Archive for February 2016

WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT

With Sr. Pat O’Neill, SNJM as animator on Wednesday, February 17 at Villa Saint-Martin (9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds). Registration begins at 9:15am. Thought-provoking presentations with references to scriptural passages and the works of renowned spiritual writers; relevant music and songs; quiet time for personal reflection and prayer; Eucharistic celebration; sharing for those who wish to participate. Plan to gift yourself with a few hours of rich spiritual nourishment in the company of women who share your values and your desire to deepen your relationship with God and to grow in faith and hope. ALL women welcome. Please bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and tea provided. Pre-registration not required. Suggested donation of $15. Contact 514-684-1290.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER 2016: ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE ORGANIZED BY THE WOMEN’S INTER-CHURCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (WICC)

RECEIVE CHILDREN. RECEIVE ME – CHRISTIAN WOMEN IN CUBA
The national Flower of Cuba is the white butterfly jasmine. Cuban women have used the flower not only as an adornment for their hair, but also to transmit messages during liberation wars, and as a sign of their being Cuban. There can be no better emblem for the 2016 World Day of Prayer service written by the World Day of Prayer committee of Cuba. The service transmits their witness and experience of being Cuban and Christian, even when their faith meant isolation within the country they love.
With the triumph of the Revolution, a trade embargo by the United States brought Cuba economic isolation and material scarcity. Within Cuba a similar isolation formed around people of faith in the officially atheist state. Now the embargo is lifting, but uncertainty remans for the Cuban people. What can these women tell the rest of the world about how faith endures in a secular world, of material and social challenges, and of hope?
On March 4, 2016, Christians in more than 170 countries and in 2,000 communities across Canada will gather to learn about, pray for, and celebrate Cuba in solidarity with the women of Cuba through the World Day of Prayer. Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer 2016. – Media release © Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada

Here is a list of WDP services being held locally:

Friday, March 4
11am at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish (34-34th Ave., Lachine)
1pm at St. John Brébeuf Parish (7777 George St., Verdun)
1:30pm at St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish (105 Beaconsfield Ave., Beaconsfield)

Saturday, March 5
11am at Paroisse Présentation-de-la-Sainte-Vierge (655 de l’Église Ave., Dorval)

For more information regarding the service at St. John Brébeuf Parish, contact Patricia at 514-507-0800 or wicc@wicc.org. For all other services, contact Eleanor Arless at 514-674-0557 or eleanorarless@hotmail.com

JUBILEE OF MERCY – MARCH 4-5: 24 HOURS FOR THE LORD

ST. KEVIN PARISH
All are welcome (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal):
Friday, March 4
5:30pm Mass
6pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7pm-9am Night Vigil
Saturday, March 5
9am Lauds followed by silent adoration
11am Rosary
3pm Divine Mercy Chapelet
4:50pm Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament followed by 5pm Closing Mass
Confession times during the 24 hours. Contact the office at 514-733-5600 or stkevinqc@gmail.com.

ST. PATRICK’S BASILICA
All are welcome (460 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal):
Celebration of 24 Hours For the Lord on Friday, March 4 with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 5:15pm Mass
Exposition will continue with Adoration until 4pm, Saturday, March 5, with benediction followed by Mass; priests will be available for Confessions
The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered 15 minutes before weekday and weekend Masses
Contact the office at 514-866-7379 or info@stpatricksmtl.ca.

PENITENTIAL SERVICES

ST. LUKE PARISH
All are welcome to our bilingual service on Thursday, March 10 at 7:30pm (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux). Contact the parish office at 514-684-6488.
FILIPINO CATHOLIC MISSION
All are welcome on Sunday, March 13 at 11:30am followed by Mass (8400 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal). Contact Fr. Frank Alvarez at 514-387-5292.
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH
All are welcome on Wednesday, March 16 at 7pm (7777 George St., LaSalle). Several priests will be present (no Eucharistic celebration). Contact Wendy or Marie at 514-366-0131.
MISSIONE SAN DOMENICO SAVIO
Tuesdays, March 15 and March 22 at 7pm followed by Mass in Italian (9190 Ste-Claire St., Montreal). Contact Tonia at 514-351-5646.

ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT

OUR LADY OF MONT-CARMEL
Adoration in the chapel in Wednesday, February 10 from 8:30am-5pm (7645 de Mans St., St-Leonard). Contact the office at 514-256-3632.
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH
Every Friday during Lent (and throughout the year) from 9:30am-10:30am (7777 George St., LaSalle), and from 9:30am-12pm on March 4 only. Contact Wendy or Marie at 514-366-0131.
ST. VERONICA PARISH
Thursday, February 11 from 9:30am-12pm (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval). Contact Stefani at 514-631-6381.
ST. WILLIBRORD PARISH
Adoration Fridays, each week from 9:30am-11:30am (351 Willibrord St., Verdun). Contact Julian at 514-769-9678.
MISSIONE ANNUNZIATA
First Friday of the month throughout the year following the 7pm Mass until 8:15pm (4360 Broadway, Lachine). Contact the office at 514-634-2174.
ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH
First Friday of the month throughout the year following the 9am Mass until 10:30am (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). Contact the office at 514-695-7100.
ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH
Fridays, throughout the year, following 8:30am Mass until 10am or by request (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Contact Heidi at 514-626-4111.

WAY OF THE CROSS

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH
Let us carry our cross and walk with Jesus in Lent. Come and join us on Thursdays throughout Lent to pray the Stations of the Cross following 9am Mass (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval). Contact Tina at 450-688-3887.
MISSIONE SAN DOMENICO SAVIO
Fridays throughout Lent, all are welcome for the Way of the Cross followed by Mass (in Italian) at 2pm (9190 Ste-Claire St., Montreal). Contact Tonia at 514-351-5646.
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH
Every Friday evening during Lent (except March 25 – Good Friday) at 6:30pm (7777 George St., LaSalle). Contact Wendy or Marie at 514-366-0131.
FILIPINO CATHOLIC MISSION
Every Friday throughout Lent at 6:30pm followed by Mass (850 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal). Contact the Fr. Frank Alvarez at 514-387-5292.
ST. GABRIEL PARISH
Fridays throughout Lent, all are welcome for Stations of the Cross 12:30pm followed by 1pm Mass (2157 Centre St., Montreal). Contact Ruth at 514-937-3597.
ST. KEVIN PARISH: YEAR OF MERCY
All are welcome Fridays during Lent at 6pm, following the 5:30pm Mass (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal). Contact the office at 514-733-5600 or stkevinqc@gmail.com.
CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH
Stations of the Cross starting Friday, February 12 and continuing every Friday until March 25, 6:30pm each evening (16 Pacific Ave., Senneville). contact Christine Maimone at 514-457-3896.
ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH
Every Friday evening during Lent at 7pm (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). Contact the parish office at 514-695-7100.

DIOCESAN-WIDE LENTEN MISSION – MARCH 1-2-3

Our Lenten journey to Easter will soon begin! Why not plan to include the diocesan-wide Lenten Mission about
Mercy led by Bishop Thomas Dowd? It takes place March 1, 2, and 3 at St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). All evenings begin at 7pm. Come for one, two or, better yet, all three evenings and bring a friend. For more information: www.lent2016.com or contact Fr. Gerry Martineau at 514-366-0131 x225 or gerard.m@johnbrebeuf.ca.

FILIPINO CATHOLIC MISSION: LENTEN RECOLLECTION

All are welcome on Saturday, March 12 from 9am-2pm (8400 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal). For more info, please contact Fr. Frank Alvarez at 514-387-5292.

ST. MONICA PARISH: THE GIFT OF FORGIVENESS LENTEN MISSION

Rich in Mercy: “Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy!” NOT “Lord forgive us, Christ forgive us, Lord forgive us!” It is rare to know we are forgiven before we ask! That is God’s approach to our failures. How are we able to include this wonderful gift in our daily lives? Come, and together let us find out! Presented by Fr. Mike Shaw. Mark these Mission dates of three evenings: March 7, 8 and 9 from 7pm-9pm (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). Contact Elizabeth at 514-481-0267.

COMMUNITY LENTEN MISSION: RICH IN MERCY

This year’s Lenten Mission, presented by St. Thomas à Becket, St. Luke and Jesus Light of the World Parishes, will be hosted by St. Thomas à Becket Parish (4320 Ste-Anne St.,  Pierrefonds) on February 18, 19 and 20.  We are happy to welcome presenter Sr. Lorraine Caza, CND, leading us in the theme: Rich in Mercy.  Church opens at 6:30pm on Thursday and Friday; call to prayer and praise at 7pm. There will be coffee and fellowship each evening. Music provided by AEternal (St. Thomas à Becket) and Youth Choirs from the two other parishes.  A pot luck
supper will be held in the parish hall following 4:30pm Mass on Saturday. Please bring a hot or cold dish for 4-5 people.  Dessert and beverages provided. Freewill offerings are welcome each evening.  This is an event for all ages and everyone is warmly welcome!! For more information, please contact Elsa at elsa@becket.ca, Wendy at wendy@st-luke.ca or Helen at hrayrow@hotmail.com.