Archive for March 2015

Montreal English Catholic Cursillo Movement: Men’s Retreat

Serving the English-speaking population within the diocese of Montreal, St-Jean-Longueuil, Valleyfield, St-Jérôme and St-Hyacinthe, Cursillo will be hosting a spiritual and a personal retreat for men, which will run from Thursday evening, April 9, until Sunday afternoon on April 12 at Ermitage Ste-Croix (21269 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds). You may have been through hardships in your life or may be confused as to which path to take, whether it is in your personal or business life. I am here to let you know that a weekend is coming up that will play a major role in your personal growth. This retreat will give you the opportunity to be yourself, with no filter. It will allow you to express your feelings, struggles, and thoughts with your fellow brothers who may already be in the same boat as you or may have already dealt with hardships in their life. Their support comes from their willingness to share and listen to you in a peaceful environment. We each have a mission on earth no matter what background, race, colour or faith we come from. Our upbringing and/or adult experiences may have played a confusing role in lives, and many of us may have shared similar difficulties. Cursillo will shed some light for you to better understand yourself and to realize that God is always with us. We hope to see you there! For more info contact Fadi at 514-467-5405.

Papal Visit and World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage: September 2015

Meet families from around the world and see the Pope in Philadelphia this September 25-28. $520 by coach. To know more, contact organizer Igna, Legion of Mary, at 450-671-6418.

Ignatian Spirituality Centre: Benefit Concert

All are welcome on Saturday, April 18, 7pm at St. Ignatius Parish hall (4455 West Broadway, Montreal). Tickets are $25 in advance. Featuring Closed Set. Be sure not to miss this evening of high energy popular music, including praise songs! Light refreshments, prizes and more!  Proceeds to go toward the centre, For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the office at 514-481-1064 or

Good Friday Blood Drive

Sponsored by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Good Friday, April 3 from 10am-6pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (1110 Mansfield St., Montreal) near Bonaventure Metro. The Archbishop will be present at 12:30pm. Please bring an ID Card with you.

St. Aloysius Parish: H.O.P.E. Easter Mission

All are welcome to help spread the joy and hope of Easter to our F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and to the residents of the Grace Dart Extended Care Site. Please join us in packaging and delivering Easter gifts on the following dates:

Wrap-up of gifts: Wednesday, April 1, 7pm at the Parish Centre (8402 de Marseille St., Montreal)

Delivery of Gifts: Good Friday, April 3 at 9:30am at the Parish Centre or 10am at the Grace Dart Extended Care Site (5155 Ste-Catherine St. East, Montreal)

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St. Monica Parish: Video Divina

Fr. Raymond’s movie series Looking at Life through the Lens of the Sacraments continues with the sacrament of Holy Orders/Consecrated Life. We will view two episodes of the Nothing Sacred series on Friday, April 10 at 7pm (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). Free admission and popcorn, and stimulating discussion to follow! Contact Fr. Raymond Lafontaine at 514-481-0267 x23 or

St. Richard Parish: Parish Fundraiser—Easter Raffle and Luncheon

Join us for an Easter Luncheon and Raffle on Sunday, March 29, 1pm at Casa Grecque restaurant (7218 Newman Blvd., LaSalle). Cost is $40. Your choice on the menu: chicken, beef brochette or filet of sole. This includes soup, salad, rice, potatoes, coffee or tea or soft drink and dessert.  Please bring your own wine.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00. For tickets, contact Hannah at 514-488-0778.

St. Aloysius and St. Brendan Parishes: Day of Reflection

All are welcome to a day of reflection on Saturday, March 28 from 10am-3pm at St. Aloysius Parish (8402 de Marseille St., Montreal). We will take this time before Holy Week to focus on our own Lenten journey and on how we can live as people of the resurrection. Please reserve ahead of time as space is limited. Contact the office at 514-351-3281 or

St. Luke, St. Thomas à Becket and Jesus, Light of the World Parish Lenten Mission: What Does Your Heart Desire?

Three parishes will host a lenten mission with Michael Dopp as animator from March 26-28 at St. Luke Parish (106 Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux). Church opens at 6:30pm each evening. Join us on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 from 7pm-9pm, with Adoration and Reconciliation and Saturday, March 28, following the 5pm Mass. We will begin with a potluck supper from 6pm-7:30pm then call to worship from 7:30pm-9pm. Each evening will feature a presentation, prayer, reflection, sharing and music. Theologia Book Ministries will be present with a variety of spiritual books.  Contact Wendy at 514-684-6488 or or Elsa at 514-626-4111 or

Catholic Women’s League– St. Luke Council: Annual Bake Sale

The CWL will hold its annual bake sale on Sunday, March 29 following the 9am, 10:45am and 12:30pm Masses (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux). Proceeds will go towards our parish and local charities. Last year, CWL donated approximately $4,000 to various charities. Your generous donations of baked goods, jams or preservatives will be most appreciated. Contact Linda at 514-626-3931.