October 2015

Conclusion of the Synod on the Family

(2015-10-27) The Synod of Bishops on the Family completed its final working day on Saturday, as bishops voted on a final document and approved a statement on families affected by conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.

Pope Francis Establishes New Dicastery for Family

(2015-10-26) Pope Francis announced he is establishing a new office for laity, family and life, which combines the responsibilities of two pontifical councils.

Inauguration of a Maronite Sanctuary in Montreal

(2015-10-23) On October 10, under the patronage of Archbishop Lépine, the Lebanese Maronite Order (OLM) inaugurated a sanctuary at its Montreal monastery containing relics of four of its saints, Charbel, Rafqa, Nehmetallah, and Estephan.


(2015-10-20) The Christian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal cordially invites students, clergy, ministers, pastoral personnel, and the general public to the Nostra Aetate Jubilee Conference from October 27th to November 1st in Montreal.

"What if We Could Serve the Family First..."

(2015-10-19) The Archbishop of Montreal doesn't have any illusions: The family has changed greatly. He explains that it is precisely because the family has changed that today's society should give it greater importance.

Pope Asks For Forgiveness

(2015-10-14) Pope Francis on Wednesday asked forgiveness for scandals that have taken place in the Church and here in the Vatican.

New Associate Director

(2015-10-14) At the end of September, Elizabeth Koessler retired from the position of Associate Director for the Office for English Pastoral Services (OEPS). Her successor is Anastasia Charasidis, who prefers to be called Stacy.

Challenges Facing Synod on Family

(2015-10-13) At this half way point through the three-week meeting, Australian Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane, who’s in charge of presenting the results of one of the English working groups, spoke about some emerging themes of the Synod.

24 Hours of Prayer for Priestly Vocations

(2015-10-08) The Community of the “Grand Séminaire de Montréal” and the Pastoral Service for Priestly Vocations invite you to 24 hours of prayer for Priestly Vocations around the Holy Eucharist.

One Million Children Praying the Rosary

(2015-10-06) Each year, on the 18th of October, one million children around the world pray the Holy Rosary. This is an initiative supported and promoted by Aid to the Church in Need.

Opening of the Synod on the Family

(2015-10-05) The Synod of Bishops on the Family was opened on Monday, beginning three weeks of deliberation with a spiritual dynamic and in a spirit of communion.

2015 Faith Enrichment Conference

(2015-10-04) It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2015 Faith Enrichment Conference to be held at the Nouvel Hotel on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, 2015.

5th Anniversary of Saint Brother André's Canonization

(2015-10-01) On October 18, 2015, we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of Saint Brother André's Canonization. Join the festivities!