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  • A message for the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

    The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12 every year, on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas. The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council celebrates this day for prayer, solidarity and reconciliation, by issuing an annual message honouring Aboriginal people who were inspired by their Catholic faith.


  • Journey through Advent 2022

    The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops presents Journey through Advent with the Most Rev. Joseph Dabrowski, CSMA, Auxiliary Bishop of London, Ontario. Join us as we reflect on the Scriptures for the Sundays of Advent 2022.


  • Pope’s November prayer intention: 'For children who suffer'

    Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for November, inviting everyone to pray for the millions of children who are suffering around the world, especially for those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war...


  • The Continental Stage of the Synod

    The Holy See’s General Secretariat of the Synod issued the Document for the Continental Stage (DCS) of the 2021-2024 Synod: For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission. The DCS is the result of the discernment of 112 contributions from episcopal conferences, including the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), as well as contributions from Eastern Catholic Churches, religious congregations, ecclesial associations and movements, the Vatican dicasteries, and individual contributions submitted to the General Secretariat of the Synod.


  • Pastoral letter of the Ukrainian Rite Catholic Bishops in Canada

    The war in Ukraine rages on with no end in site, claiming the lives of thousands of innocent children, men and women, with millions more on the move as refuges in search of safety, food, shelter, clothing and medicine, in addition to the destruction of countless homes, schools, hospitals and business. As winter approaches, hundreds of thousands of people will have no heat in their homes, with energy being used as a weapon of punishment...


  • The Indigenous Reconciliation Fund launched its website

    On October 17, 2022, the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund launched its website, which is linked to the CCCB website via both the home page (drop-down banner) and the Indigenous Peoples section. The site can also be accessed directly. https://www.irfund.ca/...


  • Pastoral Letter to Young People

    Issued on the anniversary of the death of Blessed Carlo Acutis, 12 October 2022, this Pastoral Letter is meant to inspire young Catholics to live their faith in an extraordinary way, encouraging them to strive toward holiness, and assuring them of the steadfast support and accompaniment of their Bishops along their individual journeys of faith...


  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

    As Canadians pause to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Catholic Bishops of Canada prayerfully reflect on the painful journey of Indigenous Peoples of This Land. We are especially mindful of the role of the Catholic Church in operating residential schools and the pain and ongoing trauma it has caused for generations of Indigenous families. In particular, we remember the children who endured pain and suffering in residential schools, aware that many did not return home.


  • Bishops of Canada Deepen Their Commitments to Walk Together with Indigenous Partners on the Healing and Reconciliation Journey

    The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), gathered in Plenary Assembly this week, agreed upon a series of next steps related to the painful legacy of residential schools. This work builds on previous commitments to promote access to records, educate clergy on Indigenous cultures and spirituality, and contribute $30 million to healing and reconciliation initiatives across Canada.


  • Missionary Month 2022: “You will be my witnesses”

    Mission Month is celebrated every year in October. It is an opportunity for the Church to highlight the importance of missionary commitment on the part of all the baptised, as well as the various evangelisation initiatives that are linked to it...


  • 2022 Report from the CCCB President and letter to Pope Francis on behalf of the Bishops of Canada

    With the opening of this year’s Plenary Assembly, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is releasing it’s President’s annual report to the members, highlighting major pastoral initiatives undertaken by the CCCB since the last plenary meeting, such as the Indigenous Delegation to the Vatican in March 2022, the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to Canada in July 2022, as well as in the areas of family and life, and Church’s ongoing journey toward the Synod on synodality...


  • Bishops of Canada Gather in Cornwall for 2022 Annual Plenary Assembly

    Bishops from across the country will gather in Cornwall, Ontario, next week for the 2022 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). The gathering will bring together 72 Bishops for in-person meetings for the first time since 2019.


  • One Million Children Praying the Rosary

    Year after year, this annual activity, organized by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN-AED), has become an event not to be missed. On Tuesday, October 18, children and families around the world are called to pray for world peace by praying the Rosary. 


  • 11th Provincial Day of the Permanent Diaconate

    The first Wednesday in October is the Provincial Day for the Permanent Diaconate. This year, this day is October 5, 2022. The Assemblée des responsables diocésains du diaconat permanent du Québec (ARDDPQ), in partnership with the Carrefour intervocationnel, is proposing an animation kit to pray ( only in French) for this ordained ministry and to make the mission of permanent deacons in our Church better known. We are invited to take advantage of this day to pray for deacons across Quebec, their spouses and their families. 


  • 108th World Day of Migrants and refugees

    On September 25th, the Church will mark the 108th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. It is an occasion to express our concern for the many vulnerable people on the move, to pray for them as they face many challenges, and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers.


  • Supporting the Holy Father’s apostolic journey of healing and reconciliation

    As the Church, it is our shared responsibility to facilitate this apostolic journey and the planning that it entails. There are many costs associated with the papal visit which are the direct responsibility of the Church, and we need your help to ensure the financial means that will further support this journey of our Holy Father in Canada towards healing and reconciliation with our Indigenous brothers and sisters.


  • A penitential pilgrimage

    Never before during his nearly decade-long pontificate has Pope Francis described any of his international trips as a "penitential pilgrimage." It is precisely this description, which the Pope used during the Angelus on Sunday, 17 July, that helps us understand the peculiarities of his upcoming journey to Canada. It is not primarily a visit to a country, nor one with the main purpose of meeting Catholic communities, but rather a concrete gesture of closeness to the indigenous peoples who inhabit that land and have suffered the consequences of colonialism.


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