ANNUAL COLLECTION 2013The Lawrence River...Plaza Hubert... Denis Street... Catherine Street... Lawrence Boulevard... Joseph Boulevard... Jacques Street... Michel Boulevard...
As a woman said the other day when she telephoned us, this year, I just don't get it!
Perhaps you are also curious as to why these street and boulevard names are displayed without the word Saint.
It's as though the simple removal of one word is enough to disorient us, cut us off from our roots...
And what if the word Saint is representative of our heritage?
The heritage of a Church of men and women who were touched by Jesus Christ's message, and who were deeply committed to our society from its very foundation.
A Church that has been present and active in our city's every neighbourhood, especially among the poor and impoverished.
This same Church is reaching out to you today. Please be generous, so that our Church may still be there tomorrow, for you and your loved ones.
This year, the Church of Montreal's twenty-fifth Annual Collection will be held from the 7thto the 21st of April in every parish of the Archdiocese. We would like to thank all the parish priests and volunteer workers who will be working tirelessly at reminding everyone to give!
We would especially like to thank the advertising agency DentsuBos and the various members of the Montreal media who, providing their services free of charge, made it possible for our message to be widely read, watched and heard. For more information, or to request additional promotional material, please contact the Collection team. (514-925-4300 ext. 223 or 217)
Coordonator of the Annual Collection
Invitation of Archbishop Lépine