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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...

Christmas In Tuktoyaktuk
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Christmas In Tuktoyaktuk

By Father David Reilander The coast of the Arctic Ocean in Tuktoyaktuk, North West Territories. The sun won’t rise above the horizon for two more weeks and the ice is 6 feet thick. I visited Sr. Fay Trombley and the Inuvialuit to offer Mass on Christmas when it was -51C Celsius. Lucy Valle, whom you...

Rebuilding The Church
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Rebuilding The Church

By Mickey Conlon In early February Denise and Joshua Grimard were making one of their infrequent visits to Telegraph Creek, B.C. It was where the lay pastoral workers for the Diocese of Whitehorse called home until they were driven out, along with all the other inhabitants, by the forest fires that devastated northern B.C. last...

Support for young families
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Support for young families

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Payments to families and children
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Payments to families and children

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