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A message to canadians from religious leaders in Canada

31-03-2020
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, religious leaders and organizations from across Canada prepared a message entitled “Hope, Gratitude and Solidarity: A Message to Canadians from Religious Leaders in Canada in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic”.

Montreal

VIVA World Youth Day Montreal 2020 offered online LIVE

31-03-2020
Plans for WYD Montreal 2020 are not foregone. This year, with the help of technology, you can follow the April 4 celebration online LIVE!

Pope Francis

Pope’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing: ‘God turns everything to our good’

30-03-2020
Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Full text included.

Montreal

COVID-19: Crescendo of the Bells

27-03-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal and Auxiliary Bishop Marc Pelchat of Québec wish to send a message of hope to as many people as possible during the fight against this pandemic and have asked Catholic churches in their dioceses to ring their bells for 10 minutes, starting at 12 noon, beginning Sunday, March 29 through every Sunday until Easter.

General

Joint declaration issued by leaders and representatives of religious communities present in Quebec

25-03-2020
“As the leaders and representatives of religious communities in Quebec, we affirm that faith is a fundamental aspect of our lives. ”

General

Prayers of Spiritual Communion

24-03-2020
Here is an article explaining ways to remain in spiritual communion with others and Christ when we are restricted from receiving sacramental Communion.

Montreal

Coronavirus restrictions call for creative pastoral approaches (Live Lent differently in 2020)

23-03-2020
For now, Mass is on hold. If the news has created a shock wave across Quebec in recent days, the reasons cited amply justify the means. Indeed, everyone, and all the more the Church, wants to serve as a guardian for the weakest and most vulnerable in the face of COVID-19, and to participate, as citizens and Christians, in a collective effort.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis prays for families facing financial problems

23-03-2020
During Mass on Monday morning at the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis prayed for families facing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic, and says prayer requires faith, perseverance and courage.

Montreal

Archbishop Christian Lépine's Pastoral Letter: Jesus is knocking at the door of our heart

20-03-2020
We invite you to take notice of the new pastoral letter from our archbishop, Mgr Christian Lépine and an updated Memorandum containing "Diocesan Directives" to date.

Montreal

COVID-19: An opportunity to build the domestic Church

18-03-2020
Why not turn this unsettled situation into an opportunity to strengthen our families’ relationship with Jesus?

Pope Francis

Pope Francis on facing challenges of the coronavirus pandemic

18-03-2020
In an interview with the Italian daily newspaper, “La Repubblica”, Pope Francis says he is praying for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, and asks everyone to be close to those who have lost loved ones.