Past Announcements

Appointment of Canadian to New International Youth Advisory Body

Thursday, November 28 2019

On 24 November 2019, the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life issued a press release announcing that Mr. Joseph San José (from the Archdiocese of Vancouver and a member of Christian Catholic Outreach) was appointed to a three-year term as a member of the newly established International Youth Advisory Board. The creation of this entity was in response to one of the recommendations contained in…

Life and family suggestions for homilies and prayers of the faithful during December 2019

Wednesday, November 27 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 December 2019 include suggestions from the 1st Sunday in Advent, 1 December, to the Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God, 1 January 2020.…

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) publishes “Our Roman Catholic Neighbours”

Tuesday, November 19 2019

Earlier this summer, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), an official dialogue partner of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) since 2010, published a resource entitled Our Roman Catholic Neighbours. The resource was written by the EFC for the Evangelical faithful in Canada to help build bridges of understanding with their Catholic neighbours. During the development of the document, the Catholic members on the…

The Lectionnaire des funérailles Now Available for Ordering

Friday, November 15 2019

CCCB Publications announced that the Canadian edition of the Lectionnaire des funérailles is now available for purchase. Having received the necessary authorization from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the Lectionnaire des funérailles contains the 48 biblical readings for funerals provided in the 1981 Ordo Lectionum Missae, editio typica altera, and published in the section "Messes des défunts" in the…