Happy Canada Day!

This Canada Day celebrate from the comfort and safety of your home.  From family activities to Canadian treats to virtual fireworks, check out all the celebrations you can take part in:

May St. Joseph, patron of Canada, and the Blessed Virgin Mother, to whom the Bishops Consecrated Canada during this pandemic, bless all Canadians.  May July 1, 2020 mark the beginning of a new year of justice, peace and health for all of Canada.

Pope Francis and the Canadian Bishops Speak Against Racism and Violence

In addition to Pope Francis’ call to respect all human beings, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a statement following the protests in the US and the death of Mr. George Floyd.  You can read the statement here.

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is hatred… let me sow Love.
Where there is injury… Pardon.
Where there is doubt… Faith.
Where there is despair… Hope.
Where there is darkness… Light.
And where there is sadness… Joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life. Amen

~ St. Francis of Assisi