Who will be at this year’s Catholic Community Rally? Here is a preview! Check out the line-up below of some of the different groups, movements and ministries that contribute to our community’s vitality. 

Join us on Friday, November 16, 5 p.m. at Loyola High School and meet their members in person, enjoy some wine and refreshments, and perhaps discover a group you’d like to become involved with.  

Admission is free and open to the public. 

Aid to the Church in Need

Contact:  Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director

Aid to the Church in Need is an international pontifical charity.  It was founded in 1947 and mandated to assist the poor and persecuted Church throughout the world by funding pastoral and emergency projects.


1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1J9
(514) 932-0552

Camp Kinkora

Contact:  Michael Palmer, Manager

Camp Kinkora’s mission is to provide staff, services and facilities to volunteer groups whose community-building programs inspire individuals of all ages, cultures and abilities to learn about themselves and grow into their true potential. It is an excellent venue for retreats, weddings, school groups, etc., and is located at 265 chemin du Lac Beauchamp, Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, Quebec,  J0T 2B0.


1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Suite 307
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1J9
(514) 937-2301, ext. 279 

Catholic Action Montreal

Contact: Judy Wong, Executive Director

Catholic Action has been created to bring together organizations and individuals with a shared goal and commitment to providing a wide-range of services to the most people possible.  Its goal is to become a hub for volunteer services, matching expressed needs with the expertise of organizations and individuals within our Catholic community. It organizes the 7 p.m. Late Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Suite 201
Montreal, Quebec  H3H 1J9
(514) 335-2538

Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO)

Contact:  Dennis Barry, Campus Leader

CCO is a university student movement dedicated to evangelization. Students are challenged to live in the fullness of the Catholic fiath with a strong emphasis on becoming leaders in the renewal of the world. In Montreal, CCO is active with Concordia University students through the Concordia University Catholic Students Association and Catholic chaplaincy services. CCO members meet students where they are at and journey with them back to the Father through a clear, simple proclamation of the Gospel message.

1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Montreal, Quebec H3H 1J9
Tel.: (514) 212-1034

Communion & Liberation Canada

Contact: Barbara Desjardins, Administrative Assistant

Communion and Liberation is an ecclesial movement whose purpose is the education in Christian maturity of its adherents and collaboration in the mission of the Church in all spheres of contemporary life.  The official magazine of the Movement is the international monthly, TRACES.

1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West
Suite 310
Montreal, Quebec   H3H 1J9
(514) 667-5709

Companions of the Cross

Contact:  Dan Potvin

“I see the Church waking up and coming explosively alive to the point where it, with the Holy Spirit, will shake the earth and the nations with its dynamic presence.” Fr. Bob Bedard, CC (Founder of the Companions of the Cross)

God has given the Companions of the Cross a vision and a mission, his plan to renew the priesthood and to revive the Church in our day.

The Companions of the Cross are committed to renewing the person, the Church, and the world. This requires bold and courageous leaders who invite people to know Jesus and empower them to share Jesus. God is sending us this kind of leader.

199 Bayswater Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 2G5
(613) 728-3175

Concordia University Catholic Student Association (CUCSA)

Contact:  Fr. Paul Anyidoho/Hope Ducharme

For students on campus, events include social activities, speakers series, prayer, sacraments, Eucharistic adoration, evangelization, spiritual guidance, retreats, social justice and pilgrimages; the association usually meets at 2090 Mackay and at Loyola Chapel.

Multi-Faith Chaplaincy
2090 Mackay Street
Room Z 03
Montreal, Quebec H3G 2J1
(514) 848-2424, ext. 3586

Diocesan Youth Ministry Office

Contact:  Isabel Correa

Promotes outreach to Catholic teens (aged 13 – 17) and young adults (18-35) through our roles of coordination, communication, animation and formation.  It organizes diocesan events, offers support and training to local teen and young-adult ministers, group leaders and their teams, and helps to co-ordinate local youth-ministry efforts.  The Youth Ministry Network consists of a variety of groups, parishes, movements, religious communities, campus ministries and organizations.  It is multicultural, multilingual, intergenerational and inter-vocational and filled with a variety of spiritual charisms.  Every diocesan event, project and pastoral response is organized to respect and celebrate the richness of this diversity in our diocese.

2000 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec   H3H 1G4
(514) 931-7311

Father Dowd Foundation 

Contact:  Patrick Gillespie, President

The mission of the foundation is to support financially the well-being of English-speaking seniors of Greater Montreal, primarily those who are Catholic.

