ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES: MARCH 1ST

 

 

 

 

  • 8:30am and 7pm at Annunciation (75 Roosevelt Ave., Town of Mount Royal)
    Tel: 514-738-1080
  • 9am and 7pm at Ascension of Our Lord (375 Kitchener Ave., Westmount)
    Tel: 514-937-3131
  • 7pm at Corpus Christi (16 Pacific Avenue, Senneville)
    Tel: 514-457-3896
  • 7pm at the Filipino Catholic Mission (8500 St. Laurent Blvd., Montreal)
    Tel: 514-387-5292
  • 9am, 5pm and 7:30pm at Holy Name of Jesus (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval)
    Tel: 450-688-3887
  • 9am and 8pm at Jesus Light of the World (11075 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds)
    and 12pm (12450 Gascon St., Pierrefonds). All Masses will be bilingual.
    Tel: 514-683-6810
  • 7:30pm at Missione San Domenico Savio (9190 Ste-Claire St., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-351-5646
  • 9am and 7pm at Our Lady of Fatima (875 Marcel-Laurin Blvd., St-Laurent)
    Tel: 514-747-4226
  • 9am and 7pm at Resurrection of Our Lord (34-34th Avenue, Lachine)
    Tel: 514-637-2379
  • 4pm at St. Aloysius (8402 de Marseille St., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-351-3281
  • 7:30pm at St. Brendan (3542 Rosemont Blvd., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-376-4537
  • 9am and 7:30pm at St. Edmund of Canterbury (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield)
    Tel:514-695-7100
  • 10:30am at St. Edward the Confessor (98 Aurora Ave., Pointe-Claire)
    Tel: 514-426-4523
  • 7pm bilingual Mass at St. Francis of Assisi (7755A Outremont Ave., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-273-2311
  • 1pm and 7pm at St. Gabriel (2157 Centre St., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-937-3597
  • 9am and 7pm at St. Ignatius of Loyola (4455 West Broadway, Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-481-7768
  • 7:30pm at St. John Brébeuf (7777 George St., LaSalle)
    Tel: 514-366-0131
  • 9am and 7:30pm at St. John Fisher (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire)
    Tel: 514-695-0205
  • 7:30am and 7pm at St. Kevin (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-733-5600
  • 9am and 7pm at St. Luke (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux)
    Tel: 514-684-6488
  • 9am and 7:30pm at St. Malachy (5330 Clanranald Ave., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-486-6358
  • 8am and 7pm at St. Monica (6405 de Terrebonne St., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-481-0267
  • 12:10pm and 5:15pm at St. Patrick’s Basilica (460 René-Lévesque Blvd., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-866-7379
  • 11am at St. Patrick’s Square (6767 Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Luc, Côte-St-Luc)
    Tel: 514-481-9609
  • 9am and 7:30pm at St. Richard (7070 Guelph Rd., Côte-St-Luc)
    Tel: 514-488-0778
  • 8:30am and 7:30pm at St. Thomas à Becket (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds)
    Tel: 514-626-4111
  • 9:15am and 7pm at St. Veronica Parish (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval)
    Tel: 514-631-6381
  • 6:30pm Rosary followed by 7pm Mass at St. Willibrord (351 Willibrord St., Verdun)
    Tel: 514-769-9678
  • 7:30pm at Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish (11775 Filion St., Mtl.)
    Tel: 514-334-0531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH: LENTEN RETREAT

Holy Name of Jesus Parish welcomes presenter Fr. Francis McKee on Sunday, March 26 and Monday, March 27, 7pm both evenings (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval). The theme is Development and Maturation in the Spiritual Life. Priests will be available to hear confessions on the second night. For more information contact the office at 450-688-3887 or office@hnoj.ca.

2017 WARDENS SESSIONS

Inviting all Pastors, Wardens, Assistants, Office Administrators, Parish Secretaries, and Bookkeepers: The Office for English Pastoral Services, in partnership with the Diocesan Finance Office, is offering a two-evening Study and Formation Session for the Role of Wardens elected to a fabrique. The focus of these sessions is to develop understanding and awareness of the role of wardens in the Mission, especially through their support in sustaining pastoral initiatives. We will also take a look at the administrative and financial contexts of serving the parish. To be held Thursday, March 23 and Thursday, March 30 from 6:30pm-9pm both evenings at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West) in room 135.  Cost per fabrique is $50, regardless of the number of members attending. Registration forms are now available at your parish office. For details please contact Rita Maisonneuve at 514-931-7311 x229 or rmaisonneuve@diocesemontreal.org.

 

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.

 

THE PILLARS TRUST CAMPAIGN: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Through the generosity of the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal, the Pillars Trust Fund (since 1972), has been funding religious services and spiritual programs considered essential by our supporting community.  Pillars Trust was established on three founding ‘pillars’: The Diocesan Priesthood Guild – supporting seminarian(s) and priests’ activities; The Newman Centre – providing Catholic students from here and abroad a spiritual home and presence – away from home; and Adult Religious Education Services – forming and informing Catholics in their faith.  From these founding principles and over the years, many other services and programs were created and developed and they too have been of great benefit to the community (visit: www.pillarstrust.org).  The 2016 Fall/Winter campaign has generated $151,000 towards our goal of $200,000 by the end of June 2017.  We are grateful and appreciative of all donations received.  Our community efforts are your efforts – help us (please) to reach our goal.  We are a Roman Catholic organization supporting activities which promote the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  We pray that you keep us strong as we respond financially to our community’s needs.  Blessings to all!  And Thank You. Contact the office at 514-937-2301 x255 or ptf@catholiccentre.ca

 

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.

 

SOLIDARITY SUPPER AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM NIGHT: ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH

Join us on Friday, March 10, 6:30pm in the parish hall (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle) for a simple supper followed by the screening of The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (Nobel peace prize candidate who saved Jewish children during the Holocaust). Contact Wendy at 514-585-7727 or sjg@johnbrebeuf.ca.

 

SOCIAL JUSTICE POVERTY MEAL: TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD PARISH

Respecting everyone’s right to live in dignity and in keeping with the Papal Prayer Intention for the month of February: “Comfort for the Afflicted: That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.” This year the proceeds of our poverty meal will go to Maison Cross Roads. They support the community and social reintegration of elderly disabled inmates who have been incarcerated, with programs and services such as wheelchair accessible housing, mentoring, etc. All are welcome on Sunday, March 5 following 10am Mass (11775 Filion St., Montreal). Tickets are $10; $5 for children ages 6-12; and free for children 5 years and younger. Contact Angie at 514-867-1967.

 

RELIGIOUS BOOK FAIR: ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH

TheΩlogiA Book Ministry will be offering a display of religious books for purchase in the parish hall following next weekend’s Masses: 5pm Saturday, February 25 and 9am and 11am Sunday, February 26 (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield).  Theologia has been at the service of the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal since 2010, offering rich material for faith enrichment and the new evangelization.  There will be a selection of bibles, books and media for adults and children, on faith education, prayer and spirituality. Theologia also has a Shopping Cart feature online: shop.theologia.ca. You can browse and shop online for your favourite Catholic books and be up-to-date with new publications, while receiving the same personalised service. Contact Samia at 514-694-3564 or theologia.mtl@gmail.com.