The Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie is once again hosting the 2023 Northern Ontario Catholic Leadership Conference on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall in North Bay. Registration for this event is now open at www.holynamestalphonsus.com/levelup CLICK HERE FOR POSTER WITH DETAILS
“No Soldier Buried Overseas Should Ever be Forgotten” …. on the war memorial trail in Europe with Pieter and Daria Valkenburg.
In a new, non-fiction book authored by Daria Valkenburg, find out more about the travels of this couple who travel the world connecting people to the rich history of how their loved ones served in the war. Pieter and Daria visit cemeteries and memorials learning the stories behind the names they find on gravestones and cenotaphs ensuring that no soldier buried overseas is forgotten. Their research recently brought them to North Bay and the Pro-Cathedral in search of information for Cecil Edward Goodreau. His name appears on the plaque located in the Cathedral. For his full story and pictures, CLICK HERE
Development & Peace News
The Comisión Episcopal de Acción Social (Episcopal Commission for Social Action, CEAS) has written an open letter to delegates at the 2022 Convention of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), which will be held in Toronto from June 13 to 16. CEAS, a long-time partner of Development and Peace ― Caritas Canada, is the official organization of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference that works for the defense and promotion of human rights in the light of the Gospel and the social doctrine of the Catholic Church. CLICK HERE FOR LINK
How to Raise Your Kids to Embrace the Catholic Faith – Catholic Conversation Series June Gathering – June 15 at 7:00 PM – CLICK FOR DETAILS
ROSARY FOR THE FAMILY: Families from across Canada are invited to a live and virtual “Rosary for the Family” hosted by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Standing Committee for Family and Life. Free, Live, Zoom Event. For More Information Click HERE To view the “Rosary for the Family Publication” VIEW HERE For Link to easy registration Click HERE
Parish Breakfast and Welcome for Father Larry a Huge Success! View Slideshow Here:
COMPASSIONATE COMMITTEE FOR THE HOMELESS IN NORTH BAY – BACKPACKS OF LOVE: Accepting donations of backpacks filled with helpful items for the homeless on Saturday, June 11 and Saturday, June 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
MAY 2022: Major new project to improve food security in the Sahel. Read More HERE
Canadians agree that palliative care is an important component of healthcare that needs to be accessible and available to all. Identifying palliative care as an insured health service covered under the Canada Health Act is essential so that ALL Canadians can access palliative care. Equally important is for the federal government to develop a national strategy for uniform standards and delivery of palliative care as defined by the World Health Organization. To print, sign and mail a postcard asking that our government make Palliative Care available to all Canadians, view: CWL Palliative Care Postcard
43rd Christian Commemoration of the Shoah
The Ukrainian Bishop of Canada recommend that donations to assist in Ukraine can be made via the Canadian charity CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association): DONATE
This Lent, let’s put People & Planet First – View VIDEO HERE
People & Planet First Mini Magazine – View HERE
You can print the Development and Peace Solidarity Calendar – View HERE
Celebrate at Church or at Home – Ash Wednesday (March 2)
If you can’t make it to Mass on Ash Wednesday, we invite you to pick up blessed ashes and a prayer service to use at home this year with your family or members of your household. Bishop Dowd is encouraging you not to miss out on Ash Wednesday and celebrate from home if you cannot attend Mass. You can pick up a small container of blessed ashes and a prayer card during office hours the week of February 28 to March 4 and then on the weekend of March 5-6.
To celebrate at home, view and print our celebration here: Ash Wednesday Celebration for at Home
Celebrating the Amoris Laetitia Family Year
Since 19 March 2021, Pope Francis has invited the Catholic faithful to celebrate a year dedicated to the family and deepen our understanding of his Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, “The Joy of Love”. The Amoris Laetitia Family Year will conclude with the 10th World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Rome and will also be celebrated in local dioceses, 22 – 26 June 2022. The following link provides resources from the Office of Family and Life at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to explore the pastoral insights of Amoris Laetitia.
Through video resources, the official text divided into chapters along with reflection questions, an overview of what Catholic dioceses and eparchies of Canada are doing to celebrate this year, as well as relevant Church documents and prayers for the family, these resources offer ways to learn, pray, and discern. Together they represent the CCCB’s ongoing accompaniment and support of today’s families.
SPIRITUAL COMMUNION: Join Pope Francis for Spiritual Communion HERE
Pray an Act of Spiritual Communion:
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
VATICAN NEWS: “World Needs Unity, Fraternity, to Overcome Current Crisis
To Watch the Interview with Pope Francis, CLICK HERE
Free Living with Christ prayer resources and downloads of the daily mass texts: Living with Christ, English Canadian Edition
Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Ste-Bernadette Parish Facebook page.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium is a Christian formation for children ages 3 through 12 and based on the teaching methods of Maria Montessori and on the understanding that there is a deep bond between God and each child. The Atrium is a place where children grow in the knowledge of Jesus and his love and are provided hands-on materials encouraging them to explore and deepen their experience with this love at their own pace. Find out more about the Atrium by watching our video and if you are interested in finding out more about our Atrium, would like a tour, or would like to bring your child out to our gatherings contact Erin Tayler at 705-840-8509 or email@example.com Take a tour of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium: TOUR VIDEO
Free 25 minute Children’s Liturgy videos every week. This interactive program encourages children to participate and appeals to various learning styles. It also helps children understand the Gospels and their faith more fully! View the Link: VIEW HERE
Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie:
Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie – VOCATIONS
Sisters of St. Joseph
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops: www.cccb.ca
Through the work of its members, the Conference is involved in matters of national and international scope in areas such as ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, theology, social justice, aid to developing countries, the protection of human life, liturgy, communications and Christian education. The Conference also provides the Bishops with a forum where they can share their experience and insights on the life of the Church and the major events that shape our society.
Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario: https://acbo.on.ca
The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario is the association of the Catholic bishops in the Province of Ontario in the service of Catholics of Ontario. By its very nature, the ACBO is a forum where the Bishops of Ontario reflect together and collaborate on projects to proclaim, celebrate and live the Good News of Jesus Christ in our province. It is an instrument of the collegiality that binds Bishops with each other under the leadership of the Bishop of Rome in a common purpose, a common mission, a common faith. The ACBO is one of four regional assemblies of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is located in Ottawa. The CCCB is the national association of all Catholic bishops of Canada.
North Bay Pregnancy Help & Resource Centre, 323 Algonquin Ave, North Bay, ON P1B 8J8. Open weekdays 10:00 AM–4:00 PM. Tel: 475-9270. Offering free pregnancy testing, optional counselling, a friendly non-judgmental ear, baby supplies, post-abortion grief counselling, and community service referrals.
Birthright: Birthright offers love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. We help women make a realistic plan for their future. Visit: birthright.org or call 1-800-550-4900