A Variety of Giving Options

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Over the past few years, I’ve mentioned several giving options that one could consider for aiding Catholic Missions In Canada.  Here’s a summary of ways in which you might be able to help: Some of these giving options can even be used together.  For example, you could use a Gift of Securities to fund an […]

“Yes, But…”

The Indian Residential School system existed in Canada and caused enormous damage to children, families and communities. That’s not a belief, it’s a fact. As such, it is part of our national fabric and needs to be included in our historical, political and religious narratives, no matter what emerging evidence may reveal. Most of us […]

Called to Serve

I’m Christine Manuel, a consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Corner Brook and Labrador. My involvement in the Innu community of Sheshatshiu, Labrador began during the summer of 2018. Father Joe, the parish priest, invited me to come and help with parish visitation. He’d bless each house and bring the family together for prayer and […]

Promptings of the Spirit

Why would anyone commit to driving over 1,000 kms for 20 weekends of faith formation sessions?  Answer: because one feels prompted by the Holy Spirit.  This is what 6 women from Pelican Narrows, SK did in order to take a Lay Formation program offered in Saskatoon, a 7-hour drive away.  Their stories may vary, but […]

The People of the Heart: Seeking Synergy Between Two Traditions

I am a product of Sagkeeng First Nation, which is a signatory to Treaty Number 1. The story of my journey to the priesthood is a long one. It’s been said that the road of life is not easy, filled with many obstacles and victories, but also with the empowerment of the Creator to overcome […]

Gratitude, Not Anger

Since I was last in Labrador, there have been many changes. Bishop Bart replaced Bishop Hunt and Sheshatshiu has a new church with its own priest. Our Lady Queen of Peace in Happy Valley also has a new priest. It doesn’t surprise me that there are changes, as foreign missionary priests usually don’t stay very […]

Annual St. Philp Neri Mass

Each year, close to his feast day of May 26, we celebrate St. Philip Neri, the Patron Saint of Catholic Missions In Canada.  This year we were able to gather together again with many of our donors and our special guest and Keynote Speaker, Archbishop Francis Leo from the Archdiocese of Toronto. In previous years, […]

Our Good Friends at the CWL

Those gals really know how to have a good time! In July of this year, I had an opportunity to join the fine ladies of the Ontario Catholic Women’s League for their provincial convention.  This year’s event was hosted by the CWL of the former Diocese of Alexandria/Cornwall. After 97 years in existence, it was […]

Sr. Margaret Sadler, SEJ

Sr. Margaret Sadler, SEJ, was the 2023 St. Philip Neri Award recipient at our Tastes of Heaven Gala in April.  As a true Canadian missionary, she humbly felt uncomfortable receiving this honor.  “I was just doing what I was mandated to do, what I felt called to do and what God wanted me to do. […]