April 2017

Pope Francis gives TED talk

(2017-04-26) Pope Francis has broken new ground in the way he communicates his message when the first-ever papal TED Talk went online.

News Briefs...

(2017-04-26) Green Churches Forum - Congratulations and Best Wishes - Women's Retreats - Make your voice heard! - Diocesan Marriage Preparation Course

Message of May 1st

(2017-04-26) 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Development and Peace, the Canadian Catholic organization for international solidarity. The Council on Church and Society of the Assembly of Québec Catholic Bishops, wishes to highlight the accomplishments of this organization.

150th Anniversary of Confederation

(2017-04-26) On the memorial of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Protectress of Canada, 17 April 2017, Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the CCCB, has issued a message marking the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.

Pope announces canonization of Fatima shepherds

(2017-04-25) Pope Francis on Thursday announced that the two young shepherd children from Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto will be canonized during his forthcoming pastoral visit to the Portuguese town on May 13th.

Christian Commemoration of the Shoah

(2017-04-24) The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal will hold its 38th annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Parish. This event brings together Jews and Christians, on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The statue of Our Lady, Help of Christians returns

(2017-04-19) The splendid statue of Our Lady, Help of Christians that had stood on the pediment of the Notre-­Dame-­de-­Bon-Secours Chapel since 1887 is back in its place of honour, after receiving much loving attention from the Centre de conservation du Québec since 2013.

Refugees, from Eritrea to Syria

(2017-04-19) We present you some testimonies gathered following the fraternal meeting of April 6 between the Archbishop and more than twenty refugee families.

Come and See, Consecrated Life

(2017-04-18) For a third year, religious communities, secular institutes, a presbytery and a seminary will open their doors on Sunday, April 30, 2017, to welcome anyone who is interested in having a look “beyond the walls.”

Archbishop Lépine welcomes refugee families

(2017-04-11) On Thursday evening, April 6, Archbishop Christian Lépine welcomed refugee families from Syria, Eritrea and South Sudan, accompanied by their sponsors, to a fraternal gathering at the downtown office of the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Holy Week in Montreal

(2017-04-07) The great moment is approaching; the Easter Triduum is almost upon us. Consult our list of related events and activities.

Chrism Mass

(2017-04-05) You are invited to the celebration of the Chrism Mass at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. This custom, in which priests, deacons and the faithful gather with their bishop, continues to be a living, meaningful tradition.

Bishops of Canada make their "Ad Limina" visits

(2017-04-04) Beginning March 13 and ending May 12, Canada's Catholic Bishops will travel to Rome for their Ad Limina visits to the Holy See. Although traditionally scheduled every five years, the last visit was in 2006.

The Gospel of the Family: joy to the world

(2017-04-03) The Vatican recently published the letter that Pope Francis has written to the organizers of the next World Meeting of Families, which will be held in Dublin, August 21-26, 2018.