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Reflections for the Year of Mercy
Fr. Joseph Jacobson has written a reflection for every month of this Year of Mercy.
Seek the latest on his page “From the Pen of Fr. Joseph”.
Jubilee of Mercy
Check out the Vatican website dedicated to the Year of Mercy here.
Aid for Fort McMurray
(4 May 2016) Read Archbishop Pettipas’ letter regarding donations for Fort McMurray here.
Church did not “weasel” out of Residential School Settlement
(27 April 2016) “A $21-million shortfall on a $25-million fundraising campaign was a fiasco, but it wasn’t an attempt to weasel out of the legal or moral obligations Catholics have in the wake of the residential schools tragedy, Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas told The Catholic Register.” Read more here.
Q&A Concerning the Financial Commitment of Catholic Entities
(21 April 2016) “Over the past several days, there have been news items in the media concerning the financial commitment of Catholic entities in relation to the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). In the interest of providing you with the facts as I believe them to be, I am sending you the following Questions and Answers sheet offered by the Corporation of Catholic Entities Party to the Indian Residential School Settlement (CCEPIRSS), of which I am the chair of the Board.” Read more here.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Dialogue on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Check out a great new initiative from the Archdiocese of Edmonton.
Every Life Matters is a series of five special presentations on various aspects of the assisted suicide & euthanasia issue. They include prayer, personal witness, teaching from Archbishop Richard Smith, and Q&A time. These sessions are available at www.caedm.ca.
- Response to Parliamentary Committee Report on Physician-assisted Death
- Submission on Physician Assisted Death to the Government of Alberta
Ash Wednesday Collection
Get more information on the Ash Wednesday Collection here.
Thoughts from the Archbishop
Archbishop Pettipas’ response regarding the Minister of Education’s Guidelines for Best Practices (January 20, 2016)
The ACSTA Statement in Response to Guidelines for Best Practices (January 2016)
Edmonton Archbishop Smith’s response
Calgary Bishop Henry’s response (Part 1 and Part 2)
St. Paul Bishop Terrio’s response
Alberta Provincial Catholic Women’s League response
The Alberta Minister of Education’s Guidelines for Best Practices
Archbishop Pettipas in the news
For further reflection:
Fr. Raymond J. de Souza’s response on CBC Radio
We are looking for two new team members: a Youth Ministry Coordinator and a Director of Stewardship. Check out the details here.
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Restore St. Bernard Church
Help restore the most significant historical site in the Archdiocese!
Grouard’s St. Bernard Church was completed in 1902 under the direction of Bishop Emile Grouard. It is now in dire need of repair. The St. Bernard Mission Church Restoration Committee solicits your financial support of this project.