Archives - August 2020



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An invitation to the priestly ordination of Francis Bégin

Francis Bégin will be ordained to the priesthood on October 2, 7:30 p.m. at Jesus Light of the World Parish (Mary Queen of Peace Church). After a long journey, he reminds everyone to "not be afraid to answer God's call", because "it is the most beautiful thing that can happen to us. God wants our happiness and He knows what is the best way for us".

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Pope’s prayer intention for September: Respect for the planet’s resources

Pope Francis released a video message to accompany his prayer intention for September, which, this month, is for respect for the planet’s resources: that we “take care of Creation responsibly”.

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Pope Francis: We are stewards called to share earth's fruits with everyone

Pope Francis focuses his weekly General Audience on the importance of equality and sharing of goods in order to reflect God's love for us and for Creation during this time of trial caused by the pandemic.


Season of Creation: Jubilee for the Earth

In a joint statement, the presidents of The Council of Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) invite the faithful to take part in the Season of Creation, encouraging them to celebrate the richness of the Christian faith as an expression to protect our common home.

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Pope Francis prays for victims of Covid-19

Pope Francis turns his thoughts and prayers to the victims of the novel coronavirus, and recalls the 4th anniversary of a deadly earthquake in central Italy.


Two upcoming priestly ordinations: Pascal Cyr and Francis Bégin

Pascal Cyr and Francis Begin, respectively, will be ordained to the priesthood on August 28 and October 2.


2020 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples

On December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Church in Canada celebrates the National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. This project, with the approval of the Bishops of Canada, has been coordinated since 2002 by the Canadian Catholic Indigenous Council (formerly the Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council).

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Pope at Angelus: humble faith has no bounds

Pope Francis reflected on the Sunday’s Gospel of the healing of the daughter of the Canaanite woman who provoked the Lord to admire her faith.


St. Francis Solano Lecture, stomach on your hand!

Jennifer Lobréau is the Director of Community Development for St. Vincent de Paul for the St. Francis Solano Conference*. Her team is committed to prioritizing food assistance to vulnerable people, and has made this service point a focal place in the Rosemont area.


Letter from Archbishop Lépine to H.E. Bishop Paul-Marwan Tabet following the devastating explosion that hit Beirut

The day after the devastating August 4 event in Beirut, Archbishop Lépine sent a personal letter to H.E. Bishop Paul-Marwan Tabet, the Montreal-based leader of the Maronite Catholic Eparchy of Canada.