Bulletin Insert No. 1
For September 20, 1998
Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada

"We come back from the Synod for America with a renewed heart, carrying words of hope and encouragement for all those who evangelize here at home." These were the words of the Canadian bishops who participated in the Synod when arriving back home.

This enthusiasm continues to inspire them almost a year later, as they continue their mission of evangelization given to them by Jesus Christ at Pentecost. By their presence in society, their ministry and their actions, our bishops invite us all today to a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ. Please support them in their work through the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. For more information on the CCCB and its activities, visit its home-page on the Internet at : http://www.cccb.ca
 

Bulletin Insert No. 2
For September 27, 1998
Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada

The theme for this year's Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada is Place in us, Lord, a New Spirit. The collection is being held today in dioceses and parishes across Canada to help the Canadian bishops in their mission. Once again they are relying on your generosity to aid them in speaking out against poverty and suffering, promoting human solidarity, and reflecting on troubling issues such as respect for human life. Aware of the challenges of our times, and prompted by the Spirit, our bishops are delivering a message that has challenged humanity for 2000 years. Please help support them in their all-important task.