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Symposium on the End-of-Life Care

OMI Lacombe Canada’s Office of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) in partnership with Saint Paul University is pleased to invite you to attend a Symposium on Friday, October 16,  from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Symposium will take place at Saint Paul University, 223 Main St. Ottawa, Ontario, in the Amphitheatre.

The theme of the symposium is: “End-of-Life Care: Challenges in Our Post-Christian World”. We hope to offer an educational opportunity regarding the implications of the Supreme Court decision to strike down the Canadian law relating to assisted suicide. As a caring church and wider society, what are our options?  Should we be lobbying for better and more available palliative and spiritual care?  What should that care look like and how will it be funded?

The speakers and panelists are all experts in different aspects of this important issue which affects all of us now and will affect us in the future. You will find detailed information and the program on the University of St. Paul website at: http://ustpaul.ca/en/end-of-life-care-challenges-in-our-post-christian-world_2141_17.htm

For additional information and to register, please contact Leonard Rego at 613-230-2225, poste 230, or by e-mail at jpic@omilacombe.ca


Refugee Crisis: The CCCB Releases an Open Letter to Canadian Catholics

"Following the call of Pope Francis during his Angelus message this past September 6, 2015, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released an open letter to Canadian Catholics on how all the members of the Church can respond to the refugee crisis."

"In his letter, Archbishop Durocher proposed seven ways Catholics can respond, including diocesan or parish sponsorships of refugees as well as donations toward the work of Canadian Catholic "aid and development agencies which do outstanding international work and are deeply involved in assisting Syrian and other refugees and displaced persons." 

Open and download this PDF document: Responding as Catholics to the Refugee Crisis

Source: Communications Office of the CCCB


World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Instituted by Pope Francis, The World Day of Prrayer for the Care of Creation wil be celebrated on September 1st of every year, starting in 2015. This World Day of Prayer will coincide with a similar celebration previously established by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. 

The annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, writes Pope Francis, will offer individual believers and communities a fitting opportunity to reaffirm their personal vocation to be stewards of creation." 

On the CCCB's website you will find the Pope's letter and the encyclycal Laudato Si.


Upcoming Conference Hosted by CWR

Communicators for Women Religious (CWR) is hosting its upcoming conference, October 6–9, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Presentations and breakout sessions will focus on the conference theme: “Spirit of the Wind: Spirit of the Message.” The annual conference is an opportunity to meet others in congregational ministry from across the United States and Canada.

CWR invites you and any colleagues involved with advancing the mission of women religious to attend this year’s conference at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque. Well known author and spiritual writer Father Richard Rohr, OFM, will give the keynote address, “Becoming Contemplative Communicators.” Workshop presenters will focus on how-to aspects of communication.

Open and download the following documents:
Letter of invitation
The Conferenre Brochure

To learn more about CWR visit their website at: 


Canadian Forum on Theology and Education: An Update

The Canadian Forum on Theology and Education will take place on April 1 and 2nd, 2016 at St. Joseph's Ukrainian Catholic Conference Centre, 300 River Oaks Blvd. East, Oakville, Ontario.

The two speakers will be Joan Chittister OSB and Diarmuid O'Murchu MSC. They will speak on the theme of Evolution and the Spiritual Life: Exploring Changing Images of God and the Implications for Daily Life and Spirituality. 

For further information and to register, open and download this PDF document: Canadian Forum on Theology and Education 2016

Register NOW at http://www.cfotae.ca/Registration.php to guarantee registration. Fewer than 100 places available.



A Sacred Threshold: What Does this Moment Hold for Us?

CRC 2016 Workshop

The Canadian Religious Conference is inviting its Ontario leaders and their teams and members of the CRC Ontario JPIC Network to come together in a discernment of the new thing God is doing among us. How can we tap a graced reconciling energy to release our capacity to be change-makers in a world of deep divisions?


Joint Ecological Ministry Meeting

The Joint Ecological Ministry (JEM) is a collaboration of religious communities and partners using their resources to promote caring for Creation and living within planetary limits. JEM plans to engage religious communities around the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference which will take place in Paris in December. Open and download the JEM brochure

JEM is currently planning a gathering for Tuesday, November 3,  in Toronto at the Mary Ward Centre. The theme of the gathering is Paris and Beyond. As the December World Climate Summit in Paris approaches, the participants will hear from panel speakers and discuss opportunities for religious communities to add their voices to the call for new measures to mitigate climate change. JEM members will also discuss ways religious communities can contribute to ecological justice in the months and years ahead.

Online registration at: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paris-and-beyond-tickets-18416464140


CRC JPIC Ontario Fall Gathering

The CRC Ontario JPIC Fall Gathering will be held November 4 and 5, 2015 at Scarboro Foreign Mission Centre. The theme is: Moving Forward Together. The regular fall meeting of the CRC KAIROS network will take place at the same time.

The speakers are: 

Sheila Smith, RSCJ: What is reconciliation?

Wawahte working group from Kingston
(a residential school documentary group)

Ed Bianchi:  KAIROS and the TRC follow-up.

Jennifer Henry: Theological reflection

To register, open and download this PDF document: CRC JPIC Gathering Registration Form


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