March 2013

Diocesan WYD in Montreal

A day for joy

(2013-03-27) A bright sign of faith unfolded on our city Saturday: hundreds of youth, palms in their hands, walking downtown to the sound of lively worship songs... and of honking encouragements from car drivers!

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Week: Schedule of Celebrations

(2013-03-25) Like every year, we present you the schedule of the Holy Week celebrations for St. Patrick's Basilica, Notre-Dame Basilica, St. Joseph's Oratory and Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Annual Blood Drive

Good Friday Blood Drive

(2013-03-20) Under the honorary Chairmanship of Archbishop Christian Lépine, Hema-Quebec and the Diocese of Montreal invite you to donate blood on the occasion of Good Friday, March 29, 2013.

Francis and the path of love

Francis and the Path of Love

(2013-03-20) Approximately 300,000 people assembled in St. Peter's Square and along the Via Della Conciliazione to celebrate Pope Francis's inaugural Mass. Sabrina Di Matteo explains.

Message from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

Message from the CCCB

(2013-03-19) This Tuesday, March 19, 2013, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate the formal inauguration of the Petrine ministry of Francis, Servant of the Servants of God.

World Youth Day is coming soon!

The Diocese of Montreal Celebrates Youth

(2013-03-18) Our Archbishop Christian Lépine invites all young people to celebrate Palm Sunday on Saturday, March 23, beginning at 12:30pm at Santa Cruz Mission!

Press release from Archbishop Lépine

Press release from Archbishop Lépine

(2013-03-14) Reacting to the election of Pope Francis, Archbishop Christian Lépine has issued a press release.

Press Conference for the Election of the new pope

Archbishop Lépine will meet the media

(2013-03-13) Following the election of Pope Francis, Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal will hold a press conference March 14, 2013 at 8 a.m. Most Rev. Lépine will leave for Rome immediately following the press conference.

Pope Francis!

Habemus Papam!

(2013-03-12) Today, March 13, 2013, a pope has been elected by the cardinals gathered in Rome. The next pontiff of the Catholic Church is Cardinal Bergoglio, now named Pope Francis.

Live broadcast of the Conclave!

Live broadcast of the Conclave

(2013-03-11) As the conclave opens on March 12, 2013, we will be broadcasting a live feed from Salt + Light TV on our home page. Tune in to see first hand the election of our new Pope!

Share Lent 2013

Human Dignity – More Than Ever

(2013-03-11) Committed for over 45 years to the cause of vulnerable people in the Global South, Development and Peace invites the public to become involved in this new edition of its annual Share Lent fundraising campaign.

Conclave will begin March 12

Conclave to begin Tuesday March 12th

(2013-03-08) The eighth General Congregation of the College of Cardinals meeting in the Vatican Synod Hall Friday has decided that the Conclave for the election of the Pope will begin on Tuesday, 12 March 2013.

Chronicles of Rome.

Chronicles of Rome

(2013-03-07) In order to have an original portrait of the situation and the prevailing atmosphere in Rome, Cardinal Turcotte's accompanying person, Richard Saint-Louis, d.p., will provide a daily report of the situation.

Cardinals thank Benedict XVI

The cardinals thank Benedict XVI

(2013-03-06) A telegram - signed by the Dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Angelo Sodano – was sent to Benedict XVI by the prelates which met yesterday, 5 March, in the Synod Hall at the Third General Congregation.

Mass for the Election of a new pope

Mass “For the Election of a Pope”

(2013-03-05) Archbishop Lépine will preside at a Mass “For the Election of a Pope” on Friday, March 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. At the announcement of a new Pope, we suggest that all churches ring their bells.