October 2012

Saint Marguerite-Bourgeoys: 30 years already!

Saint Marguerite-Bourgeoys: 30th anniversary

(2012-10-31) It was 30 years ago, on October 31, 1982 that His Holiness Pope John Paul II proclaimed Marguerite Bourgeoys a Saint. Mother of the Colony, first teacher of Ville-Marie, she became Canada's first Saint.

Conclusion of the Synod in Rome

Concluding message from Synod of Bishops

(2012-10-28) After 3 weeks of discussions, the Synod of Bishops on new evangelisation ended two days ago with a message adressed to all "People of God". Here is a report from Radio-Vatican.

Celebrations for Kateri in Montreal

Thanksgiving Mass for Kateri at the Oratory

(2012-10-25) On November 4, 2012, Saint-Jean-Longueuil's Bishop, Most rev. Lionel Gendron, will preside a Thanksgiving Mass for the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha at St. Joseph's Oratory.

Come and See: Permanent Diaconate

Come and see

(2012-10-24) The Office for Pastoral Personnel is proposing a first information evening for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as Permanent Deacons, on November 1, 2012, at 7:30 P.M.

Appointment of a Montrealer as bishop

Appointment of a Montrealer for Saint-Paul

(2012-10-22) On October 18, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named the Reverend Paul Terrio as Bishop of Saint-Paul, Alberta. Born on May 4, 1943, in Montreal, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 1970.

Kateri Tekakwitha's Celebrations

Activities for the canonization of Kateri

(2012-10-16) Kateri Tekakwitha’s canonization is just around the corner. To celebrate this historic event, several activities are proposed. Here they are.

CND - 50 years in Honduras

50 Years of Missionary Presence in Honduras

(2012-10-15) Fifty years ago, on October 13, 1962, five Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame travelled to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to found the first CND mission in Central America.

$ 1.8 million for the Sahel

$1.8 million for Sahel food crisis

(2012-10-10) DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has raised over $1.8 million to help 18 million people affected by a food crisis due to drought in the Sahel region of West Africa. Read the complete statement.

Tribute to father Beaubien and Dr. Goldbloom

Papal Awards Gala

(2012-10-10) Upwards of 300 people gathered at Temple Beth Sholom Emmanu-El to pay tribute to father Irenaeus Beaubien sj and Dr. Victor Goldbloom. Here is a report of the evening.

COLF : Message to the families

COLF : Message to families

(2012-10-04) The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has published its 2012 Message to families entitled, "The Gospel of Everyday Life: An adventure worth sharing!" Read more.

Oratory's Organ restored

Beckerath Grand Organ finally restored

(2012-10-04) To applaud the accomplishment of this major restoration, the administration of Saint Joseph's Oratory is pleased to invite pilgrims, visitors, and all music lovers to two inaugural concerts.

Remi Bragues

Birks Lecture Series

(2012-10-02) On October 9, 2012, at 5:30 P.M., the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University will welcome as this year’s Annual Birks Lecture Series, professor Rémi Brague.