February 2015

What's New About the New Evangelization?

(2015-02-25) Confusion and illusion are hindering the New Evangelization from moving into high gear among Roman Catholics, Detroit-based evangelist Ralph Martin told a small but appreciative audience in Montreal on February 13.

Solidarity with the Middle East Christian community

(2015-02-24) This Saturday, February 28th, the Coptic Orthodox Christian community will be holding a special liturgy in memory of the 21 young Egyptian martyrs who were the recent victims of the Islamic State in Libya.

Share Lent 2015

(2015-02-19) As we begin Lenten Season, Archbishop Christian Lépine publishes a letter in support of the Development and Peace Share Lent campaign.

Lenten Retreat with Archbishop Lépine

(2015-02-17) March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2015, Archbishop Christian Lépine will give catechesis on Theology of the Body, according to Saint John Paul II.

Diaconal Ordination in Montreal

(2015-02-17) Saturday, March 14, at 5 pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Auxiliary bishop Thomas Dowd will ordain Mr. Aleksander Dudik a deacon in order to become a priest in the archdiocese.

The Majestic Cathedral at La Nuit Blanche

(2015-02-16) For the sixth consecutive year, the magnificent Mary Queen of the World Cathedral will be opening her doors to all Montrealers as part of La Nuit Blanche à Montréal on Saturday, February 28th, 2015.

Reaction over Supreme Court Judgment

(2015-02-11) On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned the ban on physician-assisted suicide. Here is a statement by the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Homiletic Directory: The art of preaching

(2015-02-10) What does it take to give a good homily? According to a new book entitled “Homiletic Directory”, the ingredients include, being well prepared, no improvisation, a helping of reflection and a text that isn’t boring.

Diocesan Directory Now Available

(2015-02-09) The Chancery team is pleased to submit the 2015 Diocesan Directory to the Archbishop. As a new project this year, it will also soon be available on our website in an electronic version.

Mass for World Marriage Day

(2015-02-08) On World Marriage Day (established by Saint John Paul II), Archbishop Christian Lépine will preside a special bilingual mass on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral at 5 pm.

Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking

(2015-02-05) Marking the First International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking, February 8, 2015, the Most Reverend Paul-André Durocher, President of the CCCB, has issued a message reflecting on the impact of human trafficking.

Pope Francis is invited to Montreal’s 375th

(2015-02-04) Archbishop Lépine and the Mayor of Montreal, Mr. Denis Coderre, took part in Pope Francis’ general audience in Rome this morning. Their aim was to invite the Holy Father to Montreal in 2017 for the celebration of the city’s 375th anniversary.

February 11: World Day of the Sick

(2015-02-03) On the World Day of the Sick, the Archbishop of Montreal will preside an Anointing of the Sick Diocesan Mass Celebration in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 7 PM at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.