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COVID-19: Stay informed!

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Here are the latest updates on the list of reopened churches, diocesan directives, health measures, communiqués and letters from the Archbishop of Montreal, Mgr Christian Lépine.

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Pastoral letters and Homilies of Archbishop Christian Lépine

Pastoral letters

2021-06-04
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Autochtones

2021-03-31
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: For Easter

2020-12-23
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Christmas a great light

2020-10-07
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Under the “new normal,” an enduring essential: the spiritual

2020-09-24
Pastoral Letter from Most Reverend Christian Lépine

2020-06-29
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: A Church reaching out with open arms and doors

2020-06-11
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: The spiritual, always essential

2020-05-27
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: In solidarity with ‘those who mourn

2020-05-13
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Primacy of the Spiritual Life

2020-05-05
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Every Generation, together

2020-04-08
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: TOGETHER, LET US PRAY

2020-03-25
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter : Time to awaken the soul

2020-03-20
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Jesus is knocking at the door of our heart

2020-03-17
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: “Rediscovering the depths of our soul”

2020-03-15
Archbishop Lépine's Pastoral Letter: “Care for: Body, Heart and Soul”

2020-03-03
Press Release : Live Broadcast of Mass of Solidarity at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

 

Homilies

2020-07-12
How is it possible that God still wants to reach out to me?

2020-07-05
I am gentle and humble in heart

2020-06-28
Is God first in your life? How?

2020-06-24
Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

2020-06-21
The Loneliness of Body, Heart and Mind

2020-06-20
Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary

2020-06-19
Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

2020-06-14
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

2020-06-07
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

2020-06-01
Mary, Mother of the Church! Mary our Mother!

2020-05-31
Pentecost Sunday

2020-05-30
Recognizing the Primacy of God

2020-05-24
Solemnity of the Ascension

2020-05-21
How can we pray in preparation for Pentecost?

2020-05-17
What has God done in your soul?

2020-05-14
Mass to celebrate the dignity of human life

2020-05-10
Draw near to the Lord Jesus

2020-05-03
The Listeners Were Cut to the Heart

2020-05-01
Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker and Consecration of the diocese

Mass for vocations

2020-04-26
Were not our hearts burning within us?

2020-04-22
Mass “in time of pandemic”

2020-04-19
Sunday of Divine Mercy

2020-04-12
Easter Sunday

2020-04-11
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

2020-04-10
Good Friday

2020-04-09
Holy Thursday

2020-04-08
The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me

2020-04-05
At The Procession With Palms

2020-03-29
What are your sufferings?

2020-03-22
Lord, come to knock on the door of our hearts!

2020-03-15
Mass celebrated “in camera” at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal

Press releases

2021

June 10, 2021
Extraordinary faculties for the sacrament of baptism, confirmation and the profession of faith for children and adults.

May 5, 2021
The Archdiocese of Montreal embraces a “victim-centred” approach with the establishment of an Ombudsman and a revamped complaints process.

March 26, 2021
Schedule for Holy Week Celebrations with Archbishop Christian Lépine 

March 12, 2021
Statement of the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine - In support of vaccination 

March 8, 2021
The Archdiocese of Montreal actively supporting the Commemoration of victims of COVID-19: Thursday, March 11, 2021  

February 15, 2021
Archdiocese of Montreal enters new stage in its pursuit of Truth, Transparency and Transformation

January 13, 2021
Good news for humankind: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Arms

25-11-2020
Archdiocese of Montreal releases independent report on complaints against former priest Brian Boucher

Independent report complaints against former priest Brian Boucher
(Published by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal without waiver of privileges or immunities and with a full reservation of intellectual property and other rights.)

18-11-2020
Two diocesan events at the Feast of Christ the King

12-11-2020
Funeral for Fr. John Walsh Nov. 16

10-11-2020
Passing of Father John Emmett Walsh

04-11-2020
The Catholic Church of Montreal launches its new digital campaign "On a Mission”

29-10-2020
Statement from the Archbishop: Attack at Notre-Dame de l’Assomption Basilica in Nice

28-10-2020
Five deacons soon to be ordained
We are pleased to announce the diaconal ordination of...

27-10-2020
The Community Chaplaincy of Montreal is 25 years old!
25 years ago today, our organization, which was intended to be an extension of Prison Chaplaincy in the community, was officially born. Community Chaplaincy is recognized by the Correctional Service of Canada, with whom we work.

