Pastoral Scene

VIDEO: Archbishop Smith responds to Statement of Apology by the Catholic Bishops of Canada
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

In this short video, Archbishop Richard Smith responds to the national apology issued by the Canadian Bishops, as well as a nation-wide collective financial commitment to support healing and reconciliation initiatives for residential school survivors, their families, and their communities.


Bishops' Financial Commitment toward Reconciliation and Healing
Monday, September 27, 2021

Canadian Bishops announce $30M National Financial Pledge to support healing and reconciliation initiatives


Rolheiser: What ultimately lies at the center of our attention?
Monday, September 27, 2021

There are times when we are called to make God the conscious center of our attention; love and faith demand this. However, there will be times when, affectively and consciously, God will take fourth place in our lives – and God is mature and understanding enough to live with that.


September 30 at 7 p.m. – Mass for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, from St. Joseph Basilica
Monday, September 27, 2021

We invite you to worship safely in person (following current COVID-19 restriction) or online. We livestream the celebration of the Mass from St. Joseph Basilica to your TV, computer or mobile device several ways:


Archbishop addresses exemptions to COVID vaccinations
Friday, September 24, 2021“We are individuals living in society. As social beings, our actions affect others and thus involve responsibilities towards them. Our concern must always be for the welfare of both others and ourselves.”
Bishops apologize for residential schools and raise possibility of Papal visit to Canada
Friday, September 24, 2021“We acknowledge the grave abuses that were committed by some members of our Catholic community; physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural, and sexual. We also sorrowfully acknowledge the historical and ongoing trauma and the legacy of suffering and challenges faced by Indigenous Peoples that continue to this day.”
Vatican to require vaccination proof or negative COVID-19 test
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Visitors, tourists and employees who want to enter Vatican territory will be required beginning Oct. 1 to show proof of vaccination, recovery from the coronavirus or a negative COVID-19 test.


Landry: Those the Light Shines Through
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

There’s a story told of a mother, who one afternoon, made a visit to her parish Church with her young son. As they were in the Church, the sun was shining through the stained-glass windows just right so the Church was aglow with vivid colors all around. The boy was staring up at the windows, in awe of it all....


VIDEO - Pope: Vaccination an "act of love"
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pope Francis and Archbishop Jose Gomez (of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles) were among leaders featured in an Aug. 18 2021 ad campaign  promoting COVID-19 vaccines as an act of love.


Update: Incident at Santa Maria Goretti parish
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Father George said that the incident was unacceptable. It was a shock for all of us that it was well premeditated.