Past Announcements

Salt + Light TV’s 2019 Christmas schedule

Monday, December 23 2019

The Canadian Catholic television network Salt + Light has released its special broadcasting schedule for Christmas and New Year celebrations to be presided by Pope Francis. Visit Salt + Light's website at for the complete schedule.

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during January 2020

Friday, December 20 2019

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family. The proposed texts for the month of January 2020 include suggestions from the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, 1 January, to the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 26 January.…

Pope Francis Receives CCCB Presidency in a Private Audience on the Occasion of its Annual Visit

Wednesday, December 18 2019

On 12 December 2019, Pope Francis received the delegation from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) in a private audience. The delegation is led by the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB President, and also includes the Most Reverend Raymond Poisson, Bishop of Saint-Jérôme and CCCB Vice President, and Monsignor Frank Leo, Jr., CCCB General Secretary. The CCCB Presidency will conclude…

Canadian Bishop Emeritus Among Candidates Moving Toward Canonization

Thursday, December 05 2019

On Thursday 28 November 2019, Pope Francis authorized Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, to promulgate 11 decrees on 26 men and women to bring them a step closer to sainthood. Among the individuals cited was Bishop Ovide Charlebois, O.M.I. former Apostolic Vicar of Keewatin (now the Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas). Bishop Emeritus Charlebois received a decree on…