Missionary needs collection will take place on the first Sunday of Nativity Fast

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To all rectors and clergy of the Canadian Diocese.

This is to inform that, according to the decision adopted and confirmed by me at the fall Clergy gathering in Vancouver, on the first Sunday of the Nativity Fast, on November 15/28, of this year, all the parishes of our Diocese will have a special collection for outreach and missionary goals set out by the Diocese.

I ask all the rectors to say an appropriate word, addressed to parishioners, reminding them that all of us are members of the Church and thus, we are members of the Body of Christ, consequently both the sorrows and the joys of one are communicated to our other brothers and sisters.

It is not a secret that the financial state of our Diocese suffered greatly on account of troubles brought upon us and today, we cover our essential needs with difficulty. Yet the outreach and missionary activity may not and should not be neglected, because it is the foundation of the ministry of the Church.


Bishop of Montreal and Canada

November 2/15, 2010