Weekly Updates – October 2, 2016

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Hi everyone…VIDES (volunteer international development education & service) Canada is hosting a fundraising dinner/dance @ end of October…for those of you that don’t know VIDES, it’s the organization that I volunteered with in 2014 when I taught english in Vietnam for 2 months.
http://videscanada.ca/volunteer-trips/meet-the-volunteers/
I know some of you will be attending this fundraising event @ St. Benedict’s catholic church (esp.if ur a parishioner there and already heard of it)…extending this invite to friends who like to support humanitarian causes, churchie peeps and family!…I hope you’ll be able to come out and support!!  This year’s funds are going towards orphans of Madagascar…how about we get a table going that night?…if you’re interested, the details are found in the attachment…for tickets, I have quite a few so please connect with me.
Thanks,
Patricia Soscia

Come & See Weekend, November 4 to 6, 2016 at St. Augustine’s Seminary
From: Fr. Chris Lemieux, Director, Office of Vocations
We are hosting a Come & See Weekend for men 18 years and older at St. Augustine’s Seminary from Friday, November 4 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m. This weekend offers a way for men to discern a possible call to priesthood at our seminary. We encourage you to promote this in your parishes, connect with men who would make good candidates and contact us with their names. Thank you in advance for your generosity as we work together to build a culture of vocations. For more information, please call us at 416-968-0997 or email vocations@archtoronto.org.

A sneak peek at St. Michael’s Cathedral renovations – Perspectives Daily
Tonight on Perspectives: we go inside the Cathedral of St. Michael in Toronto, Ontario to see what it will look like when renovations are complete.

St. Michael’s cathedral was re-dedicated on September 29, 2016.  If you haven’t been to the cathedral recently, you should!  As videos become available they will be shared here.

St. Michael’s Cathedral reopens with great fanfare after 5 years of restoration work
The church also has a new designation from the Vatican: minor basilica

Print copies of A Cathedral Reborn are available for purchased for $4.99 + S&H. For more information on how to purchase or for special pricing on orders of 10 copies or more, email cathedral@catholicregister.org or call us at 416-934-3410 (ext. 404) or toll free 1-855-441-4077

Casavant – St. Michael’s
Casavant Organ Factory, 2015.

A message from the Cardinal

An Invitation
Knights of Columbus Supreme Council
The latest membership recruitment video that was debuted at the 133rd Supreme Convention. This video can be used during membership drives in your parish or in conjunction with other membership recruitment techniques

Canadian Bishops gather for Annual Plenary 2016 – Perspectives Daily
In Rome, this past weekend, Pope Francis met with families of victims of the terror attack in Nice. He also celebrated Mass with catechists for their Jubilee celebrations and offered prayers for clergy members killed in Mexico. In Canada, the Canadian Catholic Bishops attend their annual assembly in Cornwall, Ontario, and Salt + Light TV is on the ground to bring you up to date on their meetings.

Cardinal Eijk of Utrecht warns of snowball effect of legalizing euthanasia – Perspectives Daily
On this second day of the CCCB’s Plenary, Bishop Noël Simard of Hearst discusses issues surrounding Amoris Laetitia, Canadian Jesuit and member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Fr. Michael Czerny addresses the Bishops on Laudato Si, and Cardinal Willem Eijk of the Netherlands expresses his concern on the legalization of assisted suicide.

Michael Dyckerhoff – Witness
Father Thomas Rosica, CSB, hosts an in-depth discussion with Michael Dyckerhoff, the organizer of the once-in-ten-years the Passion Play put on by the inhabitants of Oberammergau, Germany. The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the Bubonic plague sweeping the region, they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play involves more than 2,000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians – all residents of the village.

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