About Active HopeWelcome to our Second Annual Lenten Mission. The theme this year is Active Hope. Active Hope ignites the hope in those around us so they too may ‘pick up their mat’ and walk, it shares bread and fish with a hungry multitude, and it lifts children out of a cycle of poverty. This Lent, join us in the journey from hunger to fulfillment, as we deepen our relationship with Christ and share insights into Chalice's mission of Hope.
Meet our Speakers
He was appointed Bishop of Grand Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador in 2001, and the 7th Archbishop of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador on Oct 18, 2007, officially beginning his role November 30th, 2007.
After 50 years of service, and at the age of 75, Archbishop Emeritus Currie retired back home to Nova Scotia.
On April 13, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Most Rev. Brian Dunn as the Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth while also serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Antigonish until its new bishop was installed on February 3, 2020. Archbishop Dunn became the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth upon the retirement of Archbishop Mancini on November 27, 2020.
After many fruitful years of ministry in Halifax, he was appointed Bishop of Pembroke on April 27, 2002, and ordained to the episcopate on June 18, 2002. Pope Benedict XVI, on March 22, 2007, appointed him to the Metropolitan See of Edmonton. Archbishop Richard Smith was formally installed as eighth Archbishop of Edmonton on May 1, 2007, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker.
After serving in pastoral ministry in the Archdioceses of Kingston, Ottawa and Galveston-Houston from 1996 to 2008, he completed additional studies in Canon Law at Saint Paul University in Ottawa, in December 2010. He served various roles in the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the Companions until 2014, when an announcement was made by Pope Francis in January of 2014 that he was to be made Auxiliary Bishop of Ottawa. Bishop Riesbeck was ordained to the episcopate on March 19. He has held the offices of Vicar General, Vicar for the National Language Parishes, Communities and Faithful, Moderator of the Curia, and Coordinator of English Pastoral Services.
Bishop Riesbeck was named Bishop of the Diocese of Saint John on October 15, 2019, and installed on December 9, 2019. He is the thirteenth bishop of the Diocese.
In 1993, she held a fellowship at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University under the mentorship of Dr. Edmund Pellegrino. In 1995, she founded the department of bioethics at Dalhousie University.
From February to November 1999, Dr. Kenny was seconded as Deputy Minister of Health for the Province of Nova Scotia. From 2009-2014 she served as Ethics and Health Policy Advisor to the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada. Among other awards, she has received seven honourary doctorates for her work, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to children’s health and medical education. Author of more than 180 papers and five books, Dr. Kenny is nationally recognized as an educator and physician ethicist.