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

August 23, 2016



 

Duc In Altum 2016-17 Info Session

Calling all young adults in their 20’s and 30’s! We invite you to attend an info session about a new opportunity in our archdiocese for young adults: “Duc In Altum” which is Latin for “Head Out Into the Deep”. This experience consists of an opening retreat weekend away at the Canada Club in Perth, six Saturday sessions throughout the year at Rideau Acres, and a closing retreat weekend at Camp Iawah. Invest in a year for your future! We invite you to journey with other Catholic young adults through talks, prayer, group activities, discussion, spiritual accompaniment and lots of fun!  Learn tools that will equip you in your life decisions.  Come and find out more Friday, September 16th at 7pm at the Diocesan Centre (390 Palace Road, Kingston). For more information contact Nadia Gundert at youth@romancatholic.kingston.on.ca or call 613-484-2446.

SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
OF THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF CANADA
PRESENTED TO

ALICE GAZELEY
KINGSTON DIOCESAN COUNCIL

Alice Gazeley, Kingston Diocesan Council, has been presented with the Social Justice Award by the Ontario Provincial Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada at their recent Convention in Stratford, ON.  The Ontario Provincial Council of the Catholic Women’s League represents over 47,000 women.  The Award is presented to a Catholic Women’s League member that has given extraordinary service in social justice issues contributing to her community and must have demonstrated exemplary leadership, generosity of spirit and living the mission of the League.              

Alice speaks of social justice as a continuum extending from charity to justice; the Gospel calls us to both.  In a recent document published by the Canadian Catholic Bishops, they write, “You cannot help every person in need, nor address every injustice, but you can foster within yourself a Gospel vision for the world, a world where, ‘mercy and faithfulness have met, justice and peace have embraced’ (Ps 85,10), and put yourself at the service of that broader vision.” This is Jesus’ challenge to us and accompanied by the Holy Spirit, we must meet this challenge    

           


APPOINTMENT
COORDINATOR OF THE OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Mary-Jo Mackinnon-Simms
6 September 2016

YARN DONATIONS REQUIRED

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. 


EVERY LIFE MATTERS

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?'

DECLARATION ON EUTHANASIA AND ASSISTED SUICIDE

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 link:www.euthanasiadeclaration.ca

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.

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