October 2017


(2017-10-31) Clergy in general and Roman Catholic priests in particular are among the happiest groups when it comes to personal satisfaction with life and ministry.

Pope Francis talks to ISS astronauts

(2017-10-30) On Thursday, October 26, Pope Francis spoke via satellite link with the crew of the International Space Station.

News Briefs...

(2017-10-25) World Mission Sunday 2017 - Inaugural ceremony of the centre for asylum seekers - The AECQ published a message on welcoming refugees - Jesus Light of the World Parish activities

Mass for persecuted Christians

(2017-10-24) Archbishop Lépine will celebrate a Mass for persecuted Christians on Friday, November 3, 7:30 p.m at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, with accompaniment by renowned singer-songwriter Robert Lebel, l’Espace Benoît-Lacroix and musician Chantal Roussety.

Pope Francis tells Canadian youth to ‘build bridges’

(2017-10-23) As part of a Canadian youth forum which aired on Salt and Light TV on October 22, Pope Francis has sent a video message to the young people of Canada gathered in preparation for the Synod of Bishops 2018.

Our cathedral’s moment has come!

(2017-10-18) It was Friday the 13th; nonetheless, Montreal's cathedral, our cathedral, would be consecrated to God, during a majestic celebration, in the presence of a cheering assembly.

Let's hear your voice!

(2017-10-17) Inviting all young people 13 to 35 years old to participate on November 4, and share their thoughts in a special forum designed to encourage an interactive dialogue among young people and our Catholic Church.

Two upcoming ordinations

(2017-10-16) Félix de Valois Dadjeu and Pierre Joannette will be ordained permanent deacons during a celebration presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Friday, November 10 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

"The Bridge" opens its doors for Asylum seekers

(2017-10-10) On Monday, October 2, Notre-Dames-des-Victoires Parish opened the doors of its vacant rectory to provide safe housing to asylum seekers. The initiative, called "The Bridge", involves the entire Archdiocese with the support of Archbishop Christian Lépine.

Rediscovering the Mission at the Heart of our Faith

(2017-10-10) Addressing the entire Church in his message for World Mission Sunday 2017, which will be celebrated on October 22, 2017, the Holy Father stated, “This occasion invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith.”

Over 200 Vocation Directors gather in New Orleans

(2017-10-06) Over two hundred vocation directors and support staff gathered in New Orleans, September 22-29, for the 54th annual conference sponsored by the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors (NCDVD).

Appointment of Msgr. Pierre Blanchard

(2017-10-04) Msgr. Pierre Blanchard, c.s.s., was appointed Episcopal Vicar to the cultural and ritual communities for the Archdiocese of Montreal. In order to get to know him better, he answers a few questions.

A moving funeral for the unclaimed deceased

(2017-10-03) On September 28, 2017, Father Claude Paradis, founder of Notre-Dame-de-la-rue, presided a funeral Mass at the Repos Saint-François d'Assise, for 101 deceased whose bodies have not been claimed over the past year.

New Director of Communications and Media Relations

(2017-10-02) The Archdiocese of Montreal has just announced the appointment of Erika Jacinto as Director of Communications and Media Relations. Mrs. Jacinto was appointed to the position Sept. 25; she succeeds long-time director Lucie Martineau, who retired in June 2017.