District Newsletter

The District Newsletter keeps you up to date on the latest news and events around parishes and schools. Read how the District is developing as well as practical and spiritual exhortations from the superior himself.


February 2015 - District Superior's Letter

February 01, 2015
“Ignorance of Things Divine”

January 2015 - District Superior's Letter

December 28, 2014
What have we done and what are we doing with the precious time the Good Lord has given us? Are we wasting it or spending it well to earn Paradise?

March 2014 - District Superior's Letter

March 05, 2014
In an age of comfort when we have almost everything we desire, self-discipline becomes a difficult thing. We want to achieve great things, but not do the great sacrifices required. Lent is the perfect time to apply ourselves to our daily duties, thus strengthening us for larger sacrifices.

Convictions #31 Jan-Feb 2014: Retreat FAQs

February 28, 2014
What is a retreat? For what type of person are retreats made? How will I be able to spend a week in silence? What will happen after the retreat? So many questions, answered in this issue. The brilliant preaching legacy of Father Vallet encourages us to follow the counsel he gives us, and Saint Pierre-Julien Eymard in turn stimulates us to throw ourselves without fear into this great adventure. This issue of Convictions has as its goal to recall the importance of spiritual retreats, an essential apostolate of the Society of Saint Pius X.

Convictions #30 Nov-Dec 2013 Forgotten Christmas

December 01, 2013
This issue includes memories of Christmas when horsedrawn sleighs used to bring the faithful to Mass. St. Stephen is looked at as an example of being an authentic witness to the truth, needed so much in these days of lukewarmness. An exerpt of Bishop Fellay's letter is given introducing the necessity of a new Rosary Crusade. We look back at an interview with Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre after the 1988 Episcopal Consecrations and give news on the recent Confirmations in the Maritimes.

October 2013 - District Superior's Letter

October 24, 2013
The upcoming celebrations of All Saints Day and All Souls Day call to mind the exceedingly comforting doctrine of the “communion of saints”. We can help the poor souls in purgatory by our prayers and sacrifices and especially by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is an ancient practice to pray for the dead. The poor-souls-envelopes prove our devotion to the poor souls and confort us in knowing that they are remembered in every Mass in the month of November. They, in turn, will pray for us in this valley of tears so that, with them, we may one day share the eternal joys of heaven.

February 2013 - District Superior's Letter

February 22, 2013
The teaching that Saint Joseph is the greatest of the saints after Our Lady is daily becoming more commonly held in the Church. For this reason our little Society, in these difficult days for the Church, wants to consecrate itself entirely to the protection of Saint Joseph.

May 2012 - District Superior's Letter

May 17, 2012
During these confusing times, it is necessary to remember the purpose of the SSPX which is the Priesthood. The Society exists for the good of the Church. We are all united in this goal to transmit and promote the Catholic faith. In the current relations between Rome and the Society, Rome has made an unexpected offer of a canonical solution. There are two options on the table and it will be up to the Superior General to decide which option to choose. Regardless of our opinions we must remain united for we all seek the same goal. Let us pray for the Society and its superiors; let us live in a spirit of faith while patiently, quietly and prayerfully awaiting the outcome.

January 2012 - District Superior's Letter

January 10, 2012
The work at St. Joseph's Centre in St. Cesaire is progressing well despite mishaps.  In September, it will be opened as headquarters of the District of Canada. There will be some changes in Toronto and Shawinigan. The Canadian and American districts will collaborate more closely in the future. The Angelus magazine will be revamped and will replace Convictions magazine. The website sspx.ca will be revamped as well to be a more effective means of apostolate. Thank-you to all our generous benefactors for their support of the work of Tradition in Canada!

April 2011 - District Superior's Letter

April 01, 2011
Lent is a time of penance. Sacramental confession is intimately linked with making a good lent. Our Lord Jesus Christ instituted this sacrament to reconcile sinners with the Father. The world broadcasts its shameful deeds on the rooftops rather than doing real penance before God in the confessional. Let us not become desensitized to sin but rather examine ourselves and make good and frequent confessions. God's mercy will be applied to our souls and we'll grow in his grace and live in his presence. Make a good confession during lent!