Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is the national assembly of Catholic Bishops in Canada, including the Eastern Catholic Churches of Canada. Each diocese participates in financing the four regional assemblies and the Conference by a contribution based on its Catholic population. The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada invites all the faithful to participate in this financing by helping their diocese meet its financial obligations to the regional assemblies and to the national Conference. Any additional revenues raised help the diocese support its own diocesan pastoral programs and other activities.

This past year has been a busy one for the CCCB, which was involved in a number of issues, including euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide and the need for palliative care; follow-up to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and the Middle East and the refugee crisis, among others. Canadian delegations were present at both national and international events, and the CCCB also published a number of educational materials and resources to support the work of the dioceses in teaching the faith. Click here for an overview of the activities of the CCCB over the past year.

Please be generous in your financial support of this Special Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada and the important work done by the CCCB. . And please remember to support your Bishops through your prayers.