MEDIA STATEMENT JANUARY 25, 2019 ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF ONTARIO & ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF KINGSTON
The Anglican Diocese of Ontario and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston have for many years shared an outreach program that supports and enables church and community groups to sponsor and settle refugees. The Anglican Diocese of Ontario is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder under the Government of Canada Refugee and Asylum program. Our program engages with community and faith-based Constituent Groups to help support refugees from abroad when they resettle in Canada.
Our constituent groups provide assistance and support for refugees who have been determined as admissible by the Government of Canada (Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada). They serve as the final step in the journey for those that have been displaced by war or unrest in their country of origin. The dedicated and caring work of these groups has seen several hundred people successfully settle into our local communities.
Through the media, we became aware that an individual whose family was previously sponsored by one of the constituent groups under our program has been arrested as part of an investigation. As the investigation evolves, we support the work of law enforcement. Our concerns, thoughts and prayers are for the Kingston and surrounding area, the faith communities involved, the family and all those affected by this unfortunate situation.
The Anglican Diocese of Ontario and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston highly value our Refugee Ministry, our collaboration with the many government and local agencies and the thousands of people who are directly engaged with the resettlement of newcomers to Canada.
ROMAN CATHOLIC EPISCOPAL CORPORATION OF THE DIOCESE OF KINGSTON IN CANADA
We, the community of God's people,
in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston,
united by the Holy Spirit with lives rooted in the Gospel,
proclaim with joy the resurrection of Christ and, as followers of the Risen Lord,
under the patronage of Mary, the Mother of God,
dedicate our lives in Christian service to all,
especially those in most need.
of the Rite of Election and Rite of Calling Baptized Candidates
to Lenten Renewal
Sunday, 10 March @ 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary's Cathedral, Kingston
All are welcome to attend this special event and to support our new brothers and sisters in faith. Refreshments will be served at St. Mary’s Parish Centre.
Organ Scholarships Available for Parish Musicians
The Royal Canadian College of Organists-Kingston Centre offers scholarships for talented pianists of all ages who would like to be introduced to, or/ and develop their playing skills on the pipe organ. Scholarships provide 10 hours of free organ lessons with a qualified instructor. The Kingston Centre receives financial support for these scholarships from the National RCCO office, local individuals and churches, and raises funds by sponsoring centre events. Each student has the opportunity to play in the student concert in late-winter and is invited to attend all local RCCO events. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kingston is sponsoring one these scholarships and encouraged you to apply. The application deadline is March 31. Auditions will be held for qualified applicants in April. Application forms and more information at www.rcco-kingston.ca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Liturgy Office at 613.548-4461.