NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN SERVICES - January 10, 2023
PASTORAL VISIT OF MGR PAUL-ANDRÉ DUROCHER
After the visit to the eastern and northern zones, the pastoral visit continues from January 15 in the English-speaking zone. Here you can see the schedule of the visit.
* For those who want to know what is a pastoral visit?
According to the Directory for the Ministry of Bishops: "The bishop is obliged to visit his diocese in whole or in part every year, so that he will visit it in its entirety at least once every five years... The pastoral visit is one of the forms, derived from the experience of the centuries, by which the bishop maintains personal contact with the clergy and other members of the people of God. It is an opportunity to rekindle the energies of the artisans of the Gospel, to praise, encourage and comfort them; it is also an occasion to invite all the faithful to a renewal of their Christian life and to a more intense apostolic action. The visit also allows him to evaluate the effectivenesś of the structures and means intended for pastoral life, becoming aware of the circumstances and difficulties of the work of evangelization in order to be able to better determine the priorities and means of an organic pastoral ministry..."
DEATH OF BENEDICT XVI
Pope Benedict XVI left his mark on the Church through his understanding of the faith and his ability to communicate it in the contemporary world. We invite you to explore his spiritual and theological legacy. To find out more.
Statement by Bishop Raymond Poisson, Bishop of St-Jérôme-Mont-Laurier and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Passing of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2023
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated January 18 to 25, 2023. Inaugurated in 1908 at the initiative of the Rev. Paul Wattson, an Episcopalian priest from the United States who would later join the Catholic Church, the event is now celebrated all around the world.
This year's theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is " Do Good, Seek Justice" (Isaiah 1:17). Click on the images below to see the activities for that week.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO FIND OUT ABOUT RETREATS AND ACTIVITIES IN FRENCH?
In this English version of the diocesan bulletin, we share information relevant to our English-speaking parishioners. If you want to find out about retreats and resources available in French only, you might want to also subscribe to the French Infolettre. You can sign up here.
CLOSURE OF ST-ÉMILE-DE-SUFFOLK PARISH
As of January 1st, the St-Émile-de-Suffolk parish in the Petite-Nation pastoral region is officially closed and has ceased its operations. The territory of the former parish has been attached to St-Félix-de-Valois parish in Chénéville. The registers were transferred to Chénéville and the church was ceded to the diocese which will take care of finding another vocation in the village of St-Émile-de-Suffolk. Here is the Archbishop's decree which was signed on December 1, 2022.
CHARITY COLLECTIONS 2023
Here is the link to the table of charity collections that will be carried out in the parishes of the diocese during the year 2023. It is also possible to make your donation via the online giving platform on the diocesan website. Thank you for your generosity.
NEWS FROM THE PARISHES AND MOVEMENTS
ANNOUNCEMENTS/INVITATIONS TO SHARE
This section is for the sharing of announcements/invitations from parishes and movements in the diocese. If you have an activity to share or advertise, please send a note to Bozica Domitrovic on Friday before the newsletter release.
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