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Celebrating women’s involvement in the Church in Quebec

15-03-2021
On March 10, some 150 people, mostly women but also several men, including ten bishops, met by videoconference to celebrate the involvement of women in the Church in Quebec in the aftermath of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Montreal

Statement of the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine In support of vaccination

12-03-2021
As the vaccination program continues in Quebec and across Canada, it is necessary, I feel, to assess the situation and to shed some light on ethical considerations regarding COVID-19 vaccines.

Montreal

Invitation to pray the novena to St. Joseph, March 10 to 18

08-03-2021
The Archdiocese of Montreal invites parishes and all who so wish to pray the novena to St. Joseph from March 10 to 18, in preparation for his feast day on March 19.

Montreal

The Archdiocese of Montreal actively supporting the Commemoration of victims of COVID-19: Thursday, March 11, 2021

08-03-2021
A National day of remembrance for victims of COVID-19 has been declared by the Government of Quebec and will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Faith communities have been invited to participate in this event.

General

Life and Family Suggestions for Homilies and Prayers of the Faithful during March 2021

08-03-2021
Even during a time of social isolation on account of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sunday liturgy continues to nourish prayer and reflection during the whole week – whether we are meditating on the readings or participating in a television broadcast of the Mass and making a spiritual Communion.

General

Anne-Marie Dubois: spiritual pianist

03-03-2021
Pianist Anne-Marie Dubois, who co-authored with Bishop André Gazaille of the Diocese of Nicolet a series of eight documents for Lent, is dedicated to spreading the light of faith through her music.

Pope Francis

Open Letter: Pope Francis' Journey to Iraq

03-03-2021
It’s on the minds of many. Why is Pope Francis going to Iraq, March 5 to 8, in these tough times of pandemic, political instability and rumours of threats to his life?

Pope Francis

Pope's prayer intention for March: The sacrament of reconciliation

03-03-2021
Pope Francis' prayer intention for March seeks to highlight the joy that the Sacrament of Reconciliation brings, and reminds us that it’s a loving and merciful encounter between us and God.

Montreal

On March 11, commemorate the victims of COVID-19 by lighting stars in their memory

01-03-2021
A Montreal-based organization - Dard, acronym for Dynamique d'accompagnement et de rituel de deuil - proposes lighting a star for a loved one who passed away within the last year in connection with the pandemic by burning a candle in the window. Synchronized to occur at 7 p.m., the ritual represents one of the possible ways to participate in the national day of commemoration in memory of the victims of COVID-19 declared by Quebec Premier François Legault.

Pope Francis

Pope at Angelus: Prayer lifts us out of spiritual laziness to help others

01-03-2021
At the Angelus address on Sunday, Pope Francis reflects on the Transfiguration of Jesus, and urges Christians to turn our experience of prayer into a desire to carry hope to the world.