Message from MGR NOËL SIMARD for SHARE LENT 2022


This is the theme that Development and Peace – Caritas Canada has chosen for its Share Lent 2022 campaign.  The official international solidarity organization of the Catholic Church in Canada, Development and Peace works hard with partners in over thirty countries in the Global South to eliminate the causes of poverty and establish social justice. This valuable organization supports projects that seek to build a more just and caring world by putting people and the planet first.

The pandemic has further increased the vulnerabilities and economic difficulties of our brothers and sisters in the South.  This is why we must strongly support the Share Lent Campaign of Development and Peace.  Let us walk alongside our brothers and sisters who are severely affected by the health crisis using a well-known Catholic method: See how our gifts are transforming lives in Madagascar, Honduras, Cambodia, etc.; Judge the impact of our solidarity in the world; act by choosing to give from the heart, which is in line with our pastoral theme, “To create happiness, I have a giving heart.

At the invitation of Development and Peace, I value people and the planet above all else through a burst of generosity.  Thank you very much and may God bless you!


+ Noël Simard

Bishop of Valleyfield