On 19 June 2018, the Senate passed Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act. On 21 June 2018, the Bill received Royal Assent, thereby legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Canada. In response, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued a “Statement on the Legalization of Cannabis/Marijuana for Recreational Use.” This statement, provided in English and French, was approved by The Most Reverend Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB President. It comments on what the CCCB worries will be the effects of using and promoting the use of marijuana for recreational purposes, reiterating the information and insights already expressed in its prior “Statement on Canada’s Opioid Crisis and Drug Addiction”, as well as highlighting the important evidence-based concerns raised by a number of community professionals and the Holy See.
Please click on the links below to view the statements.
It is an on-going process but little by little it’s coming to completion.
Heating ventilation system installation: IN PROGRESS *
Drywall installation in the basement: COMPLETE
Electrical re-wiring: COMPLETE
Kitchen cabinets: COMPLETE
Flooring NOT COMPLETE (Only the kitchen floor)
1st 2nd FLOOR
Framing of 1st and 2nd floor: COMPLETE
Separation of the bathroom upstairs: COMPLETE
Installation of new plumbing fixture: COMPLETE
Electrical re-wiring: IN PROGRESS
Insulation of exterior walls on floor 1 & 2: IN PROGRESS
Drywall on floor 1 & 2: IN PROGRESS
Finishing of the bathrooms: IN PROGRESS
* The Airflow balancing of the heating and ventilation system cannot be done until the walls and ceilings are in place. Some work on the structure of the building has also been made in order to secure the building. Little by little, this Rectory is still getting back on his feet and should be good for another 70 years! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the parish office.
If you wish to provide financial support for this renovation project, you can do so by donating to Sacred Heart Cathedral. Thank you very much for your support and your generosity! May God bless you and reward you a hundred folds!