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390 Palace Road, Kingston, ON, phone 613.548.4461, fax 613.548.4744

September 26, 2016



photo: Sharon Buffett
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Kay has served as Judge in the Marriage Tribunal
of the Archdiocese of Kingston since 1999,
and is moving west to take on a similar position
with the Diocese of Hamilton


Archbishop’s Dinner

Archbishop O’Brien invites you to participate in a special event to conclude the Jubilee of Mercy.  On Thursday, November 17th, His Grace will host The Archbishop’s Dinner to raise money for food banks across the Archdiocese of Kingston.  This special gathering will be held at the Ambassador Hotel in Kingston.  Tickets are $125 per person, and a tax receipt of $75 will be issued for each ticket purchased. Ticket order forms can be obtained from the parish office or from the Archdiocesan website:   (  




Volunteer Training for Prison Ministry

Have you ever thought of prison ministry as a call? 
An introductory course will be offered
on six Thursday evenings

Starts October 13 - November 24
7:00-9:00 p.m.
at the Catholic Pastoral
390 Palace Road, Kingston

Register prior to Oct 6

For information and forms contact
Gorett DaSilva
at or
Mary-Jo MacKinnon-Simms at 548-4461

A Safe Environment Policy for the Archdiocese of Kingston


The Archdiocese of Kingston recognizes the dignity and rights of all minors and vulnerable persons and is committed to ensuring their safety and well-being in way that promotes their human dignity, integrity, and worth as members of the People of God. 

In keeping with our commitment for a safe environment, the Archdiocese has implemented a Screening Policy and a Code of Pastoral Conduct to prevent misconduct and protect all those we serve through our programs and in our facilities, in particularly the young and the vulnerable, as well as those who serve: clergy, religious, employees and volunteers. 

Furthermore, the Archdiocese, recognizing the reality that there is always the possibility of misconduct towards others, and being sensitive to the needs and fears of victims, has developed policies  to assist the Church in responding with charity, justice and healing to any allegations of sexual misconduct.
The following protocols are an integral part of the Safe Environment policy of the Archdiocese of Kingston:

These protocols apply to priests and deacons serving in the Archdiocese, whether incardinated in Kingston Archdiocese, in another diocese or a member of a religious order. These protocols also apply to staff and volunteers and religious sisters and brothers employed with the Archdiocese of Kingston.
These protocols do not apply to corporate bodies that have a Catholic identity, such as schools and school boards, social welfare agencies and hospitals. Staff and volunteers of these entities are subject to their own institutional policies.

(1 September 2016)

A Church in Dialogue
Catholics and Muslims in Canada:
Believers and Citizens in Society


The Hotel Dieu Hospital Spiritual Health Department is looking for donations of acrylic yarn (Sayelle, Astra, worsted weight). 

Our volunteer knitters make prayer shawls and afghans, which are then given out where it is felt they are most needed.   

Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Spiritual Health office  (room 391 on the 3rd floor of the Sydenham wing) Mondays –Thursdays from 8:30 -12:30.  Contact number 613-544-3400 ext. 2231. 


The issues of suffering and of preparing for death touch every one of us. How do we respond as followers of Jesus Christ? In the Archdiocese of Edmonton we are undertaking a special initiative to help one another explore deeply our Catholic stance against assisted suicide and euthanasia. In this video, Archbishop Richard Smith extends a personal invitation to people of the Archdiocese to attend a series of conversations on this important subject.

Sun. Apr. 3 @  4:30 pm - 'What's it all about?'
Tues. Apr. 5  @   9:00 pm -  'What's wrong with assisted suicide & euthanasia?'
Sun. Apr. 10  @ 4:30 pm -  'It's my body, my choice.'
Tues. Apr. 12 @  9:00 pm -  'I don't want to suffer.'
Wed. Apr. 13 @  9:00 pm - 'What must we do?'


This past October, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada launched a joint Declaration on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide.  At the time of its release, the Declaration had been signed by 56 faith leaders across Canada.  These signatories, including the CCCB, are now making a concerted effort to obtain signatures from a wide spectrum of Canadians who agree with the principles outlined in the Declaration.  You are invited to show your support for this initiative.  The Declaration and signatory option can be accessed at the following

Assisted suicide – protect the vulnerable and those who care for them. 

By June 2016, the Government of Canada is expected to pass legislation to legalize assisted suicide.  The Coalition for HealthCARE and Conscience is making an urgent appeal for your help.  This group of like-minded partners, which includes 5,000 doctors across Canada, is committed to protecting conscience rights for health practitioners and facilities.  You are invited to visit the Coalition’s website, for more information and to show your support.  Through the website, you can write directly to your Member of Parliament to express your concerns.  Since there is a tight timeline for the development of this legislation, you are asked to take action no later than April 1, 2016.