For the 22nd year, the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Conception aided by many volunteers held its traditional Marian Festival in October.
In September, Most Rev. Christian Rodembourg, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint-Hyacinthe, was elected president of the (AÉCQ) for a two-year mandate. He succeeds Bishop Noël Simard.
For the first time in Canada, the Lieutenancies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem met in Montreal to inductf new Knights and Dames in a single investiture.
Pope Francis presides over the canonizations of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Mariam Thresia, Sister Giuseppina Vannini, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays. In his homily, the Pope reflects on the Gospel account of the lepers, and on the verbs “to cry out, to walk, to give thanks”.
On Oct. 18, children around the world will pray for peace and unity in the world. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling on children worldwide to take part in the joint campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” As Pope Francis has designated the month of October as the Extraordinary Missionary Month, this year’s theme is: Mission.