Conferences/Symposiums

THE NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT

JOIN THOUSANDS OF CATHOLICS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA INSPIRED AND  CONNECTED IN THEIR FAITH!

This two-day conference will bring together world-class Catholic speakers who are leaders in the New Evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. All Catholics – pastors, missionaries, lay ministers, and the lay faithful – will benefit immensely from this opportunity. The NES will be held in Ottawa May 12-13 and streamed to up to 24 host-sites, two of which will be in Montreal! Purchase tickets online at www.newevangelization.ca.

 

 

LaSalle Host Site        

We are pleased to welcome everyone for live-streaming of the 2017 NES at St. John Brébeuf Parish (7777 George St., LaSalle). Tickets are $35 each and includes Saturday lunch and refreshments both days. For details please contact the office at 514-366-0131 x223 or Prem and/or Bob at 514-366-8553 or Cory at 514-799-1907.

 

 

Montreal’s East End

For the first time in East-End Montreal, live-streaming of the 2017 NES will be held at the Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre in Rivière-des-Prairies (11991 Pierre-Baillargeon Ave., RDP).  Cost is $35 per person and includes Saturday lunch and refreshments both days. For more information please contact Cathy at 514-944-6836 or Cynthia at 438-862-8967 or NESeastendmontreal@gmail.com. All are welcome!

 

                   


Both
host sites are powered in part by the Pillars Trust Fund.

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND THE INTEGRATION OF ENGLISH-SPEAKING NEWCOMERS IN QUEBEC

On Wednesday, March 15, from 10am-5pm at the Centre Sheraton Montreal (1201 René-Lévesque Blvd. West) the Quebec Community Groups Network will be hosting a one-day conference on community engagement and the successful integration of newcomers. This pre-forum to the National Metropolis Conference aims to bring together representatives from various sectors and various regions to discuss how newcomers (immigrants, refugees and migrants) integrate Quebec society through Quebec’s English-speaking communities and institutions, including faith-based organizations. The conference, sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), will wrap up with a roundtable of community organizations, service providers, and government representatives that aims to uncover innovative ways our communities can – with the support of municipal, provincial, and federal government institutions – foster the vitality of English-speaking communities in Quebec through the successful integration of newcomers – that is immigrants, refugees and migrants from the rest of Canada. We encourage you to attend share news of this event within your networks. Visit the conference’s site for details of the conference and for registration: qcgn.ca/metropolis-pre-forum. Workshop panel will include speakers Fr. Francis McKee (Pastor of Jesus Light of the World Parish), Alessandra Santopadre (Co-ordinator of the Refugee Sponsorship Program, Archdiocese of Montreal) and Norbert Piché (National Director for Jesuit Refugee Service – Canada), with Anna Farrow (Executive Director of the English Speaking Catholic Council) as moderator.

 

International Summit coming to Montreal! Registration opens February 1st

Join thousands of Catholics across North America who have come to be inspired and connected in their faith! Preparations are underway to have not one, but TWO host sites in Montreal for the upcoming 2017 New Evangelization Summit this spring! The line-up of high-calibre speakers will include: renowned co-authors of Rebuilt, Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran, Bishop Robert Barron from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and TV-radio host and Director of missions for Renewal Ministries, Peter Herbeck. Live-streaming of this event, which will be held in Ottawa May 12 and 13, will be available in both LaSalle and East-End Montreal. Online ticket sales open February 1st at www.newevangelization.ca.

 

LaSalle Host Site

Join us for live-streaming of the 2017 NES at St. John Brébeuf Parish (7777 George St., LaSalle). Tickets are $35 each. For details contact the office at 514-366-0131 x221.

 

 Montreal’s East End

For the first time in East-End Montreal, live-streaming of the 2017 NES will be held at the Don Bosco Youth Leadership Centre in Rivière-des-Prairies (11991 Pierre-Baillargeon Ave., RDP). Cost is $35 per person. For more info contact Cathy at 514-944-6836 or Cynthia at 438-862-8967 or
NESeastendmontreal@gmail.com.

