CURRENT NEWS

Solidarity with Public Concerns: 

Following government announcements of several preventive measures to stem the spread of COVID-19, a directive was given by Bishop Marcel Damphousse to contribute to this common public health effort and act in solidarity with civil authorities.  Consequently, all parish properties are closed until further notice and no masses will be celebrated.  

Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary on the Granting of Special Indulgences to the Faithful in the Current Pandemic

Development & Peace Share Lent – Your support is vital!

With COVID-19 impacting masses and collections, please consider donating to Development and Peace – Caritas Canada’s Share Lent campaign online.  

We encourage parishioners to still pray and be in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South by making your donation directly to Development and Peace either online (at www.devp.org/give) or by telephone at 1 888 664-3387.  We know that people and communities in the Global South will be particularly hard-hit by this pandemic, and so your generous donation is more urgent than ever.  In this time where we are encouraged to isolate ourselves physically, it is critical for us not to forget the need for solidarity with those who rely on our support. Your donation will help to uphold the dignity of millions of people in over 30 countries in the Global South. We are keeping you in our prayers and wish you health and hope in these uncertain times.

Fore more information visit:  devp.org

Please visit here for a Children’s Activity Booklet – a great way to get children to learn about social justice. 

 

Resources for Viewing at Home

Stories of Hope and Faith  –  Be a part of this inspirational Booklet!

CORONAVIRUS UPDATES: 

NEW:  19 March 2020  –  New Pastoral Directives from Diocesan Office

NEW:  19 March 2020  –  Clergy Directives for Critically Ill and Dying Patients in Healthcare Facilities & Homes  (Please Note:  These are issued by the Diocese, however, all clergy must adhere by their own local facility directives)

  • All liturgies as per Diocesan Directives are cancelled until further notice. 
  • There are no Stations of the Cross on Fridays or Confessions on Saturday.
  • The Cathedral remains open for prayer during regular hours:  10 AM to 1 PM Weekdays; 10 AM to 5 PM Saturdays; and 8 AM to 12 NOON on Sundays.

Directives from the Diocese

A Faith Response to the Coronavirus

Protect Yourself

A Prayer for a Pandemic

All mass requests that have been received and booked will be scheduled once our liturgies begin again.

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level 1 Formation Course:  Registration Pamphlet