Diocese News

International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care

Please find attached a press release regarding the International Interfaith Symposium on Palliative Care organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Pontifical Academy for Life, in collaboration with other key partners. The symposium, titled “Towards a Narrative of Hope,” was held in Toronto from May 21st to May 23rd, 2024. https://www.cccb.ca/media-release/international-interfaith-symposium-on-palliative-care

Catholic Schools Week 2024

Catholic Schools Week 2024 begins on Monday, January 29th. We are excited to commemorate this great event with our school community. Our Leadership Class students are organizing the celebrations and they have planned a number of games and activities throughout the week. Our Catholic School Theme for the year is Living, Celebrating and Proclaiming our Faith. Let’s celebrate together! For a schedule of events please visit our school calendar.

Development and Peace Regional Assembly

You are warmly invited to this year’s Development and Peace Regional Assembly. The event will take place over the weekend of September 22 – 24, 2023 at Little Flower Academy in Deroche, B.C. (Just outside of Mission). This will be our first in-person assembly since the beginning of the pandemic, so we look forward to gathering together once again! This weekend is an open invitation to both new friends and veteran members of Development and Peace. We are hoping to…

Journey Through Lent 2023 – CCCB

Exciting news from the CCCB Office for Evangelization and Catechesis! We have three amazing resources that we can’t wait to share with you: #1 – Journey through Lent 2023 video reflections: #2 – The Call of the Catechist Webinar Series: Save the Dates: #3 – Encounter Newsletter Thank you for your attention! We hope to see you at our upcoming events.

Turkey / Syria Earthquake Emergency Aid Campaign

“As Catholics we are compelled to come to the aid of our brothers and sisters in dire circumstances like the thousands of families that have lost loved ones, or are injured and have lost their homes, due to the earthquake,” said Bishop Poisson, president of the CCCB and Bishop of Saint-Jérôme-Mont-Laurier. “For this reason, local Bishops have been invited to promote this emergency campaign in their dioceses/eparchies and to invite their faithful to donate to any one of the organizations…

Canada’s Catholic Bishops Welcome Historic Visit from Pope Francis

July 29, 2022 The Bishops of Canada are thankful for Pope Francis’ historic visit to our country. He came in fulfilment of his promise to manifest by his very presence his closeness to the Indigenous Peoples of this land. This visit represents a significant milestone on the path of healing and reconciliation. In his various public and private addresses, he gave a heartfelt and solemn apology to Indigenous Peoples on behalf of the Catholic Church, spoke of his admiration for…

Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops Synod Synthesis, July 2022

The Assembly of Western Catholic Bishops (AWCB) has appointed a writing team to receive Synod reports from these 22 local churches to synthesize into a single report for western Canada. The reports present a remarkable snapshot of the church in western Canada at this time. While the particular context of each report influenced the issues and perspectives they describe, a substantial consistency is found across these dioceses. In this synthesis, the team reports on what has been heard in these…

Sea Sunday

On the second Sunday in July every year Christian communities celebrate Sea Sunday. Today we call to mind the essential work of more than a million seafarers who work on ships transporting goods around the world every day of the year.

Care for Our Common Home

The Commission for Doctrine of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops received the task of preparing a theological and pastoral resource on the theme of “care for our common home.” This resource is designed to assist our brother Bishops in developing their own ministry of teaching as well as their pastoral response to the current environmental crisis. To this end, the members of the Commission have chosen to create a resource based on tools already produced by other episcopal conferences…