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World Youth Day Krakow 2016 Begins!

World Youth Day Krakow 2016 Begins!

Today thousands of young people gather for 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. From July 26-31, young people from all around the world will delve deeper into their Catholic faith through prayer, catechetical sessions, festivals, and audiences with the Pope. This is the 14th pilgrimage since it was initiated by Saint John Paul II in 1985. This year’s theme: ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy’ (Mt 5:7) was chosen by Pope Francis and is the fifth of the eight Beatitudes given by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. He chose it to show the importance of the Beatitudes which are at the heart of Jesus’ teaching.

Steubenville Atlantic: Grateful for 10 Years of Sharing the Gospel

Steubenville Atlantic: Grateful for 10 Years of Sharing the Gospel

“Steubenville renewed my faith and sense of belonging to the Church and to Christ.” –Samantha

This summer marked our 10th Steubenville Atlantic conference organized by the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. During this time the conference has served almost 7,000 young people and chaperones (6,968) and donated $14,429 to Chalice in support of youth-serving community projects around the globe. The effect of the conference over such a long period has borne many spiritual fruits, through deeper conversion to Christ, vocations to married life and religious life, leaders in ministry, and leaders in the world. In a time when many parishes ask “what can we do for our young people?” the Steubenville Atlantic conference has proven to be one way in which Church can support the work of parents and parishes in forming young disciples of Jesus Christ. Steubenville Atlantic is part of a network of 24 conferences done in partnership with Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, which serve over 40,000 young people annually.

The Forgiveness of Assisi

The Forgiveness of Assisi

You are invited to join the Franciscans of Halifax and friends as we celebrate the feast of the Forgiveness of Assisi. St. Francis asked the Pope for a special indulgence that could be received by visiting the church of the Portiuncula in Assisi. Today we are able to receive this indulgence on the feast day in August.

Parish Pastoral Planning Workshop

Parish Pastoral Planning Workshop

Parish pastoral planning teams mark Saturday, September 17 on your calendars!

Specifically for people involved in their parish planning, including deacons and lay leaders, this day will be facilitated by the team in the Office of Pastoral Life and New Evangelization (PL&NE). Together we will pray for and discuss the renewal of our parishes. The aim of the day will be to encourage and support you in developing a pastoral plan specific to the unique circumstances of your parish community.

Today in the Roman Catholic Church

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