April 2015

Human-induced climate change is a scientific reality

(2015-04-29) World leaders meeting at the Vatican for a conference on climate change have issued a final statement, declaring that “human-induced climate change is a scientific reality” and “its decisive mitigation is a moral and religious imperative for humanity."

Death of the Most Reverend Raymond Roussin

(2015-04-29) The Most Reverend Raymond Roussin, S.M., Archbishop Emeritus of Vancouver, died on April 24, 2015, in Winnipeg, at the age of 75.

Major Earthquake hits Nepal

(2015-04-28) On the morning of April 25, a massive earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal. Development and Peace is collecting donations from the public to meet the needs of victims.

Easter Funeral for Cardinal Turcotte

(2015-04-22) On April 17, more than 1,400 people assembled at Montreal's Mary Queen of the World Cathedral for the funeral of Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte, Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Montreal, to pray for him and to pay him their last respects.

Paul Donovan Appointed President

(2015-04-21) The Loyola High School Jesuit Board of Directors and the Loyola High School Board of Governors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Paul Donovan as the next President of Loyola High School, effective August 1, 2015.

Holy Spirit Day

(2015-04-20) This past Sunday, April 12, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral hosted over 800 confirmands across Montreal, and their families, to celebrate Holy Spirit Day. It was standing room only as the Cathedral was packed!

Beatification of Elisabeth Turgeon

Beatification of Elisabeth Turgeon

(2015-04-19) The Papal Legate, His Eminence Angelo Cardinal Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints, will preside at the Beatification of Elisabeth Turgeon on April 26, 2015, in Saint-Robert-Bellarmin Church, Rimouski.

Cardinal Turcotte's Funeral

(2015-04-15) The Funeral for Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte will be celebrated by Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, on Friday, April 17, at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Presence at the Parents and Kids Fair

(2015-04-14) The Parents and Kids Fair was held last weekend at Place Bonaventure, and the Church of Montreal's kiosk was in plain sight, thanks to the hard-working employees of the diocesan Office de la Famille.

The human person at the heart of food sovereignty

(2015-04-14) The Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops has published their annual May 1st message, entitled "The Human Person at the Heart of Food Sovereignty


(2015-04-08) It is with deep regret that the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, announces the death of his predecessor, Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte, on April 8, 2015. He was 78 years old.

Pope Francis: Urbi et Orbi Message

(2015-04-07) Tens of thousands of people gathered in Saint Peter's Square on Sunday morning, to take part in Solemn Mass with Pope Francis in celebration of Easter. Following the Liturgy, the Holy Father gave the traditional Blessing Urbi et Orbi.

Good Friday in Montreal

(2015-04-07) More than 500 people responded to the call of Communion and Liberation (CL) to participate in the Good Friday Way of the Cross through the streets of downtown Montreal, guided by our Archbishop, Most Rev. Christian Lépine.

Holy Week in Montreal

(2015-04-01) The great moment is approaching; the Easter Triduum is almost upon us. Here is some information you may find useful.