May 1 – June 27, 2019

January 31, 2019

Eric Filion, Maria Arsenault



“I am here to proclaim this presence of Jesus in your lives and the power of his love working in your hearts. Because of this presence and this power you can do great things. This is your life’s call, a call of God to serve as a husband or wife, a parent, a single person, a religious or a priest. But in every case it is a call to a personal conversion, a call to open your hearts to the message of Christ and to his power in your lives. Every economic, social or political structure in the world that needs reform can be adequately changed only when our hearts are purified, because the source of all injustice is the human heart. Young people of Newfoundland and of all Canada, you are invited by Christ to a conversion of heart, to a life lived in union with him.”  

Saint John Paul II to the Youth of Newfoundland

These words of Saint John Paul II continue to ring true today; not only to the youth of Newfoundland, but to youth around the world.  CCO has been invited to host a mission in St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland. For 2 months, we will engage in the parish life of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, inviting people into this call of personal conversion.  The goals of our mission will be twofold:

  1. Reach out and renew the faith of fallen away Catholics and others on the periphery of the Church as well as current parishioners
  2. Equip current parishioners in hands-on evangelization

We plan to accomplish these goals through the use of CCO’s evangelistic materials, primarily our small group Discovery faith study, and the Ultimate Relationship booklet. As we intentionally accompany parishioners, we will equip them to be able confidently share their faith in a clear and simple way, training them to be able to do the same.

“My prayer life has grown in depth and intensity, there is a constant joy in my life, even when things get a bit rough. Most of all, I can now feel God’s presence in me and I know I can reach out to him anytime. […] It’s now my turn to pray that [others] will get to experience God’s love!”

Stephanie Louise, St Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge, BC

Participants on the St. John’s mission can also expect that God will do great things in their own lives. The training your receive, and the experience of authentic Christian community will equip you for a lifetime of mission in your family, your places of work, and your future parishes.

Please note, that we will only be accepting 8 participants to the mission in St. John’s, and will likely not send acceptances until after the application deadline of Jan. 31, 2019.