Charitable Gift Annuities

In our last edition of the Highlights Newsletter, Mr. Frank Morneau wrote a wonderful article about annuities with CMIC and the possible benefits. It was received so well that we thought it would be a good idea to reprint a ‘Reader’s Digest’ version in this magazine. Currently, interest rates for annuities are quite high and […]

Rev. Wojciech Wojtkowiak, OMI (1944 – 2023)

Ministry among First Nations is simply not possible without grants sent from CMIC.  Both Qu’Appelle Valley Missions and Valley Native Ministry are allotted these funds through the Regina Archdiocese.  Thank you for your support and encouragement as we celebrate the service of Fr. Wojciech Wojtkowiak for 20 years among Indigenous Peoples. Father W, as he […]

Looking Back on a Journey of Reconciliation

Beginning in 2010, Sister Divinia Pedro, CSJ served as pastoral assistant in Fort St. James, BC at Our Lady of the Snows Parish, a community that is 80 percent Indigenous. Aside from parish work, she visited Indigenous peoples in homes, hospitals, shelters, drop-in centres and prisons, giving support and spiritual guidance. In 2023, Sister Divinia […]

Untying the Knots of Colonialism

“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be so among you” (Mt. 20:25). Any form of domination was totally upended by Jesus. The price he paid was his death at the hands of religious and political powers. However, through […]

Newfoundland Revisited: A Changed Life on the Rock

Among steep cliffs on the eastern shore of the Great Northern Peninsula (GNP) of Newfoundland are fishing villages with long histories. It’s been many years since I last visited ‘the Rock’. Bishop Bart van Rojien asked if I could help with Easter celebrations in his Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador. I would be assisting […]

New Leadership

With Papal Nuncio Ivan Jurkovic and Montreal Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal present along with 60 bishops, his Grace Francis Leo was installed as the new Archbishop of Toronto in the beautifully renovated St. Michael’s Basilica Cathedral. It was by invitation only and I was sitting at the far back of the clergy section. Peter Stockland […]