Adult Faith Enrichment

ST. MONICA PARISH: A HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY

Discerning The Spirit At Work In Our Common History: Inspired by the BBC video series “A History of Christianity”, and led by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, Jennifer Dickson, and Robert Assaly, our six-part series continues with parts four to six where we will consider the impact of the Protestant Reformation and the rise of Evangelical Christianity, and seek to discern where the Spirit is moving the Church in a post-modern, secular age. The first three parts were presented in November 2016.  Please join us on Wednesday evenings, March 15, 22, and 29 from 7pm-9pm in the parish hall (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). For information and to register by March 13, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca.

 

CFC – SINGLES FOR CHRIST

Do you want to know Jesus more intimately? Looking for something new to enrich your Lenten journey towards Easter? CFC Singles for Christ invites you to its Christian Life Program (CLP): a FREE 12-week series of talks, guided discussions, and fellowship intended to lead participants into a renewed relationship with Jesus Christ. The CLP is designed for unmarried persons, 21 to 40 years of age. It begins Saturday, March 4 and will continue weekly from 1:30pm-4:30pm at St. Willibrord Parish (351 Willibrord St., Verdun). For more information please visit fb.me/cfcsfcmtl or contact Brian Vidal at 514-690-2565 or cfcsfcmontreal@gmail.com.

 

THE ALPHA EXPERIENCE

 
Everyone has questions. Questions about purpose, eternity and love.

 

Why not come and try Alpha?

 

Alpha engages and reaches people from all walks of life. It is for everyone, regardless of background or beliefs. Alpha is relaxed, interactive, non-judgemental and welcoming. It is designed to reach today’s generation and engage with them in a culturally relevant way. Alpha creates space for genuine exploration of life’s big questions, over good food and the opportunity to build meaningful friendships. Try Alpha. There’s no cost, no pressure, and no follow-up if you decide after the first session not to come back. Visit https://www.alphacanada.org/try/. To hear powerful testimonies, visit two Alpha Stories at https://www.alphacanada.org/2016/06/ and https://www.alphacanada.org/2017/02/.

 

ALPHA IS COMING TO THESE PARISHES SOON! HELP SPREAD THE WORD – ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

 

ST. PATRICK OF THE ISLAND PARISH (DIOCESE OF VALLEYFIELD)

We will be hosting the ALPHA Film Series starting February 15 at 6:30pm (278 Shamrock Drive, Pincourt, J7W 3W8). Please consider this your personal invitation! For more information please contact Peter and Linda at 450-451-3055 or petlin3@sympatico.ca.

 

 

ST. VERONICA PARISH

Join us for dessert, tea/coffee, a short video, and small group discussion. There are no strangers here, just friends you haven’t met yet. Weekly 7pm gatherings begin Tuesday, March 7 (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval). For more information please contact Deacon Gerry Turpin at 514-631-1616 or turpin@cooptel.qc.ca.

 

 

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA PARISH

Weekly 6:30pm-8:45pm gatherings begin Wednesday, March 15 and will continue for the following 10 weeks (4455 West Broadway, Montreal). For more information and to sign up please visit http://stignatiusmtl.org/events/alpha-at-st-ignatius/ or contact alpha@stignatiusmtl.org.

ST. MONICA PARISH: LAUDATO SI’ THE HOLY SPIRIT WITHIN MOTHER EARTH…OUR COMMON HOME

Led by Sr. Maura McGrath, CND.  With all women and men of goodwill, we long to be deeply attentive to the Holy Spirit moving us into a future filled with hope. These three sessions will offer us an opportunity to listen together to Jesus’ call to heal the Earth through the lens of “Laudato Si’ – Care for our Common Home.” Join us Wednesday evenings, February 8, 15 and 22 from 7pm-8:30pm in the parish hall (6402 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). Pope Francis’ book, Laudato Si’ will be available for purchase at $10 each upon request at registration.  For information and to register by February 6, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca.

 

ST. MONICA PARISH: VIDEO DIVINA – STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION

Fr. Raymond’s film series looks at movies – and life – through the lens of the Holy Spirit. Join him for this month’s film, The Doctor, on Friday, February 3 at 7pm in the parish rectory (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). Free admission and popcorn, and stimulating discussion to follow! For information, contact Fr. Raymond Lafontaine at 514-481-0267 x23 or fr.raymond@videotron.ca.

 

ST.VERONICA PARISH: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY MAGDALENE

Come and join us on Wednesday, February 1 from 7pm–8:30pm (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval) for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Sara Parks on the character of Mary Magdalene and the intrigue that surrounds her memory. Dr. Parks will share what scholars have pieced together about Mary’s role in the life of Jesus and the early church, and explore the folkloric traditions that have attached themselves to Mary Magdalene (Miryam of Magdala) over time. For more information please contact Beverley Wiltsie at the parish office, 514-631-6381 or st.veronica@videotron.ca.

 

ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH: NEOCATECHUMENAL WAY

“Come to me all you who are tired, and I will give you rest” – Mt 11:28. Catechesis for adults will be offered weekly, Sundays and Thursdays at 7:30pm, starting Sunday, October 16 (120 Summerhill, Pointe-Claire). Baby-sitters will be available. For more info, contact Fr. Sunny Abraham at 514-695-0205.

ST. MONICA PARISH: FAITH-SHARING GROUPS

You are invited to join us! This year, our reflections are taken from the books Traits of a Healthy Spirituality and In Steadfast Love by Melannie Svoboda. Groups meet for 14 sessions throughout the year at convenient weekday or weekend times and locations. Register by September 28 for our special “Come and See” session on Saturday, October 1 from 10am-11:30am, if you want to experience a session before you register for the program. Please contact Anna at 514-481-0267 ext. 22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca for information and to register by October 2 to join one of our groups.

ST. LUKE PARISH: CATHOLIC ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT (CAFÉ) SERIES

Come and see! Bring your friends! Coffee and refreshments are offered in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us on Wednesday, September 28, 7pm for “Spirituality: A Family Affair” (106A Anselme- Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux). One of the qualities of strong families is spiritual wellness. In this introductory workshop based on “The Virtues Project”, we will explore the meaning of
virtues, and the five strategies of the Virtues Project. We will learn to create opportunities for spiritual growth in our families. Contact Wendy at 514-683-4941 or wendy@st-luke.ca.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTRE

Living the Discerning Life with Louise Eberwein and Paul Empsall: Over the course of ten sessions in the fall, Thursday evenings, 7pm-9pm, beginning September 29 we will be using video conferences by Fr. Tim Gallagher, OMV to guide us. Fr. Tim leads us through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s time-honoured fourteen practical guidelines for the discernment of spirits, showing both their profound insight into the human soul and how they can assist us in understanding and navigating through the ups and downs of the spiritual life. The second part of each evening will be a guided discussion of each teaching and how it has concrete application and relevance to our own daily lives. Cost is $85 (book included). For more info contact Paul Empsall at 514-626-9462 or Louise Eberwein at 514-825-5198. To register, please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.