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The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar

The Order of the Dedication of a Church and an Altar is now available for purchase from CCCB Publications. Having received confirmatio from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, this publication contains the newly translated English-language texts (2018) for the dedication of a church and an altar. The use of these texts is mandatory in all dioceses of the Latin Church in Canada.


Information for purchasing the publication is found here.

  • Product Code: 182-436
  • Price: $113.00 (Regrettably, a discount is unavailable for this item due to the limited print run; instead the profit margins have been reduced in order to keep the price as low as possible).
  • Enquiries about CCCB publications can be made online to www.cccbpublications.ca, by email (to publi@cccb.ca), or by phone (1-800-769-1147).


The Dedication of a Church and an Altar is among the most solemn liturgical actions.

The place where the Christian community is gathered to hear the Word of God, to offer prayers of intercession and praise to God, and above all to celebrate the sacred mysteries and where the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist is reserved is a special image of the Church, which is God’s temple built from living stones.

Content includes:

  • Order of Laying a Foundation Stone or the Commencement of Work on the Building of a Church
  • The Order of the Dedication of a Church
  • Order of the Dedication of a Church in Which Sacred Celebrations are Already Regularly Taking Place
  • Order of the Dedication of an Altar
  • Order of Blessing a Church
  • Order of Blessing an Altar
  • Order of Blessing a Chalice and a Paten

Related Offices Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Liturgy

One Rock 2.0

Building from the legacy of the past eight years, One Rock 2.0 is the new and reimagined One Rock Festival of Faith.  This will be an event exclusively open to young adults’ ages 18-35 (married or single) contained to one day at Calgary’s St. Michael’s Church, on Saturday, September 29, 2018.

The new approach we will use is designed to positively impact our young adults, our parishes, the lay organizations in the diocese working with young adults, the Church and the world. For One Rock 2.0, we are moving to a delegate model of attendance. Every parish in Calgary, each diocese in Alberta and all Catholic lay associations involving young adults are invited to send a delegation to One Rock. We want the experience to be enriching and formative for all in attendance such that they return to their faith communities inspired, challenged and equipped as protagonists in the new evangelization.

Please visit One Rock Website at

http://onerock.ca 

Related Offices Youth & Young Adult Related Programs One Rock
Related Themes Youth and Young Adults Youth One Rock Youth Ministry Diocesan Celebration Youth Event

Turn the Tide Conference

Every two years, the Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network (CCYMN) organizes a national conference for those involved in Youth Ministry. CCYMN is the association of Catholic Directors of Youth Ministry from across Canada.

This conference is to equip those involved in the formation of youth. That means youth ministers, volunteers, parents, priests, grandparents, leaders in movements, ministries, schools, parishes, Knights of Columbus, CWL, and teachers!
This year keynote speaker is Chris Stefanick.


For more information please visit http://www.ccymn.ca/conference-2018.html

Related Offices Youth & Young Adult Related Programs One Rock
Related Themes Youth and Young Adults Youth Youth Ministry Youth Event

“Summer in the Forest”

Coming to Canada Monday, April 30, 2018


This documentary by British filmmaker Randall Wright explores the vision of Jean Vanier and life in L’Arche. The film is set in L’Arche Trosly (France) and L’Arche Bethlehem with reflections by Jean Vanier. 

For over 50 years, L'Arche founder Jean Vanier’s vision has inspired countless people around the world to discover what it means to be human and live together in peace. In this film, the witness of his life and the profound joy that Vanier shares in his community after all these years give added power to his words.

From critical and audience response in the UK and US, we know that Summer in the Forest is connecting deeply with people unfamiliar with the lives of people with intellectual disabilities as well as those who are. It’s clear that Vanier’s vision of humanity and the witness of L’Arche are as significant as ever.

Related Offices Charities & Development Related Programs Together in Action
Related Themes Together in Action

Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church

With a decree dated 11 February 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments implements the decision of Pope Francis, requiring that the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church be inscribed in the General Roman Calendar as an obligatory memorial to be celebrated annually on the Monday after Pentecost. In 2018 it will fall on Monday May 21. 

From the Cross Jesus gave his Mother to the disciples and the disciples to his Mother.  “This celebration will help us to remember that growth in the Christian life must be anchored to the Mystery of the Cross, to the oblation of Christ in the Eucharistic Banquet and to the Mother of the Redeemer and Mother of the Redeemed, the Virgin who makes her offering to God.” This devotion has the potential to encourage a better understanding of Mary’s presence in the mystery of Christ and of the Church and to foster a growth of genuine Marian piety. 

  • Obligatory Memorial – Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of the Church
  • Monday after Pentecost – Monday May 21, 2018
  • Mass – Roman Missal p. 1337 (Votive Mass Our Lady, Mother of the Church)
    • Readings – Ritual Lectionary no. 1002. 
    • First reading: 1002(1) or 1002(2). Genesis 3.9-15,20 or Acts 1.12-14
    • Psalm: 1002(3) Judith 13, 18bc, 19-20ab, R. 15.9d
    • Gospel: 1002(5) John 19.25-27
  • Colour – White

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Related Offices Office of Liturgy
Related Themes Liturgy Mary
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