Archive for March 2016

ST. KEVIN PARISH: FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY

All are welcome to a celebration of the Feast of the Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 3, 2pm (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal).  We will begin with the Stations of the Cross of St. Faustina, followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for the Hour of Great Mercy.  Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available.  Novena starts on Good Friday, March 25 at 6:30pm followed by Stations of the Cross.  Contact the office at 514-733-5600 or Mila at 514-683-5989.

FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY

All are welcome on Sunday, April 3 at Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs (4155 Wellington, St. Verdun)for Solemn Mass with Archbishop Lépine at 4:15pm. You are also invited to pray the Novena to the Divine Mercy starting Good Friday, March 25. Contact Divine Mercy of Montreal at 514-362-9363 or info@divinemercymontreal.org.

BENEFIT CONCERT: 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF L’ASSOCIATION DES PARENT CATHOLIQUES DU QUÉBEC (APCQ)

The APCQ and the English sector’s Catholic Parents Association of Quebec welcome everyone to a wonderful evening of classical music featuring world-renowned pianist, Anne-Marie Dubois, and with honorary guest, Archbishop Christian Lépine, on Friday, April 1st, 7:30pm at Concert Château Dufresne (2929 Jeanne d’arc Ave., Montreal) near Pie-IX Metro. Free parking available. Tickets are $20. Come celebrate 50 years of the APCQ’s service to parents and families! For more info or to reserve tickets, contact Diane Joyal, APCQ president, at 514-276-8068 or 514-279-0670.

Introducing…CATHOLIC ACTION MONTREAL!

A new and exciting network has been created! Catholic Action Montreal!
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we announce the opening of Registration for Membership for Catholic Action Montreal.
Catholic Action has been created to bring together individuals and organizations within our Montreal Catholic Community with a common cause and shared commitment to putting our Faith in Action through providing  services and programs to people from all walks of life.  It’s about people helping people!
Now all we need is YOU!  Please consider becoming a member and lending your voice, ideas and expertise to this exciting initiative to join together towards better serving the needs in our Montreal Community.
To learn more about Catholic Action, its mission or to become a member,  visit:http://catholicaction.ca/#member
We hope to see you at our first Annual General Meeting and Inaugural Celebration at Loyola High School
(7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal) on Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30pm.
Contact (514) 937-2301 x282 or join@catholicaction.ca.

TOTUS TUUS ASSOCIATION: PREPARATION FOR CONSECRATION

In this Year of Mercy: Preparation for consecration to Jesus, through Mary: “Mary experiences, perfect docility to the Spirit, the richness and the universality of God’s love, which opens her heart and enables it to embrace the entire human race. Thus Mary becomes Mother of each and every one of us, the Mother who obtains for us divine mercy” . (St. John Paul II, Veritas Splendor, 120).
All are welcome to receive preparation for consecration to be held Sunday afternoons at 2:30pm on April 3, 10, 24 and May 1 at Notre-Dame Basilica (426 Saint-Sulpice St.) in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart). Consecration celebration will be held on Friday, May 13 at 7pm. Contact Miguel or Monica Reyes at 450-621-7849 or 514-652-3917 or totustuuscanada@gmail.com.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF CANADA, MONTREAL DIOCESAN COUNCIL ANNUAL CARD PARTY

All are welcome on Tuesday, April 19, 7pm at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish Hall (34 – 34th Ave., Lachine). Please bring your own cards / favourite game.  Tickets: $8.00.  Prizes and refreshments. Invite your friends to join you for an evening of fun and reserve your table now. Tickets also available at the door.  Contact Beverley at 514-428-8753.

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION

Do you know of any couples planning to be married soon? From This Day Forward is a faith-based program offered at the Archdiocese, 2000 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal. Topics include Readiness, Communication, Sexuality, Time/Money, Parenthood, Natural Family Planning, and Sacrament. Registrations are open for our next weekend scheduled April 8, 9, and 10, 2016. To download the pamphlet visit http://www.diocesemontreal.org/en/services-resources/family-life/marriage.html Contact the Family Life Department, 514-925-4300, ext. 219 for registration. Kindly note that no couples are refused for lack of funds. Contact Rita Maisonneuve at 514-931-7311 x219.

SUPPORT TWO CAUSES IN ONE: REFUGEES AND BOYS CHOIR

Support Syrian refugee families and enjoy the 100-voice St. Michael’s Choir School from Toronto. The double benefit takes place Wednesday, April 6 at Loyola High School at 7:30pm. Tickets are $25. Most of the proceeds will help four parishes sponsor three refugee families; the balance will help support the well-known boys choir on their Central Canada tour. Tickets can be purchased at St. Ignatius, St. John Brébeuf, St. Veronica and Resurrection parishes or at www.loyola.ca/choir.

MONTREAL DIRECTED RETREATS

Be refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Silent directed weekend retreat at La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame (180 De Normandie Blvd., Longueuil). Begins Friday evening, April 8 and ends Sunday afternoon, April 10. Cost is $130. Contact 514-626-9462 or 514-633-1172. Visit www.montrealretreats.org.

DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE STRUGGLING WITH FAITH…

Do you know of someone who is struggling with faith or seeking answers to life’s big questions? Why not encourage them to experience Alpha? The 10-week sessions will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Parish (875 Blvd. Marcel-Laurin, St-Laurent) starting Sunday, April 3 at 5pm; supper is on us. During the no-pressure, user-friendly sessions, participants share a meal, hear a talk and get a chance to discuss the topics presented. Encourage a friend, family member, co-worker and/or neighbour to be part of this adventure. For more info on Alpha please watch this video:
http://www.alpha.org/catholic-context/stories/265