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Unable to visit, Pope Francis sends blessings

(2016-12-06) Pope Francis will not be visiting Montreal in 2017. The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Luigi Bonazzi, recently relayed this message in a letter addressed to the President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Douglas Crosby.

Presidency of CCCB concludes annual visit to Rome

(2016-11-30) Members of the Presidency of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), were in Rome in mid-November for their customary visit to the various Dicasteries of the Roman Curia.

Led by the Spirit for Mission

(2016-11-30) In the message for this 54th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Pope reflects on the missionary dimension of our Christian calling.

COLF appoints new Director

(2016-11-28) The Board of the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) announces it has appointed Mr. Michel MacDonald as the organization's new Executive Director, with his new responsibilities to begin in early January 2017.

Fr. John Baxter receives 2016 Bishop Crowley Award

(2016-11-23) Fr. John Baxter, the pastor of Villeray’s Holy Family Parish, received the 2016 Bishop Crowley Memorial Award for his outstanding commitment to youth ministry for more than half a century.

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Pope issues new Apostolic Letter

(2016-11-22) Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time of mercy.” That was the message of Pope Francis in a lengthy Apostolic Letter, entitled "Misericordia Et Misera", (Mercy and Misery).

The joy of being a catechist!

(2016-11-21) On Saturday, November 19, more than 500 people, mostly catechists and people involved in catechesis, assembled at Saint Joseph's Oratory for a retreat day organized by the Office for Faith Education.

Vitality conference spotlighted charisms

(2016-11-16) Let God work through you to set the world ablaze, Deacon Keith Strohm told over 300 keynote attendees Nov. 10 at the launch of the second Parish Vitality Conference (PVC) held at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Father Raymond Lafontaine Named O.E.P.S. Director

(2016-11-09) Most Reverend Christian Lépine has appointed Fr. Raymond Lafontaine Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking faithful and Director of the Office for English Pastoral Services (O.E.P.S.).

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Activities Calendar

2016-10-01 - 2017-06-01

Camino : Religious intercommunities presence
Camino is a small team composed of youngs religious folks to guide a group to the discernement of the call to the consacrated life. Activites are proposed to every one who's questioning themselves about the consacrated life, no matter the subject.


Video Divina : The Jewish Cardinal
This year, Fr. Raymond’s film series looks at movies - and life - through the lens of the Holy Spirit. This month's movie is The Jewish Cardinal. The Jewish Cardinal tells the amazing true story of Jean-Marie Lustiger, the son of Polish-Jewish immigrants, who maintained his cultural identity as a Jew even after converting to Catholicism at a young age, and later joining the priesthood...


Finding God in Family Life: Pope Francis on “The Joy of Love”
As Christians, we are called to help all families to know that even in their imperfections, they are loved by God, and can help others experience that love. In “Amoris Laetitia”, Pope Francis offers the vision of a pastoral and merciful church, one that encourages all people to experience the “joy of love.” Families are an absolutely essential part of the church, because after all, the church is a “family of families”!


Video Divina : The Doctor
This year, Fr. Raymond’s film series looks at movies - and life - through the lens of the Holy Spirit. This month's movie is The Doctor . Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, extremely self centred and he has no problems....


Laudato Si’ – The Holy Spirit in the Environment
“I would like to enter into dialogue with all people about our common home.” (Laudato Si’ - Pope Francis) With all women and men of good will, we long to be deeply attentive to the Holy Spirit moving us into a future filled with hope!


How Big is Your God? Healing Our Images of God
Lenten Retreat 2017 “We become the God we worship and adore.” Who is the God you’re falling in love with? Is your God perhaps too small, created in your own image and likeness? A pocket-sized God that does not excite or challenge? Has your God grown and matured since you were a child? If we spend time in the presence of a God whose name is Mercy, a God who is compassionate, forgiving and abounding in love, we will be transformed into more merciful, compassionate and loving people.

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