Pastoral Statement On the Impact of COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal.
Please read the
attached Pastoral Statement
from the bishops of Alberta and the Northwest Territories, called
On the Impact of
COVID-19 & the Call to Christian Renewal.
Over the next seven weeks, Grandin Media is hosting seven panel discussions on themes referenced in the letter – the impact on family, care of the vulnerable, the changing workplace and the inherent dignity of human life. The panelists, assembled from across the province and territory, include experts in their fields in health care, education, social services, law and ministry and business.
The goal is for all of us to gain insights into living our faith at home and at work, and in our parishes and communities. “Our Catholic faith has much to contribute with respect to promoting human, social and spiritual values for the common good of society,” the bishops note in their letter. “We trust that you, like us, see the urgency to discern wisely the signs of the times and to “reset” our lives so that our collective experience in moving forward accords with the Gospel.”
Weekly reflections (PDF) can be downloaded with the links below:
Reflection Topic #1 (video released Sept. 21): Inherent dignity of every human life
Reflection Topic #2 (video released Sept. 28): Importance of the family
Reflection Topic #3 (video released Oct. 5): Individual rights and social responsibilities
Reflection Topic #4 (video released Oct. 12): Vulnerability and solidarity
Reflection Topic #5 (video released Oct. 19): Responsibility for the common good
Reflection Topic #6 (video released Oct. 26): Healthy use of information technologies
Reflection Topic #7 (video released Nov. 2): Value and dignity of human work
We will send you the link to the weekly recorded panel discussions as they become available through our weekly email communications & social media.
Parishioners and all viewers will be invited to respond to the prepared reflection questions or otherwise to send thoughts/comments to
For your convenience, you can find the Pastoral Statement, weekly downloadable reflections and graphics on our diocesan website:
on Wednesday, September 16 at 2:12PM