2003 Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada

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The Bishops' Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held in most parishes on Sunday, September 28, 2003. All parishes across the country have received a leaflet explaining the Collection. The Communications Service of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), which prepares the material for the collection campaign, is making the information in the pamphlet available online so that parishes can use the material in their church bulletins, and diocesan communications offices and Church media may use the material to promote the collection.

How to use this leaflet

This leaflet has been designed to allow the easy reproduction of the texts it contains. The interior portion has been produced in black and white in an 8 ½ x 14-inch format to allow photocopying for distribution to parishioners during Masses on September 28. The items on the different activities of the CCCB are short and can be used in bulletins, either individually or in pairs during the month of September. Each item could be used with the CCCB logo. All texts in this leaflet are also on the CCCB website in electronic format. The items include:

The leaflet is also available in its original PDF format (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required).

For more information on the Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For More information Contact:
Deacon William Kokesch
Director, Communications Service


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