Forging connections to strengthen responsible pastoral ministry
Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert, V.G., of Montreal, welcomed those gathered Dec. 14 at the diocesan offices for a day of reflection and fellowship: “In the name of the Lord, thank you for your presence. In the name of children and vulnerable people, thank you.”
Christmas for Christians in the Middle East
People living in peaceful countries rejoice as Christmas approaches, but how do Christians living in the Middle East feel at this time of the year? Carl Hétu, director of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association known as CNEWA, explains.
The Mystical Rose
Are you familiar with the Marian devotion Mystical Rose? On the 13th of each month, the Montreal Lithuanian parish community of Notre-Dame-Porte-de-l’Aurore holds evening prayer sessions devoted to the Mystical Rose representation of the Virgin Mary, a request from Mary to Sister Emilia in the 1930s.
Pope says society needs to move “in step” with the elderly
Pope Francis meets with Italy’s National Association of Elderly Workers and confirms we need the wisdom and experience of the aged to build a world more respectful of the rights of all.
Two colourful celebrations in Montreal will highlight the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas
The Catholic Church in Montreal, in close collaboration with the Misión Latinoamericana Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe (Spanish-speaking Catholic Mission) and St. Ambroise Parish, is pleased to invite you to two celebrations in honour of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas:
Pope Francis encourages the younger generations to participate actively as citizens
Pope Francis meets supporters of the organization “A Chance in Life”, founded in 1945 and dedicated to helping disadvantaged youth around the world through education and training initiatives.
The Filipino Catholic Mission of Montreal celebrates 30 years
The Catholic mission of Our Lady of the Philippines, together with Archbishop Christian Lépine, celebrated on Sunday, Dec. 7, the 30th anniversary of its establishment as a mission.
Cardinal Tagle on mission and evangelization
In an interview with the Vatican’s Osservatore Romano newspaper, the new Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples reflects on the theme of evangelization and expresses gratitude as he begins his new mandate.
Pope writes Apostolic Letter on the significance of the Christmas crèche
Pope Francis has written an Apostolic Letter on the meaning and importance of the Nativity scene. He signed the letter during his visit to the Italian town of Greccio on Sunday, Dec. 1.
30th Anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre
Here is the homily (only in French) pronounced by Cardinal Paul GRÉGOIRE at the funeral of 9 of the 14 women killed during the Polytechnique massacre, celebrated at Notre-Dame Basilica on December 11, 1989.
30 years of supporting spiritual culture in the media
For three decades, the Fondation canadienne de la vidéo religieuse (FCVR) has supported media projects that explore topics touching on the search for the meaning of life, and on human and spiritual values. The Church of the Gesù in Montreal hosted an evening event to celebrate the FCVR’s 30th anniversary. Close to 100 people were in attendance.
Christ is King!
At the feast day mass of Christ the King held Nov. 23, Archbishop Christian Lépine asked the congregation: “Do you have a crucifix at home? Do you take the time to ponder the meaning of it?” It is through contemplating these simple yet challenging questions that the faithful were invited to enter into the feast of Christ the King, the king who comes with the promise of a kingdom that is not of this world.