Catholic Organizations, Partners and Conferences
The Catholic Family Development Centre is a not-for-profit nondenominational family service agency and has been serving the community of Thunder Bay since 1979. The Centre is dedicated to strengthening and empowering families and individuals through a high quality service within a respectful, caring environment.
Welcome to St. Andrew’s Dew Drop Inn. We are a safe, warm and welcoming place where hungry people can come to eat with no questions asked.
Our task is a simple one: We feed hungry people. Our goal is to build a community of care where we can come together as neighbours and friends to support each other.
The Right to Life Association of Thunder Bay and Area is a volunteer non-sectarian, human rights organization dedicated, through education, to providing a sure and certain voice regarding the care and protection of the unborn, women hurt by abortion, the infirm, the disabled and the aged. We oppose the violence of abortion, fetal and embryonic experimentation, unethical reproductive technologies, infanticide, assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Teens Encounter Christ is a shared experience of mature teens and adults who seek to grow together in faith and understanding. TEC is a retreat for teens and adults 17+.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board has 6 Catholic elementary schools serving the communities of Sioux Lookout, Dryden, Atikokan, Fort Frances to Rainy River and First Nations within the jurisdiction of the Board in Northwestern Ontario.
The Kenora Catholic District School Board is a Roman Catholic School System dedicated to excellence in education, the Christian formation of youth, and meaningful partnerships with family, community and the Church.
The Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board is committed to providing quality education which combines academic excellence with a concern for the spiritual, moral, social, emotional, cultural and physical growth of the student.
The word Cursillo is a Spanish word that means “short course”. Cursillo Thunder Bay is a short course put on for lay Catholics by other lay Catholics assisted by a Priest and/or Deacon. However, often religious persons such as priests, deacons, sisters, brothers etc will also make a Cursillo weekend.
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores Boreales straddles two districts, that of the Thunder Bay and Kenora-Rainy River, the Council serves nine communities spread from Red Lake to the west in Longlac on Highway 11 and is Marathon on Highway 17 east.
Canadian Catholic Region
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is the national assembly of the Bishops of Canada. It was founded in 1943 and officially recognized by the Holy See in 1948. After the Second Vatican Council (1962–65), it became part of a worldwide network of Episcopal Conferences, established in 1965, as an integral part of the life of the universal Church.
The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario is the association of the Catholic bishops in the Province of Ontario in the service of Catholics of Ontario.
By its very nature, the ACBO is a forum where the Bishops of Ontario reflect together and collaborate on projects to proclaim, celebrate and live the Good News of Jesus Christ in our province. It is an instrument of the collegiality that binds Bishops with each other under the leadership of the Bishop of Rome in a common purpose, a common mission, a common faith.
The Knights of Columbus in Ontario can trace their roots back to January 28, 1900, when a class of fifty nine candidates were initiated in Ottawa Ontario, and formed Council 485. While at that time a United States based organization, the growth in Ontario over the next ten years occurred primarily in towns where the railway passed through, with commercial salesmen or transient printers bringing the news of the Order to these towns.
The Catholic Women’s Leadership Foundation (CWLF) is accepting applications for its initial Leadership Program for Canadian Catholic women. The Program will be facilitated by the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON.
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in gospel values calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College currently offers a 3-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree, as well as one-, two-, and three-year certificates in the classical liberal arts. This degree is being accepted by some institutions for direct admittance to graduate programs, and we are currently working on agreements with more institutions.
The Catholic Civil Rights League (CCRL) is a national lay Catholic organization committed to combating anti-Catholic defamation, working with the media to secure a fair hearing for Catholic positions on issues of public debate, and lobbying government and intervening in court challenges in support of law and policy compatible with a Catholic understanding of human nature and the common good.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, Caritas Canada is one of the most established International development organizations in Canada. It was founded in 1967 by the Canadian Bishops of Canada to inspire the solidarity of Canadians towards their sisters and brothers in the Global South suffering the injustice of poverty. Today, Development and Peace is a strong and diverse movement of Canadians from coast to coast acting for justice so that the poorest can live in dignity and with respect. As a membership led organization it is supported by Share Lent parish collections, individual donations and government grants. To read more about Development and Peace’s mission statement, projects and rich resources visit devp.org
The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) was co-founded by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus
The Pontifical Mission Societies are Roman Catholic mission societies active throughout the whole world. Almost every country has a national office for the Pontifical Mission Societies and a national director. Offices for the Pontifical Mission Societies in Canada are located in Toronto and Montreal. The National Director for English-speaking Canada is Fr. Alex Osei, C.S.Sp. The National Director for French-speaking Canada is Fr. Yoland Ouellet, O.M.I.
SERENA is a national organization that specializes in the teaching of the Sympto-Thermal method of natural family planning. Serena’s services are available in most provinces across Canada. Volunteer couples are trained locally, and then accredited by Serena Canada. Where there are no teacher couples available, our services can be obtained by distance education. Our national team consists of medical advisors and program managers. The dedication of our volunteers and professionals assures high quality services.
As approved by the Board of Directors on April 15, 2002 the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute is to promote and protect the dignity of the human person through interdisciplinary ethics research and education in health care and the life sciences.
Catholic Missions In Canada supports more than 600 missionaries, as they selflessly serve in isolated home mission communities across 26 Canadian mission dioceses.
Not all missions are foreign missions. It may surprise many Canadian Catholics, but they don’t have to look far: some of the poorest and neediest missions served by the Church can be found here in Canada.
Global Catholic Region
The Holy See, also referred to as the See of Rome, (Italian: Santa Sede; Latin: Sancta Sedes; Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈsaŋkta ˈsɛdes]) is the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Catholic Church in Rome, the episcopal see of the Pope, and an independent sovereign entity. It serves as the central point of reference for the Catholic Church everywhere and the focal point of communion due to its position as the pre-eminent episcopal see of the universal church. Today, it is responsible for the governance of all Catholics, organised in their Particular Churches, Patriarchates and religious institutes.
The Vatican YouTube Channel offers news coverage of the main activities of the Holy Father Pope Francis and of relevant Vatican events. It is updated daily. Video images are produced by Centro Televisivo Vaticano (CTV), texts by Vatican Radio (RV) and CTV. This video-news presents the Catholic Church's position regarding the principal issues of the world today. Links give access to the full and official texts of cited documents.
News.va is a service provided by the Pontifical Council for Social Communications in cooperation with the media offices of the Vatican.
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