All are invited to celebrate Solemn Mass for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist on June 24, 2016, 10 a.m. at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church.

Needless to say, the feast of Saint John is of great importance in the life and history of our people and our Church. As in many dioceses throughout the country, the Church of Montreal solemnly celebrates the saint whom the Church declared the patron saint of the French Canadians in 1908. For several decades, the faithful have been gathering on this occasion at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, on Rachel Street, between Henri-Julien and Drolet, near Mont-Royal Metro station.

As the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal approaches (May 2017), the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Reverend Christian Lépine, will be very happy to see the entire diocesan community gathered together, and in particular, those who are not of French-Canadian origin, in celebration of this feast we call "our own."

Indeed, the Mass in commemoration of Saint John is a wonderful opportunity to unite the faithful of every nation who live here under the single banner of Jesus Christ, revealed to us as "the Lamb of God" by Saint John the Baptist.

It is together, united with the founding French-Canadian people, that we wish to celebrate our devotion to Christ in this blessed land that God has given us.

For more details, please email us or call us at 514-925-4300 ext. 267