June 10, 2021 - the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) announced that a delegation of Indigenous people is preparing to visit Rome to meet with Pope Francis.  The CCCB has been working with Elders/Knowledge Keepers, residential school survivors, and youth from across the country for over two years to plan this visit.  Although the trip was delayed due to the pandemic, the CCCB hopes the delegation will be able to travel to the Vatican before the end of 2021.  Click here for the CCCB’s statement


********************


June 3, 2021 - Please see a statement of apology and commitment from Bishop Gary Gordon pertaining to the Residential Schools in our Diocese.  Click here for the statement 


********************


May 31, 2021 - Bishop Gary Gordon has issued the following statement in light of the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the site of the former residential school in Kamloops. Click here to read the Statement


********************


May 31, 2021 - The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement following the report of a recent discovery of graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School on the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation.  Click here to read the Statement



********************



May 28, 2021 - Directives from Bishop Gary Gordon regarding the restart of Mass.  Click here to view.



********************



April 8, 2021 - Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement regarding the expansion of euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.  Click here to read the letter


********************


Pastoral Care Outreach Training Sessions - With the vaccines being administered, Bishop Gary Gordon feels it is important to have parishioners trained at the ready to provide a caring and compassionate experience to those who are most in need.  A nine session Pastoral Care training series will launch virtually via Zoom, every Saturday from April 17th to June 12th, from 9:30 to Noon.  When we recover from the pandemic, vaccines are in place, and all this isolation and social distancing passes, we will greatly need trained parishioners to be the face of God for those who are enduring the greatest suffering.  Opportunities will arise to strengthen their confidence in their lives and give them a reason to hope.  Please seriously consider joining in this pastoral care training.  Click here for more information.


********************