Pastoral Planning 2013
DOCTOR ASSISTED SUICIDE
A” NO” vote on Question 2 will go a long way to preserve the
dignity of human life. Question 2
does not require a patient to
consult with a psychiatrist before receiving a prescription to
commit suicide and many terminally ill patients have depression.
Neither does it require a consultation with a hospice expert nor
notification of family members. No physician is present when the
patient takes the lethal prescription. Your vote is crucial in this
matter. Visit our website at
for more information.
YEAR OF FAITH The upcoming Year of Faith is first an opportunity for every Catholic to deepen their relationship with the person of Jesus Christ and to encounter him in the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Secondly, Catholics are asked to deepen their knowledge of the content of our Catholic faith, primarily through study and reflection on the documents of Vatican II and the Catechism.
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Pastoral Collaborative Update
On Monday, January 23rd, 2013 the Archdiocese published proposed parish collaboratives for the West Region. They have recommended that St. Bridget, Our Lady of Fatima and St. Anselm, both in Sudbury, be grouped as a collaborative.
The Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission (APPC) has prepared a final recommendation to Cardinal Seán for his decision, with extensive feedback from parishioners. .This is a proposal that has not been approved by the Cardinal as yet, but his approval is anticipated in November 2013. Extensive training of pastoral support teams (PST) is planned.
We will continue to make information available on this process as it develops. Additional and latest details about the plan proposals are available in full from the archdiocese at www.planning2013.com