January 2015

Pope warns of globalization of indifference in Lenten message

(2015-01-28) Pope Francis is inviting all believers to open their hearts to God and to overcome a "globalization of indifference" in his message for Lent 2015 which was released on Tuesday in the Vatican.

Consecrated Life: Archbishop's Message

(2015-01-26) In this Year of Consecrated Life, Archbishop Christian Lépine publishes a message to the faithful of the diocese.

World Day for Migrants and Refugees

(2015-01-25) More than 30 parish communities, including the Melkite community, came together to celebrate the World Day for Migrants and Refugees on Sunday, January 18 at the Scalabrini Centre for Refugees and Immigrants.

God is Still Calling Today!

(2015-01-24) This year, the theme of the annual campaign and of the week of prayers for presbyteral vocations exhibits a note of joy and hope: “God is still calling today … what if we helped them become priests of Jesus Christ!”

An episcopal vicar for deaneries and evangelization

(2015-01-21) In a letter addressed to the faithful of the diocese, Archbishop Lépine appoints Msgr. Roger Dufresne as episcopal vicar for deaneries and for evangelization for the francophone parishes.

Pope to Filipinos: Be missionaries of faith in Asia

(2015-01-19) Pope Francis on Sunday called on Filipinos to be "outstanding missionaries of the faith in Asia" during a mass attended by millions in Manila's Rizal Park.

Share Lent Annual Campaign

(2015-01-18) On Ash Wednesday, Development and Peace will launch its annual Share Lent campaign with the theme “Sow much love … to give.” This annual campaign raises funds to support its mission in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

24 hours for Consecrated Life

(2015-01-16) On January 31st and February 1st, the Archdiocese invites you to come over to reflect and pray for a “new spring of consecrated life”. These 24 hours will be organized around three highlights: liturgical celebrations; symposium on consecrated life; night of prayer and worship.

Death of Archbishop Pierre-André Fournier

(2015-01-12) It is with great sadness that the Archdiocese of Rimouski announced that the Most Reverend Pierre-André Fournier, Archbishop of Rimouski and President of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec, passed away Saturday January 10, 2015.

Haïti : Looking Back on Five Years of Action

(2015-01-10) January 12th, 2015, will mark the 5-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, an earthquake which caused over 200,000 deaths. In that time, Development and Peace has carried out a reconstruction program of over $28 million.

International Day for Migrants and Refugees

(2015-01-09) On January 18, 2015, several services of the Archdiocese of Montreal are inviting you to mark the International Day for Migrants and Refugees at the Scalabrini Center in Montreal.

Charlie Hebdo shooting : Archbishop Lépine reacts

(2015-01-07) As we learn of the attack perpetrated in Paris, the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, shares the deep sorrow of the victims and their families.

Archbishop Lépine appointed to International Board of Aid to the Church in Need

(2015-01-05) The Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy, Cardinal Stella, announced that Archbishop Christian Lépine has been appointed to the International Board of Directors for Aid to the Church in Need.