CCO at the University of Ottawa

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. We challenge students to live in the fullness of the Catholic faith, with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. CCO was founded at the  University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,

Abandonment: Abraham's Challenging Example

The story of Abraham has been on my heart and mind this last week, and was the focus of our Recent Staff Retreat. It’s worth a read: Gen. 12-22 is the core of the story, culminating in the story of Abraham and Isaac in ch.22. Each of

Who's First?: The Five Tenets

CCO was founded on five tenets, powerful truths about our specific charism as revealed by the Holy Spirit in the early years of the movement. Over the years, these essential tenets have been used to direct our ministry and form our missionary calls. 1) CCO is an

Who's First?

My motivation to start CCO did not only come in response to a need on university campuses; rather it came from God’s clear call. CCO is God’s vision for how His work can be fulfilled on university campuses. What is that vision? It has always been and

Adding the Welcome Mat

During my Christmas holidays I decided to attenda national conference called Rise Up. This conference is put on annually by Catholic Christian Outreach, a university movement across Canada, and this past year’s conference was held in Montreal with around 600 university students in attendance. At first I

An Invitation: Philip and Nathanial

“The next day he [Jesus] decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote

Blog From Rome – Foundation Day 2010

Below is a blog entry from Andre and Angele Regnier, Scott Roy, Carol Stevenson, and Etienne DeChamplain represented CCO in Rome for the Canonization of Bro. Andre Bessette…… We were packed into San Andrea (St. Andrew the apostle) church with well over a thousand Canadians and friends

CCO: A Catalyst in the New Evangelization

Catalyst: something that causes an important event to happen. Over the past 20 years, CCO has been a catalyst for leaders in the Church. Sunday night and all day Monday was no exception. On the heels of the closing of the Synod, CCO brought together an international

CCO: A Reflection of His Heart

“Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel” (Mk 16:15) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses” (Acts 1:8). “Every young person has a great thirst for God, even if at times this thirst is hidden

Free Popcorn?

Maybe something like this happened to you… You were walking through campus, focused on finding your classroom or meeting up with your friends when you were distracted from your business by the delicious aroma of freshly popped popcorn. It was too much to resist, and when you