Archive for April 2015

Concordia University: Indigenizing Pilgrimage Conference

With keynote speakers Simon Coleman, Chancellor Jackman Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto and Raymond Aldred, Assistant Professor of Theology, Ambrose University and works with My People International. Join us for an international, multidisciplinary conference Indigenizing Pilgrimage: Growing, Identifying and Localizing Transformative Journeys from May 7-10 at Concordia University. The conference will bring together scholars and pilgrims from across disciplines to discuss journey, indigeneity and locality. Register online at Contact the Department of Theological Studies at 514-848-2424 x2475.

St. Thomas à Becket Parish: Rediscovering the Rosary – A Prayer for All Times

Join us for three enriching evenings as we explore the beauty and power of what Saint Pope John Paul II called “among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation”. All are welcome on Monday, May 4, Tuesday, May 5 and Wednesday, May 6 from 7pm-8:30pm (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Presented by Bernard Ratneiya. Contact the Adult Faith Enrichment Office at 514-626-4111 x222 or

Diocesan Marriage Preparation

From This Day Forward is a faith-based program offered on May 1, 2 and 3 at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Topics include Readiness, Communication, Sexuality, Time/Money, Parenthood, NFP, and Sacrament. To download pamphlet for more details, visit Contact the Department for Family Life at 514-925-4300 x219.

Seniors Action Quebec

On Monday, April 27, Seniors Action Quebec, a non-profit organization working on behalf of English-speaking seniors in Quebec, will host a Family Conference on the new Provincial Legislation Bill 52: End of Life Choices. The day will start at 8:30am when coffee will be served followed by a full day of information with panels and kiosks and social interaction until 5pm The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for individuals to become informed on the new legislation and what other services are available to them when facing terminal illness. The Conference will be held at La Plaza, former Holiday Inn Midtown (420 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Please note everyone MUST register in advance. Deadline to register is April 17. Registration forms available at Contact Ruth Pelletier, President, at

St. Thomas à Becket Parish: Concert

Featuring Octet Plus on Friday, April 24 at 7:30pm (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Freewill offering at the door. Proceeds will go towards the Becket Pantry. Contact the office at 514-626-4111.

St. John Brébeuf Parish: Pub Night Fundraiser

All are welcome on Friday, April 24 from 7pm-10pm (7777 George St., LaSalle) for an evening of food, drinks, games and music. Bring your friends. Contact the office at 514-366-0131 or

St. Luke Parish: CAFÉ Series – Journey Through the Scriptures

Presented by Dr. Margaret Million. Join us Thursdays, April 23, 30 and May 7 from 7pm-9pm (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux) as we explore the following questions: Why do we have a Bible? Do we need it? Why is it called “the Word of God”? How did the good news spread, and who are the people who wrote it down? Registration is required. Freewill offerings will be greatly appreciated. Contact the office at 514-684-6488 or

St. Brendan Parish: Faith-Sharing Group

All are welcome on Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm (3542 Rosemont Blvd., Montreal). Contact the office at 514-376-4537.

St. Aloysius Parish: Item Drive for Herstreet (La rue des femmes)

For the first time H.O.P.E., along with St. Aloysius Parish, will be helping Herstreet, a non-profit organization involved in helping homeless women and women in distress. H.O.P.E. will be collecting items such as toiletries, any new or slightly used clothing, shoes and boots, as well as utensils and plates for the women at Herstreet. Over the next three Sundays, April 19, April 26 and May 3 following the 9:30am Mass at Ste-Louise-de-Marillac Church (7901 Ste-Claire St., Montreal), boxes will be available at the back of the church to collect the items. If you wish to donate at another time during the week, please contact our office at 514-351-3281 or to arrange a drop-off appointment at the St. Aloysius Parish Centre (8402 de Marseille St., Montreal).

St. John Brébeuf Parish: Fair Trade Store

On Saturday, April 18 following the 4:30pm Mass and Sunday, April 19 following the 9am and 11am Masses (855 Bishop Power St., LaSalle). Featuring products from around the world. Come and help change the world one product at a time. Hosted by the Social Justice Group of St. John Brébeuf Parish. Contact 514-366-0131 or