March 2015

Come and See Sessions

(2015-03-31) The Office for Pastoral Personnel is offering an information session on Thursday, May 7, 6 pm at the Archdiocese of Montreal for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as permanent deacons.

Cardinal Turcotte Admitted to Palliative Care

(2015-03-26) Here is a communiqué from the Archbishop of Montreal on Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte's health.

Loyola College: Archbishop's Reaction

(2015-03-25) The Archbishop of Montreal welcomes the March 19th Supreme Court of Canada decision validating Loyola High School's pedagogical approach to the teaching of government-mandated material on world religions.

Invitation to Chrism Mass

(2015-03-25) Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate the Chrism Mass at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30pm


(2015-03-24) Stella Messina was among the 240 faithful who attended the first diocesan-wide parish mission, which was hosted by Transfiguration March 17-19. What did she think?


(2015-03-23) The Archbishop of Montreal tackled the thorny issue of social, cultural and religious differences in his homily marking the patronal feast of St. Patrick’s Basilica.

Solidarity Sunday

(2015-03-18) Sunday, March 22nd - Solidarity Sunday - is when the annual Share Lent collection for Development and Peace will be held across the parishes of Montreal. Will we open our heart and our hands to our sisters and brothers in the South ?

Celebrating the Diocesan World Youth Day

(2015-03-18) This year, the Diocesan World Youth Day will be held on March 28. Come join hundreds of young people who will be gathered together to celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ!

Pope Francis Announces Jubilee of Mercy

(2015-03-16) On Friday, March 13, 2015, during the penance service in St. Peter’s Basilica, the Holy Father announced an extraordinary Jubilee dedicated to Divine Mercy.

Templeton Prize awarded to Jean Vanier

(2015-03-16) The 2015 Templeton Prize has been awarded to Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche communities for people living with intellectual disabilities.

Good Friday Blood Drive

(2015-03-11) 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. An invitation for everybody!

24 hours for the Lord

(2015-03-10) Everyone throughout the archdiocese is warmly invited to join in prayer at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral for the 24 Hours for the Lord initiative, which, at the request of Pope Francis, will be taking place globally on March 13th and 14th.

A society that discards the elderly carries within a deadly virus

(2015-03-04) “Where the elderly are not honoured, there is no future for the young”. This was the powerful message delivered by Pope Francis during his catechesis on Wednesday, devoted to the elderly.

A Reflection on Corruption

(2015-03-02) Just as the Charbonneau Commission is preparing itself to present its recommendations, the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops believes that it is « relevant to reflect together on the ways that corruption destroys the ideal of a just society [...] »