Dioceses across Canada will celebrate a special Mass marking this jubilee year for Development and Peace. In Montreal, a 5 p.m. Mass will be held on Saturday, March 18, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

The Eucharistic celebration will be presided by Most Rev. Christian Lépine. Mass will be followed by a reception in the church's basement.

Also, on Thursday, March 9, Development and Peace is holding a public forum to discuss how can we move away from fossil fuels and extractivism to strengthening local, democratic food systems and reducing the gender inequality gap. Some of our partners from here in Canada, as well as in Colombia, Tunisia and the Philippines have been invited to talk about how they have embraced sustainable, equitable and dignified ways of living and to give their views on what we all need to do next to save our "common home". The public is invited to join us at the Centre St. Pierre in Montreal at 7:00 pm.

Since the Organization's founding in 1967, money donated annually by Catholics during Share Lent provides essential support to the poorest populations of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Today, Development and Peace supports 173 partners and 194 projects in 46 countries around the world!

Website for the forum
Website for the 50th anniversary celebrations