News Update: 2022.07.01

News Update: 2022.07.01

I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.

Luke 10:19

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Joyeuse Fête Du Canada – Happy Canada Day

Papal Visit to Canada Program July 24 – 29, 2022

Archbishop Marcel Damphousse welcomes the Vatican’s release of additional details regarding the Papal Visit to Canada, July 24-29, 2022.

The Pope’s visit will provide an opportunity for the Holy Father to listen and dialogue with Indigenous Peoples, to express his heartfelt closeness, and address the impact of residential schools in Canada. The papal visit will also provide an opportunity for the shepherd of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to connect with the Catholic community in Canada.

The Holy Father will travel within Alberta (based in Edmonton) from July 24-27, followed by a visit to Quebec City and Ste. Anne-de-Beaupré, July 27-29. Pope Francis will visit Iqaluit, Nunavut the afternoon of July 29 before returning to Rome.

Drawing on the theme, “Walking Together”, the Holy Father’s journey of reconciliation, healing, and hope includes visits to a former residential school, Indigenous pilgrimage sites, two public Masses, and a mix of private and public events.

There will be tickets available (free) for a limited number of events, all of which will be broadcast and accessible via livestream.

For ticket information, to volunteer, donate or learn more, visit (English) or (French). 

Please continue to pray for the health of Pope Francis and for all those engaged in the ongoing healing and reconciliation journey.

World Youth Day

You still have time! New registration deadline for World Youth Day! Instead of June 30th, the deadline is now September 1st, 2022. If you or someone you know is interested in going to WYD let them know they now have the summer to decide. In order to reserve a spot for registration: a $100 deposit is required; the registration form needs to be filled out; the Code of Conduct form needs to be signed. All this information and more can be found on the WYD page of the Archdiocesan website: World Youth Day Lisbon, Portugal 2023 – ( For more info, contact Shavi Perera at 613-738-5025×266 or

Volunteering During the Papal Visit, July 24 – 29, 2022

Form to sign up available at Volunteer – Pope Francis in Canada (