Pope Francis presides over the canonizations of Cardinal John Henry Newman, Sister Mariam Thresia, Sister Giuseppina Vannini, Sister Dulce Lopes Pontes, and Marguerite Bays. In his homily, the Pope reflects on the Gospel account of the lepers, and on the verbs “to cry out, to walk, to give thanks”.
On Oct. 18, children around the world will pray for peace and unity in the world. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling on children worldwide to take part in the joint campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” As Pope Francis has designated the month of October as the Extraordinary Missionary Month, this year’s theme is: Mission.
Responding to Pope Francis’s call, the World Day of Migrants and Refugees was held on September 29. The Universal Church was invited on that day, under the theme “Not just about migrants,” to become aware of the various issues surrounding the situation of migrants and refugees in the world.
On Oct. 1, the Diocese of Montreal sponsored a training day to examine Christus Vivit. Organized by Pascale Haddad, Director of the Office for Faith Education, the session introduced parish catechists to Pope Francis’s 2018 post-synodal apostolic exhortation on youth, published in 2018.
On Oct. 5, in Rome, 13 prelates were made cardinals by Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica. Among them was Canadian Jesuit Fr. Michael Czerny.
On Sept. 21, Archbishop Lépine celebrated Mass prior to the fundraising dinner for the Jourdain Charismatic Centre, which was founded more than 40 years ago.
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Most Rev. Gérard Tremblay, P.S.S., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Montreal. He died September 28, 2019, at the Service de santé de Saint-Sulpice in Montreal, one month prior to his 101st birthday.
Pope Francis’ Apostolic Letter, Motu proprio "Aperuit illis", published on 30 September, establishes that "the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the Word of God".
Their names are Lionel, Jean-Guy, Benoît, Pierrette, Jacques, Ezekiel, Alexandre, Raymond, Michel, Yvette, Marc, André, Gilles, Danielle, Richard, Pierre, Gordon, Dominique… If this seems like a long list, just know that street priest Fr. Claude Paradis took the time, during a special commemoration ceremony held on Sept. 25, to name all 75 homeless people who died this year.
About 200 people attended Matt Fradd’s conference on PARENTING THE INTERNET GENERATION and PORN: SEVEN MYTHS EXPOSED at St. Nicholas Tavelic Church, on Thursday evening, Sept. 26.
Here are some of the presentations made to the bishops of Canada at the plenary meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) on Tuesday, Sept. 24 2019.