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On the Path of Reconciliation

To mark the official close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Kairos has prepared worskhip resources. The texts and prayers are meant as resources for a worship service on or around May 31, 2015, the Sunday that begins four days of events in Ottawa marking the formal closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

They can flow as a whole service or liturgy or represent options for your consideration. These resources have been prepared largely from the perspective of non-Indigenous Canadians, seeking reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

On the KAIROS website, you will find the worhip resources as well as further information on the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission: 


Joint CCCB-CCODP campaign for earthquake victims in Nepal

"The Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has announced a joint emergency campaign with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace to raise funds for the victims of the earthquake in Nepal. Development and Peace is working in collaboration with the other Caritas members in the region, including Caritas Nepal, Caritas India, and the Catholic Relief Services office in India."

"In addition the Government of Canada has announced it will match any contributions to assist Nepal which are collected by May 25, 2015. Catholic Bishops across Canada are already encouraging parishes and other groups to organize special collections, with the funds collected to be received by Development and Peace before May 25.  Donations sent to CCODP should be marked “Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund”."

For more information:

Development and Peace website: https://www.devp.org
CCCB website: http://www.cccb.ca


Divestment 101 Webinar

You are invited to join the Fossil Fuel Divesting101 Webinar Series to learn how Canadian Faith communities are grappling with the moral, financial and practical questions around divesting from fossil fuels.

The webinar is organized by Fossil Free Faith, Canada's Interfaith Divestment Networth.

For further information open and download this PDF document: 
Fossil Fuel Divesting101 Webinar Series

To register: 


Jesuit Refugee Service: Job Opening

The Jesuit Refugee Service is seeking a national director.

"The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and displaced people. It is a work of Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), and was founded in 1980.  The Society of Jesus has also established a network to serve migrants in the Americas (Red Jesuita con Migrantes), which the National Director will be expected to participate in. JRS’s work is grounded in accompanying refugees here, in Canada, or at the international level."

Job Description: "Under the responsibility of the Jesuit Provincials of Canada, the National Director coordinates, facilitates and implements support activities for refugees and migrants. He or she represents the International Jesuit Refugee Service in Canada and promotes and makes known its programs, campaigns, vision and mission."

Applications must be submitted before April 30, 2015.

For further information, open and download this PDF document: 
Job Opening: Jesuit Refugee Service National Director


Beatification of Elisabeth Turgeon: Pre-Publication Orders for the Prayer Card Accepted

CCCB Publications is now accepting pre-publication orders for prayer cards to celebrate the Beatification in Rimouski this coming April 26 of Elisabeth Turgeon, founder of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The prayer cards are available in either English or French.

A description of the prayer cards is available:

In English, at https://esubmitit.sjpg.com/cccb/index.aspx?component=ProductDetails&id=184-891

Pre-orders for the prayer cards can be placed with CCCB Publications by e-mail, publi@cccb.ca; by phone, 1-800-769-1147; or by fax, 613-241-5090.



CRC Bulletin, Volume 12, Issue - Winter 2015

In this isue of the CRC Bulletin, the members of the Theological Commission share their reflection on the Apostolic Exhortation the "Joy of the Gospel."


Legal Education for Leaders of Religious Institutes

The Faculty of Canon Law of Saint Paul University in Ottawa is offering the third year of the legal education three-year cycle for leadership of religious institutes and their lay collaborators. The legal education will take place from June 15 to 18, 2015.

This year program will be on governance. It entails: Principles of Governance, Human Resources - Conflict Resolutions in Communities, Chapters and other Assemblies, Constitutions, Canadian Revenue Agency, Strategies for the Future.

The legal education program is organised by the Canadian Religious Education, the Association of Treasurers of Religious Institutes (ATRI) and the Association des trésorières et des trésoriers des instituts religieux (ATTIR).

The deadline to register is March 31, 2015. The possibility to residence at Saint Paul is limited; therefore it is important to register as soon as possible.

For further information, open and download these 2 documents:
Legal Education 2015
Letter to the participants

View the program on the Saint-Paul University website at: http://ustpaul.ca/



CRC JPIC Gathering: Registration Now Closed

The CRC is organising another JPIC National Gathering! Under the theme “All Is One: Weaving A Single Cloth For Justice,” this time it will gather from across Canada English-speaking women and men religious and their Associates and Collaborators in the pursuit of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.  It will be held June 2-4, 2015 at the Mary Ward Centre of Loretto College in Toronto.


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