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The CCCB is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada.
  1. OLGC banner web 150x331December 12 is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patron of the Americas, and the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. On this date, the Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle launched its inaugural website;

    Founded in 2016, the Circle is a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, other clergy, representatives of lay movements and members of institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. The website contains numerous resources, including a timeline of actions by Catholic groups in Canada promoting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. It also provides information on Indian residential schools, Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 94 Calls to Action. Readers wishing to receive information on the actions for reconciliation are invited to add their email address to the Circle's online directory.

  2. Presidency2018 VaticanMedia webOn 6 December 2018, Pope Francis received the delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in a private audience. The delegation is led by the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB President, and also includes the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice President, and Monsignor Frank Leo, Jr., CCCB General Secretary. The CCCB Presidency is in Rome until 14 December for its annual visit with a number of dicasteries of the Holy See.

  3. Desrochers Guy Dec2018 webOttawa – His Holiness Pope Francis appointed today Father Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R., Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria while assigning him the Titular See of Melzi. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was serving as Director of Vocations for the Redemptorists and involved in preaching retreats. As Auxiliary Bishop, he will work closely with The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J., who is Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall and also Archbishop of Ottawa, both of which are united in persona episcopi.

  4. hundt 150x153Ottawa – His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Martin William Currie as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. John's, and today appointed his successor the Most Reverend Peter Hundt. At the time of his appointment, Bishop Hundt was Bishop of Corner Brook and Labrador. Archbishop Currie has been the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. John's for the past 11 years. He submitted his resignation to the Holy Father upon reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law.

  5. Taking the child Jesus in his arms, Simeon praised
    God, "... my eyes have seen your salvation, which
    you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a
    light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to
    your people Israel." (Luke 2:30-32)

    My dear friends,

    gendron 120x151Christmas! Christmastime again! We love this celebration and get ready for it enthusiastically, hoping everything will be perfect. Our preparations take many forms, spiritual and more interior, material and more external. Too often perhaps, the external preparations can take away from preparing hearts as Advent invites us to do. Without always realizing it, getting gifts and meals ready, inviting and visiting our loved ones, decorating our homes and even our churches can take on more importance than Advent. But it is the spiritual and religious journey Advent offers which lets the birth of Jesus open our hearts to the grace of Christmas and fill every dimension of our lives with unique joy.

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