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2017-10-25

Archbishop Lépine at the 2017 World Mission Day Mass.World Mission Sunday 2017


The Comité de la pastorale missionnaire (Missionary Work Committee), under the leadership of Father Jean-Marie Bilwala Kabesa, together with the office of the Pontifical Mission Societies and Father Alain Vaillancourt, Pastor of Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, organized the Mass for World Mission Sunday, which was held on October 22, 2017. The celebration was presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine.

During his homily, Most Reverend Lépine reminded the faithful about the importance of being a missionary disciple in every sphere and in all of life's circumstances. In this regard, he declared to the assembly: "Do you know that you were created in God's image? Do you want others to know this as well?" By this question, he was encouraging Catholics to fearlessly and proudly display their faith. The Archbishop of Montreal also emphasized the essential contribution of missionaries dedicated to evangelization.

World Mission Sunday has been celebrated since 1926 in all the Catholic parishes worldwide to make the faithful aware of the reality of our brothers and sisters in mission countries. It is also an opportunity to inform the public of the work that missionaries do and what they have accomplished with the most impoverished and disadvantaged.

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Official opening ceremony of an Asylum seekers Center


On November 2, Archbishop Christian Lépine will inaugurate the new center for asylum seekers, located in Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Parish presbytery. Named Le Pont, this new center will be home to asylum seekers, mainly women and children, looking for a better future.

Read Archbishop Lépine's Message

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The AQCB published a message on the welcoming of refugees


In the wake of the massive wave of refugees fleeing the United States, the Conseil Église et Societe (Council on Church and Society) of the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops published a message on the welcoming of refugees, entitled Asylum Seekers. 

The Council invites society to a collective conversation. The message describes the welcoming of refugees as a more and more permanent task in our society. It is becoming imperative that Christians become involved in a concerted way with other partners in society.

Read the Message here

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Jesus Light of the World Parish activities


Faith and spirituality formation sessions (in English) will be offered twice a month on Saturdays for parents, catechists, ministers of communion and lectors, members of various committees and anyone else who would like to join Fr. Francis McKee and staff, from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. A new class entitled, "Catholics practicing Yoga: Introduction to Christian Mysticism" will take place on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for six weeks starting November 7. Zumba classes are held every Tuesday and Friday in the hall at 10 a.m. A knitting group meets every Thursday at 10 a.m.

All activities are held at the Mary Queen of Peace hall (11075 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1X6).

For more information, contact the parish office at 514-683-6810.

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