The mission of the diocesan Social Action Office is to proclaim - mostly by action - the Gospel of Jesus Christ in today’s culture; to inform the baptized about the social dimension of the faith, and to invite the People of God to participate in initiatives which embody the principles of Catholic social teaching: respect for the dignity of the human person, promotion of the common good, the universal destination of goods and the preferential love for the poor, subsidiarity, participation, solidarity; and care of creation.
Louise Royer - Director
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 312
Kim Gottfried Piché - English Network Coordinator
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 205
Myriam Kabèche - Secretary
Tel.: (514) 925-4300, ext. 208
The Social Action office actively promotes collaboration between parishes and local community organizations involved in efforts to overcome poverty and other forms of social exclusion. Recognizing that this work cannot be done alone, the office collaborates with social action ministers in other dioceses; and in oecumenical and interreligious friendship.
The Office accompanies persons who are designated by their parish or faith community to be the representative for action and education in social justice.
The following parishes/communities in the English sector have a designated a parish social action representative:
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, St. John Brébeuf Parish, St. Kevin Parish, St. Luke Parish, St. Malachy Parish, St. Monica Parish, St. Veronica Parish, The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (diocesan council), Associates of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary
Due to a partnership between the Archdiocese of Montreal and parishes, thanks to volunteers on orientation ccommittees, the Social Action Office has pastoral social action agents in the following neighborhoods:
Tel.: (514) 856-0931
Diego Saavedra Renaud
Tel.: (514) 737-8149
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve / Centre-sud
Tel.: (438) 523-2170
Laval (West of Laval)
Tel.: (438) 886-7639
François Baril, priest
Tel.: (514) 353-2620
Alexandra Elena Cadar
Tel.: (438) 887-8552
Tel.: (514) 271-8605