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Participants in the Interfaith gathering hel by the Armenian diocese.Youth interfaith gathering organized by the Armenian diocese in Montreal

On January 26, 2018, young leaders and clergy from the wide range of religious communities concluded the first cycle of meetings and discussions in Montreal. Throughout the week, youth and clergy from 14 different religious communities representing Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, and Buddhism, have gathered under the auspices of Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Diocesan Primate, at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral in Outremont, to exchange wisdom about each other's religion, and to reflect on Canada's religious diversity.

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200th anniversary of the Catholic Mission in Western Canada

In 2018, the Catholic Church in western and northern Canada will celebrate a momentous anniversary, the 200th anniversary of the establishment of the RC church in these regions of Canada. The theme of our busy year and its many events and projects will be: And the desert shall blossom, a verse from Psalm 64 that Bishop Provencher chose as his motto on seeing the vast open spaces and the challenges before him, coupled with the promise of spreading the Gospel through those faraway lands.

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Archbishop Albert LeGatt's Message

Faith Leaders Ask Government to Revise Canada Summer Jobs Requirements

We the undersigned leaders of diverse faith communities and organizations in Canada, call on the Prime Minister and the Government of Canada to amend the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines and application process so that it does not compel agreement or belief, and allows religious organizations to stay true to their communal identity and beliefs. The new application requires each organization to give non-negotiable and unqualified affirmation of certain beliefs held by the current government. Link to the inter-faith statement (PDF)

Development and Peace training for Anglophone sector

To be held on Saturday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  at the Development and Peace Head Office, third floor (1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, H3G 1T7).  This year's Share Lent theme is "Together for Peace".

You can now order materials, which are available here!

Contact Kim Piché at the Social Action Office of the Archdiocese of Montreal for more details or to RSVP at  514-931-7311 x211 or

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