Prayer Life

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH: NOVENA

Under the theme A Heritage to Celebrate, the traditional novena to St. Joseph, Husband of Mary,  begins today, March 10 running through to March 18. The pastoral team at St. Joseph’s Oratory will offer a spiritual journey through preaching and reflection (in French) during the 2pm and 7:30pm Masses, culminating on the feast of St. Joseph on Sunday, March 19 with a 7:30pm Mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine. All are welcome (3800 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal). Visit www.saint-joseph.org/novena.

 

But before Lent Begins… Enjoy SHROVE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28!

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH

Take a break from cooking supper, bring your friends, enjoy delicious pancakes and sausages from 5pm-7pm (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval). Tickets are $6 for 12 years and older; $4 for ages 6-12; and free for ages 6 and under. Contact the office at 450-688-3887 or office@hnoj.ca.

 

 

 

ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH

Join us at 5pm for pancakes, sausages, juice, tea or coffee (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield).  Tickets are $6 and are available at the parish office.  Proceeds for the benefit of Nazareth House. Contact the office at 514-695-7100 or info@st-edmund-parish.ca.

 

 

 

ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH

Delicious pancakes will be served in three sittings throughout the day: 1am-9am; 11am-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Join us and bring your family and friends (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle). Contact Dawn Barrick at 514-366-0131 x221 or parishevents@johnbrebeuf.ca.

 

 

 

ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH

Join us for pancakes, sausages and ham at 6pm (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire). Cost is $8 per person; $25 per family of four or more; free for children under five years. Contact the office at 514-695-0205 or sjfpsecretary@videotron.ca.

 

 

 

ST. LUKE PARISH

We will be holding our Pancake Tuesday Supper in two sittings: 5:30pm and 6:30pm (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dolloard-des-Ormeaux). Like last year, the price of the tickets are a flat $2 for all ages, for which you will receive a great meal of pancakes, sausages, refreshments and dessert. A King and Queen will be selected at each sitting and they, and the runner-ups, will receive prizes. Contact the office at 514-684-6488 or office@st-luke.ca.

 

 

 

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH

Join us on for food and fun at our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and Mardi Gras celebration from 5:30pm-7pm (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Cost is $5; free for children three years and under. Contact the office at 514-626-4111 or becketparish@gmail.com.

 

 

 

CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH (EARLY SHROVE PANCAKE BREAKFAST)

Our Youth Group invites you on Sunday, February 26 following our 10am Mass (16 Pacific Ave., Senneville, H9X 1A3) for delicious meal of plain or blueberry pancakes, sausages, fruit and beverages. Cost is $5; free for children five years and under. Proceeds will go towards our youth planning to attend the Steubenville High School conference this summer. Contact the office at 514-457-3896 or office@corpuschristiparish.ca.

 

MONTREAL WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL JESUIT SPEAKER NEXT MONTH!

There will be two opportunities to hear Fr. Philip Chircop, SJ, this Lenten season! A Jesuit priest and internationally-known retreat master, Fr. Chircop is a native of the Mediterranean island of Malta, and presently working in Toronto, Canada.

 

 

He is an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. He strongly believes that beauty is a uniquely wonderful entry into the mystery of the God ‘whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.’ God can indeed be sensed and experienced in all things if we have ears to hear and eyes to see, if we have the patience to have a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us.”

Find out more at www.philipchircop.com

 

 

 

 

 


2017 LENTEN MISSION:
MARCH 2, 3, 4

Becoming a Living Stone in the Body of Christ with presenter Fr. Philip Chircop. St. Luke Parish, in partnership with St. Thomas à Becket and Jesus Light of the World Parishes, will host a Lenten mission Go Build My Church on March 2, 3, 4! 

Everyone is welcome 7pm each evening at St. Luke Parish (106A Anselme-Lavigne, Dollard-des-Ormeaux). Visit Lenten Mission for more details or contact Wendy at wendy@st-luke.ca or Elsa at elsa@becket.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LENTEN MORNING RETREAT: MARCH 4

Who is the God you’re falling in love with?

Is your God perhaps too small, created in your own image and likeness? A pocket-sized God that does not excite or challenge?

Has your God grown and matured since you were a child?

Join Fr. Philip Chircop for a morning of recollection in which we will explore some unhealthy, toxic images of God, and learn how to replace them with the life-giving images of God found in the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. To be held on Saturday, March 4 from 9:30am-12:30pm (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal). For details and to register by March 1st, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 x22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca. All are welcome!

 

MONTREAL DIRECTED RETREATS

Begin the Lenten season in a prayerful mode, and 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, March 10 and ends Sunday afternoon, March 12. Cost is $140. Contact 514-626-9462 or 514-633-1172. Visit www.montrealretreats.org.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The Feast of the Holy Face of Jesus is always celebrated on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. This year it falls on Tuesday, February 28 and a Novena dedicated to the feast begins on Sunday, February 19. Come and learn more about this powerfully grace-filled devotion when we welcome Gordon Deery of the Holy Face Association on Wednesday, February 15 from 7pm-9pm at the Archdiocesan offices (2000 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal). This will be a great way to prepare for the Lenten season.  Contact Lay Evangelist Corey Jolly at 514-931-7311 x251 or cjolly@diocesemontreal.org.

 

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.

 

FINDING GOD IN ALL THINGS

This seven-session course explores the teaching of St. Ignatius of Loyola on daily prayer. Our principal guide will be Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV. In this DVD series, Fr. Gallagher guides us through an understanding of the purpose of the Examen Prayer in finding God in all things, and also explains how this surprisingly simple prayer can make us more discerning and grateful
individuals. The course includes guided discussion on the application of this teaching in our current lives. Join us Thursday evenings, 7pm-9pm from March 2 to April 20 (excluding Holy Thursday) at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre (3457 West Broadway, NDG). Cost is $75. To register contact the Centre at 514-481-1064.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S ORATORY: TAIZÉ PRAYER

Prayer in the style of the monastery of Taizé. Simple bilingual prayer featuring song, silence and the Word of God. All are welcome on Saturday, February 11 from 7pm-8pm (3800 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal). Contact Johanne Bergeron at 514-733-8211 x2801 or pastorale@osj.qc.ca.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA: PRAYERS FOR THE UNBORN

Throughout 2017, Couples for Christ will lead a Rosary for Life – as we pray for an end to abortion, through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima – every first Saturday of the Month, following 4:30pm mass (875 Marcel-Laurin Blvd., St-Laurent). Contact the office at 514-747-4226.

 

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE, FEBRUARY 3

BLESSING OF THROATS

St. Blaise, an Armenian bishop martyred in the early fourth century, has long been associated with cures for afflictions of the throat.

 

ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH

The blessing of throats will take place at 9am Mass on Friday, February 3, (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield). Blessings will also be offered at the 5pm Mass on Saturday, February 4 and 9am and 11am Masses on Sunday, February 5. Contact the office at 514-695-7100.

 

 

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH

The blessing of throats will be offered immediately following the 9am and 5pm Masses on Friday, February 3 (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval). Contact the office at 450-688-3887.

 

 

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH

The blessing of throats will be offered immediately following the 8:30am Mass on Friday, February 3 (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Contact the office at 514-626-4111.