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Vigil Mass for Pentecost

28-05-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal will celebrate the Vigil Mass for Pentecost on Saturday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Montreal

Delfor Rojas-Benavente: An alternate approach to catechism

27-05-2020
While the pastoral year was still in full swing, catechetical programs in parishes across the diocese of Montreal came to an abrupt end with the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. This did not, however, keep parish catechetical leader Delfor Rojas-Benavente from rolling up his sleeves and resorting to some creativity to reinvent the remaining scheduled catechetical meetings for the children of his parish. His approach is one example of the number of parish initiatives that have been set up within the diocese during this time of upheaval.

Montreal

Archbishop Lépine issues pastoral letter: ''In solidarity with ‘those who mourn’''

27-05-2020
Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal issues eighth pastoral letter amid pandemic crisis.

Montreal

Reaching out to one another in quarantine

26-05-2020
Our 2020 Lenten journey had barely begun when our daily activities came to a screeching halt. Sadly, that included all church activities, from daily and Sunday Masses, to weddings, funerals, and catechism and Faith First programs.

General

Preparing for the gradual resumption of public liturgical celebrations

25-05-2020
The Catholic Church develops health-protection protocol: Following the government’s declaration of a public-health emergency last March, the bishops of Quebec decided to suspend [public] liturgical celebrations and to close places of worship in a spirit of pastoral charity and out of deep concern for the most vulnerable among us.

International

Covid-19: Gratitude pours in for Pope’s nearness during lockdown

25-05-2020
Countless messages and videos pour in as Catholics around the world express their heartfelt appreciation for Pope Francis’ live-streamed daily Mass during the lockdown.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: Mission is free gift of the Spirit, not result of strategies

22-05-2020
Pope Francis sends a message to the Pontifical Mission Societies, and urges them to avoid self-promotion and to thank God for the gift of being missionaries.

Pope Francis

Pope at Audience: Mystery of Creation opens us up to prayer

20-05-2020
Pope Francis holds his weekly General Audience during Laudato Si’ Week, and reflects on the mystery of Creation and how it opens us up to prayer.

Montreal

Diego Saavedra Renaud : the Church responds at the grassroots

20-05-2020
During this time of turmoil, when COVID-19 has transformed and exacerbated the challenges faced by the most vulnerable in society, the Church continues its outreach through its presence and efforts to respond to the needs of its time. To help uncover examples of such initiatives put in place throughout the diocese of Montreal, we have gathered the testimonies of people working at the grassroots level, giving of themselves with generosity and creativity during this time of crisis.

International

Laudato Sì Week: Pope appeals for care of Creation

20-05-2020
Preparing to celebrate “Laudato Sì” Week Pope Francis underscores the importance of caring for our Common Home in this time marked by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis: St. John Paul II, a man of prayer, closeness, justice

19-05-2020
Celebrating Mass on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla, later to become St. John Paul II, Pope Francis described his predecessor as a man of prayer, closeness, and justice.

Montreal

Jeanne Le Ber, the Angel of Ville-Marie

13-05-2020
Here is a text written by Fr. Marcel Lessard highlighting the life of Jeanne Le Ber. She was North America’s first religious recluse.