January 2016

The Church of Montreal Supports Persecuted Christians

(2016-01-27) Only a few hours after having presided at the funeral of René Angélil, Most Reverend Christian Lépine presided at a Mass for persecuted Christians in the world for the second time in as many years.

Opening of the doors of Mercy in the Archdiocese

(2016-01-26) On Sunday, January 10, 2016, hundreds of faithful made their way to the three different locations where a Door of Mercy was inaugurated. Here is a summary of these three memorable moments.

Volunteers Killed in Burkina Faso Had Strong Ties to Nuns

(2016-01-25) Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help were shaken in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Jan. 15 in which 29 people were killed, including six humanitarian workers from Quebec.

Upcoming Activities for Priestly Vocations

(2016-01-24) L’Œuvre des Vocations du diocèse de Montréal is proud to share with you news on all its recent projects.

Closing Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life

(2016-01-23) On January 30, 2016,10am, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Most Reverend Christian Lépine will celebrate Mass on the occasion of the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life, which ends on February 2, 2016.

The White Cross: the Face of Mercy

(2016-01-19) The White Cross at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral is truly something special to see. Imposing, moving, and of rare beauty, it invites visitors to contemplate and meditate.

René Angélil's Funeral at Notre-Dame Basilica

(2016-01-18) Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, will preside at the state funeral of René Angélil on Friday, January 22 at 3 pm.

Former Colombian journalist, now deacon in Canada

(2016-01-15) Uprooted, new to the French language, he lived in precariousness in Quebec City, drawing strength to live from his family and his faith. Now he is in charge of the Latino community of the Archdiocese of Quebec. Here is the exceptional story of a refugee.

Persecuted Christians in the Middle East

(2016-01-13) In a message to the diocesan faithful, the Archbishop of Montreal invites everyone to come and pray for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East.

New book by Pope Francis

(2016-01-11) “The Name of God is Mercy” is the title of a new book set to be released in 86 countries on Tuesday (Jan. 12), in which Pope Francis reveals his vision of God’s mercy in a series of interviews with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

(2016-01-10) The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will begin in a few days, January 18-25, 2016, on the theme: Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God (1 Peter 2:9).

Pope Francis' 2015: Family, ecology, but mostly mercy

(2016-01-08) At the Vatican and on five continents in 2015, Pope Francis continued to encourage and demonstrate a style of evangelization that emphasizes walking with people, listening to them and showing them God's mercy.

Rise Up 2015

(2016-01-05) Archbishop Christian Lépine welcomed more than 700 university students from across Canada to Rise Up 2015, a Catholic Christian Outreach conference which was held last week at the Queen Elizabeth hotel.

New Auxiliary Bishop appointed

(2016-01-04) On December 22, 2015, His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Reverend Claude Hamelin Auxiliary Bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, Quebec.

Madre dei Cristiani Mission & Being the Church

(2016-01-02) For Father Joseph Fugolo, the pastor of Madre dei Cristiani (MDC), a Catholic mission church in La Salle, there's really no such thing as retirement.