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New Leadership Foundation!
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New Leadership Foundation!

Pictured: The First Leadership Cohort (May 2018 to April 2019) of fourteen women came together to begin a journey of learning and sharing, inspiring them to be transformational and influential leaders where they live and work. Inspired by a shared mission of a just and compassionate world nurtured by women, the Sisters of Service and the...

Star Light, Star Bright
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Star Light, Star Bright

Pictured: Maria showing CMIC donor Joan Pape how to make origami frogs leap. By Elvira Santiago Foronda With access to the internet on mobile devices that provide news, games, movies and more, one would not think of paper folding as fun. It was certainly fun meeting CMIC’s donor since 1988 and annuitant Mary Brath who...

It All Adds Up
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It All Adds Up

Pictured: Kids love to spell with Sr. Maggie. By Mickey Conlon Sr. Maggie Beaudette has found a little trash can go a long way. For the past 14 years she has been turning discarded pop cans, water bottles, milk jugs and other recyclables into cash for various community projects for the kids in Hay River, Northwest...

From Sea to Sea to Shining Sea
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From Sea to Sea to Shining Sea

Pictured: The congregation on Passion Sunday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Keith is behind the mother and baby. Ben is to the left of Keith.   By Father David Reilander It’s an exciting title, don’t you think? It’s what I did on my way back from the Arctic at Easter. I left Gjoa Haven and...

Exploring truth and reconciliation through art
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Exploring truth and reconciliation through art

By Becky Wall, Teacher, St. Patrick`s Elementary School ‘Identity’ and ‘belonging’ are strong threads that run through many ‘Big Ideas’ in a Grade 5 classroom. They are the cornerstone to understand ourselves, connecting to others and expressing who we are in our relational world and within our Church community. With support from a grant from...

ALL IN: Northern Ontario Catholic Youth Conference 2019
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ALL IN: Northern Ontario Catholic Youth Conference 2019

Thank you to all who joined us on May 4 for the 2019 Northern Ontario Catholic Youth Conference! It was an amazing day full of new friendships, new beginnings and life-changing experiences! Photos from the Northern Ontario Catholic Youth Conference: From the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie website. See more images from the event here. Read more stories...

Développement et Paix dans notre diocèse
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Développement et Paix dans notre diocèse

Le dimanche 7 avril, je me suis rendu à Carleton à l’invitation de l’Abbé Pierre Édayé, afin d’y faire une homélie dans le cadre du Dimanche de la solidarité. J’ai été accueilli par Élisabeth d’Ambroise et Édith Lévesque ; deux personnes très impliquées dans leur église. La semaine précédente, Édith Lévesque avait organisé une activité...

Blanket Exercise at St. Patrick’s Parish
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Blanket Exercise at St. Patrick’s Parish

On Sunday, April 22, St. Patrick’s Parish in Yellowknife held a Blanket Exercise for their parishioners. Suzette Montreuil offers her reflections on the experience. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the Indigenous history that was rarely taught in schools. It was developed by Kairos, an ecumenical movement for ecological justice and...

Tea Light Service
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Tea Light Service

By Sr. Fay Trombley, S.C.I.C. Everyone knows what we like about the Food Bank and Thrift Store. BUT what do we like about Tuk Church? This is how people after Sunday brunch responded: “We like 11 a.m. service. We are all together even if we don’t have a priest.” “We like the way Dorothy and...

Intrepid Oblate
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Intrepid Oblate

By Agnieszka Ruck, The B.C. Catholic He had no idea how to ice fish, fire a gun, or ride a dogsled when Father Raymond de Coccola, OMI, arrived in a 1930s Inuit community in present-day Nunavut. The French-speaking oblate had only his sense of adventure, his desire to evangelize distant lands, and his camera with...

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