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November 16-17, 2018

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“It is like a mustard seed that someone took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the sky nested in its branches.”

                                             – Luke 13:19

About Parish Vitality 

In 2013, Pope Francis shared his dream of a “missionary option” for parishes, encouraging them to grow more connected to “the world of our time” with a spirit marked by the deep joy of knowing Christ, one that is meant for everyone. (Evangelii Gaudium, #1, 10, 27) As a next step to responding to this call, the English sector of the Archdiocese of Montreal launched its first Parish Vitality Conference back in November 2014, with “Doors Wide Open”, to help provide support, inspiration and resources to our faith communities. In 2016, “Unleashing Our Gifts” was launched, exploring the God-given gifts each of us has and recognizing how these gifts can best help our world, within our own communities and families. This fall will mark the third of our Parish Vitality Conference series, organized by the Office for English Pastoral Services. Find out more below about what’s in store this November!

This year’s theme

This November will mark the third of our Parish Vitality Conference series, “Leading the Way Together”, inviting pastors, lay people, parish leaders and parishioners alike, to consider the different ways we can all work together in paving the path for our own parishes, so they may continue to grow as missionary and life-giving communities.

Fr. James Mallon

Keynote Address

We are pleased to welcome this year’s keynote speaker, Fr. James Mallon, from the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Fr. Mallon is the Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support and author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish.

Click here to find out more about Fr. Mallon and his ministry.

Catholic Community Rally,

Wine & Cheese

In addition, a Catholic Community Rally will be held on Friday evening, November 16, featuring more than 30 groups and organizations that contribute to the vitality of the diocesan community. This event is being organized by the English Speaking Catholic Council. More details coming soon.

Stay tuned for more on

Featured Talks and Speakers

Workshop sessions will be offered on Saturday, November 17. Details to come.

Pricing & Registration

Details and online registration available soon

This year’s conference will be held at

Loyola High School

Entrance via

2477 West Broadway Montreal, QC H4B 2A4

Collaborators and Sponsors 

This conference is being organized by the Office for English Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Montreal

In collaboration with the English Speaking Catholic Council

With support from Pillars Trust Fund, Inc.

Contact Us!

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The Office for English Pastoral Services

Parish Vitality 2018 2000 Sherbrooke St. West Montreal QC  H3H 1G4