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From the monthly archives: November 2021

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'November 2021'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Advent and Christmas 2021

The following guidelines prepared with the current health and safety restrictions in place will assist you in planning for the upcoming Advent and Christmas season.

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VIDEO: Archbishop Smith talks about upcoming Indigenous Delegation to Rome

The delegation departs from Canada on December 14th, and will return on the 21st. Three of the official delegates are from Alberta: Chief Wilton Littlechild of Maskwacis, Angie Crerar of Grande Prairie and Gary Gagnon of St. Albert. While in Rome, the Pope will grant three distinct one-hour private audiences with the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit delegates respectively. These will be followed by a fourth encounter with the entire group, at which other Indigenous people from Canada will be present.

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VIDEO: Catholic Young Adults of Edmonton (C-YEG)

Young adults need community - and we need you to be a part of it! C-YEG started as a small group of eight people planning some events and after only three months, we have had an astounding response...

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Letter to the Faithful - Special Delegation of Indigenous Peoples to Encounter Pope Francis in Rome

This meeting with the Holy Father is of immense significance in the history of Indigenous Peoples, our Church, and our country.

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2021 Pastoral Letter on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Canada

On 22 November 2021, the CCCB Commission for Justice and Peace released a Pastoral Letter entitled For Freedom Christ has Set us Free: Pastoral Letter on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Canada. The letter draws attention to the inherently exploitative and abusive nature of the purchase of sex and insists that in order to protect the vulnerable, this practice must continue to be criminalized: “Treating sex as ‘work’ masks the physical, psychological and sexual violence inflicted on the prostituted person. Prostitution involves selling something that by its nature cannot be bought or sold and is therefore inherently exploitative.”

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VIDEO: Pope Francis - Reign with Christ for justice

During his homily for the feast of Christ the King Nov. 21, Pope Francis told young people to not be timid in criticizing the injustices in today's world.

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Rolheiser: Dealing with Emotional Paralysis…

Our greatest strength is often our greatest weakness. Sensitivity is a gift, but as any sensitive person will tell you, that gift can be a mixed blessing.

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Everyday Heroes: A final Thank You!

Thank you for your faithful and devoted service, for your commitment and unwavering service to people in your care. Thank you for all you do to overcome the challenge that is the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Everyday Heroes: Fundraising volunteers

When COVID-19 presented us with its challenges and many events had to be canceled, our volunteers did not stop surprising us.  Coming with smaller numbers, whatever restrictions allowed us. They showed up, worked hard and helped carry the mission.

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Everyday Heroes: Lending professional advice

Terry Meyer was named CLG’s volunteer of the year and received the honour from Court of Queen's Bench Justice Ola Malik.

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