Share Lent 2014 Solidarity Visitors | Development and Peace

Share Lent 2014 Solidarity Visitors

Father Hagos Hayish Fessuh

Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia)

Fr. Hagos Hayish Fessuh is Secretary General of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia) in Addis-Ababa since 2008. Fr. Hagos is from the Tigray region in the north of Ethiopia, which has suffered some of the worst effects of a recent drought and is receiving support from Caritas Ethiopia to respond effectively to this natural catastrophe. Ordained as a priest in 1990, Fr. Hagos has been ministering to the most poor and vulnerable in the country first as a priest and now in his current position at Caritas Ethiopia. The Catholic community represents less than 1% of the population in Ethiopia, yet the actions of the Church are having a significant impact in improving the lives of the local population. Caritas Ethiopia has been responding to the needs of communities and supporting them in being actors of their own development since 1965.

Visiting region:
Hamilton and Ottawa/Eastern Ontario

February 27th - March 17th

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Father Hagos Hayish Fessuh

National launch of the Share Lent campaign at the Diocese of Hamilton
Wednesday March 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
700 King St. West, Hamilton

Ottawa launch at Blessed Sacrament Parish
Thursday March 6, Mass at 6:30 p.m., Reception at 7:30 p.m.
194 Fourth Avenue, Ottawa

Mass at Divine Infant parish
Saturday March 8 at 5 p.m.
6658 Promenade Bilberry, Ottawa

Mass at Holy Cross parish
Sunday March 9 at 9:30 a.m.
685 Walkley Rd., Ottawa

Mass at Notre-Dame Cathedral
Sunday March 9 at noon
385 Sussex Dr., Ottawa

Mass at Saint Patrick’s Basilica
Sunday March 9 at 9 p.m.
281 Nepean St., Ottawa

Share Lent Hunger Meal
Wednesday March 12 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Saint Paul University Atrium, 223 Main St., Ottawa

Special Presentation
Friday March 14 at 1:30 p.m.
Don Bosco Room, Agora Centre, 301 Mc Connell Ave., Cornwall

Mass at Saint Augustine’s Parish
Saturday March 15 at 4:30 p.m.
1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa

Presentation to Blessed Sacrament Youth Group
Saturday March 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament parish hall, 194 Fourth Ave., Ottawa

Mass at Saint Augustine’s Parish
Sunday March 16 at 9:30 a.m.
1060 Baseline Rd., Ottawa

Father John Patrick Ngoyi

Director of the Commission for Justice, Development and Peace (JDPC), Nigeria

Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Father John Patrick is a priest and director of the Commission for Justice, Development and Peace (JDPC) Nigeria, which is a partner of Development and Peace. A priest who puts his vision of liberation theology and engaged citizenship into action, Father John Patrick Ngoyi is working to increase citizen participation in democratic governance through political awareness and citizen participation in budgeting and monitoring. JDPC calls for a new participatory and socially just development framework, and works to strengthen the capacity of communities to critically analyze performance and government budgets at all levels.

Father Ngoyi is also a member of the board of directors of several human rights organizations in Nigeria, a member of the National Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace, and the African Coordinator for Justice and Peace at the CICM Missionary Institute based in Rome. He has written several books and publications on human rights, democratic monitoring and the role of the Church in social justice and education.

Visiting region:
Eastern Quebec

March 20th - April 7th

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Father John Patrick Ngoyi

Concélébration de l’eucharistie aux messes dominicales avec le prêtre Roger Labbé
Dimanche 23 mars à 9 h 30 et  11 h
Église Sainte-Cécile de Québec située au 9150, av. Jean-Paquin

Activité de collecte de fonds « Timbres, cartes postales et petits objets religieux » de Québec
Des milliers de timbres et de cartes postales du monde entier ainsi que des centaines de petits objets religieux seront offerts en échange d’un don.
Samedi 29 mars de 10 h à 13 h
1073, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec (en face du collège Saint-Charles-Garnier).
Renseignements : 418 683-9901.

Souper spaghetti organisé par le Conseil diocésain de Développement et Paix du diocèse de Chicoutimi
Vendredi 4 avril à 18 h
Sous-sol de l’église Saint-Luc de Chicoutimi située au 200, rue Régent G7G 2V7.
Renseignements : 418 543-7734

Conférence grand public « Développement et Paix présent au Nigeria : enjeux, réalisations et défis en lien avec l’alimentation, la justice, le développement et la paix »
Mardi 1er avril 2014 de 19h15 à 21h15
Maison des services diocésains de Québec, 1073, boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Québec G1S 4R5
Renseignements : 418 683-9901

Humberto Ortiz

Secretary General of the Episcopal Commission on Social Action, Peru

Humberto Ortiz is the Secretary General of the Episcopal Commission on Social Action (CEAS), which was founded in 1965 during Vatican II. He studied at the Faculty of Pontifical and Social Theology of Lima, and at the Catholic Pontifical University of Peru (PUCP). An economist at the PUCP, Humberto Ortiz studied project management and evaluation at the German Foundation for International Development.

