Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

PLENARY ASSEMBLY ­– 19 - 23 September 2005

Nav Canada, Cornwall

 

 

MONDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2005

 

9:00                     Eucharistic Celebration (optional)

 

10:00                   Opening of the Plenary Assembly

 

Current business

 

10:15 – 11:30    Adoption of agenda

Minutes and follow-up

Current topics

Report of the President               

 

11:30 – 11:45    Elections of President, Vice President and Co-Treasurers (secret ballot)

Elections of regional representatives to Permanent Council (show of hands)

Ratification of nominations for Episcopal Commissions (show of hands)                

11:45                   Report on 2005 World Youth Day (Most Rev. Brendan M. O’Brien)

 

2:00 - 3:30          Information from the Regions

-         Atlantic

-         Quebec

-         Ontario

-         West

Information from the Northern Bishops

Information from the Bishops of Eastern Churches

National Commission Reports

-          Theology

-          Social Affairs

-          Canon Law / Inter-Rite

-          Christian Unity / Religious Relations with the Jews / Interfaith Dialogue

-          Evangelization of Peoples

-          Relations with Associations of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Laity

 

3:45                     Report of Bishop members on Board of COLF (Most Rev. Pierre Morissette and Ronald P. Fabbro, C.S.B.)

 

4:00                     Report of Bishop members on the National Council of CCODP (Most Rev. Martin Currie and Luc Cyr) 

 

4:15                     Report of Bishop members on the Council for Reconciliation, Solidarity and Communion (Most Rev. Bertrand Blanchet and Albert LeGatt)

 

4:30                     Address by the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Most Reverend Luigi Ventura

 

TUESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2005

 

9:15                            Ecumenical greetings (Mr. Bruce Clemenger, President, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)

           

9:30 – 10:00              Brief expositions of bishop delegates to the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

 

10:15 – 12:00            Workshop discussions (closed to media)

 

2:00 – 2:30                Discussion in Plenary

 

2:30                            Presentation of 2004 financial statements and 2006 budgetary estimates (Most Rev. Pierre Morissette and V. James Weisgerber)

                                   

3:15                            Ratification of elections of Chairmen of National Commissions (secret ballot) and Sectoral Commissions (show of hands)

 

3:20                            Progress report on 2008 International Eucharistic Congress, Quebec

                                    (Cardinal Marc Ouellet)

 

3:50                            Report of Canadian Appeal Tribunal (Most Rev. James M. Wingle)

 

4:10                            Report on CCCB Publications

 

WEDNESDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2005

 

7:30                 Eucharistic celebration (in French)

 

9:00                French Sector Meeting (closed to media)

·        Nomination of one National Commission Chairman as representative of the Programs and Priorities Committee to Permanent Council (secret ballot)

·        Nomination of Sector representatives to Permanent Council (secret ballot)

·        Election of one bishop member to the National Council of CCODP

·        2004 financial statements and 2006 budgetary estimates

·        Reports of Sectoral Commissions

·        Report of Ad hoc Committee on the Office national de liturgie

·        Report on Liturgie, foi et culture

·        Report of Commission épiscopale francophone pour les traductions liturgiques

·        Report of Comité de diffusion des célébrations liturgiques

·        Report of Fondation canadienne de la vidéo religieuse

·        Activities report on service contract

·        Conseil canadien francophone de la pastorale des vocations

 

2:00                English Sector Meeting (closed to media)

·                 Nomination of one National Commission Chairman as representative of the Programs and Priorities Committee to the Permanent Council (secret ballot)

·                 Nomination of Sector representatives to the Permanent Council (secret ballot)

·                 2004 financial statements and 2006 budgetary estimates

·                 Reports of Sectoral Commissions

·                 Report of ICEL and election of CCCB representative

·                 Report on National Catholic Broadcasting Council

 

THURSDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2005

- CLOSED SESSION -

 

                                    CCCB Restructuring

 

10:30 – 12:00            Workshops

 

2:00 – 2:45                Workshops (continued)

 

3:00 – 4:00                Discussion in Plenary

 

4:00                            Report of Special Taskforce on the Review of From Pain to Hope

 

FRIDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2005

- CLOSED SESSION - 

 

9:10                         Ratification of elections of Sector representatives to Permanent Council (show of hands)

 

                                 Ratification of elections of representatives of Programs and Priorities Committee to Permanent Council (show of hands)

                                

                                 Ratification of election of a Bishop member to CCODP National Council

 

9:15                         Approval of 2004 CCCB financial statements and 2006 budgetary estimates

 

9:30                         Decree on Sacrament of Penance – discussion and vote

 

10:45                       Discussion on redefinition of marriage

 

11:30                       Motions: discussion and vote

 

11:45                       Remarks by outgoing President

 

11:50                       Remarks by newly elected President

 

11:55                       Prayer and Closing of the Plenary Assembly