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2017 CCCB Plenary Assembly: live broadcasts from Salt and Light TV

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SL logo press-smallThe Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly 25-29 September 2017, at the Nav Canada Centre, Cornwall, Ontario, in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall. Salt + Light Television, the Canadian Catholic television network, will broadcast events live online and on television with selected repeats throughout the day (times indicated below are Eastern Daylight Saving Time). This broadcast schedule is subject to change.

Monday, September 25

  • 9:00 am Celebration of the Eucharist - Presided by the Most Rev. Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the CCCB (in English)
  • 10:30 am: Opening Prayer, Message to the Holy Father, CCCB President's Report by Bishop Douglas Crosby, O.M.I.
  • 11:00 am Reflection on Amoris Laetitia: His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and President of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, who is Archbishop Emeritus of Québec
  • 5:00 pm Launch of the National Directory for the Ministry, Formation and Life of Permanent Deacons in Canada
  • 5:15 pm Address by His Excellency the Most Reverend Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada
  • 6:00 pm Media briefing in French for the first day with the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of St-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB Vice President
  • 6:15 pm Media briefing in English for the first day with the Most Rev. Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth and CCCB Co-Treasurer
  • 7:00 pm Perspectives
  • 7:35 pm Ecumenical evening service (bilingual) for the Commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation – Co-presiders: the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg, and the Reverend Susan Johnson, National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (Co-chairs of the Working Group)

Tuesday, September 26

  • 3:30 pm Solemn Mass for the Feast of Saints Jean de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs (secondary patrons of Canada), with the Consecration of Canada to the Blessed Virgin Mary on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. In addition, the Bishops are highlighting the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace - Caritas Canada (live from the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa).
  • 7:00 pm Perspectives

Wednesday, September 27

  • 7:30 am Celebration of Eucharist - Presided by the Most Rev. Héctor Felipe Vila, Bishop of Whitehorse (in English)
  • 6:00 pm Media briefing in French for the second and third days with the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of St-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB Vice President
  • 6:15 pm Media briefing in English for the second and third days with the Most Rev. Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth and CCCB Co-Treasurer
  • 7:00 pm Perspectives

Thursday, September 28

  • 7:30 am Celebration of Eucharist - Presided by CCCB Vice President Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S. (in French)
  • 6:00 pm Media briefing in French for the fourth day with the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of St-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB Vice President
  • 6:15 pm Media briefing in English for the fourth day with the Most Rev. Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth and CCCB Co-Treasurer
  • 7:00 pm Perspectives
  • 7:35 pm Vespers, according to the Ukrainian usage of the Byzantine Rite - Presided by the Most Rev. Lawrence Huculak, O.S.B.M., Eparchial Archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Winnipeg and Metropolitan of Catholic Ukrainians in Canada

Friday, September 29

  • 7:30 am Celebration of Eucharist [Presided by CCCB Co-Treasurer Archbishop Anthony Mancini (in English)]
  • 6:00 pm Media briefing for the fifth and final day of the Plenary with the new elected CCCB President and CCCB Vice President
Last Updated on Monday, September 18 2017  
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On January 13th 2010, Most Reverend Vincent Nguyen became Canada’s first Catholic Bishop of East Asian descent. He is the great-grandson of a Vietnamese Martyr.