Inauguration of The Jubilee of Mercy & Opening of the Door of Mercy
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Summary of changes in the procedures used
to determine the nullity of marriage
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Diocesan Formation Days 2015
THE FACE OF MERCY
The Diocesan Formation Days were a response to the call of Pope Francis for an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, beginning December 8, 2015.
The days focused on the question:
“How can we encounter the Mercy of Jesus more deeply and share it in our homes, schools, and parishes?”
Fr Basil Burns gave teachings on mercy and the practical ways it can transform our lives.
The format was a variation of past diocesan Study Days. Instead of everyone coming to Prince George, the bishop and a team from the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator and the Superintendent of Catholic schools traveled to the four deaneries to present to people in Dawson Creek, Burns Lake, Terrace, and Prince George.
Over the course of the four presentations more than 400 were in attendance. The evaluations indicated an overwhelmingly positive response, with most participants rating the days as either “excellent” or “very good”. As a result, this new regional format will be used every second year, alternating with the Assembly, in which everyone gathers in the city of Prince George.
These days helped prepare us for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. In Pope Francis’ words,
“We need constantly to contemplate the mystery of mercy. It is a wellspring of joy, serenity, and peace. Our salvation depends on it. Mercy: the word reveals the very mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. Mercy: the ultimate and supreme act by which God comes to meet us. Mercy: the fundamental law that dwells in the heart of every person who looks sincerely into the eyes of his brothers and sisters on the path of life. Mercy: the bridge that connects God and man, opening our hearts to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.”
Annual Diocesan Appeal Update
October 25, 2015 was Commitment Sunday for the Building Together in Faith. Christian stewards recognize God as the source of all of our many gifts.
The Annual Diocesan Appeal, is more than just another collection. It is the way by which every Catholic shares in the work of our Diocese and the mission of the church. Please give consideration to making your pledge today.
Watch our Annual Diocesan Appeal Video
Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) Publication
A Vocation Story
Appealing for Life
Halt distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill
Join us in asking federal Health Minster Rona Ambrose to intervene to halt distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters can also be sent to her postage free: Health Minister Rona Ambrose, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont. K1A 0A6.
Let us stand together in defence of human life from conception to its natural end.
Share the truth about doctor-assisted suicide
Statement on Assisted Suicide issued by the Plenary Assembly
The federal government has launched a consultation process on doctor-assisted suicide. It will conduct public consultations and receive online submissions before proposing legislative options this fall. Short Brief to Euthanasia
We know the government listens to those who take the time to write or email. Please submit your views on this critical subject and sign up for notifications on the consultation process at ep-ce.ca/en/consultation.
2016 EVENTS FOR YOUTH
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 – Krakow Poland
WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 is taking place in Krakow, Poland in July 2016. The Diocese of Prince George will be taking a diocesan-wide group and joining with the Archdiocese of Vancouver to attend this amazing event.
When: July 19-August 3, 2016
– July 19-24- Days in the Diocese
– July 25-31 – WYD
– August 1/2 – Extra day trips to Auschwitz, Wadowice (birthplace of JP2), the salt mines
Who: You!, millions of other young Catholics, and Papa Frankie!
Why: To see and experience the beauty of the universal Church and meet millions of other young Catholics, to grow in faith, to see the birthplace of JP2, to meet the pope, to travel to Europe and the list goes on! WYD is an incredible time!
Where: Krakow, Poland and surrounding area
Cost: You can expect this trip to cost roughly $4000 for flights, accommodation, WYD fees, day trips, food and other travel expenses. We will hopefully be delving deep into fundraising beginning in the fall to help lower this cost.
How: COME ON OUT TO OUR INFO SESSIONS IN SEPTEMBER for more details about how you can sign up!
Interested? Don’t hesitate to email Eunice at email@example.com