NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN SERVICES - March 7, 2023
This week, Archbishop Durocher is participating in the Plenary Meeting of the Bishops of Quebec in Trois-Rivières. As part of this meeting, he will co-facilitate a reflection process on synodality with Marie Chrétien of the Archdiocese of Quebec. This process will bring together about 100 participants for 36 hours and will seek to take stock of the process launched by Pope Francis in relation to the upcoming synod on synodality and to propose courses of action for the dioceses, the ecclesiastical provinces and the AECQ. We invite you to pray for the success of this process.
SHARE LENT 2023
This year, Development and Peace - Caritas Canada's Create Hope: Stand for the land campaign calls you to support our sisters and brothers in the Global South in defending their land and territory.
JOURNEY THROUGH LENT 2023
A series of CCCB videos entitled Journeying Through Lent is available on the CCCB website. This year's Lenten meditations are given by His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada.
DECISIVE CALL OF THE CATECHUMENS OF THE DIOCESE
On Sunday, February 26, the first Sunday of Lent, the decisive call took place at the diocesan center where each catechumen was called by name in order to respond to the call received. The 14 "here I am" resounded, one after the other, in a silent solemnity, like so many notes played to constitute a human symphony: a whole people on the march!
Many emotions were visible on the faces of these newly called. A celebration presided over by our Archbishop, Paul-André Durocher, which marks another step in the catechumenal journey of these catechumens coming from different parishes of our diocese.
WE WELCOME A NEW COLLEAGUE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL MINISTRY
Mario Béland, s.m. is a brother in the Marist Fathers' community. At the beginning of February, Bishop Durocher entrusted him with the file of social ministry at the diocesan level. More information
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.
TO GIVE TO INTERESTED PARISHES
The Diocesan Center has a few vertical and lateral filing cabinets that are available for donation. The filing cabinets are used and the lock mechanism is not necessarily functional anymore. Transportation is the responsibility of the interested parishes. Simply contact the Bursar's Office at 819-771-8391, extension 312.
A DONATION TO NOVATIO TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE PROJECTS
On February 20, the Board of Directors of the Novatio Foundation of the diocese announced a grant of more than $70,000 for various projects in the parishes. The Foundation's contribution was made possible by the generous donors of Novatio. In order to continue its mission, Novatio needs the support of the diocesan faithful. To make a donation to the Foundation, please contact Novatio's management at 819-771-8391, extension 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also possible to make a donation online here. 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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