• Letter to faith community leaders from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer

    Dear Faith Community Leaders, I am reaching out to you today to thank you for your efforts to date in helping Canada delay the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Over the past few weeks, we have seen the number of COVID-19 cases increase in Canada. To reduce the spread

  • Hope, Gratitude, and Solidarity

    A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Canada in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  • Norms for the Celebration of the Sacraments, Spring 2020

    Chancery Office, Pembroke March 26, 2020 I. Introduction We must balance the common good of the people regarding their health and possible exposure to the Covid-19 Coronavirus and their spiritual needs at this time.   II. Care for the Priest Priests or deacons with compromised health conditions and advanced age

  • Pastoral Letter – March 22, 2020

    Pastoral Centre, Kingston Fourth Sunday of Lent – March 22, 2020 My dear faithful of the Archdiocese of Kingston and the Diocese of Pembroke, I am writing to you on the Fourth Sunday of Lent. Across each of our dioceses, the provinces, the country and the continent, Sunday Mass has

  • COVID-19 – All Masses Cancelled

    Pastoral Centre, Kingston March 17, 2020 My dear Priests, Deacons, Religious and Faithful, The civil authorities in Ontario have announced that the Province is under a state of emergency effective immediately. Accordingly, all Sunday Masses, weekday Masses and public church events will be cancelled until further notice. Pastors and Administrators

  • Archbishop’s Lenten Message 2020

    Chancery Office, Pembroke Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020 My dear Faithful of the Archdiocese of Kingston and the Diocese of Pembroke, My greetings in the Lord Jesus. Our observance of Ash Wednesday begins our precious spiritual pilgrimage towards the Easter celebration. | am very much looking forward to this Holy

  • Profile: Paroisse St-François-d’Assise, Lac-des-Loups

    Parishioners of Paroisse St-François-d’Assise (St. Francis of Assisi) in Lac-des-Loups continue to devote themselves to their faith. The parish is administered by Father Olivier Engouté and André Brossard, parish services coordinator. In the 1840s the first settlers of Irish descent made their way to the region (formerly known as Wolf

  • Guidelines on Protecting Minors From Sexual Abuse

    November 15, 2019. In light of questions recently raised regarding the efforts of the Catholic Church in Canada to respond to the legacy of clergy sexual abuse, for example by way of the publication of names of the “credibly accused”, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) wishes to provide

  • Pastoral Letter – July 9, 2019

    Chancery Office, Kingston July 9, 2019 My dear faithful of the Archdiocese and Diocese, As I begin my final months of episcopal service in the Diocese of Pembroke and begin my ministry in the Archdiocese of Kingston, I wish to write a joint letter to you. I do this because