its resources passed into our hands and how Indigenous people were made poor in a rich country.
Sa Sainteté le pape François a terminé son voyage apostolique au Canada du 23 au 29 juillet 2022. Lors de ce « pèlerinage de pénitence », il a fait une série de déclarations publiques concernant la réconciliation et la guérison avec les Autochtones.
His Holiness, Pope Francis, completed his apostolic journey to Canada from July 23rd – July 29th, 2022. On this “pilgrimage of penance”, he made a series of public statements regarding Indigenous reconciliation and healing.
The words “I am sorry” are powerful. For Tammy Ward of the Samson First Nation, those words from Pope Francis brought tears as she listened on the Maskawacis powwow grounds. FULL TEXT of Pope Francis' July 25th apology. While the perfect bishop does not exist, he does have to be a person who knows how to get others involved in the life of the church and to listen to everyone, including those with whom he may disagree, said a new member of the Dicastery for Bishops. What the Church believes, what it thinks, what it cares about and where it’s going are subjects of debate and speculation. Sudbury, ON, theologian Christopher Duncanson-Hales is seizing on the synod process to inject some real-life, empirical data into the Catholic conversation.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint John (the "Diocese") is recruiting a Director of Finance and Administration, located in Saint John, NB. This a rewarding and meaningful permanent full-time position at the Diocesan office and we are seeking a highly motivated, organized and detail-oriented individual who has their CPA designation and is interested in working in a faith-based Roman Catholic organization. For more details or to apply, please see the job advertisement.
All dioceses, parishes and ecclesial communities are called to celebrate this Day, whose theme is "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Ps. 92:15). All dioceses around the world are invited to celebrate the Day with a liturgy dedicated to the elderly. There are two main ways to participate in the Day, suggested by the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life: by celebrating a Mass or by visiting the elderly alone - 'visiting the elderly who live alone is a work of mercy in our time.' Pope Francis established in 2021 that this Day will be celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of July, around the feast of St. Joachim and St. Anne, the “grandparents” of Jesus. This year it will take place on July 24. On the same day, the Pope begins an apostolic journey to Canada.
Tous les diocèses, paroisses et communautés ecclésiales sont appelés à célébrer cette Journée, dont le thème est « Ils portent encore des fruits dans la vieillesse » (Ps 92, 15). Tous les diocèses du monde sont invités à célébrer la Journée par une liturgie consacrée aux personnes âgées. En effet, il y a deux façons principales de participer à la Journée, suggérées par le Dicastère pour les Laïcs, la Famille et la Vie: en célébrant une messe ou en rendant visite aux personnes âgées seules. Le pape François a établi, en 2021, que cette Journée sera célébrée chaque année le quatrième dimanche de juillet, autour de la fête des saints Joachim et Anne, grands-parents de Jésus. Cette année, elle est célébrée le 24 juillet. Le même jour, le Pape commencera un voyage apostolique au Canada.
Sculptor Timothy Schmalz has created a new piece - Mary, Untier of Knots, to be his artistic muse to symbolically represent the ongoing truth and reconciliation efforts in Canada. While she was executive director of the pro-life group Vancouver’s Life Community, Annabelle Chong heard many stories from faithful Catholics who had to be cautious what they said in the workplace when hot-button subjects like abortion, same-sex marriage, and transgender rights came up for discussion around the coffee machine or lunchroom.
My dearest brothers and sisters, with this letter I desire to reach you all – after having written already only to the bishops after the publication of the Motu Proprio Traditionis custodes – and I write to share with you some reflections on the liturgy, a dimension fundamental for the life of the Church. The theme is vast and always deserves an attentive consideration in every one of its aspects. Even so, with this letter I do not intend to treat the question in an exhaustive way. I simply desire to offer some prompts or cues for reflections that can aid in the contemplation of the beauty and truth of Christian celebration.