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Pope Francis receives the T-Shirt made by Le Pont, a shelter for asylum seekers in Montreal. (Photo : Archdiocese of Montreal)Le Pont makes it all the way to the Vatican!

Pope Francis received a very special gift from Le Pont, a home for asylum seekers. The Holy Father accepted a t-shirt with the inscription, "Plus de ponts, moins de murs" (More bridges, less walls), delivered to him personally by the person who initiated the project, Alessandra Santopadre, on her recent visit to Rome.


Web-based video resource by CCCB and COLF on Amoris Laetitia

The Office for Evangelization and Catechesis of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) have developed and launched a web-based video resource to assist with reflections on, and in the study of, Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia on love in the family. The resource consists of nine 7-8 minute videos as well as discussion guides. It is designed to be used by individuals in their homes or by groups gathered in diocesan, eparchial, parish, school or other Catholic institutional settings.

Link to the videos
Archbishop Lépine on the the Spirituality of Marriage And Family


National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors Conference

Registration for 2018 National Association of Vocation & Formation Directors Conference is now open. The conference will take place April 22-25, 2018, in Hamilton, Ontario.

The National Association of Vocation and Formation Directors (NAVFD), is an organization whose diverse members enthusiastically commit to creating and fostering a Vocation Culture in the Catholic Church in Canada.

More details and registration form available here


Mass for priestly vocations

On Friday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m., a Mass for priestly vocations presided by our Archbishop, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, will be held at the Grand Seminary of Montreal. During the celebration, Mr. Emanuel Zetino and Mr. Bruno Cloutier will receive the ministry of Acolyte. The 75th anniversary of the Oeuvre des vocations du diocèse de Montréal will also be highlighted. The Mass will be broadcast online via Salt and Light Television.

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