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Canada’s Bishops Announce Indigenous Reconciliation Fund to Support Projects Across Canada

31-01-2022
Canada’s Catholic Bishops have agreed to establish a new registered charity to support and advance healing and reconciliation initiatives. The charity is expected to manage the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund, which will accept contributions from 73 dioceses across Canada in order to fulfill the $30 million financial commitment made by Canada’s Bishops in September.

Montreal

Tribute to Sister Claire Gagné s.c.s.l.

25-01-2022
On January 7, 2022, at the hospital Hôtel-Dieu in Lévis, Sister Claire Gagné passed away at 89 years of age, during 71 of which she was a Sister of la Charité de Saint-Louis.

Montreal

A story to give you hope during these difficult times

25-01-2022
Amid the world-wide Covid Pandemic, each of us wonders if God is trying to say something to humanity today, especially messages to each individual in different living circumstances. Indeed, we cannot avoid the various effects the Pandemic brings, the uncertainty and difficulties of every day of our life, as no one can be sure of tomorrow's safety. Yet, the experience of faith and mutual love is always a source of hope for every challenge.

General

2022, an exceptional year for Pontifical Missionary Societies

25-01-2022
The year 2022 is indeed an exceptional one for the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) as it marks a series of important milestones: the 400th anniversary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, which is responsible for the PMS; the 200th anniversary of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith (Mission Foi in Canada); and the 100th anniversary of the recognition of the “pontifical” status of the Mission Foi, Mond'Ami, and Prêtres de demain societies.

General

She has shown great love! Week of the Word of God 2022

18-01-2022
Yes, the subtitle reads ‘‘Week’’ not just ‘‘Sunday.’’ This year, once again, the diocese of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, with the help of its partners, has organized their festival of the Word of God, which will take place from January 21 to 30, 2022.

General

2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

18-01-2022
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated January 18 to 25, 2022 (https://bit.ly/3GwMjlc). Inaugurated in 1908 at the initiative of the Rev. Paul Wattson, an Episcopalian priest from the United States who would later join the Catholic Church, the event is now celebrated all around the world.

Montreal

Ecumenical Celebration 2022 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

17-01-2022
On the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism invites you to celebrate this important moment for all. Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine will also be present at this event.

General

Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful During January 2022

12-01-2022
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family.

Montreal

Mr. Christophe Eskaf has been appointed Coordinator of the Office of Responsible Pastoral Ministry

05-01-2022
Mr. Christophe Eskaf has been appointed Coordinator of the Office of Responsible Pastoral Ministry as of December 2021

Pope Francis

Pope’s January prayer intention: For those who suffer religious persecution

04-01-2022
Pope Francis dedicates his first prayer message of 2022 to combatting religious discrimination and persecution, reminding us that religious freedom is not limited to freedom of worship, but is tied to fraternity.