Categories: General Date: Feb 24, 2017 Title: Catholic Missions In Canada
Each year, during Mass on Ash Wednesday, a special collection is taken up in support of Catholic Missions In Canada. The stated mission of this group is to sustain and extend the Catholic Faith in isolated, poor and hard-to-reach areas in Canada. Many parishes in our diocese have received financial assistance from this group in the past and continue to receive funding from them. You are encouraged to be as generous as possible in supporting this special group.
Catholic Missions In Canada was established in the early years of the twentieth century, when large numbers of people were settling in the Canadian West. Originally called The Catholic Church Extension Society of Canada, the organization’s original mandate was the preservation and diffusion of the Catholic faith in the Canadian territories. In the early days, the organization collected funds in Eastern Canada and recruited priests in the Atlantic Provinces to go West and serve in remote parishes.
The stated mission of Catholic Missions in Canada today is to sustain and extend the Catholic Faith in isolated, poor and hard-to-reach areas in Canada. Due to changing demographics and the economic decline of the Atlantic region in recent years, many parishes in our diocese have sought and received financial assistance from this group in the past and continue to receive funding from them.
For more information about Catholic Missions in Canada or to read some of the stories about people and parishes who are helped by this group, go to www.cmic.info