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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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VIDEO: Remembering Indigenous Veterans

In this newly published video (including interviews from 2019) Indigenous Veterans are remembered at St. Joseph High School in Edmonton.

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Everyday Heroes: Getting through the blizzard to get it done

Last November, during the second wave of COVID-19, Javier Martinez drove through a snowstorm from Calgary to Edmonton so he could work at a continuing care site dealing with outbreaks.

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Everyday Heroes: Volunteers make others' lives easier

Volunteers in our churches, schools, hospitals and other organizations are sharing their time and talents to help others, to strengthen the power of community, to get things done, to be of assistance and support with kindness and compassion. This is the spirit of the Catholic  community.

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Everyday Heroes: We are all in this together

During the shutdown of schools, teachers, school staff and parents took collaboration to a new level. Virtual classrooms and home learning continued to engage students in their learning. They kept reassuring kids. They worked together to calm kids’ fears of not seeing their peers.

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Everyday Heroes: Knights of Columbus - Leaving No Neighbour Behind

In the midst of the pandemic,  the Knights of Columbus established the Leave No Neighbor Behind initiative, calling on all Knights to serve those in need in their neighbourhoods, parishes and communities while adhering to safety guidelines.

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Everyday Heroes: Service to the vulnerable

COVID -19 made no distinction among those it infected. Seniors, people living with disabilities and vulnerable brothers and sisters were disproportionally impacted by lockdowns and other restrictions aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. Not able to see their family members, locked in their rooms at senior homes, hospitals or other facilities they suffered form loneliness and disappointment.

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Everyday Heroes: Another category of first responders

COVID-19 has shown us that custodians, housekeeping or environmental services - no matter what term your organization uses – are crucial to keeping us safe and healthy and our buildings operational.

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Everyday Heroes: Parish and Pastoral staff ever adjusting to new measures

Parish staff like Rosemary Lee, pastoral assistant at Good Shepherd Parish in Edmonton, go above and beyond to ensure all the provincial measures continue to be implemented.

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