NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN SERVICES - October 4, 2022
REMINDER - ASSEMBLY OF THE ENGLISH ZONE OF OUR DIOCESE
The assembly of the English Zone of our diocese will be on Friday October 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. Aloysius parish.
You are welcome to join us for coffee starting at 10:00 a.m. Please bring a bag lunch for yourself, we will supply soup and dessert.
Help us plan our event by indicating your intention of participating in this activity by contacting Bozica at 819-771-8391, ext. 308 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIOCESAN PATRONAL FEAST, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022
On the occasion of the diocesan patronal feast day on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, Bishop Paul-André Durocher invites the diocesan faithful to a Eucharistic celebration at 7:00 p.m. in the church of Saint-François-de-Sales, 799 Rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau.
This celebration of the patronal feast, which is the first after the two years of the pandemic, is in keeping with the collective desire, expressed during the synodal process, to give ourselves favourable opportunities to celebrate and walk together in the following of Christ, as a diocesan Church.
All are warmly invited.
University Saint Paul – Centre for Safeguarding Minors and Vulnerable Persons
You are invited to participate to the webinar: A Culture of Safeguarding & Theology of Childhood. It will take place on October 19, 2022, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST.
The webinar will be presented in English by Sister Nuala Patricia Kenny.
Details and registration are available here.
DES NOUVELLES DU SYNODE
Avec les feuilles d'automne qui commencent à se colorer, nous ne devons pas penser que la démarche synodale entérinée par l'Assemblée du 28 mai dernier est déjà derrière nous. Le processus synodal sera toujours devant nous comme un appel à continuer à marcher dans les pas de Jésus Christ pour la vie du monde. Nous vous invitons à être curieuses et curieux pour continuer la route vers le synode romain de 2023. L'Église à travers le monde est entrée dans la phase continentale de la préparation du synode. Nous vous invitons à jeter un coup d'œil sur les vidéos suivants : Video1 ; Video 2
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. Read more...
NATIONAL CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE WEEK
For your information, the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC), one of our partners with whom we have collaborated on the Horizons of Hope project, will be celebrating the fourth annual National Catholic Health Care Week in Canada from October 2 to 8. This year's theme, "Building Bridges," emphasizes a commitment to reach out, connect, care for all, fill gaps in the system and work together to improve the health and well-being of all people.
To mark the occasion, CHAC has prepared a kit of digital materials that may be of interest to local parishes.
GIVE US SOME NEWS!
In the wake of the synodal process experienced together, we have been challenged to conversions (changes of direction) to be ever more able to continue the mission entrusted by the Lord.
We invite you to send us your success that you are proud of and share it for the benefit of other parishes throughout the diocese. This could greatly enhance the sense of belonging to the great community of communities that is our archdiocese, especially as new parishes have been added since the beginning of the summer of 2022. Having news of your area, your parish, what you are proud of could fuel our reasons for thanksgiving and for feeling that the Church here is more alive than we might think. We could learn some from you in our desire to walk together.
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.
NOVATIO FOUNDATION: PROJECT FUNDING
Novatio Foundation of the Archdiocese will be issuing an invitation in the coming weeks to parishes, church movements and community organizations for a call for projects to be funded by the Foundation in 2023. The application form will be available on request and will also be sent to parishes and organizations. The deadline for submitting a project will be 30 November 2022. Successful projects will be announced in January.
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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