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Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Plenary Assembly







The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly on September 23th to the 27th, at the Nav Canada Centre, in Cornwall, Ontario, in the Diocese of Ottawa. Salt + Light Television will broadcast events live online and on television with selected repeats throughout the day.

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Schedule All times are in EST

  Monday September 23

9:00 amLIVE
Celebration of Eucharist
Bilingual
Presided by the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean- Longueuil and CCCB President


10:30 amLIVE
Enthronement of the Book of Gospels
Message to the Holy Father and President’s Report
11:30 amLIVE
Annual report of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF)
Annual report presented by the Most Rev. Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton and COLF Board President, and the Most Reverend Christian Rodembourg, M.S.A., Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe and COLF Board Vice-President.
11:45 amLIVE
Progress report by the Ad hoc Committee on Palliative Care
Presented by the Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton, and the Most Reverend Noël Simard, Bishop of Valleyfield.



2:00 pmLIVE
Keynote address by Archbishop Giampietro Dal Toso, President of Pontifical Mission Societies on upcoming Extraordinary Mission Month
This presentation will be introduced by the Most Rev. Vincent Nguyen, Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto and with closing words from The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer.



3:30 pmLIVE
Report by the Ad hoc Committee on the Transition of the Northern Dioceses
Presented by the Chair of the Ad hoc Committee, the Most Reverend Murray Chatlain, Archbishop of Keewatin-Le Pas plus 5 additional Northern Bishops:

the Most Reverend, Héctor Vila, Bishop of Whitehorse;
the Most Reverend John Hansen, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith;
the Most Reverend Gerard Pettipas, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Grouard- McLennan;
the Most Reverend Anthony Krótki, O.M.I., Bishop of Churchill-Hudson Bay: The Most Reverend Robert Bourgon, Bishop of Hearst-Moosonee.
4:30 pmLIVE
Ecumenical / Interfaith greetings
Presented by Rev. Stephen Kendall, President of the Canadian Council of Churches.
4:40 pmLIVE
Greetings by Fr. Louis Cinq-Mars, O.F.M.Cap., President of the Canadian Religious Conference
4:50 pmLIVE
Address by the Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi, Apostolic Nuncio to Canada
This presentation will start with words of introduction by the Most Rev. Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean- Longueuil and CCCB President, and closing by the Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice-President)



6:00 pm
Media briefing
The English Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice- President

The French Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer.



7:30 pm LIVE
Vespers
The bishops will unite in prayer for the celebration of the Vespers.



  Tuesday September 24

7:30 amLIVE
Celebration of Eucharist (English)
Presided by the Most Rev. Jon Hansen, Bishop of Mackenzie-Fort Smith



9:15 amLIVE
Enthronement of the Book of Gospels
By Dr. Arthur Walker-Jones, Chairman of the Research Chair in Contemporary Theology of The United Church of Canada and Co-Chair of the Catholic-United Church of Canada Dialogue
9:20amLIVE
Panel presentation on the 2018 Synod of Bishops; presentation by youth delegates to International Youth Forum (June 2019); presentation on World Youth Day (January 2019)
Introduction: Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada

Comments (Post-Synodal Exhortation): The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and the Most Reverend Stephen Jensen, Bishop of Prince George

Comments (International Youth Forum delegates, June 2019): Ms. Kathleen- Rosebelle Diaz and Mr. Joseph San José, CCCB delegates

Presentation (WYD 2019): Mrs. Isabel Correa, CCCB National Coordinator

Q&A period (all plus other Bishops at the Synod): the Most Reverend Lionel Gendron P.S.S., the Most Reverend Thomas Dowd, the Most Reverend Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R.



10:30 amLIVE
Ecumenical and interfaith panel presentation on the challenges to freedom of religion and freedom of conscience
Moderator: The Most Reverend Donald J. Bolen., Roman Catholic Archbishop of Regina, Saskatchewan

Panelists:
  • The Rev. Dr. Andrew P.W. Bennett, Ukrainian Greek-Catholic, Program Director for Cardus Law and Director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute.
  • The Right Reverend Bruce Joseph Andrew Myers OGS., Anglican Bishop of Quebec.
  • Dr. David Guretzki, Executive Vice- President and Resident Theologian of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
  • Rabbi Reuben Joshua Poupko, Rabbi of Beth Israel Beth Aaron Congregation in Montreal and co- chair of the Canadian Rabbinic (CRC) Caucus and co-chair of the CCCB-CRC national dialogue.
  • Imam Mohamed Refaat, President of the Canadian Council of Imams
  • Pandit Roopnauth Sharma, President of the Hindu Federation of Canada



6:00 pm
Media briefing
The English Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice-President

The French Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer.



7:30 pmLIVE
Vespers (Only for WEB)
The bishops will unite in prayer for the celebration of the Vespers.



  Wednesday September 25

7:30 amLIVE
Celebration of Eucharist French
Presided by the Most Rev. René Guay, Bishop of Chicoutimi.



6:00 pm
Media briefing
The English Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice-President

The French Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer



7:30 pmLIVE
Vespers (Only for WEB)
The bishops will unite in prayer for the celebration of the Vespers.



  Thursday September 26

7:30 amLIVE
Celebration of Eucharist
Presided the Most Rev. Robert Harris, Bishop of Saint John



6:00 pm
Media briefing
The English Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice-President

The French Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer



7:30 pmLIVE
Vespers (Only for WEB)
The bishops will unite in prayer for the celebration of the Vespers.



  Friday September 27

7:30 amLIVE
Celebration of Eucharist French
Presided by the Most. Rev. Pierre Goudreault, Bishop of Saint-Anne-de-la- Pocatière



6:00 pm
Media briefing
Bilingual
The English Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Richard Gagnon, Archbishop of Winnipeg and CCCB Vice-President

The French Media briefing will be held by The Most Rev. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke and CCCB Co-Treasurer.



All scheduled times are subject to change

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