As well as being the Secretary General for CEAS, he is also the coordinator of the Human Economy team with the Justice and Solidarity section of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), and is responsible for Caritas’ pastoral work on Integral Human Development for the Latin American and Caribbean Secretariat (SELACC). Humberto also contributes to CELAM’s Social and Pastoral Observatory.

Visiting region:

March 12th - 22nd

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Humberto Ortiz

Léger repas partage et présentation sur la souveraineté alimentaire
Jeudi 13 mars de 18 h à 20 h (Contribution suggérée de 5 $ ou plus)
853 rue Sherbrooke Est, Montréal QC  H2L 1K6

Présentation « Les mines, à quel prix »
Vendredi 14 mars - 18h30 Expo photo, 19 h Causerie
Patro le Prevost, 7355 Av. Christophe Colomb – Salle de la Paix, Montréal

Présentation « Les mines, à quel prix »
Samedi 15 mars à 13 h
Phare de Longueuil, 1795 rue Grant – Longueuil

Dimanche 16 mars à 9h30
Paroisse St-Michel, 10165 Des Forges, Trois-Rivières

Dimanche 16 mars à 11 h
Paroisse St-Laurent, 1705 de Malapart, Trois-Rivières

Conférence de presse – La faim dans le monde : problématique alimentaire de l’international au local
Lundi 17 mars à 10 h
Édifice municipal de Ste-Geneviève, 30 rue St-Charles, Ste-Geneviève de Batiscan

Lundi 17 mars à 12 h
Édifice municipal de Ste-Geneviève, 30 rue St-Charles, Ste-Geneviève de Batiscan

Soirée conférence
Lundi 17 mars à 19 h
Salle Sylvain, 365 Côte Richelieu, Trois-Rivières

Mardi 18 mars à 12 h
187 Laurier, Sherbrooke

Point de presse
Mardi 18 mars à 14 h
Archevêché, 130 de la Cathédrale, Sherbrooke

Soirée conférence
Mardi 18 mars à 19 h
Centre culturel et communautaire du Cœur-Immaculé, 987 du Conseil, salles 307-308, Sherbrooke

Conférence au diocèse de St-Hyacinthe
Jeudi 20 mars à 13h30
975, de l’Hotel-Dieu, Saint-Hyacinthe

Vendredi 21 mars à 18 h
Centre communautaire Jean-Labelle (Christ-Roi), 367 rue Godard, Saint-Eustache

May Assaad

Head of the Socio-Economic Department of Caritas Lebanon

May Assaad has been working in the field of socio-economic development with Caritas Lebanon for 24 years. Her work includes the management of microcredit and microfinance programs, women’s empowerment projects, as well as environmental conservation projects. She also contributes to the analysis of social conflicts in local community development projects.

In October 2012, Ms. Assaad was appointed Director of the BALADI program (Building an Alliance for Local Promotion, Development and Investment) which focusses on the development of disadvantaged communities across Lebanon through collaboration with with municipalities, the private sector, local organizations and civil society. The objective of this program is to provide environmentally sustainable, high quality services and job opportunities for people in the poorest villages, with a focus on young people and women.

Her favourite quote is that of Mahatma Gandhi: "Be yourself the change you want to see in the world."

Visiting region:

March 6th - 13th

May Assaad

Rita Rhayem

Head of the Health Department of Caritas Lebanon

Dr. Rita Rhayem is head of the health department at Caritas Lebanon, and is responsible for health relief projects. She has worked in the field and has managed emergency relief and humanitarian aid projects in the region. She currently is leading the implementation of several health assistance projects for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Dr. Rhayem holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and an International MBA in health management from Saint Joseph-Lebanon, Paris-Dauphine and IAE Paris Panthéon Sorbonne universities. She has done extensive research on the accreditation of primary health care centres run by non-governmental organizations, and published a book on the subject in 2011.

Visiting region:

March 3rd - 15th

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Rita Rhayem

Presentation and Lunch at the Catholic Pastoral Center
Wednesday March 5 from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
8421 101 Avenue, Edmonton

Presentation at the Catholic Pastoral Center
Thursday March 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
8421 101 Avenue, Edmonton

Dinner and Presentation at “soup and bread supper” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish
Friday March 7 from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m.
13 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park (half an hour drive from Edmonton), T8H 1Y7

Presentation at Our Lady of Good Help Maronite Catholic Parish
Friday March 7 from 8 to 10 p.m.
9809 76 Avenue, Edmonton

Presentation at St. Bonaventure Catholic Parish
Monday March 10 at 7 p.m
St. Francis Room, 1600 Acadia Drive SE, Calgary

Presentation at Our Lady of Peace Parish
Wednesday March 12 in the evening (exact time to come)
10405 99 St., Peace River

Presentation at St. Joseph’s parish
Thursday March 13 in the evening (exact time to come)
10404 102 St, Grande Prairie