Canada National Saint Kateri Shrine

Orange Shirt Day

September 30, 2023

Federal statutory holilday as Truth and Reconciliation Day

Sunday September 24, 2023, at 10:45, Mass will be dedicated to honor all the children who perished in Residential Schools and those who survived
Papal Visit in Canada from July 24 to July 29, 2022
Healing and Reconciliation: An Historic Journey
Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Canada from July 24 to 29, 2022. The Pope’s visit will provide a unique opportunity for him, once again, to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness and to address the impact of colonization and the participation of the Catholic Church in the operation of residential schools throughout Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.... Papal Visit to Canada
Healing and reconciliation Pope Francis

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.
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