The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the CCCB, will preside at the Mass along with all the Catholic Bishops of Canada. Fr. Eugene King, O.M.I. will deliver the homily. This celebration will take place during the annual meeting of the Plenary Assembly of the CCCB, which will take place in Cornwall, Ontario.
A good number of women and men relgious are expected to be present to this mass. The Mass will also be broadcast live on Salt + Light TV.
The Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate, a Secular Institute of women, will be holding its General Assembly from August 8 to 23, 2015 in Quebec City, Canada. Approximately thirty delegates from fifteen different countries will be attending.
The theme of the assembly is chosen in the light of the universal call of the Church for the new evangelization: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Good News to every creature.” (Mark 16:15). Together, the delegates will identify key priorities for the next five years and elect women leaders for the next mandate.
Longueuil, Quebec, Canada – July 13, 2015 – Young people tackle the issues of human trafficking, water and immigration.
Photo SNJM: Participants in the 2nd edition of the SNJM Youth Justice Forum held in Seattle in 2012.
"What do trafficking in human beings, the right to water and the situation of migrants have in common? All three issues are at the centre of the Third SNJM Youth Justice Forum which will take place from July 15th to 20th at College Durocher Saint-Lambert on the South Shore of Montréal. 40 students from Lesotho, the United States and Canada, have given up a part of their summer holidays to come to grips with these challenges to humanity to act on them."
"The participants, female students from 13 schools affiliated with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), will be sharing their thoughts and knowledge with experts in each of the theme areas. The Forum has proven itself a real vehicle for intercultural and intergenerational solidarity by engaging young female students between the ages of 15 and 17."
The 2015 LCWR Assembly will take place August 11-14 in Houston, Texas. The theme is: “Springs of the Great Deep Burst Forth: Meeting the Thirsts of the World.”
"The assembly will explore what is being accessed these days from the Great Deep by women religious, as well as what may be drawn from it to meet the many urgent thirsts experienced throughout the world."
Instituted by Pope Francis, The World Day of Prrayer for the Care of Creation wil be celebrated on September 1st of every year, starting in 2015. This World Day of Prayer will coincide with a similar celebration previously established by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, writes Pope Francis, will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation."
On the CCCB's website you will find the Pope's letter and the encyclycal Laudato Si.
Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is hosting its upcoming conference, October 6–9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Presentations and breakout sessions will focus on the conference theme: “Spirit of the Wind: Spirit of the Message.” The annual conference is an opportunity to meet others in congregational ministry from across the United States and Canada.
CWR invites you and any colleagues involved with advancing the mission of women religious to attend this year’s conference at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque. Well known author and spiritual writer Father Richard Rohr, OFM, will give the keynote address, “Becoming Contemplative Communicators.” Workshop presenters will focus on how-to aspects of communication.
The Canadian Forum on Theology and Education will take place on April 1 and 2nd, 2016 at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Conference Centre, 300 River Oaks Blvd. East, Oakville, Ontario.
The two speakers will be Joan Chittister OSB and Diarmuid O'Murchu MSC. They will speak on the theme of Evolution and the Spiritual Life: Exploring Changing Images of God and the Implications for Daily Life and Spirituality.
Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM) is a collaboration of religious communities and partners using their resources to promote caring for Creation and living within planetary limits.
JEM’s first action was to call together leaders, treasurers, and JPIC representatives of religious communities to reflect on how we can use our resources to influence companies and their carbon emissions.
JEM also engages religious communities on-line through the sharing of resources and possible actions – for example, an ecumenical letter to the federal Minister of Finance calling for action on a carbon price which was signed by 37 religious communities in April of 2015.
If you are interested in joining JEM and if you wish to receive e-mails from JEM regarding upcoming actions and gatherings, please send your e-mail address to: email@example.com
“On climate change, there is a clear, definitive and ineluctable ethical imperative to act.” — Pope Francis
Roman Catholic Television has launch a12 new on-line videos and study guides series on the environment “Cultivating and Caring for Creation”.
Produced by greenspirittv.com (GSTV), a participant in romancatholictv.com (RCTV), “Cultivating and Caring for Creation” is narrated by Bishop Donald Bolen, chair of Justice and Peace, Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and includes content from several Canadian Catholic eco-justice leaders.
This is a timely series with the issuing of the Encyclical of Pope Francis Laudato Si'. It can serve as a backgrounder to Catholic thought and action on eco-justice.
The Radical Welcoming of the Other is the central theme of this issue of the CRC Bulletin. This theme was chosen as a follow-up to the CRC 2014 General Assembly.
In the editorial, Sister Rita Larivée, SSA, states that "the CRC 2014 General Assembly challenged us to intercultural living and summoned us to navigate cultural boundaries for the sake of mission in our world today. Fr. Anthony J. Gittins, CSSP, emphasizes that invitation to and inclusion of community members from cultures that are not our own are not enough for today; we must arrive at radical welcome of the other within our midst."