 This host site event is powered in part by the Pillars Trust Fund.

 

PARISHES PUT “VITALITY” ON AGENDA

More than 50 representatives from 27 parishes turned out Saturday, Sept. 10 to learn more about the Parish Vitality Conference, scheduled for Nov. 10-12, 2016. Held at Our Lady of
Fatima Parish, representatives learned details about the “Unleashing Your Gifts” program and workshop choices for the event. Most parishes will launch their promotional campaign this month; brochures with the conference schedule, list of workshops and registration are now available at parishes and can also be found online at: parishvitality.com.

CANADIAN RELIGIOUS CONFERENCE

The CRC is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, September 28 from 7pm-9pm at the Institut de pastorale des Dominicains (2715, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine, Montreal) Fr. Michael Czerny, S.J., of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace will present a conference in French about “Laudato Si’”, exploring how the encyclical has been implemented so far, and suggestions for moving forward – with an eye on the Conference of the Parties (COP22) taking place in Marrakech (Morocco) November 7-18, 2016. Conference in French, free and open to all. Contact Apraham Niziblian, Associate Director Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) at 514-259-0856. Visit http://crc-canada.org/en/crc-conference-laudato-si  

FROM THE NEIGHBOURING DIOCESE OF OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK: 2016 VOCATIONS SUMMIT – INSPIRE, CALLED TO LOVE

Bishop Terry LaValley invites everyone to celebrate the universal call to holiness and its manifestation in the vocations of Christian marriage and family life, the single state, the consecrated religious life, and the ordained priesthood and diaconate. INSPIRE: Called to Love will be held on Sunday, September 25 at the Olympic Centre Complex, in Lake Placid, NY (2634 Main St., Lake Placid, NY 12946).
Participants will have the opportunity (from early morning) to take part in breakout sessions being led by internationally known speakers, including:

● The Most Rev. Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, CA.
● The Most Rev. Christopher Coyne, Bishop of Burlington, VT.
● The Most Rev. Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, QC, and guest homilist for Holy Mass (scheduled for 3:15pm)

Please note that the event is free, however, you still need a ticket.
Details and registration are available online at www.inspirecalledtolove.org.
Contact Marika Donders at 315-393-2920, x1380 or info@inspirecalledtolove.com.

CHRISTIAN-JEWISH DIALOGUE: NOSTRA AETATE JUBILEE CONFERENCE

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Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and
Cardinal Augustine Bea,
New York, March 31, 1963

The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal cordially invites students, clergy, ministers, pastoral personnel, and the general public to the Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference from October 27 to November 1 in Montreal.

Proclaimed on October 28, 1965, the Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate transformed the relations between Roman Catholic Church and non-Christian religions, particularly Judaism. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of this ground-breaking document, the Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference presents a series of three public events.

On Tuesday, October 27, Prof. Jean Duhaime (Université de Montréal) and Armand Abécassis (Université Michel-de-Montaigne, Bordeaux), will describe Nostra Aetate as a turning point and will explore the impact of this declaration on the relations between the Catholic Church and Judaism. In French, 7:30pm-9:30pm at the Jewish Public Library (5151 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rd.) Admission is 10$; JPL members, 7 $; free for students with valid ID. Registration required at 514-345-6416.

On Thursday, October 29, Prof. Patricia Kirkpatrick (McGill University) and Rabbi Schachar Orenstein (Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue) will discuss Christian and Jewish initiatives in the echoes of Nostra Aetate. In English, 4pm-6pm at the Birks Chapel of McGill University (3520 University St.). Free admission; reservation required on Eventbrite).

