May 2017

Franciscans elect new Minister Provincial

(2017-05-31) The Franciscans of Eastern Canada, St. Joseph's Province, held a Chapter in Granby from May 14 to 19, 2017. Fr. Pierre Charland was elected new Minister Provincial.

"Church in Quebec, rise up!"

(2017-05-31) These are the very powerful words that Pope Francis used in his message to the bishops of Quebec during their "ad limina apostolorum" visit in Rome. Here are some reactions.

2017 Neophyte Mass

(2017-05-30) On Sunday, May 28, about 40 newly baptized Christians and adults celebrating the first anniversary of their baptism attended the Neophyte Mass. Report by Lamphone Phonevilay, responsible of the Catéchuménat de Montréal.

News Briefs...

(2017-05-29) Exhibit at Saint-Sulpice Seminary - Centennial of the apparitions of Fatima - Symposium: 375 years of stones, men and women - Benefit concert at Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jésus Church

Corpus Christi 2017

(2017-05-29) All the faithful of the Archdiocese of Montreal are invited to participate in the Corpus Christi Mass and the procession through the city streets on Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m.!

51st World Communications Day

(2017-05-24) Celebrated May 28, this year’s message from Pope Francis urges the media to communicate hope and confidence.

2017 Annual Campaign results to date

(2017-05-24) Thanks to your great generosity and solidarity, the Annual Collection, launched on April 23, has already raised $1,150,000.00! There is still time to donate!

375th: Founding values current today

(2017-05-18) Festivities surrounding the 375th anniversary of Montreal’s founding were officially launched on Wednesday, May 17 at Notre-Dame Basilica, with a solemn Mass presided by the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine.

Pope sends Apostolic benediction to Montrealers

(2017-05-17) During the solemn Mass on May 17, the Apostolic Nuncio to Canada, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, read the Holy Father's message, sent on the occasion of the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

2017 Diocesan Patronal Feast

(2017-05-16) Central to the many activities during the month of May - the celebration of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin - the patronal feast day of our diocese, May 31, is an opportunity to meet and to publicly express our communion as Church.

One city... one prayer!

(2017-05-16) As part of Ville-Marie's 375th anniversary, on May 21, the Greater Montreal Christian Churches are called to unite in prayer and share a message of hope for the peace and well-being of the city.

Death of Irénée Beaubien, S.J.

(2017-05-15) The French Canadian Province of the Society of Jesus announces the death of Father Irénée Beaubien, who died on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the age of 101, having completed 80 years of religious life.

End of ad limina visit

(2017-05-15) On Thursday, May 11, 29 bishops from Quebec met again with Pope Francis before completing their first ad limina apostolorum visit in 11 years.

Pope reflects on pilgrimage to Fatima

(2017-05-14) Following his pilgrimage to Fatima, Pope Francis said the Regina Coeli on Sunday, took on “a particular significance, imbued with memory and prophecy for those who view history with the eyes of faith.

Discovering Montreal’s Religious Heritage

(2017-05-11) As the “city of a hundred bell towers” celebrates its 375th birthday, Ulysses Travel Guides is proud to present an all-new guidebook inviting visitors to discover Montreal through one of its greatest treasures: its religious heritage!

Archbishop Lépine supports flood victims

(2017-05-09) The Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, invites us to pray for those affected by the floods, and announces a special collection to help meet both the spiritual and material needs of the victims by means of the parish network.

Solemn Mass for Montreal’s 375th

(2017-05-08) All diocesan faithful are invited to celebrate Solemn Mass marking Montreal’s 375th anniversary, to be held at 9 a.m., May 17, at Notre-Dame Basilica.

A story of Montreal’s founding: theatre-style

(2017-05-08) As part of the festivities surrounding Montreal’s 375th, a play produced by l'Espace Benoît Lacroix, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Montreal, will be presented on May 19 and 20, at Villa Maria High School.

Flooding: Message from the Bishops of Quebec

(2017-05-07) While at their ad limina visit in Rome, the bishops of Quebec show their support in a message addressed to the flood victims.

The bishops of Quebec meet Pope Francis

(2017-05-05) On Thursday, May 4, the bishops of Quebec, on their "ad limina apostolorum" visit in Rome, participated in a three-hour meeting with Pope Francis and collaborators from the Roman Curia.

“Hidden child” believes in power of love

(2017-05-03) Eva Kuper believes in the power of love. It’s the reason the 77-year-old Holocaust survivor agreed to speak at Holy Family Parish April 30 to mark the annual Christian Commemoration of the Shaoh.

Holy Family hosts Christian Holocaust commemoration

(2017-05-03) More than 400 packed Holy Family church in Montreal’s Little Italy for the 38th Christian Commemoration of the Shoah (Holocaust).

Pope reflects on Apostolic Visit to Egypt

(2017-05-03) Pope Francis reflected on last weekend's Apostolic Visit to Egypt during his weekly General Audience, recalling the various stages of his trip.

Beginning of ad limina visit

(2017-05-02) The Catholic bishops of Quebec began their “ad limina apostolorum” visit (thresholds of the Apostles) on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 with a Eucharistic celebration at St. Peter’s Basilica, in Rome, at the tomb of the "Prince of the Apostles".

Montreal’s 375th: The Bells Will Chime

(2017-05-01) The tolling of church bells throughout the city May 17 at 8:45 a.m. will signal that the commemorative Mass for Montreal's 375th is about to begin.