Development & Peace

The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) - Caritas Canada - is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation of 165 Catholic organizations. Its vision is rooted in Catholic social teaching from the documents of Vatican II to the recently published Laudato Si. These teachings have been lived out and built upon through countless projects, programs, campaigns, negotiations and people around the world. In October of 2017, D&P celebrated its 50th year of international solidarity.

Our Development and Peace group at Lourdes:

  • Encourages membership in D&P by every member of the parish. Until Dec 31st in this Jubilee year, membership is FREE and for LIFE. After that, it will be $10 for life.
  • Works closely with the diocesan council to support events with speakers and films, discussion groups, retreats, an annual Food, Family & Faith weekend, demonstrations, a Regional Assembly in May and Jubilee celebrations in 2016-17.
  • Sponsors the annual D&P fall Education and Action campaign and spring Share Lent campaign, that draw attention to unjust social, political and economic structures.
  • Provides opportunities for youth and adults to go on Solidarity visits to countries where our partners have projects.
  • Collects used stamps (in Bernadette Hall) for fundraising and sells copies of Jubilee for $30 each.
  • For more information about Development and Peace, visit

We welcome parishioners to attend our events and monthly meetings. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6-8 pm, except for June-August.

For more information, please contact Wendy McCreath  at

Upcoming Events

EDGE Youth Ministry Program
2019 Feb 21 - 18:30
Ash Wednesday
2019 Mar 8 - 08:00
Volunteer Tax Clinic
2019 Mar 16 - 10:00
Good Friday
2019 Apr 19 - 09:30
Easter Sunday
2019 Apr 21 - 08:30
Divine Mercy Sunday
2019 Apr 28 - 14:30