6710 Saint-Jacques Street, Suite 108
Montreal, Quebec  H4B 1V8
(514) 932-1688, ext. 226 

Holy Family Faith & Light Community

Contact:  Richard Bernier

Faith and Light is a movement started by Jean Vanier, and consists of communities made up of persons with intellectual disabilities, their families, and friends, who meet together on a regular basis to share friendship, pray together, partake of a potluck meal, and celebrate life. Holy Family is one of several Faith & Light communities in the Montreal area. Its meetings take place mainly in English, at St. Veronica’s Parish in Dorval. All are welcome!

St. Veronica’s Parish
1300 Carson Road
Dorval, Quebec   H9S 1M6
(514) 848-2424, ext. 2091

Legion of Mary – Montreal Curia 

Contact: Cleo Federizo, President

Its object is the glory of God through the holiness of its members.  To be at the disposal of the bishop and parish priest to help with every form of social service and Catholic action, which these authorities deem suitable and useful for the welfare of the Church.

5600 Côte-des-Neiges Road
Montreal, Quebec
H3T 1Z1
(514) 739-0255 

Montreal Directed Retreats 

Contact: Paul Empsall

Personally directed retreats are given at Maison de Priere in Longueuil, and at the Cistercian Abbey in Rougemont.  Silence is observed at all times.  Reteatants are guided by a team of skilled spiritual directors.  Five weekend retreats, an done five-day summer retreat, are offered throughout any given year.

206 Chapleau Avenue
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec   H9G 1C5
(514) 626-9462

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada is a national organization rooted in Gospel values, calling its members to holiness through service to the people of God.

17150 Hymus Blvd. #402
Kirkland, Quebec H9J 2W2
(514) 505-1761

Pastoral Home Care/SASMAD

Contact:  Cathie Macaulay

Its mission is a response to the Gospel call of Matthew 25, to visit the sick and to meet Christ in that encounter.  Pastoral home care volunteers visit anyone who is lonely, elderly, sick or homebound, and offer a listening ear, spiritual accompaniment and a community connection.  A basic training program as well as ongoing formation is offered to our volunteers.

2000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 424
Montreal, Quebec   H3H 1G4
(514) 925-4300, ext. 354

Pillars Trust Fund Inc.

Contact:  Richard Brisebois, Office Administrator

The mission of the Pillars Trust Fund is to provide leadership, support and financial assistance to promote pastoral activities deemed essential to the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal. Pillars supports charitable activities which promote the spirit of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2005 St. Marc Street
Montreal, Quebec H3H 2G8
(514) 937-2301, ext. 255 

Salt & Light Catholic Media Foundation

Contact:  Mireille Haj-Chahine

To proclaim Jesus Christ and the joy of the Gospel in Canada and globally by telling stories of hope that bring people closer to Christ and the Catholic faith.

1071 de la Cathédrale Street
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V4
(438) 795-5029, ext. 101 or 1 (888) 302-7778

Social Action Office

Contact:  Kim Piché, Coordinator English Sector

Coordinates education and action on local and global concerns regarding social justice, human rights, peace, integrity of Creation from the perspective of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church.

2000 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec   H3H 1G4
(514) 925-4300, ext. 205

Teams of Our Lady

Contact:  Maria Alejandra Yepez

“The Teams of Our Lady have as their essential aim to help couples to strive after holiness – no more, no less.”  – Father Henri Caffarel

The aim of the movement is to help couples to live fully their sacrament of marriage.

The Teams of Our Lady exist in order to help couples discover the riches of the sacrament of marriage and to live out a married spirituality. Through their example, these couples are witnesses of Christian marriage in the Church and in the world.

225 rue Vallee
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3W2
Tel.: (514) 570-8615

The Ignatian Centre provides training for spiritual directors. We help people deepen their prayer life through prayer companioning, daily prayer with Scripture and the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. We foster the growth of faith communities by offering parish programs, days of reflection and retreats, and by sponsoring weekend conferences.


4567 West Broadway
Montreal, Quebec H4B 2A7
(514) 481-1064 

Youth & Parents “Agape” Association Inc.

Contact:  Elizabeth McLeod

Non–profit charitable organization serving the English-speaking and multi-cultural communities of Laval. It welcomes and supports immigrants , refugees and the homeless.

3950 Notre-Dame Blvd.
Laval, Quebec H7W 1S7
Tel.: (450) 686-4333


English Speaking Catholic Council
2005 St-Marc, Montreal
H3H 2G8

Tel: (514) 937-2301, ext. 252 or 256
Fax: (514) 907-5010

English Speaking Catholic Council

Founded in 1981, the English Speaking Catholic Council is a lay, charitable, non-profit organization which serves as the voice of the English Catholic community of Greater Montreal and beyond.  The ESCC seeks to be an effective and collaborative leader for the English-speaking Catholic community.


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