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.
‘‘Under the new guidelines, we are now able to invite 130 seasonal workers,’’ says Father Pierangelo Paternieri, director of the Catholic Church of Montreal’s Office for Cultural and Ritual Communities.
‘‘’For you who work the land,’’ he says, ‘’the Archdiocese of Montreal will be your Church as long as you are here with us in Quebec. Our Spanish-speaking priests will be your pastors. In the spirit of Pope Francis’s invitation, we not only welcome you, you are at home with us. Let us share this home together, in universal brotherhood.’’
Under the current guidelines, 130 workers and 50 volunteers may attend. Those who cannot attend in person are invited to participate on Facebook:
The Mass will be concelebrated by Fr. Jorge Pacheco P.S.S and Episcopal Vicar Fr. Pierangelo Paternieri
Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the parish parking area.
Dignitaries in attendance will be:
Mr. Nelson Rafael Olivero García, Consul General of Guatemala
Mr. Hector Orlando Ramirez Funes, Consul General of Honduras
Mr. Alejandro Ives Estivill Castro, Consul General of Mexico
Mr. Fernando Borja, CEO, Fondation des entreprises en recrutement de main-d’œuvre agricole étrangère