Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine

Canadian Indigenous delegation meets with Pope Francis in Rome

From March 28 to April 1, 2022, a delegation of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit representatives from Canada will meet with Pope Francis in the Vatican to discuss Catholic involvement in residential schools as well as the lasting impact on Indigenous communities. Salt + Light Media will be in Rome for the event and will be providing updates via our website and Salt + Light TV.
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For each day of the delegation's visit, Salt + Light Media will be providing brief news updates at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT. After the broadcast, each update will be posted here.
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July 2021
Letter sent to the Pope by the Mission, and the Bishop, concerning the discovery of the unmarked graves in some Residential Schools 

The National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patron saint of the Americas.

In view of this day of prayer, please find attached the French and English versions of the Message for the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples 2021, which has the theme We are called to healing, to forgiveness, to reconciliation. The message was drafted and approved by the Indigenous Council of the CCCB and was also reviewed by the Board of Directors as previously agreed with the Indigenous Council.

The text will be published in the December 2021 issue of Living with Christ, page 178.

Orange Shirt Day 

September 30, 2021

First Federal statutory holilday as Truth and Reconciliation Day

Events

Special Mass on September 26, 2021, at 10:45 am presided by Mgr Claude Hamelin, Bishop

Pastoral Day on September 28, 2021, speaker: Tonya Williams about reconciliation through Jesus

September 30, at 7:00 pm - Blessing of a new Saint Kateri statue at the Cathedral of Mary Queen of the World in Montreal by Mgr Christian Lépine, Archibishop of Montreal

PAST EVENT TO HONOUR THE CHILDREN WHO DIED IN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS