Jubilee of Priests
On Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., you are invited to join the priests of the Archdiocese at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Kingston for a Holy Hour and Eucharistic Adoration in celebration of the Jubilee of Priests. This event coincides with the Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests, which is observed each year on or near the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The event at the Cathedral on June 2nd takes place at the same time as the celebration of the Jubilee of Priests in Rome (June 1st to 3rd.).
Support for Fort McMurray
The community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, has been devastated in the past week by wildfires that have destroyed over 2,000 buildings, severely compromised its infrastructure, and forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people. The victims of this disaster are in need of financial support to rebuild their homes and their lives. The Red Cross is collecting donations for the victims, and each donation is being matched by the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta. Financial contributions can be made online at email@example.com; or by telephone at 1-800-418-1111. Tax receipts are issued as soon as a donation is made. Please give generously and keep the people of Fort McMurray in your prayers.
MESSAGE FROM ARCHBISHOP O'BRIEN
In relation to Bill C-14, the federal legislation concerning physician-assisted suicide, I want to draw your attention to an important initiative of the Catholic Women’s League of Canada to promote end-of-life care that is truly compassionate.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, the CWL encourages you to participate in 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care. A promotional poster is included with this transmission.
Information and resources for the 12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care, including prayers and reflections, can be found on the CWL website at www.cwl.ca.