April 2014

Mass for Life

Mass for Life

(2014-04-29) On May 2, Archbishop Christian Lépine will preside the annual Mass for Life at 7:30 pm, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

(2014-04-28) The historic double canonization mass of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II drew about 800,000 pilgrims to Rome, April 27.

"Come and See"

"Come and See"

(2014-04-25) On May 8, 2014, the Office for Pastoral Personnel is is offering an information session for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as Permanent Deacons.

Easter Promises

Easter Promises

(2014-04-23) Walking through the preternaturally quiet streets of Old Montreal during Good Friday’s Stations of the Cross procession, I couldn’t stop thinking about the everything of Christianity being the emptiness of the tomb.

Mystagogical Catecheses

Mystagogical Catecheses

(2014-04-23) Do you seek a clearer understanding of your Baptism? You are invited to three Mystagogical Catecheses on Sundays, May 11, 18 and 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Parish!

CCCB President writes to Prime Minister Harper

CCCB President writes to Prime Minister

(2014-04-23) Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), wrote Prime Minister Stephen Harper about a number of CCCB concerns.

Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

(2014-04-16) Archbishop Christian Lépine adresses the faithful of the diocese in this message for Easter.

Easter Triduum

Holy Week in Montreal

(2014-04-14) The great moment is approaching; the Easter Triduum is almost upon us. Here is some information you may find useful.

Pope Francis asks forgiveness

Pope Francis asks forgiveness

(2014-04-11) “I feel compelled [...] to personally ask for forgiveness for the damage they have done for having sexually abused children." This was Pope Francis' clear message to members of the International Catholic Child Bureau.

Holy Spirit Day

Holy Spirit Day

(2014-04-10) Every spring, the Faith Education Office hosts Holy Spirit Day, a day where Confirmation children from all over the diocese come to visit Mary Queen of the World Cathedral to learn, meet the Bishop, and have fun!

Good Friday Blood Drive

Good Friday Blood Drive

(2014-04-09) Once again, Archbishop Christian Lépine will be the guest of honour for this year’s Hema-Quebec's Good Friday Blood Drive at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Anne's House Steps up for Homeless Women

Anne's House Steps up for Homeless Women

(2014-04-08) Vital steps will be taken to shelter some of Montreal’s thousands of homeless women when construction started March 31 on a new facility in Shaughnessy Village.

Kidnapping of Sister Gilberte Bussière, C.N.D.

Kidnapping of Sister Gilberte Bussière, C.N.D.

(2014-04-07) The Congregation de Notre-Dame has issued a news release on the kidnapping of Sister Gilberte Bussière, C.N.D., and two Italian priests in Tchéré, North Cameroon, on Friday evening, April 4, 2014.

Welcoming Canada’s two new Saints

Welcoming Quebec’s two new Saints

(2014-04-04) On April 3, Pope Francis signed a decree validating the canonization of two missionaries, Marie de l'Incarnation and François de Montmorency-Laval. Here is the reaction of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bishop Dowd to be Honoured at Anglican College

Bishop Thomas Dowd to be Honoured

(2014-04-02) Bishop Thomas Dowd will be named an Honorary Senior Fellow at Renison University College, a move that highlights Christian unity and cooperation; a passion for which Bishop Dowd is well known.

Rome studies ‘enlightening’, says Fr. Clark

Rome studies ‘enlightening’, says Fr. Clark

(2014-04-01) Fifteen years after graduating from the seminary and ministering in the Archdiocese of Montreal, Fr. Robert Clark hit the books once again when Archbishop Christian Lépine assigned him to Rome for advanced studies.