CCCB 2014 National Forum with Catholic Movements and AssociationsMonday, September 08 2014
The Standing Committee on Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations will be holding a Forum at the Auberge de la Basilique Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, September 12-14, 2014. Organized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), and by invitation only, the Forum will bring together over 30 national Catholic movements and associations to share with one another and with Bishops about their activities as well as their experiences in evangelizing society.
The theme for this year’s Forum is The Door to Missionary Evangelization, with special emphasis on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. Resource persons have been invited to speak on the theme: Father Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., Chief Executive Officer of Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation, Mr. Brian McDonough, Director of the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Montréal, and representatives from two national movements who will share about their particular experiences as missionary evangelizers, La Famille Marie-Jeunesse and Catholic Christian Outreach.
On Sunday, September 14, participants will join in the celebration of the Pontifical Mass which the Archdiocese of Québec is organizing to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the parish Notre-Dame de Québec, the first Catholic parish canonically erected in North America outside Spanish territories.
The Standing Committee on Relations with Catholic Movements and Associations is responsible for assuring dialogue and links between the CCCB and national Catholic movements and associations in Canada. Every two or three years since 1996, the Bishops of Canada have convened forums with movements and associations from across the country to facilitate personal contacts and sharing with the Bishops and among the organizations themselves.