Men’s Support/Faith Group

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.

Montreal English Catholic Cursillo Movement: Men’s Retreat

Serving the English-speaking population within the diocese of Montreal, St-Jean-Longueuil, Valleyfield, St-Jérôme and St-Hyacinthe, Cursillo will be hosting a spiritual and a personal retreat for men, which will run from Thursday evening, April 9, until Sunday afternoon on April 12 at Ermitage Ste-Croix (21269 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds). You may have been through hardships in your life or may be confused as to which path to take, whether it is in your personal or business life. I am here to let you know that a weekend is coming up that will play a major role in your personal growth. This retreat will give you the opportunity to be yourself, with no filter. It will allow you to express your feelings, struggles, and thoughts with your fellow brothers who may already be in the same boat as you or may have already dealt with hardships in their life. Their support comes from their willingness to share and listen to you in a peaceful environment. We each have a mission on earth no matter what background, race, colour or faith we come from. Our upbringing and/or adult experiences may have played a confusing role in lives, and many of us may have shared similar difficulties. Cursillo will shed some light for you to better understand yourself and to realize that God is always with us. We hope to see you there! For more info contact Fadi at 514-467-5405.

Jesus Light of the World Parish: Men’s Breakfast Recollection

All men are cordially invited to a Men’s Breakfast Recollection sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (West Island council #6096). Complimentary breakfast will be served in the hall after 9am Mass, followed by a talk by Fr. Gerry Westphal. Contact the office at 514-683-6810.

Jesus Light of the World Parish: Men`s Breakfast Recollection

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus (West Island council #6096) on Saturday, March 7 following the 9am Mass (11075 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds). Guest speaker: Fr. Gerry Westphal. Contact the office at 514-683-6810.

Come and See Evening: Permanent Diaconate

The Office for Pastoral Personnel is offering an information session on Friday, May 8, 7:30pm at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West) for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as permanent deacons. Deacon Richard Saint-Louis, Associate Director at the Office for Pastoral Personnel, will explain the diaconal formation program as well as the discernment process and the spiritual journey. A permanent deacon and his spouse will provide testimony to their personal experience. The evening will end with a period of prayer. For more information, please contact Deacon Richard Saint-Louis at 514-925-4300 x278 or rsaint-louis@diocesemontreal.org.

Jesus Light of the World Parish: Men’s Breakfast Recollection

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and with guest speaker Deacon François Gilbert on Saturday, April 26 (11075 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds). We will begin with Mass at 9am followed by breakfast in the church hall. Contact the office at 514-683-6810.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish: Parish Men’s Group

Did you know that there is a Parish Men’s Group that meets every Saturday morning from 7:30 to 9:00 (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval) for a time of prayer and discussion over coffee and muffins about how to be a Catholic man in today’s world? Open to all men over 25 (we have members from their 20s to their 70s). No cost, no obligation. Contact Fr. Peter Sabbath at 450-688-3887 or psabbath@hnoj.ca