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Here are the latest updates concerning press releases, important news, letters from the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine.

Pastoral letters and homilies of Archbishop Christian Lépine

Archbishop Christian Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Jesus is knocking at the door of our heart

20-03-2020
 

Archbishop Lépine issues new pastoral letter: “Rediscovering the depths of our soul”

18-03-2020
Following the more recent letter from the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec (March 15) addressing preventive measures concerning COVID-19, here is the latest pastoral letter from Archbishop Lépine and a memorandum providing a summary of "Diocesan Directives" to date.

Homily of Archbishop Christian Lépine - Mass celebrated “in camera” at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

15-03-2020
 

Archbishop Lépine issues initial pastoral letter addressing COVID-19: “Care for: Body, Heart and Soul”

13-03-2020
Archbishop Lépine issues a pastoral letter outlining guidelines amid COVID-19 concerns.
 

Live Broadcast of Mass of Solidarity at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

3-03-2020
Following the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops’ announcement to cancel all Sunday Masses and in order to help the faithful participate more fully in their Sunday prayer, Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal will take the opportunity to offer a Mass in solidarity with the faithful at St. Joseph’s Oratory. This Sunday Mass will be broadcast live as a closed session from the crypt.

Press releases

Special mass for youth: Palm Sunday April 4 via YouTube

01-04-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal and Auxiliary Bishop Marc Pelchat of Québec wish to send a message of hope to as many people as possible during the fight against this pandemic and haveasked Catholic churches in their dioceses to ring their bells for 10 minutes, starting at 12 noon, beginning Sunday, March 29 through every Sunday until Easter.

COVID-19: Crescendo of the Bells

27-03-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal and Auxiliary Bishop Marc Pelchat of Québec wish to send a message of hope to as many people as possible during the fight against this pandemic and haveasked Catholic churches in their dioceses to ring their bells for 10 minutes, starting at 12 noon, beginning Sunday, March 29 through every Sunday until Easter...

Press release from AECQ : measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

12-03-2020
The Premier of Quebec announced today several preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Meeting in plenary assembly, the Catholic bishops of Quebec want to contribute to this common public-health effort and to act in solidarity with the civil authorities.