Once again this year, we are offering a unique opportunity to contribute to the charities supported by the Archbishop of Gatineau. These non profit organizations are a valuable asset for our communities...
The CCCB Standing Committee for Family and Life released a short video message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, which will take place on Sunday, 25 July 2021. The video message brings to life the theme chosen for this day, “I am with you always” (cf. Mt 28:20)...
The Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) supports the Bishops of Saskatchewan as they announce a new province-wide Appeal for Support of Healing and Reconciliation...
In January, Pope Francis established the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly on the fourth Sunday of July. This year it is July 25...
Following the 10 June 2021 announcement regarding the delegation of Indigenous people to meet with the Holy Father to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing, the Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that the delegation is scheduled to take place from 17‑20 December 2021 in compliance with global travel restrictions.
Bishop Durocher has accepted the resignation of Brother Antonio Tavares de Sousa, O.P., as chaplain of the Portuguese Catholic Mission of the Holy Spirit, Gatineau. Luciano Roberto Camargo will take over as administrator of the Mission as of July 1, 2021, and this until June 30, 2022.
Bishop Durocher has renewed the mandate of Father Rodhain Kasuba-Malu as pastor of Notre-Dame de l’Eau Vive Parish, Gatineau, from July 1, 2021 until June 30, 2027.
Since 2018, the people of the Archdiocese of Gatineau have been walking together in a synodal process to identify how we are called to live the mission of Christ in our lives, in our communities and in our neighbourhoods...
Today, the members of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement calling for an end to religious violence in Canada, and more specifically Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Like you, I am shocked by the news of the discovery of 215 unmarked graves of Aboriginal children on the grounds of Kamloops Residential School. I grieve for our Indigenous brothers and sisters whose suffering is rekindled by this news. As a member of a Church that has contributed to this desolation, I am ashamed...
I want to tell you how much pain I feel for the Afzaals family members killed in London yesterday, and for the entire Islamic community in Canada. This killing makes no sense. Perhaps it will awaken in the whole population a renewed desire for fraternity and peace so that can lead us to the path of dialogue, mutual respect and friendship. Be assured of my prayer and my support!
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a statement following the report of a recent discovery of children’s graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.
CCCB Statement Regarding Discovery at Former Kamloops Indian Residential School
On the same theme as last year, the 2021 fundraising campaign for our parishes ("la dîme") is currently taking place in the 53 parishes of our Diocesan Church.
Your donations will help ensure the sustainability of the mission of our parishes, which are to the service of the population of the Outaouais region.
On behalf of each parish in our beautiful region, the Archdiocese of Gatineau wants to express his gratitude for your great generosity!
Video of Archbishop Durocher (in French)
Quebec Premier François Legault yesterday announced the major steps in the deconfinement process, which will begin on May 28 and will soon allow the population of Quebec to return to a more normal life.
Please consult this diagram to know what awaits the places of worship between now and June 28.
The annual message for Pentecost, addressed to Catholic movements and associations in Canada by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (CCCB) Standing Committee for Relations with Movements and Associations, is now available. This year, Pentecost will take place on Sunday, 23 May 2021. Read the message.
With a new Apostolic Letter issued “motu proprio”, Pope Francis establishes the lay ministry of catechist, intended to respond to an urgent need for the evangelisation of the modern world, and undertaken in a “secular” manner, avoiding clericalisation. Find out more.
Today, the Bishops of Canada launch a national, bilingual service for reporting situations of sexual abuse either committed or covered-up by a Bishop.
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.
Guided by the Shrines around the world, we are all invited during the month of May to unite in the recitation of the Holy Rosary to ask for the end of the pandemic. Read more...
Today, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) published a message on the occasion of the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker on 1 May 2021.
On the occasion of May Day, the Conseil Église et Société (“Council on Church and Society”) offers a message of support to workers. It is marked by the ordeal of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more...
Canada’s bishops and religious orders have come out strongly in support of Bill C-15, a law that would implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Read more...
April 28 – May 1, 2021 / Bilingual - Online: The Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons at Saint Paul University in Ottawa is organizing a three-day conference in which international witnesses and experts who have lived through this crisis will share their experiences and findings. Read more and registration
- Father Clay Mamvemba, administrator of John XXIII Parish.
- Deacon Pierre-Paul Periard, member of the pastoral team of John XXIII Parish.
- Father Jean-Roland Joseph, pastor in solidum of St. Alexander and St. Matthew parishes, (part-time position) with Jean-Pierre Charron whose assignment is renewed.
- Father Donat Mulumba, administrator of the parish of Notre-Dame-du-Saint-Rosaire (part-time position).
- Father Lévis Martel is released from his responsibilities at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary while remaining pastor of St. Francis of Sales Parish (half-time position).
All these appointments are for an indefinite period.
The official inauguration video will be presented on MAtv Outaouais community television. Here is the broadcast schedule: Thursday April 22nd at 11:00 am - Friday April 23rd at 3:00 PM - Saturday April 24th at 5:30 PM - Sunday April 25 at 8:00 am and 2:30 pm.
During this Easter season as we celebrate the resurrection of Christ and the new life we have in him, we desire to engage our Catholic faithful on a subject of crucial importance to all of us. (Click here to continue reading)
Again, it’s lockdown for the Holy Days. How sad! Only a handful of people will be able to participate in parish celebrations. And we won’t be able to get together with our families and friends to celebrate Easter...