Archive for April 2016

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTRE: PRACTICING MERCY WORKSHOP

Practicing Mercy: Embraced by Mercy, Kissed by Love with Father Philip Chircop
It has been said that mercy is the capacity to enter the chaos of another, facilitating healing, wellness and wholeness in the process. This workshop we will explore what it means to believe in a God whose mercy is fresh every morning and our call to practice mercy in all our encounters, on a daily basis.
To be held Friday, May 13, from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, May 14, from 9am-4pm (please bring a lunch) at Loyola High School (7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Cost is $60. For more information or to register, please contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

MISSION JEUNESSE-YOUTH MINISTRY: GATHERING FOR YOUTH MINISTERS

Archbishop Christian Lépine and the Youth Ministry team invite all youth ministers for an evening communion, fellowship, prayer to better enable ourselves to respond more dynamically to the mission of evangelization in our city. We welcome youth ministers and young leaders who work with teens (13-17yrs) and/or young adults (18-35 yrs). Join us on Tuesday, May 10 (2000 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). Dinner at 6pm followed by the meeting at 7pm. Please confirm your presence at missionjeunesse@diocesemontreal.org.

ST. MONICA PARISH: SPRING RETREAT

Christian Leadership: Empowerment, Service and Mission, with Richard Boileau. What are the characteristics of good leadership? How can Christian faith make leaders better at meeting their responsibilities? Please join us for our Spring Retreat on Saturday, May 7 from 9am to 12:30pm, for an exceptional opportunity to explore how to recognize and develop gifts in ourselves and others, build community, and be good stewards of God’s gifts to us. For information and to register by May 4, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca.. Samia Boghdady, of Theologia Book Ministry, will be at St. Monica’s during the retreat with a wonderful selection of books and other media for you to purchase.

CATHOLIC WOMEN’S LEAGUE: DAY OF PRAYER FOR PALLIATIVE CARE

On Wednesday, May 4 from 8:30am-6pm, the Montreal City Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada will be hosting a day of prayer for palliative care at St. Patrick’s Basilica (454 René-Lévesque Blvd West, Montreal).  Everyone is welcome to stop by to say a prayer in support of palliative care as well as to sign our Petition to have palliative care as a defined medical service covered under  the Canada Health Act.  Contact Janet McLean, National Legislation Chairperson, at jmcsouth@sympatico.ca

OPUS DEI: NOVENA FOR THE FAMILY

On the occasion of the release of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), all are welcome to visit http://opusdei.ca/en-ca/. Here, a downloadable version of the Novena for the Family to St. Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, is available at http://opusdei.ca/en-ca/article/new-version-of-the-novenas-to-st-josemaria/.

LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SURVEY

A growing number of Catholic families have informally expressed a strong interest in establishing a high quality Catholic Elementary School for boys and girls. After prayerful reflection and discussion with the Bishop, as part of its strategic plan and with the goal of developing and growing its mission, Loyola High School is considering the possibility of extending its educational offering to the elementary level. We would hope to make this education available to all, regardless of their financial situation.
If you have children under the age of 12, would you be so kind as to take a few moments to complete a short survey to help us gage interest and need?                        
Montreal parishes will be circulating the survey to their Faith First families as well. We would ask that you please only fill in one survey. You will have the opportunity to enter your email address at the end to receive updates on the project. Please feel free to share the survey with your own network. 
Our sincere thanks for your time and assistance! 
To take the survey: 
English version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Elementary_School
French version: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ecole_Primaire
To learn more about Loyola High School: www.loyola.ca

DIOCESAN AWARD OF MERIT FOR ALTAR SERVERS

A special celebration awarding the “Bishop’s Medal” to deserving young persons, chosen from our diocesan Francophone, Anglophone and cultural communities will be held on Sunday, May 15, 3pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (1085 rue de la Cathédrale, Montreal). This celebration, held in collaboration with the Serra Club of Montreal, will consist of a Liturgy of the Word, followed by a blessing and awarding of the medal. For more info and to register your parish, contact Margaret Almeida at 514-948-0254 or serramontrealvm@hotmail.com.

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE: OTTAWA

All are welcomed to join us for the National March for Life, Thursday, May 12, 2016. This is a yearly gathering on Parliament Hill, Ottawa, 25 000 attended last year to demand protection for children before and after birth . Two chartered buses leave Montreal 7am – Downtown (895 de la Gauchetière) and Laval (Holy Name of Jesus Parish, 899 Chomedey Blvd.) Mass, pic-nic, and march through the streets of Ottawa. Pick-ups at Fairview Shopping Center (The Bay). Round-trip fare $40. Reservations before May 6 at 438-930-8643 or 514-344-2686.

ST. BRENDAN PARISH: MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH

Calling all moms! We invite you and your family to enjoy a special brunch on Sunday, May 8 following the 11am Mass at the parish hall (5740 15th Ave., Montreal). Tickets are $10; $5 for children 6-12 years; free for children under 5. Contact the office at 514-376-4537.

ST. MONICA PARISH: SPRING RETREAT

Christian Leadership: Empowerment, Service and Mission, with Richard Boileau. What are the characteristics of good leadership? How can Christian faith make leaders better at meeting their responsibilities? Please join us for our Spring Retreat on Saturday, May 7 from 9am to 12:30pm, for an exceptional opportunity to explore how to recognize and develop gifts in ourselves and others, build community, and be good stewards of God’s gifts to us. For information and to register by May 4, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca. Note: Samia Boghdady, of Theologia Book Ministry, will be at St. Monica’s during the retreat with a wonderful selection of books and other media for you to purchase.