Pastoral Letter from the Vicar General

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Bishop Bruce and Bishop Mary Irwin Gibson of Montreal were in Canterbury England attending a course for newly consecrated bishops earlier this week when the horrific attack on our Muslim community took place in Quebec City. He, with the Bishop of Montreal, immediately issued a pastoral letter which many of you will  by now have seen. He left the course and returned earlier this week in order to participate in the victim’s funerals, in Montreal on Thursday and in Quebec City on Friday, and to join our Muslim brothers and sisters in solidarity and prayer.

This Sunday is the first time most of our communities will have gathered together since the shooting and it is important that we acknowledge what has happened in our province and diocese and our response to it. Thus, Bishop Bruce has issued the attached Pastoral Letter (‘pastoral’ because the bishop is the chief pastor of the Diocese) to be read at all public services tomorrow. You will find it in English and French in both Word and PDF format. After it has been publicly read please post it in a prominent location within the church, hall, or outside notice board where it may be best seen.

It is also his wish that you advertise the Solidarity Evensong taking place tomorrow evening at 5pm in our Cathedral. Bishop Bruce will be preaching, leaders of the Muslim community will be in attendance, and the Cardinal Archbishop will be leading prayers. Although most will be unable to make the journey to Quebec City it is important that we all are aware that this act of public prayer, grief, and solidarity it is being offered on behalf of all of us as a diocesan family. We can all be there in our hearts and in our prayers.

Edward OGS

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Pastoral Letter – English

Pastoral Letter – French

 

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Pastoral Response to the Mosque Attack in Quebec City

Dear colleagues in ministry,

Please find attached a pastoral letter from Bishop Mary of Montreal and myself concerning last night’s horrific attack on Quebec City’s Grand Mosque. Please feel free to share and distribute it widely.

Bishop Mary and I are both out of the country but are monitoring and praying for this dreadful event and may have more to share in the hours and days ahead.

In the meantime, please keep all of those involved in your prayers.

+Bruce

The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers OGS
Bishop Coadjutor and Commissary
Évêque coadjuteur et commissaire
Anglican Diocese of Quebec
Diocèse anglican de Québec
31 rue des Jardins
Québec, QC  G1R 4L6
(418) 692-3858 • www.quebec.anglican.ca

Pastoral Letter from Bishop Bruce and Bishop Mary

 

 

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