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Baptized and sent!

30-09-2019
October 2019 is the "Extraordinary Missionary Month 2019," as announced by Pope Francis during the Angelus on October 22, 2017. The theme is "Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World".

International

“IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT MIGRANTS”

27-09-2019
In 2019, the World Day will be celebrated on September 29th. Pope Francis has chosen the theme “It is not just about migrants” to show up our blind-spots and make sure no one remains excluded from society, whether a long-time resident or someone newly-arrived.

General

“Awakened by the Word!”

25-09-2019
A mountain of school bags adorned the front altar during the Catechetical Sunday Mass at Saint-Claude Parish in Laval. These backpacks signaled the return to regular activities for students. It is back-to-school – and back-to-parish – season!

National

Saint-Esprit de Rosemont: where joy prevails

24-09-2019

Each year in September, a great event occurs for the benefit of all, young and old: the launch of a new pastoral year!

National

CCCB : 2019 Plenary Assembly

24-09-2019
Monday, Sept. 23, marked the opening day of the Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB). CCCB President Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., presided at the opening Eucharistic celebration and welcomed approximately 90 bishops, observers and special guests for the gathering in Cornwall, Ontario.

National

AECQ's voice on global climate and the elections

23-09-2019
Statements on Global Climate Action Day (September 27, 2019) and on the Canadian federal elections (October 21, 2019).

Montreal

A novena dedicated to Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

20-09-2019

This upcoming October has been declared an EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH by Pope Francis to renew our faith, hope and generosity, as part of the mission.

National

2019 Federal Election Guide

18-09-2019
The 2019 Federal Election is just around the way! Here's a guide that can be useful.

Montreal

Meet Montreal’s first married Roman Catholic Latin-rite priest

18-09-2019
Robert Assaly was a confused but avowed atheist at 24-years-old when, in the midst of a personal crisis, he encountered the Living God. That was 1984, and since then, everything changed for Robert, including transitioning from an Anglican Ottawa-area pastor to a married Roman Catholic priest for Montreal. Robert received a dispensation from clerical celibacy from Pope Francis, under a provision that was instituted by St. John Paul II in 1980 (see article that follows). He will be ordained Sept. 20 at St. Thomas à Becket at 7:30 p.m.

Montreal

“Listening, in order to see”

17-09-2019
Through Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs Sanctuary was not decked out with orange traffic cones this year, it was evident the ''Worksite'' launched by the Diocese of Montreal was well under way. Deeper LISTENING was the focus of the evening, to better recognize the needs of the Church and the world, while we continue our work toward making a ''missionary shift''.

Montreal

Building connections at Sainte-Madeleine Parish

17-09-2019
This priest of the Emmanuel Community values sharing, welcoming and no-charging, over efficiency. Building a community instead, is what matters, in order for parishioners to become a family.