CCCB Statement - Date of Delegation of the Holy See
Following the 10 June 2021 announcement regarding the delegation of Indigenous people to meet with the Holy Father to foster meaningful encounters of dialogue and healing, the Catholic Bishops of Canada are pleased to announce that the delegation is scheduled to take place from 17‑20 December 2021 in compliance with global travel restrictions.
Pope: Be like Peter and Paul, free but humble
Addressing the faithful gathered for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Pope Francis tells the story of these two Apostoles and of how just like with them, Jesus neither judges nor humiliates us when we face fear.
The Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire launches a new website
The Archdiocese of Montreal’s Grand Séminaire: in the spirit of renewal • Courses in theology and ministry available to the general public • A section dedicated exclusively to the Fondation du Grand Séminaire.
Mass in honour of St. Joseph
Archbishop of Montreal Christian Lépine will preside a special Mass in honour of St. Joseph on July 1 at 12:10 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
“I am with you always”
The following is Pope Francis's Message on the occasion of the first World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which will be celebrated on Sunday, July 25, 2021. The theme of this first World Day is 'I am with you always' (cf. Mt 28:20. The message is a discussion of the Lord's and the Church's caring concern for the elderly with highlights on the intergenerational closeness between the young and the elderly.
Mass in Spanish for Seasonal Workers
The Office for Cultural and Ritual Communities and the Spanish-speaking Catholic Missions of the Catholic Church of Montreal are delighted to invite you to a Spanish-language online Mass in honour of our seasonal workers on Sunday, July 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parish of Divino Amore (Notre-Dame-de-l’Amour-Divin) in Laval.
Eucharist amid the Skyscrapers
Archbishop Christian Lépine of the Diocese of Montreal celebrated a Mass on Thursday, June 3, on the Feast of Corpus Christi. In spite of sanitary restrictions, and although the traditional procession with the Blessed Sacrament could not take place, a small congregation was able to attend and spend a moment in adoration at the end of the Mass.
Young communications specialists enhance their skills at the Vatican
"Faith Communication in the Digital World" is the name of a course developed by the Dicastery for Communication and offered to a group of 16 young people from all over the world who are working in the Church. The aim of the course is to enhance their skills while deepening their faith. Marybel came from Canada to be one of the participants, and she shared her testimony with us.
An Indigenous Mass downtown: Christian faith and spirituality
For the third time, an Indigenous Mass will be held at the Church of the Gesù on Sunday, June 20, at 6:00 p.m., on the eve of National Indigenous Peoples Day, for Joyce Echaquan, Raphael André and the 215 children whose remains were discovered in Kamloops, B.C. Elders Tom Dearhouse and Marie-Laure Simon will be present, and Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert of Montreal will preside. The Mass will be broadcast through their YouTube channel with thanks to the Jesuits for their warm generosity.
Marriage Preparation in the Time of Pandemic: A Witness
How do you prepare for the sacrament of marriage in the time of pandemic? We sat down with Ms. Bridget Bagshaw, coordinator of the diocesan marriage preparation program, to find out. Adaptation, hope, resilience and joy: these are some of the key words that sum up her experience of accompanying over a hundred couples in their journey towards marriage in the past year.
Residential schools: In solidarity with the families and their communities
The fate of residential school children in Kamloops has shed further light on a dark episode in Canadian history, one that can leave no man or woman, believer or non-believer unmoved. Our most fundamental values are under attack when the integrity of families and the respect that is due to every human being are so utterly violated.
Mass for the Aboriginal children who perished in residential schools
On Friday, June 11, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 5:00 p.m., Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal will preside at a special Mass held at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral for the Aboriginal children who perished in residential schools..