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May 1st - Message from The Québec Assembly of Catholic Bishops

Publié le : 2018-04-29 a 00h00 | Catégorie : News, Billboard, Communicated


Metro, Work, Credo

Youth talk about their work and faith A Video Message for May 1st, International Workers’ Day


MONTREAL, April 27, 2018 – What do young adults in Québec experience in the working world? On the occasion of the May 1st International Workers’ Day, a few young adults shared their challenges, hopes, and disappointments in a mosaic enriched by their faith perspective.


For this May 1st message, we wished to bring forth the testimonies of youth, in connection with the upcoming Synod of Bishops, taking place in Rome from October 3rd to 28th, 2018. This Synod on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment” has already been preceded by numerous opportunities of dialogue with young adults. Surveys, focus groups and forums have allowed pastoral workers to engage with students and young professionals between the ages of 18 to 30, whether active in their faith or not.


The Québec Assembly of Catholic Bishops has published a message on May 1st since 1974, following the tradition started by the Canadian bishops in 1956. The committee for social affairs, whose seven members represent different walks of life, is responsible for this annual message. In choosing a videoclip as the medium this year, and entrusting it to young adults, we wish for their voices to be heard and shared in social media.


In addition to their witness, these young people lend their voices to excerpts from the Catholic Church’s teachings on social justice. Ever since the industrial revolution and the turn of the 19th century, the Church has set forth reflections and actions to promote the respect of human rights and those of workers, in order to support their personal development and their contribution to society.


We invite you to share this video using this link to YouTube to embed it in your websites and social media pages:


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Source : Assemblée des évêques catholiques du Québec (AECQ) Renseignements : M. Germain Tremblay Téléphone : 514-274-4323, poste 227 ;