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Feast of St. John Fisher (and St. Thomas More)

Each year, CCO in Kingston hosts a fundraising event known as the St. John Fisher Dinner. Queen’s University chaplain, Fr. Raymond de Souza (an alumnus of Cambridge where St. John Fisher was chancellor), encouraged the patronage due to the saint’s relevance to university life, his courageous faith,

St. Aloysius Gonzaga: Patron of All Students

St. Aloysius Gonzaga was declared Patron of All Students in 1729, just over a century after he died, and stands as a great inspiration for all of us. He was exemplary in his studies, in pursuing the missionary life, and in serving the sick and poor. He

SINE Program Exceeds Expectations of Local Leader

Kevin Sampson is a CCO supporter and participant in the Ottawa-based Summer Institute in the New Evangelization (SINE), an innovative course offered through a partnership between CCO, Mission of the Redeemer Ministries and St. Paul’s University since 2014. Like most participants, Kevin Sampson had loads of great

Want to Know the Best Decision of My Life?

My interest to work as a missionary happened when I went on a mission trip with CCO to World Youth Day (WYD) in Brazil in 2014. It wasn’t the first time I felt a pull towards evangelization – that had already come from being connected with CCO

Darth Vader and the Big Picture

The Darth Vader lenticular puzzle boasts of a mere 100 pieces of packaged frustration, and each time one of my kids brings it out I begin to perspire just a little. While marriage, parenthood, and choosing a career are among the greatest challenges in life, completing a

Church's Mission Calls for Heroes

I grew up loving the stories of heroes. Larger than life characters like Spider-Man, Superman, and Luke Skywalker showed me that through dedication and hard work, anyone could do the right thing and become a hero. My Catholic family showed me that Jesus Christ was a great

Local Faithful Join CCO in Evangelization

We met Bob Mitchell when he volunteered for the Impact Mission in Vancouver this summer [2015]. He has been a member of St. Andrew’s Parish for 41 years, Bob is a big believer in the Discovery Faith Study. We asked him to tell us about it and

Mexico Mission Acts with Mercy

Sixteen students and CCO staff escaped the frigid Canadian winter to sunny Mexico City last February. This was no beach trip. For these young missionaries, this was a chance to unite the Gospel message with corporal acts of mercy. Craig Johring, an inspiring Catholic missionary who has

Going Anywhere, From Coast to Coast

One of CCO’s campus missionaries told me his secret to getting up each morning to pray. He would awaken to his alarm and an all-too-familiar desire to hit snooze and roll over. But, instead of that, he trained himself to say, “I will go anywhere you want