23-10-2020
Requiem Mass for the victims of Covid-19 - November 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Mary Queen of the World
On Monday, November 2, Archbishop Christian Lépine will preside at a Mass in memory of those who have passed away during the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for those in our area.

23-10-2020
External Review by Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo - Laicization of Brian Boucher
The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo has concluded her diocesan-commissioned review of how complaints about former priest Brian Boucher were processed, focusing specifically on “who knew what, when” regarding instances of sexual and other forms of abuse.

22-10-2020
Appointment of Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd as Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie
Letter of Bishop Thomas Dowd to the Faithful of the Diocese of Montreal

Pope Francis has appointed Montreal Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd as Bishop of the Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie, the Vatican announced today.

20-10-2020
Departure of Father Alain Mongeau as Episcopal Vicar for francophone deaneries, eastern sector
The Archdiocese of Montreal has announced that, as of January 2021, Father Alain Mongeau will cease to serve as the episcopal vicar for the francophone deaneries of the eastern sector; episcopal vicars report directly to the Archbishop.

01-10-2020
An update of the mass schedule at Mary Queen of The World Cathedral in Montreal
Following the announcement earlier this week regarding the celebration of Mass in English at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, we now present the full schedule of masses (in both languages) beginning Sunday, October 4.

30-09-2020
Daily Mass in English begins October 4 from Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal and Salt + Light Media are pleased to announce that as of Sunday, October 4, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral will host Sunday Mass in English, to be aired LIVE at 8 a.m., and Daily Mass in English from Monday to Saturday, also to be aired LIVE at 8:30 a.m. on Salt + Light TV.

23-09-2020
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal releases new eBook: A compilation of Archbishop Lépine’s messages during the pandemic “confinement”
The Communications Department of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has released a free 300-page bilingual (French/English) publication entitled “Spiritual accompaniment when facing a pandemic.”.

10-09-2020
They each have a name: Remembering Montreal’s Unclaimed Dead at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral Wednesday, September 16, at 2 p.m.
Archbishop Christian Lépine will celebrate a Mass to remember the unclaimed dead. The annual celebration will take place September 16, 2020, 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, with Fr. Claude Paradis.

19-08-2020
Two upcoming priestly ordinations: Pascal Cyr and Francis Bégin
On August 28 at 7:30 p.m., Pascal Cyr, deacon, will be ordained to the priesthood in Montreal's Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

30-06-2020
The Grand Séminaire de Montréal is Relocating
The Grand Séminaire de Montréal is relocating its facilities to the former convent of the Sœurs des Saints Noms de Jésus et de Marie, located at 6895 rue Boyer, in the Montreal Borough of Rosemont – La Petite-Patrie.

22-06-2020
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral reopens its doors, holds feast day celebration for St. John the Baptist, patron saint of French Canadians
Here is the Mass schedule at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, as well as details on the diocesan St. John The Baptist feast day mass.

17-06-2020
Gradual reopening of churches: The Catholic Church in Montreal looks confidently toward the future
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal would like to thank both the pastoral team members and volunteers of the Catholic Church in Montreal for giving their best these past few months without counting the cost, as well as the government leaders and public-health officials for recognizing that care of the soul is as essential for every human person as is care of the body.

22-05-2020
Mass to celebrate the dignity of human life - May 14, 2020
Archbishop  Christian  Lépine  of  Montreal  will preside  overa special Mass on Thursday, May 14, 8 a.m.,to celebratethe dignityoflife, the family, the most vulnerable among us,their loved ones and their caregivers.

21-04-2020
A special Mass In time of pandemic - Wednesday, April 22
Following the recent decree from the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Christian Lépine will preside at a special Mass tomorrow, entitled “In Time of Pandemic”...

09-04-2020
Catholic Church of Montreal issues a Holy Week message of Hope
Keenly aware that during this time of physical distancing and self-isolation, many might be feeling disconnected and on edge, the Catholic Church of Montreal has decided to send a message of solidarity and Christian hope to an anxious and fatigued province...

01-04-2020
Special mass for youth: Palm Sunday April 4 via YouTube
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.

27-03-2020
COVID-19: Crescendo of the Bells
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...

12-03-2020
Press release from AECQ : measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19
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.