2012 Bishops’ Collection for the Needs of the Church in CanadaWednesday, August 22 2012
In order to help parishes, Church media and diocesan communications services promote the Collection, the CCCB is making available an electronic version of the promotional kit on its website, www.cccb.ca. The electronic kit includes the following documents:
- Letter from the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of
and President of the CCCB; Edmonton
- Two articles for publication in parish bulletins;
A briefoverview of CCCB 2011-2012 projects; and
- The CCCB logo.
In his letter to parishes, Archbishop Smith points out that “there are many meaningful events taking place this fall in the Catholic Church: the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, the canonization of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, as well as the launching of the Year of Faith by Pope Benedict XVI. In this context of joy and celebration, the Bishops of Canada are calling on the generosity of the faithful to ensure the success of the Collection for the Needs of the Church in
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It was founded in 1943 and officially recognized by the Holy See in 1948. After the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), the CCCB became part of a worldwide network of Episcopal Conferences, established in 1965 as an integral part of the life of the universal Church.