November 2016

Presidency of CCCB concludes annual visit to Rome

(2016-11-30) Members of the Presidency of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), were in Rome in mid-November for their customary visit to the various Dicasteries of the Roman Curia.

Led by the Spirit for Mission

(2016-11-30) In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.

COLF appoints new Director

(2016-11-28) The Board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) announces it has appointed Mr. Michel MacDonald as the organization's new Executive Director, with his new responsibilities to begin in early January 2017.

Fr. John Baxter receives 2016 Bishop Crowley Award

(2016-11-23) Fr. John Baxter, the pastor of Villeray’s Holy Family Parish, received the 2016 Bishop Crowley Memorial Award for his outstanding commitment to youth ministry for more than half a century.

News Briefs...

(2016-11-23) Commemoration for Homeless People - Joint ecumenical and interfaith letter - Commemoration for Homeless People - 60th anniversary of the Sainte-Élizabeth de Hongrie Society - New Presbyteral Council

Pope issues new Apostolic Letter

(2016-11-22) Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time of mercy.” That was the message of Pope Francis in a lengthy Apostolic Letter, entitled "Misericordia Et Misera", (Mercy and Misery).

The joy of being a catechist!

(2016-11-21) On Saturday, November 19, more than 500 people, mostly catechists and people involved in catechesis, assembled at Saint Joseph's Oratory for a retreat day organized by the Office for Faith Education.

Vitality conference spotlighted charisms

(2016-11-16) Let God work through you to set the world ablaze, Deacon Keith Strohm told over 300 keynote attendees Nov. 10 at the launch of the second Parish Vitality Conference (PVC) held at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Father Raymond Lafontaine Named O.E.P.S. Director

(2016-11-09) Most Reverend Christian Lépine has appointed Fr. Raymond Lafontaine Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking faithful and Director of the Office for English Pastoral Services (O.E.P.S.).

The Art of Dying Well

(2016-11-08) Dying well means different things to us all. Death is an individual experience, but a community of accompaniment on the journey can help us to prepare by bringing consolation and spiritual peace.

Working Hand in Hand for Haiti

(2016-11-04) Hurricane Matthew caused major damages in several southern regions of Haiti leaving the local population to face a huge humanitarian disaster. The Roncalli Foundation is taking action to show compassion and solidarity with the people of Haiti.

Celebrating the memory of Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger

(2016-11-02) To highlight the 25th anniversary of the death of Paul-Émile Cardinal Léger, a commemorative Mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine will be celebrated on November 13, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Pope and Lutheran leaders mark 'a new beginning'

(2016-11-01) Pope Francis and leaders of the Lutheran World Federation on Monday spent the day together in the Swedish cities of Lund and Malmo, leading thousands of people in a common commemoration of the Protestant Reformation.