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2019 Neophyte Mass

29-05-2019
On Sunday, May 26, the Neophyte Mass was held at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. This annual Paschal event gives Archbishop Lépine the opportunity to welcome adults recently baptized at Easter Vigil (neophytes).

Montreal

"EmergentStrengths": parishes to benefit

28-05-2019
"EmergentStrengths" will be in Montreal June 1, leading an interactive workshop to help parishioners-in-the-pew recognize their natural gifts and to help parishes create more opportunities for parishioners to use their gifts.

National

Veneration of Padre Pio Relics

27-05-2019
The Alexandria-Cornwall diocese in Ontario, will have the privilege of hosting six relics of St. Padre Pio on Monday, June 3, 2019. The relics will be on display at the Co-cathédrale de la Nativité for public veneration from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Montreal

Bruno Cloutier's Ordination to the Priesthood

27-05-2019
On Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs Church, Bruno Cloutier will be ordained to priesthood for the diocese of Montreal. Here is a short personal testimony of his vocational journey.

Montreal

2019 Annual Collection results to date

22-05-2019
Thanks to your great generosity and solidarity, the Annual Collection campaign launched on April 28 has already raised $526,000! There is still time to donate!

Pope Francis

Pope at General Audience: courage and filial intimacy to call God “Father”

22-05-2019
At Wednesday’s General Audience, Pope Francis concludes his series of catechesis on the “Lord's Prayer”, saying it is the Holy Spirit who is the teacher and protagonist of true prayer.

National

Louis Corriveau Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Joliette

21-05-2019
Louis Corriveau was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Joliette on May 21, 2019, by Pope Francis. Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec since 2016, he becomes the seventh bishop of this diocese in Lanaudière.

National

Bill 21: Archbishop issues statement

16-05-2019
Archbishop Christian Lépine speaks out following Bill 21's proposal on state secularism.

Montreal

Invitation to the diocesan patronal feast day mass

15-05-2019
Join us Friday, May 31, to celebrate the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, at which we will highlight the different ways the spirit of the Visitation continues today.

Montreal

Changes to the diocesan mobile app

13-05-2019
Please note that the diocesan mobile app, first introduced in 2003, will no longer be available as of May 31. An upgraded mobile version of our website will soon be available.

International

Pakistan releases Asia Bibi

10-05-2019
Pakistani authorities freed Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy, and she has flown to Canada to join her family at an undisclosed location.

International

New norms for the whole Church against those who abuse or cover up

10-05-2019
Pope Francis’ Motu proprio, "Vos estis lux mundi", establishes new procedures for reporting abuse and violence, and ensures that bishops and religious superiors are held accountable for their actions. It includes the obligation for clerics and religious to report abuse. Every diocese must have a system that allows the public to submit reports easily.