As the Lenten period comes to an end, Development and Peace reminds us the faithful, to make our annual donation, for those who have not done so already, to support its urgent development needs abroad.
Donations made by Catholic churches across Canada at this time of year, allow Development and Peace to support more than 200 partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Ten percent of the Share Lent collection goes to help people living in emergency situations such as the Philippines and other disaster areas. The reminder will focus on long term reconstruction and development, to build a world of justice, particularly in strengthening grassroots social movements, peace-building and addressing the special needs of women and children. Together we can build a more just and sustainable food system for our human family. We ask that you use any envelope directed to Development and Peace, with your name and address, so that a taxable receipt can be issued.
Thank you for your generous contributions. Your gifts to Development and Peace today, on this Palm Sunday, given in love, will grow wisely in the hands of our partners. In solidarity, we can help peace and justice grow, and ease hunger and despair amongst the world’s poor.
Share Lent is the annual education and fundraising campaign for Development and Peace, the official international organization of the Catholic Church of Canada.
This year the theme of our Share Lent Campaign is “One Human Family, Food for All”, launched by the Holy Father in December?
Here is an update of important dates
Note: Confirmation dates are not yet known. Once the Archdiocese confirms the dates, you will be advised. Check the bulletin and church website for updates.
March 2 First Communion information session 11:00am to noon
March 9 Confirmation information session 11:00 am to noon
March 15 First Communion Reconciliation 10:00am
March 16 Sacrament sign up 11:00am to noon Each Sunday to End of April (except Easter Sunday)
March 23 to April 13 (Sundays only) in person registration for 2014/2015 (online also available anytime March 23 to September 14)
April 20 Easter Sunday - No classes
May 4 Last day of classes for all except Confirmation groups (confirmation students will be advised by their Catechist leader when their classes end)
May 11 Mother's day - No classes
May 17 First communion group 1 rehearsal 10:00 am
May 18 First communion group 1 meet in church hall at 11:00 mass at noon
May 24 First communion group 2 rehearsal 10:00 am
May 25 First communion group 2 meet in church hall at 11:00 mass at noon
2014/2015 Classes begin September 21, 2014
Fianl date to purchase tickets for our Breakfast with Santa and Children's Christmas concert is Sunday December 8, 2013. We will be selling tickets in the church hall from 9:30 till noon and after the noon mass. Please ensure you purchase your tickets in advance as we will not be able to sell tickets at the door.
Click the link to view pictures from Holy Rosary's 90th Anniversary Gala Dinner held on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Convention Centre. You can also order prints of any of the pictures. http://immagine.ca/holy_rosary_90th
Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief for the Philippines The Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world and it has seen its share of typhoons – but nothing like super Typhoon Haiyan. The strongest storm on record to make landfall, this super Typhoon surged through a wide path of destruction that included some of the poorest parts of the Philippines. Its deadly winds swept away villages, affecting 10 million people, with 4 million homeless and over 5000 deaths.
Development and Peace Fall Action Campaign 2013 A Voice for Justice: An Ombudsman for Responsible Mining In this Sunday’s bulletin and at the display table at the rear of the church, you will find information and an action card that we ask you to sign, that calls on the Government of Canada to take action to establish an ombudsman for the mining sector.
“When the wealth in our country is built on the backs of others, our wealth is our shame.”
Development and Peace is launching its new fall education campaign, A Voice for Justice, in response to increasing reports from mine-affected communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America that are experiencing conflict, pollution, forced displacements and other negative impacts from the presence of Canadian mines.
A Voice for Justice calls on the Government of Canada to establish an independent ombudsman for the Canadian extractive sector that can investigate complaints brought by communities overseas where these companies operate.
An ombudsman would be a strong voice in Canada for those whose rights are being violated by Canadian-owned mining companies. As such, there is still an international accountability gap where those who are harmed by the operations of Canadian companies find themselves unable to seek recourse anywhere: not in their own countries, not in international tribunals, and not in Canada where these mining companies are based and registered. This campaign is a call to action from our partners in the global south. For more information on this theme “A Voice for Justice” please check out the Development and Peace website www.devp.org