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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.

Montreal

Archbishop Lépine issues new pastoral letter: “Rediscovering the depths of our soul”

18-03-2020
Following the more recent letter from the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec (March 15) addressing preventive measures concerning COVID-19, here is the latest pastoral letter from Archbishop Lépine and a memorandum providing a summary of "Diocesan Directives" to date.

General

Press release from AECQ: Cancellation of all public activities in Quebec churches

15-03-2020
The Premier of Quebec has ordered the closure of all public gathering places. Given the extent of the danger, the urgency of the situation, and the solidarity required under such circumstances, the Executive of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Quebec is recommending, effective today, the suspension of all celebrations and public activities in the churches of Quebec.

Montreal

Archbishop Lépine issues initial pastoral letter addressing COVID-19: “Care for: Body, Heart and Soul”l

14-03-2020
Archbishop Lépine issues a pastoral letter outlining guidelines amid COVID-19 concerns.

Montreal

Live Broadcast of Mass of Solidarity at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal

13-03-2020
Following the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops’ announcement to cancel all Sunday Masses and in order to help the faithful participate more fully in their Sunday prayer, Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal will take the opportunity to offer a Mass in solidarity with the faithful at St. Joseph’s Oratory. This Sunday Mass will be broadcast live as a closed session from the crypt.

Montreal

Press release from AECQ : measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

13-03-2020
The Premier of Quebec announced today several preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Meeting in plenary assembly, the Catholic bishops of Quebec want to contribute to this common public-health effort and to act in solidarity with the civil authorities.

Montreal

From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday

11-03-2020
With the hope of Easter and Spring just on the horizon, Christians everywhere are now well into the Lenten season, which began with Ash Wednesday. Pope Francis, echoing the words of St. Paul (2 Cor 5:20), invites everyone to take the path toward "reconciliation with God" this Lent; in doing so, the diocese is in communion with the entire Catholic Church. The journey in Montreal began on Feb. 26 with the celebration of Ash Wednesday at a packed Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Pope Francis

Pope offers live-broadcast Mass for those suffering from coronavirus

10-03-2020
On Monday morning, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Casa Santa Marta which was broadcast live in order to demonstrate his nearness to those affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Montreal

Ville-Marie Awards

10-03-2020
The Ville-Marie Awards recognize the “everyday” saints present among us. These exceptional young individuals lead by their example of joy, courage and commitment. They inspire us to respond to the call to holiness and to mission!

Pope Francis

WYD Message 2020: Pope invites youth to take a risk and change the world

09-03-2020
In his 2020 message for World Youth Day, Pope Francis invites young people to be missionary disciples and to give their passions and dreams “free rein”.

International

For our Common Home

04-03-2020
Recently, the Anglophone sector held a workshop for the Development and Peace—Caritas Canada Share Lent Campaign. This Lent, the theme is For our Common Home, a campaign that focuses on the crisis in the Amazon region.

Montreal

60 candles for Saint-René-Goupil Parish!

04-03-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine celebrated Sunday Mass to mark the 60th anniversary of Saint-René-Goupil Parish. Parishioners packed the church for the Feb. 23 celebration.