Journey through Advent 2021
Indigenous Peoples and the Church: Walking Together Toward Healing and Reconciliation
Each week, beginning on Sunday, 21 November 2021, the Solemnity of Christ the King, the CCCB will release a video recording of a Bishop in Canada reflecting on the Gospel Reading for each Sunday of Advent. This year’s reflections were developed in view of the Indigenous Delegation which will be travelling to Rome to meet with Pope Francis from December 17 to 20, 2021. Each reflection is based one of the five essential stages of reconciliation: examen, confession, repentance, reparation (making amends), and reconciliation. Likewise, it is hoped these reflections will assist the faithful, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, in preparing for Pope Francis’ eventual apostolic journey to Canada.
Solemnity of Christ the King | Early Missionaries and the Encounter of Worldviews
First Sunday of Advent | The Spirit of the Treaties
Second Sunday of Advent | Residential Schools
Third Sunday in Advent | Intergenerational Effects
Fourth Sunday in Advent | Reconciliation