April 2013

March for Life 2013

National March for Life

(2013-04-29) The Catholic Organization for Life and Family invites all Canadians to "march in the name of equality, in the name of female equality and of human equality" on May 9th, in Ottawa.

Holy Spirit Day with Bishop Dowd

Holy Spirit Day

(2013-04-22) On Sunday April 7, 2013, Holy Spirit Day was celebrated with the attendance of over 1,400 participants at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Come and See!

"Come and See"

(2013-04-22) The Office for Pastoral Personnel is proposing a third information evening for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as Permanent Deacons, on May 9, 2013, at 7:30 P.M.

Beblessed.ca : A blessing for anyone!

A blessing from God on the Internet

(2013-04-18) DentsuBos has created another ad campaign for the Annual Campaign of the Catholic Church of Montreal. On top of Out-of-Home and radio ads, the agency developed something quite original.

Celebration of Kateri's first liturgical anniversary

A gift of God named Kateri

(2013-04-17) Today April 17th, we celebrate the liturgical feast of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the first feast day since her canonization. In Kahnawake, where her remains lay, a tribute was paid to her, in beauty and simplicity.

Canadian Bishops react to the attacks in Boston

Boston attacks: Canadian Bishops react

(2013-04-17) CCCB president, Most Rev. Richard Smith, wrote a letter to the Archbishop of Boston in reaction to the recent Boston attacks.

March for the Earth 2013

Let's walk for the Earth!

(2013-04-16) Last year’s April 22 rally was a resounding success. Let’s walk for the environment again on Sunday, April 21 in Montreal. March leaves from the Place des Festivals at 2 P.M.

Pope Francis appoints 8 cardinals for Roman curia reform

Curia reform: Pope appoints 8 Cardinals

(2013-04-15) Pope Francis has appointed a Group of Eight cardinals to advise him in the governance of the Universal Church, following on from discussions that emerged during the General Congregations in the lead up to the Conclave.

The Church and the environment

Church and environment

(2013-04-12) The Episcopal Commission for Justice and Peace of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has outlined eight central themes in recent Church teaching on the environment.

New Evangelization Conference

NEW EVANGELIZATION & COMMUNICATIONS

(2013-04-09) From May 8-10, 2013, a conference for Catholic communicators on New Evangelization is being held in Montreal, organized by the Association of Roman Catholic Communicators of Canada and Communications et Société.

Spring March on May 18th

Springtime March

(2013-04-05) Next May 18th, Quebecers are invited to the "Springtime March", a large-scale family event organized to denounce the Quebec government's desire to open the door to euthanasia.

Pops celebrates his 85th birthday!

"Pops" celebrates his 85th birthday

(2013-04-03) Father Emmett "Pops" Johns celebrates his 85th birthday today. 25 years ago, he founded Le Bon Dieu dans la rue, helping homeless youth in the city to get back on their feet.

25th Annual Collection

Beginning of the 25th Annual Collection

(2013-04-02) This year, the Church of Montreal's twenty-fifth Annual Collection will be held from the 7th to the 21st of April in every parish of the Archdiocese.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission

(2013-04-02) The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will be holding a national event from April 24th to 27th at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. Here is an invitation by the Social Action Office.

Good Friday in Montreal

GOOD FRIDAY IN MONTREAL

(2013-04-02) In Montreal, several approaches were proposed on Good Friday to live and pray individually or collectively this holy day. Let us discover some of these activities following in the footsteps of our Archbishop.