NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN SERVICES - November 15, 2022
PASTORAL VISIT OF MGR PAUL-ANDRÉ DUROCHER
In November, the visit continues in the North Zone (MRC Collines-de-l'Outaouais and MRC Vallée-de-la-Gatineau). The program for Bishop Durocher's pastoral visit in the Northern zone is available here.
DIOCESAN WORLD YOUTH DAY, SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2022
Diocesan Youth Mass at St François de Sales
In November 2020, Pope Francis announced his decision to move the diocesan WYD from Palm Sunday to the Feast of Christ the King. Thus, this year, the diocesan WYD will take place in all the dioceses of the world (including our diocese) on Sunday 20 November 2022.
It should be remembered that Pope John Paul called the young people to Rome for the first time on the Feast of Christ the King in 1984, and a year later, on the occasion of the International Year of Youth, he called them again. The success of these two major events led the Pope to create WYD. Since then, they have been celebrated every year in every diocese on Palm Sunday and every two to three years at the global level as a large gathering that brings together young people from all over the world, in joy, around the Pope.
For the 2022 edition of the diocesan WYD the Archdiocese of Gatineau invites all young people aged 16 and over to the WYD Mass presided over by Bishop Paul-André Durocher on Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m. at Saint-François de Sales Church. Thank you to the pastors and the various parish and movement workers for making this activity known to the young people in your area.
TO CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION ON SYNODALITY
Synod: Church leaders welcome Document for Continental Stage
As the Church gears up for the continental phase of the Synod on synodality, local Catholic Church leaders are encouraging the people of God to continue walking together in the three-year synodal process to discern more deeply what the Holy Spirit is saying to the Church today.
- Reread the texts several times in the days leading up to the day of your reading
- Each day before, take time to read slowly and savour the text to be proclaimed, praying with it and it will resonate within you and become the Word of God
- You will become familiar with the Word of God... you will see a great difference in your proclamation of the Word of God
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.
The directory on our website is up to date. If you have a correction to report, please contact Mrs. Léa Normadeau at email@example.com
THE 2022 FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR OUR PARISHES
There are still a few weeks left to offer your donation for the 2022 fundraising campaign for our parishes ("la dîme"), currently taking place in all 58 parishes of our diocesan Church. To make a donation to any of the parishes, it is possible to via the online donation platform on the Archdiocese of Gatineau website. Your donation allows your parish to continue its mission. Thank you for your donation!
NOVATIO FOUNDATION: INVITATION
The Board of Directors of the Novatio Foundation is pleased to invite you to participate in the foundation's first ever general meeting.
Take this opportunity, Novatio will welcome a special guest, Mr. Michel Monette, RCMP officer, who will share his testimony on the visit of Pope Francis last July, a visit that was part of the reconciliation process with Aboriginal peoples.Invitation here.
NEWS FROM THE PARISHES AND MOVEMENTS
In 2020, before the events related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown that disrupted everyone's schedule, the Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame were preparing to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of their foundress, Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys. Time has passed and if this event to celebrate together was a missed opportunity, so be it! It is with joy that we celebrate each new occasion to remember the life and work of Saint Marguerite and her daughters. Read more...
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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