Let's "DUC" the Synod

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Agora Catholic Centre

301 McConnell Ave

Cornwall, ON K6H 4L4


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Did you know that Pope Francis gathered with bishops throughout the world in October 2018 to meet on the topic of Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment?

Not only did Canadian bishops attend, so did Canadian young adults, to contribute to the conversations.

Duc in Altum Canada invites you to join us in "DUC"ing the Synod - exploring its message to young adults in the on-going process of discerment we call "Ducing"!

We invite Duc in Altum alumni, team members, their spouses, and any young adults interested in learning what the Church has to say to them.

We will hear from speakers:

Mgr. Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau-Hull
A walk through the highlight of Christus Vivit, with a focus on vocation, discernment and accompaniment!

Emilie Callan, Youth delegate at the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocation Discernment
Emilie was a delegate to the Pre-Synod (March 2019) and the Synod on Youth, Faith and Vocational Discernment (October 2018). Come and hear her experience of a Church that seeks to listen to youth and to accompany their faith journey!

Lunch is included and we will accept a free will offering.


What is Duc in Altum?

Duc in Altum is a journey to equip Catholic young adults to live fully and freely their vocational identity as discerning adults in faith.

It takes the form of eight monthly meetings: an opening retreat, six Saturdays, and a closing retreat. We explore topics such as Identity, Prayer, Marriage and Theology of the Body, Reconciliation, Mercyy, Forgiveness, the Eucharist, Vocation and Mission.

Who is Duc in Altum?

Duc in Altum has run for over ten years. It began in Montreal, and expanded to Ottawa, Toronto, Cornwall and Kingston - young adults who live around these cities have journeyed and grown deeper in their life of faith. Many different places in Canada and throughout the world have expressed interest in building their own Duc in Altum programs.

Duc in Altum Canada is an organizational body which oversees the various Duc in Altum sites, which are themselves administered by local teams.

Individual Duc in Altum sites are listed at http://www.ducinaltum.ca.

Who are the Salesian Sisters?

We are the largest congregation of religious sisters with over 12,000 members. Founded nearly 150 years ago by St. John Bosco and St. Mary Mazzarello, the Salesian Sisters are dedicated to reaching the youth for Christ.

Duc in Altum is a ministry of the Salesian Sisters.

When was the Synod?

The Synod took place October 3 - 28, 2018.

Who participated from Canada?

Young people who audited the Synod:

Emilie Callan
Julian Paparella

Bishops who were members of the Synod:

His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops
His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada

The Most Rev. Brian J. Bayda, Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon
The Most Revv. Luc Cyr, Archbishop of Sherbrooke
Thomas Dowd, Auxiliary Bishop of Montreal
Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil
Stephen Arthur Jensen, Bishop of Prince George

What did the pope and bishops have to say?

The bishops produced a final document of the Synod

The pope wrote an apostolic exhortation called "Christus Vivit"

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