Marie-Claude Lalonde, the national director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN), attended Pope Francis' blessing of an icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Sorrows and Consoler of the Syrian People, this past Sunday, September 15. The ceremony took place at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican. The icon will be carried through 34 dioceses in Syria—as a sort of pilgrimage—offered for the veneration of the faithful along it’s path intended to finish in Damascus, in May 2020.
With October 2019 being the Extraordinary Missionary Month, Mission foi invites all Canadians to join a digital missionary campaign.
An estimated 1,800 Catholic primary and secondary school students gathered to celebrate mass Sept. 10 at St. Joseph’s Oratory, marking not only the beginning of another school year, but a first for four Montreal Catholic schools.
Memories and messages marking Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius. They were five intense and extraordinary days. Our minds are still filled with the joyful faces of the children, women, and men who accompanied Pope Francis.
The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) will hold its annual Plenary Assembly at the NAV Centre in Cornwall, Ontario, September 23-27, 2019. The Plenary Assembly is a gathering of approximately 90 bishops from across Canada. CCCB President, Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., of Saint-Jean-Longueuil will preside.
Archbishop Christian Lépine urges everyone to continue working toward making a “missionary shift” in our Church and invites us to an evening of prayerful listening to God, and to one another, on Friday, September 13, 7 p.m., at Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs Sanctuary.
September 21 to October 6, Montreal will have the privilege of receiving the relics of Saint John Paul II and Saint Padre Pio. Throughout the week, the relics will be hosted at local parishes for public veneration.