Archive for May 2015

Feast of Corpus Christi 2015: Shine Forth the Light of Christ

All are welcome on Thursday, June 4 beginning with Mass at a new time this year of 7pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (1085 rue de la Cathédrale, Montreal) followed by a Eucharistic procession through the streets of downtown Montreal to St. Patrick’s Basilica (460 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal) for benediction. Contact Sr. Pamela Buchner, FMJ at 514-931-7311 x349 or pbuchner@diocesemontreal.org.

Ignatian Spirituality Centre: The Other Side of Chaos

Trusting God When Life is Breaking Down with Margaret Silf from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31. When our relationships break down, when we suffer loss of employment or financial stability, when our loved ones are taken away due to disease or death, we, like Tobit and Job can become blind to God’s loving hand guiding us to something new. Margaret will help us keep our eyes fixed on the Lord, instead of straining back to the seeming comfort of our past. Join us on Friday from 7pm-9pm, Saturday from 9am-4pm at the Ignatian Centre (4567 West Broadway, Montreal) and Sunday, from 9am-12pm at Loyola High School (7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Cost is $60. Please register in advance. Contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish: CAFÉ – “Help! I’m a Parent”

With guest speaker Elizabeth Koessler on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). Parenting today has many challenges with our busy lives and demands made upon us. The presenter will offer ways in which we can help our children become better citizens and grow in faith. All are welcome. Contact the office at 514-695-7100.

St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish: CAFÉ – “Help! I’m a Parent”

With guest speaker Elizabeth Koessler on Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). Parenting today has many challenges with our busy lives and demands made upon us. The presenter will offer ways in which we can help our children become better citizens and grow in faith. All are welcome. Contact the office at 514-695-7100.

Celebrate Pentecost: Holy Spirit Set Our Hearts Afire!

The Bread of Life prayer group of Good Shepherd Parish in Brossard and the Sacred Heart of Jesus prayer group of St. Mary’s Parish in Greenfield Park invite one and all to a celebration of the feast of Pentecost, “the birthday of the Church”. Join us for an evening of praise and worship, including music and scripture on Saturday, May 23 from 7pm-9pm at Good Shepherd Parish (7900 Naples St., Brossard) followed by birthday cake for everyone. Contact Lorraine Pecus at 450-445-0372.

St. John Brébeuf Parish: Social Justice Group

Film presentation of Muffins for Granny (2006) on Friday, May 22 at 7pm (855 Bishop Power St., LaSalle). This award-winning documentary presents a personal journey of discovery for filmmaker Nadia McLaren as she tells the story of her own grandmother who was forced into a residential school. McLaren interviews seven First Nations elders about their experiences in residential schools and the effects this had on their lives. It is a powerful, often poignant, documentary that narrates a shameful chapter in Canadian history. Fair trade coffee and tea will be served. Contact the office at 514-366-0131 or office@johnbrebeuf.ca.

St. Willibrord Parish: Annual Pilgrimage to Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours

The parish will be leading its annual pilgrimage to the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (400 St. Paul St. East, Montreal) on Wednesday, May 20 to honour and pray to our Lady during this Marian month of May. We will begin with the Rosary at 7pm followed by Mass at 7:30pm, celebrated by Fr. Gregory Nunez and accompanied by Tom Battcock, organist and leader in song. All are welcome! Contact the office at 514-769-9678 for more information.

St. Veronica Parish: Catholic Women’s League Twilight Retreat

With guest speaker, Catherine Cherry, on Tuesday, May 19 at 5pm (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval). Cost is $10. The evening will begin with dinner followed by the retreat at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Tickets for dinner must be reserved and are now available. Please contact Beate at 514-695-5752.

Social Justice Connection: 40th Anniversary

The Social Justice Connection will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Tuesday, May 19 from 5pm-7pm at the Atwater Library Auditorium (1200 Atwater Ave., Montreal). Guest speakers will be Hélène Laverdière, Official Opposition Critic on International Development and Désirée McGraw, Executive Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation. We will launch our Educonnextion youth mentorship program. A silent auction will also be held. Light refreshments. Tickets are $25. To make reservations contact 514-933-6797.

Fraternités monastiques de Jérusalem: Pentecost Online Retreat

In preparation of the feast of Pentecost, it is with great joy that we announce our community’s next online retreat which will run from Sunday, May 17 to Sunday, May 24. The retreat will include reflections on scripture, audio podcasts and daily testimonies videos. A new feature this year: material will be made available in English, French, Polish and Italian. All are welcome! Register for free online at http://retraites-avec-jerusalem.cef.fr/.