Fall 2021 Gazette now online

The Fall 2021 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now online and available for download here.
This 32-page magazine—a format change for the Gazette—offers reflections on "normalcy" in the midst of pandemic, an exclusive interview with Archbishop Mark MacDonald about the discovery of unmarked graves at residential schools, and thoughtful contributions from our columnists. 
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May 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The May 2020 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now available. Download it here.
In this issue:
  • Bishop Bruce's Eastertide letter
  • Columnist Louisa Blair reflects on prayer, gratitude, and community in the time of COVID-19
  • The Rev. Cynthia Patterson writes from rural France, where she and husband Bishop Dennis Drainville remain stranded
  • Diocesan Historian Meb Reisner Wright helps us remember another pandemic in the life of Quebec—the 1832 cholera outbreak.
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April 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The April 2020 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now available. Download it here.
In this issue:
  • A moving reflection by Rev. Francie Keats (Lower North Shore) on the miraculous love of organ donation.
  • A theological reflection on the empty tomb from Ven. Dr. Edward Simonton OGS, Vicar General
  • In Focus: Gaspé & Magdalen Islands: Rev. Cynthia Patterson on mental health issues; Hospitality, memory and seafarers, by the Rev. Joshua Paetkau.
  • Louisa Blair offers an addition to mealtime grace to help us remember injustices that occur from farm to fork.
  • Should we give up the Gazette? A question pondered by the Diocese in the year 1920; events re-told in Gleanings.
  • Vestry letter from Bishop Bruce Myers
  • Rev. Guiseppe Gagliano fills in for the Bishop with an Eastertide reflection.
  •  Notices, details of a community celebration, and more
Download the April 2020 issue here!
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March 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The March 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now available. Download it here.
In this issue:
  • The Rev. Canon Giuseppe Gagliano gives a pep talk in anticipation of the Lenten season
  • An update on the "illumination" of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, St. Paul's River
  • A satirical take on the challenges of reading the Bible by Louisa Blair
  • Bishop's Reflection: the Church Society and the importance of membership
  • A humble dispatch from a missionary in Japan — from Diocesan Historian Meb Reisner's Gleanings
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February 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The February 2020 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now available. Download it here.
In this issue:
  • Reporting on the St Francis Regional Ministry's first combined Christmas service
  • A reflection on communications from Matthew Townsend, editor
  • Snapshots from Christmas in the Diocese of Quebec
  • A theological reflection from Louisa Blair on "offensive hope"
  • Diocesan Historian Meb Reisner Wright looks back—to the Forward Movement
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January 2020 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

Happy new year! The January 2020 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now online. Download it here.
In this issue:
  • Bilingual coverage of November’s Synod meeting, including a review of canonical amendments, the bishop’s charge, and a recap of Primate Linda Nicholl’s address.
  • “The Good News:” Stories shared by Synod delegates and guests about signs of growth, change, and hope in their corners of the diocese.
  • Election results.
  • Highlights from Synod guest speakers.
  • A note about Irène Brisson receiving the Order of the Diocese of Quebec.
  • Updates from the Saguenay area and the Eastern Townships.
  • A post-Christmas reflection by Louisa Blair
  • A look back at January 1920.
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December 2019 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The December 2019 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now online. Download the December 2019 issue here.
In this issue:
  • An interview with the Rev. Canon Jeffrey Metcalfe, canon theologian of the Diocese of Quebec
  • German Christmas Eve in Quebec City
  • Bishop's Reflection: Great Expectations of Advent
  • Thoughts on faith and the environment from the Rev. Cynthia Patterson
  • Spiritual reflection from columnist Louisa Blair
  • Gleanings from the past...

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November 2019 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The November 2019 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now online. Download the November 2019 issue here.
In this issue:
  • Canon Stephen Kohner, secretary of Synod, offers an overview of the Diocese of Quebec's upcoming Synod, including format and structural changes.
  • Bishop Bruce Myers reflects on a recent trip to Scotland—where a small church thrives in a large diocese.
  • Louisa Blair considers the relationship of the physical world to the spiritual one.
  • Cathedral Dean Christian Schreiner shares details of his carpentry-focused sabbatical.
  • Diocesan Historian Meb Resiner Wright looks back to 1919's synodical gathering.
  • Updates from the Deanery of St Francis, snapshots, and more.
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October 2019 Quebec Diocesan Gazette

The October 2019 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette is now online. Download the October 2019 issue here.
In this issue:
  • The Rev. Cynthia Patterson writes about Archbishop Fred Hiltz's visit to the Parish of Gaspé, the parish's milestone anniversary, and its plans for the future.
  • Matthew Townsend reports on Holy Trinity Cathedral's efforts to raise funds for improvements to the cathedral close and completion of organ restoration.
  •  Katrina O'Neill, who visited  the Diocese of Quebec from the Scottish Episcopal Church as part of preparation for ordination, reflects on her time in our diocese.
  • In "Voting by Faith," Bishop Bruce Myers offers thoughts on how to approach voting as a follower of Christ.
  • Louisa Blair considers the nature of sin—and admitting our sin.
  • Snapshots from around the diocese
  • Gleanings: Loss felt after the first world war
Download the October 2019 issue of the Quebec Diocesan Gazette here.
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