September 2013

2 Popes to be Canonized April 24, 2014

2 Popes to be Canonized Soon

(2013-09-30) Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonizations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The Pope decreed that his two predecessors will be raised to sainthood on April 27, 2014.

Basic Retreat Certification

Basic Certification for Catechists a Success!

(2013-09-26) On Saturday, September 21, 2013 the Office for Faith Education welcomed over 60 new and returning catechists from 18 different parishes to participate in basic catechetical training.

October: A Month for Prayer

October: A Month for Prayer

(2013-09-25) Through the initiative of Archbishop Christian Lépine, October will be a month devoted to prayer at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, in favour of the freedom of expression of faith and for the protection of life and the family.

October Catecheses are Back at the Cathedral

Archbishop Lépine's Catecheses are Back

(2013-09-24) Archbishop Lépine invites the faithful to attend praying of the Rosary and a catechesis on dignity and free democracy at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral at 7:30 p.m. every Monday throughout October.

Exclusive Interview with Pope Francis

An exclusive interview with Pope Francis

(2013-09-24) In a lengthy personal interview, published in Jesuit magazines around the world, Pope Francis talks frankly about himself, his Jesuit background and his vision for a more open, inclusive and welcoming Church.

Beginning of the CCCB Annual Assembly

2013 CCCB Plenary Assembly Begins

(2013-09-23) The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) holds its annual Plenary Assembly, 23-27 September 2013, at the Hotel Mont-Gabriel, Sainte-Adèle, Quebec, in the Diocese of Saint-Jérôme.

The Reaction of the Bishops of Quebec

Reaction of the Bishops of Quebec

(2013-09-23) At a press conference on September 19, 2013, the Catholic bishops of Quebec, gathered for a plenary in Trois-Rivières, shared their response to the debates that are making headlines in Quebec.

Happy Birthday Archbishop Lépine!

Happy Birthday!

(2013-09-18) Archbishop Christian Lépine celebrates his birthday today! On this occasion, we invite you to leave your wishes at the end of this article!

Social and Spiritual Issues, by Archbishop Lépine

Social and Spiritual Issues

(2013-09-17) The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, has published a letter in which he addresses the faithful of the diocese on various social and spiritual issues.

Basic Retreat for Catechist

Basic Certification Retreat for Catechists

(2013-09-16) The Office for Faith Education will offer Basic Certification on September 21, 2013, at the Archdiocese of Montreal. Read the details.

Catechetical Sunday is just around the corner

To You, Catechist.

(2013-09-10) Catechetical Sunday is just around the corner, and our archbishop has sent out more than 2000 personalized letters, one to each and every catechist in the archdiocese.

A grand organ concert at the Basilica

Mystical Flames

(2013-09-09) For his 40th anniversary as titular organist of Montréal's Notre-Dame Basilica, Pierre Grandmaison will present a grand organ concert on September 29, 2013 at 2 P.M. under the honorary presidency of Archbishop Lépine.

Open House at the Congragation of Notre-Dame

100 years of history… 100 years of life!

(2013-09-05) The Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame will welcome you to their open house event which will be held at the Mother House on September 22, 2013 to highlight the 100th anniversary of the building.

A day of Prayers for Worldwide Peace

A Day of Prayer and Penance for Peace

(2013-09-04) Pope Francis has launched a heartfelt appeal for peace in Syria, expressing his pain and concern regarding the conflict. The Pope convokes a day of prayer and penance for peace, on September 7, 2013.

New Secretary of State at the Vatican

Appointment of the new Secretary of State

(2013-09-03) The Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Pietro Parolin, currently apostolic nuncio to Venezuela, as the new Secretary of State. The archbishop will assume this role on 15 October 2013.