August 2016

175th of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate

(2016-08-30) As part of the festivities marking the 200th anniversary of their foundation, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate on August 28, 2016, celebrated the 175th anniversary of the arrival of the first Oblates in Canada at Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec.

Bishops Dowd and Faubert appointed Vicars General

(2016-08-24) Following the announcement of Msgr. Michel Parent's departure as Vicar General, effective August 31, 2016, Archbishop Christian Lépine has appointed his two auxiliary bishops as Vicars General, to assist him in the governance of the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Continental Congress for the Jubilee of Mercy

(2016-08-23) As part of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) are organizing a continental Congress of the Americas, which will take place August 27 to 30, 2016, in Bogota, Colombia.

3,000 postcards for the young people of the Church in need

(2016-08-22) The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is taking stock of its campaign “Let’s be One,” launched at the World Youth Day in Cracow from 26 to 31 July 2016.

New Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life

(2016-08-18) With a moto proprio, Pope Francis announced the establishment of a Dicastery for Laity, the Family and Life. The Prefect of the new Dicastery will be the Irish-born Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, currently serving as Bishop of Dallas.

Mark your agenda

(2016-08-17) Summer is coming to an end, and the diocesan projects are back in full swing! Many events are on the horizon. Please take note!

Religious Reflections at the World Social Forum

(2016-08-12) "Religion and the religious are elements that are important, even essential, to building another possible world." This is one of the convictions expressed last week at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal.

A record year in a world in crisis

(2016-08-03) It is a new record year for the international Catholic organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). In fact, thanks to 22 national offices established around the world, a little over 175 million dollars were collected in order to support 6,209 projects.

Pilgrimages of Mercy

(2016-08-02) The diocesan committee for the Year of Mercy is offering pilgrimage routes in Montreal's sanctuaries and churches that have an open Door of Mercy, commemorating the jubilee year called for by Pope Francis. Get your passport now!