OCTOBER 11: WE REMEMBER THE APPEAL OF "GOOD POPE» RONCALLI

October 11, 2016

Montreal – October 11, 2016. The canonization of our "good pope" Angelo Roncalli in 2014 by pope François allowed to integrate recently this memorable name into the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. The liturgical calendar aims at reminding the life of several saints, source of enlightenment and prayers intended for the believers of the Church.

Usually, the names of Saints are integrated in the in the liturgical calendar according to their date of death. However, in the case of Pope Jean XXIII, also known as Roncalli, the Church chose October 11th of every liturgical year, since on October 11th, 1962, the opening of the Second Vatican Council was introduced by Roncalli.

Let us use this symbolic day to place under His guidance and His protection our financing campaign to help the Haitian people, who were devastated by hurricane Matthews. Working Hand in Hand for Haiti: show your solidarity, just like Pope Roncalli. Please donate.

To donate to the Emergency Relief Fund—Haiti:

  • Online at www.roncalli.ca using our link to CanadaHelps.org*
  • By phone at (514) 384-5400
  • By mail: Please write your cheque* to: the Roncalli International Foundation and mention the:

Emergency Relief Fund—Haiti

  • 9001 boulevard de l'Acadie, suite 700
  • Montreal (Quebec) H4N 3H5

*An official tax receipt will be issued.

For Canadian religious communities that wish to make a donation, please use the Emergency Relief Fund—Haiti form or contact us.

About the Roncalli International Foundation

The mission of the Roncalli International Foundation is to manifest the compassion and the Providence of God to the most destitute people of the developing world in an effort to relieve the hardship caused by injustice and natural disasters.

We work to build very close partnerships with international cooperation agencies (ICA) as well as with religious and lay missionaries, who carry out projects that help local communities and churches discover their resources, improve their living conditions and stimulate growth. 

In the last 35 years, the Roncalli International Foundation has granted nearly $101 million for the completion of 9,133 projects in 94 developing countries. Together, with the support of our partners, this represents a total investment of more than $303 million. 

Sophie Labrecque
Executive Director
514 384-5400 extension 224
direction@roncalli.ca

Gessie Myriam Michel
Communications Coordinator
514 384-5400 extension 229
gm.michel@roncalli.ca

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OCTOBER 11: WE REMEMBER THE APPEAL OF "GOOD POPE» RONCALLI
October 11, 2016

Montreal – October 11, 2016. The canonization of our "good pope" Angelo Roncalli in 2014 by pope François allowed to integrate recently this memorable name into the liturgical calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. The liturgical calendar aims at reminding the life of several saints, source of enlightenment and prayers intended for the believers of the Church.