A vividly bright photo of bishops gathered in Rome; a meeting this week in Toronto will be less colourful
This week, from Monday noon to Wednesday noon, I will join my brother bishops of Ontario as they gather in Toronto for their spring assembly (another is generally held in October).
The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) 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 involved in matters of conscience. It is, therefore, involved in providing information and instruction about the principles and moral positions of the Church on all aspects of life.
The purpose of the ACBO is to elaborate and coordinate the pastoral activity common to the particular Churches of the province.
The ACBO is one of four regional assemblies of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, which is located in Ottawa. The CCCB is the national association of all Catholic bishops of Canada.
--website (http://www.occb.on.ca/englishweb/index.htm) of the Ontario Bishops.
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The Dedication of the Church of St. Joseph, Orleans (March 19, 2010):
On Friday, the solemnity of St. Joseph, in the 150th year, arrangements fell in place to dedicate this historic church. A large number of parishioners took part, along with local and visiting clergy. Here are some photos of the moving ceremony: