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Everyday Heroes: Helping beyond Canada

Annet Maitwe, originally from Uganda, is an active member of the Catholic Women’s League at St. Charles parish. As a teacher, Annet and her husband Patrick understand very well how important education is to lift children out of poverty.

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Rolheiser: The notion of a vocation

If we use our God-given talents, we will find meaning and blessing in our lives; on the other hand, if we don’t use our talents, those very gifts will snakebite us, poison our happiness, and generally embitter our spirits. If we use our God-given talents, we will find meaning and blessing in our lives; on the other hand, if we don’t use our talents, those very gifts will snakebite us, poison our happiness, and generally embitter our spirits

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Everyday Heroes: Bag lunch program at Sacred Heart Church of First People

Sacred Heart responded to hungry people unserved during COVID-19 by preparing bag lunches for the homeless, feeding struggling people who were coming by the hundreds each week for help.

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Everyday Heroes: Delivering exceptional quality despite personal hardships

An outbreak of COVID-19 at St. Joseph’s College meant residents needed to isolate. SJC Food Services staff immediately began delivery of three meals per day to these men in isolation - these deliveries were the only time these men saw anyone for almost two weeks.

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Everyday Heroes: Better together

Physical therapist Ciaran O’Flynn never imagined he would be providing respiratory care to patients at the Misericordia Community Hospital.

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Landry: If we want to renew our parishes and find ways to bring others back, an encounter with Christ is the starting point

If we want to renew our parishes and find ways to bring others back, an encounter with Christ is the starting point. We need to return to Jesus as our first love and to allow ourselves to be surprised by the Gospel again.

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VIDEO: Refugees need help to purchase essentials for this coming winter

Catholic Social Services is welcoming refugees from Afghanistan on top of the annual amount of refugees that the organization takes in yearly. Catholic Social Services is asking for donations to help purchase essentials for this coming winter.

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VIDEO: Pipe organ memorial for fallen soldiers

Roderick Bryce talks about the pipe organ at St. Joseph's Cathedral Basilica which is dedicated to fallen soldiers within the entire archdiocese. He is accompanied by Monica Rist playing the Adagio in G minor by Rasquin, Giazotto, and Albinoni.

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Everyday Heroes: A video thank-you to clergy and religious

Today we want to say a big “Thank you” to our priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters. Once COVID-19 emerged, they had to figure out how to provide pastoral care when they could not be with their flocks in person. 

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Canadian Bishops invite Residential School Survivors, Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Youth to meet with Pope Francis

The Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that 25-30 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and youth will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican from December 17-20, 2021, accompanied by a small group of Canadian Bishops.

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