Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for the month of December, inviting everyone to pray for catechists, “summoned to announce the Word of God,” that they might “be its witnesses, with courage and creativity, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, with joy and much peace.”
During the days of action against violence against women, the Social Action Office invites you to wear a white ribbon symbolizing solidarity with the cause and to participate in the activities announced in our bishops’ pastoral letter and by organizations based in Montreal.
The year 2021 marks the 500th anniversary of the conversion of Saint Ignatius, a date that is of particular significance for all of us, but particularly for the Society of Jesus and the Christian Life Communities.
During Mass celebrated in St Peter's Basilica on Sunday, on the occasion of the diocesan World Youth Day and the Solemnity of Christ the King, the Pope exhorts today's young people to "stand upright while everything is falling apart", to be courageous in going "against the tide", "without shortcuts, without falsehood".
On Sunday, November 7, in Varennes, Archbishop Lépine met with the 38th Saint-Jean-Baptiste Scout Pack (Montreal) to celebrate a Mass concluding their weekend pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Saint Marguerite d'Youville.
It's confirmed: tonight and tomorrow (November 16 and 17), the dome of St. Joseph's Oratory on Mount Royal in Montreal will be illuminated in red to mark Red Wednesday, an international event that brings together 15 of the 23 national offices of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) and aims to raise awareness of the issue of persecution of Christians. The Oratory is the most important place of pilgrimage dedicated to St. Joseph in the world.
Canadian Bishops Invite Residential School Survivors, Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Youth to meet with Pope Francis in December
The Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that 25-30 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Elders, knowledge keepers, residential school survivors, and youth will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican from December 17-20, 2021, accompanied by a small group of Canadian Bishops.
As part of the Missionary Month and the 100th anniversary of the Quebec Foreign Mission Society, Father Yoland Ouellet, OMI, national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in French-speaking Canada, recently participated in the colloquium “From foreign missions to the mission in Quebec,” which invited us to reflect upon the Mission in Quebec. Inspired by the quality of his speakers and the reflections they provoked, here’s the take-away from these two days of conferences.
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) continues to post possible homily ideas and prayers of the faithful to help link the Sunday liturgy with the national pastoral initiative for life and family.
After it’s One Million Children Praying the Rosary campaign in October, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is preparing for the launch of its second magazine of this year called Faith, Hope and Charity, which will present the work of the Church in Central and South America. In addition, ACN Canada is also busy resuming face-to-face activities as part of International Red Week, starting on Wednesday, November 17.
Lydia-Myriam PARRÈS entered the Order of Consecrated Virgins during a celebration at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on November 6, 2021.
From November 14 to 21, Youth Ministry Montreal has organized a celebration as part of the diocesan WYD, to be held on the feast of Christ the King, in communion with the Church around the world.