On Sunday, November 1, Ms. Myriam Azogui-Halbwax, Dr. Adriana Bara, Ms. Taylor Baruchel and Prof. Bruno Demers will debate future challenges to the relations between Christians and Jews, particularly those underscored in the Twelve Points of Berlin adopted in 2009 by the International Council of Christians and Jews. A discussion in small groups and a plenary session will follow. Bilingual, 1:30pm-4:30pm at the Grand Seminary of Montreal (2065 Sherbrooke St. West). Free admission; reservation required on Eventbrite).

The Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference is sponsored by Christian and Jewish organizations participating in the Jewish-Christian Dialogue of Montreal and has received special support from the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church in Montreal, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA-Quebec), the Congregation of Holy Cross (Canadian Province), the Grand Seminary of Montreal, the Jewish Public Library, and McGill University (Faculty of Religious Studies).
Information: abara@oikoumene.ca or 514-937-9176 x33 or visit our Facebook page

CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: RISE UP!

“Man was created for greatness—for God himself; he was created to be filled by God. But his heart is too small for the greatness to which it is destined. It must be stretched.”
– Pope Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi
 Do you know what you were made for; who you were made to be? Do you know that God created you for something great? Join us in Montreal to encounter Jesus Christ in a new way; to allow Him to show you the great things He has destined for you! Come and see what God has planned as we unpack this year’s theme: Made For Greatness.
Rise Up is a conference for young adults (aged 18-35) hosted by Catholic Christian Outreach, a Canadian university student movement – but Rise Up is more than a conference. It exists to motivate and inspire leaders for the renewal of the world. The national conference spans five days; December 28, 2015-January 1, 2016, and gathers university students and young adults for inspiring speakers, formation in faith, daily Mass, a New Year’s Eve banquet and fellowship with young Catholics from across Canada. This year the conference will take place at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth Hotel (900 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal). This year’s speakers include Leah Darrow, Curtis Martin, Fr. Thomas Rosica and many more! Contact riseup@cco.ca.

OFFICE FOR FAITH EDUCATION: 2015 FAITH ENRICHMENT CONFERENCE

It is our pleasure to invite you to this year’s Faith Enrichment Conference to be held at the Nouvel Hotel (1740 René-Lévesque Blvd., Montreal) on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. The conference package with all the details can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/ocgyrwp. The theme for this year’s conference is “Growing in Faith…Forming Disciples” and we have a wide variety of workshops to choose from.
On Friday evening our keynote speaker, Dr. Timothy Hogan, will present:  Encountering Who? The Gift of Cultural Hurricanes: How to Build Bridges that Empower Parents and Transform Catholic Families. The keynote address is FREE to attend, with refreshments following, but you must register.
Registration is even easier this year! Simply mail in your payment and completed registration form found at the end of the package or register online here: http://www.diocesemontreal.org/blogues/faith-enrichment-conference/. For more info, please contact Stacy Charasidis at 514-925-4300 x257 or 514-925-4315 or  acharasidis@diocesemontreal.org.

Alliance for Life Ontario 2015 Conference: Men and Abortion – Reclaiming Fatherhood and Finding Peace

Sponsored  by the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Silver Lion Ministries, ChristianWeek, and more, Alliance for Life Ontario will host a conference specifically focused on the effect of abortion on men, and will be the first of its kind in Canada. To be held Thursday, June 11 to Saturday, June 13 at the Crowne Plaza (5685 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6W7). Cost for the full conference is $245 and early bird registration is $225 if you register by Tuesday, May 12. Speakers include Catherine T. Coyle, Vincent M. Rue, Brad Mattes, Scott Miller and more. For more details and to register, please visit http://allianceforlife.org/men-abortion-conference-2015/. Sponsorship is being offered by the Centre for Reproductive Loss, a charitable organization devoted to offering grief-care support and education for the bereaved affected by a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infertility and other reproductive losses. The Centre is willing to sponsor someone from the community to attend the conference. For more information regarding sponsorship, contact Kathleen Gray, President at 514-486-7557 or crl.rho.montreal@gmail.com.