June 2016

Statement by CCCB President on the recent approval of Bill C-14

(2016-06-30) The recent approval of Bill C-14, which legalizes euthanasia and assisted suicide in our country, stands as an appalling landmark decision to the utter failure of government to care for the suffering.

Preparing for WYD in Krakow

(2016-06-29) More than 200 young adults will be part of the diocesan delegation to the upcoming World Youth Day gathering in Krakow, Poland, July 25 - August 1.

Jesus' tomb getting long-needed restoration

(2016-06-28) For the first time in 200 years, experts have begun a restoration of the Edicule of the Tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where, according to Christian tradition, Jesus was laid to rest after his crucifixion.

Pope leaves Armenia at conclusion of his pastoral visit

(2016-06-27) Pope Francis left the Armenian capital, Yerevan, on Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of his three day pastoral visit to the Caucasian nation.

Missionnary Program: Registration now open!

(2016-06-24) Looking for tools and wondering how to be more effective in evangelization? Want to grow closer to Christ while learning how to bring others closer, too? The Summer Institute in the New Evangelization (SINE) might be what you’re looking for!

For a responsible pastoral ministry

(2016-06-22) Archbishop Christian Lépine provides our Church with mechanisms for the supervision of paid and volunteer personnel to ensure a healthy and safe environment for everyone.

Pope Calls Faithful to Join ACN Charity’s Campaign

(2016-06-21) International Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has launched a worldwide campaign that calls on the faithful to help the sick and suffering around the world with acts of charity.

New Auxiliary Bishop appointed for Toronto

(2016-06-21) His Holiness Pope Francis appointed the Reverend Father Robert Kasun, C.S.B., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Toronto. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Pastor of St. Alphonsus-St. Clare Parish in Edmonton.

Ordination of Frank Scalia

(2016-06-20) On Friday, June 24, at Our Lady of Defense Church, Frank Scalia will be ordained a priest for the diocese of Montreal. In anticipation of his upcoming ordination, the future priest answers some questions about himself and his vocation.

Faubert becomes Montreal's new auxiliary bishop

(2016-06-17) Noting the city's passion for hockey and their beloved team, the Canadiens, the new auxiliary bishop of the Montreal Archdiocese said people of faith work to follow Jesus and bring God to the world during his episcopal ordination.

US/Canadian bishops condemn Orlando club shooting

(2016-06-15) U.S. and Canadian bishops have condemned early Sunday's mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida and are offering prayers for the victims and their families.

Commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene raised to a Feast

(2016-06-14) Pope Francis has decided to raise the celebration of the memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the dignity of a liturgical Feast.

Feast day of St. John the Baptist

(2016-06-14) All are invited to celebrate Solemn Mass for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on June 24, 2016, 10 a.m. at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church.

Catholic Action: Recognized Charity

(2016-06-14) Just over one year after the initiative was first announced, Catholic Action Montreal (CAM) is now operating under its new federally-granted registered charity status.

News Briefs...

(2016-06-14) World Social Forum 2016 - New electronic resource for youth ministry - The English Speaking Catholic Council celebrates 35 years - Evangelization Network Meeting - Presbyteral Ordinations

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Faubert

(2016-06-08) More than thirty bishops have already announced their participation in Bishop-elect Faubert's episcopal ordination on June 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

$80 million for Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal

(2016-06-07) Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is getting a facelift thanks to an $80 million development project to be carried out from 2017 to 2021.

Students encounter “other” Dominican

(2016-06-07) Want to help Generation Z develop a Christian sense of belonging to the global community? Organize an Experience Week.

Ordination of Christophe Guillet

(2016-06-06) On Friday, June 10, at Saint Germain Church, Christophe Guillet will be ordained a priest for the diocese of Montreal. In anticipation of his upcoming ordination, the future priest answers some questions about himself and his vocation.

Annual Collection 2016

(2016-06-06) Thanks to your great generosity and solidarity, the Annual Collection, launched on April 10, has already raised $1,250,000!

Diocesan coordinator for Montreal's 375th named

(2016-06-03) Msgr. Michel Parent, Vicar General, announced the appointment of a coordinator for diocesan projects regarding the 375th anniversary of Montreal's founding, which will be celebrated in 2017.

Corpus Christi: fervent, joyous

(2016-06-01) Hundreds of faithful of the Archdiocese participated in the Mass and Corpus Christi procession through the streets of downtown Montreal, on Thursday evening, May 26, 2016.