Catechism update for 2015/2016 program year

Childrens' Catechism will begin Sunday September 20, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Children from age 4 to 13 (Pre-k to grade 7) are welcome  Children over 13 who still wish to receive Sacraments are welcome into the program as well.

Children over 13 who have all their Sacraments are welcome to join our Youth Group or be volunteers in our program.

Registration can be completed on line. In person registrations can be done from 10:30 to noon on Sunday August 30; September 6 and 15, 2015.  

Development and Peace Launches Fall 2014 Education and Awareness Campaign

This Sunday, November 9, 2014, Development and Peace launches its Fall Education and Awareness campaign titled “Sow Much Love” in response to the continuing privatization and genetically modification of seeds by multinational corporations, to the detriment of small family farmers throughout the world.
D & P invites you to raise your voice in your parish, your local school, your community, as well as with your elected officials, to show your support for small family farmers and their right to seeds.
Check out the D & P table at the back of the church and sign the petition calling on our Members of Parliament to respect the rights of small family farmers to save, reuse, preserve, and share their seeds which feed the world. Seeds are part of creation and are for the common good, they should not be owned by multinational corporations.
Thanks to our parishioners’ energy, wisdom, and commitment to justice, Development and Peace will be able to continue to raise its voice to fight the injustices that cause global hunger. Together, we can make a place at the table for all of the members of our human family.
For more information check out the website

Development and Peace Share Lent Campaign 2014

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.

Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief for the Philippines, November 24,2013

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- A Voice for Justice Sunday, October 27, 2013

“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


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