Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

 

Plenary Assembly ­– 19 - 23 October 2004

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2004

 

 

9:00                      Eucharistic Celebration (optional)

 

10:00                    Opening of the Plenary Assembly

 

Prayer

 

Current business                        

 

10:15 – 11:30

C        Adoption of agenda

C        Minutes and follow-up

C        Current topics

C        Report of the President    

 

11:30                    Report of National Ad hoc Committee on Youth and Vocations (Most Reverend Gerald Wiesner, O.M.I.)

 

11:45                    Progress report of Advisory Committee on Financial Issues (Most Reverend Pierre Morissette and V. James Weisgerber)

 

12:00                    Lunch

 

2:00                      Presentation of 2003 CCCB financial statements and outline of current CCCB financial situation (Most Reverend Pierre Morissette and V. James Weisgerber)

 

2:30                      Progress report on CCCB publishing activities (General Secretary)

 

3:00                      Break

 

3:15                      Report of the Special Taskforce on the Review of From Pain to Hope (Most Reverend V. James Weisgerber and Most Reverend Eugène Tremblay) 

 

3:45                      Report of bishop members on Board of COLF (Most Reverend Pierre Morissette and Terrence Prendergast, S.J.)

 

4:00                      Report of bishop members on National Council of CCODP (Most Reverend Martin Currie and Luc Cyr)

 

4:15                       Address by the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Most Reverend Luigi Ventura

 

4:45                      Open reception in honour of Apostolic Nuncio

 

                       


 


 

WEDNESDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2004

 

9:00                             Morning prayer

 

9:15                             Ecumenical greetings

 

                                    11th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops – 2005

                                    Eucharistia fons et culmen vitae et missionis Ecclesiae

 

 

9:30 – 10:00                Presentation of possible themes for reflection in preparation for the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, based on the Lineamenta and the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia (Most Reverend Louis Dicaire and Gerald Wiesner, O.M.I.)

 

10:00 – 10:15              Break

 

10:15 – 12:00              Workshop discussions (closed to media): Discussion of questions from the Lineamenta

 

                                   

12:15                           Lunch

 

                                    Meeting of the Committee as a Whole on 2005 budgetary estimates (Closed session - CCCB members, CCCB General Secretary and Associate General Secretaries only)

2:00 – 3:00

 

3:00                             Break

 

3:15 – 5:00

 

5:00                             Eucharistic Celebration

 

 

 




 

THURSDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2004

 

 

9:00                  Morning Prayer

 

                        Question Period

9:15 – 10:15

·        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

 

10:15               Break

 

10:15               ‘Brainstorming’ on Future Structures of CCCB

10:30 – 10:45

 

 

10:45 – 12:00

Introductory presentation (Most Reverend André Gaumond, Chairman, Programs and Priorities Committee)

 

Workshops (Closed session, CCCB members only – one bishop in each workshop will be assigned to take notes)

 

12:00               Lunch

 

2:00                 Presentation on the third typical edition of the Roman Missal and the Instruction Liturgiam authenticam (Rev. Bruce Harbert, Executive Director, ICEL), followed by discussion

 

3:15                Break

 

3:30                 Progress report on implementation of the Institutio generalis of the third typical edition of the Roman Missal and reception of the Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum (Most Reverend Dorylas Moreau and Gerald Wiesner, O.M.I.)

 

3:50                 Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: Proposed revised CCCB decree – Discussion and vote

 

4:40                 Report of Canadian Appeal Tribunal (Most Reverend James M. Wingle)

 

4:50                 Proposed increase of case fees for Canadian Appeal Tribunal: Discussion and vote

 

5:00                 Eucharistic Celebration

 

 


 


 

FRIDAY, 22 OCTOBER 2004

 

 

7:00                 Eucharistic Celebration

 

9:00                 English Sector Meeting (Closed to media)

C         Election of CCCB delegates and substitute to 2005 Synod of Bishops

C         Election of English Sector representative on CCODP National Council

C         Elections of other English Sector bishops ponentes

C         Reports of Sectoral Commissions

C         Report on International Commission on English in the Liturgy

C         Report on National Catholic Broadcasting Council

C         Report on Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry

C         Report on English-language Seminaries in Canada

C         Question of CCCB representation on National Catholic Broadcasting Council

C         Question of CCCB English-language periodicals

C         Sector 2003 financial statements and 2005 budgetary estimates (Closed session - CCCB members, CCCB General Secretary and Associate General Secretaries only)

 

10:15               Break

 

10:45               English Sector Meeting (continued)

 

12:00               Lunch

 

2:00                 French Sector Meeting (Closed to media)

C         Election of CCCB delegates and substitute to 2005 Synod of Bishops

C         Reports of Sectoral Commissions

C         Report on Comité de diffusion des célébrations liturgiques

C         Report on Fondation canadienne de la vidéo religieuse

C         Report on service contracts

C         Report on Commission épiscopale francophone pour les traductions liturgiques

      (CEFTL)

C         Decision regarding Commission épiscopale de l’éducation chrétienne

C         Sector 2003 financial statements and 2005 budgetary estimates (Closed session – CCCB members, CCCB General Secretary and Associate General Secretaries only)

 

3:15                  Break

 

3:45                 French Sector meeting (continued)

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, 23 OCTOBER 2004

 

 

7:00                          Eucharistic Celebration

 

9:00                          Morning Prayer

 

9:10                          Ratifications of elections of CCCB delegates and substitutes for the 2005 Synod of Bishops

 

                                 Ratification of election of English Sector representative on CCODP National Council

 

9:15                          Report of CCCB delegates to the 2004 International Eucharistic Congress (Most Reverend Albert LeGatt)

 

9:30                          Report of bishop members on the Council for Reconciliation, Solidarity and Communion (Most Reverend Bertrand Blanchet and Albert LeGatt)    

 

9:45                          Approval of 2003 CCCB financial statements and 2005 budgetary estimates (Most Reverend Pierre Morissette and V. James Weisgerber)      

 

10:15                        Break

 

10:30                        Process for review of CCCB structures: Discussion and vote

 

10:45                        Motions: discussion and voting

 

11:15                        Discussion on other questions

 

11:45                        Remarks by CCCB President

 

12:00                        Closing of the Plenary Assembly