A source of joy: Sacramental sharing in Saskatoon

 — Feb. 2, 20082 févr. 2008

“It is a source of joy that Catholic pastors may, in particular circumstances, administer the sacraments of Eucharist, Reconciliation, and Anointing of the Sick to Christians who are not in full communion with the Catholic Church. On such occasions, we acknowledge the importance of the sacrament as a source of grace for all the baptized.”

On December 16, 2007, Bishop Albert LeGatt of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon announced the release of Pastoral Directives for Sacramental Sharing between Catholics and Baptized Christians of Other Denominations. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity has reviewed the Directives and found them worthy.

The Pastoral Directives were created to bring awareness to both clergy and laypeople of the occasions when sacramental sharing is possible. Bishop LeGatt desires a sound pastoral and consistent response across the diocese to requests for sacramental sharing.

Saskatoon Diocesan Commission for Ecumenism

For further reading and understanding of the Pastoral Directives, please review the following resources:

Bishop Albert LeGatt’s letter (December 16, 2007)
Pastoral Directives (revised February 13, 2007) [PDF 99 Kb]
Directives Pastorales (13 février 2007) [PDF 94 Kb]
Pastoral Notes (August 22, 2008) [MS-WORD 84 Kb] – UPDATED

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