On the eve of Pentecost, Archbishop Christian Lépine and the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family invite you to participate in a special mass for families, A Pentecost of Families. Come celebrate your faith with other families and receive a special blessing from our Archbishop. Saturday, May 27, 2023, 10 a.m., Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral (also live streamed on the Youtube channel of the Diocese).
After the mass, bring your own picnic and join us in the park!
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On July 23, 2023, we will celebrate the World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly for the third time. This day was instituted by Pope Francis for the fourth Sunday in July, close to the memory of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. Let us take a step forward in co-creating compassionate communities that see relationship with the elderly and grandparents as a normal part of family, neighborhood, parish, and communal life.
Spiritual Support for Separated or Divorced Persons
The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and the Family is launching a series of monthly encounters for those wounded in their sacrament of marriage and who are seeking a path of healing and reconciliation. Meetings are held online, over six Saturday afternoons, and are led by Francis Joannette, permanent deacon, and his wife, Jackie. During these gatherings, each person is invited to rebuild their lives in Christ and discover how God is calling them today. Free, registration required.
A wounded heart is always seeking healing and peace. What if God's grace was the answer to all its quests? “Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, `I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’” (John 8, 12)
An inspiring afternoon retreat guided by Archbishop Christian Lépine. Saturday, December 3, 2022, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral.
To honour the occasion, Worldwide Marriage Encounter – with the collaboration of the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family - invites you to Mass on Saturday, February 11, 2023.
The celebration will take place at 5 p.m. and be presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine at the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral. It will also be live-streamed (YouTube channel of the diocese). Join us to renew your wedding vows, receive a special blessing and pray for couples and families!
"I invite all families to take part in the Synod. Their contribution is essential and precious," said Archbishop Lépine.
Would you join us in answering the Archbishop's invitation? Our special family guide and introductory video will make this process easy and within the reach of every family. You will be amazed by the meaningful and prayerful exchanges sparked by this method of spiritual conversation. These resources are for parents, catechists, priests, PCL's, deacons and anyone who works with families.
The Synod is now entering the national and then the continental phase and will be extended until 2024.
MONTREAL SYNODAL SUMMARY (Download the PDF)
All life is sacred in the eyes of God and He asks us to witness to its dignity and to promote it every day. Let's join together to celebrate life and defend the most vulnerable.
May 11, 2023, Parliament Hill, Ottawa.
More details to come!
“You will never be a burden for me”: An Evening of Reflection on the End of Life (Event in French only)
“I do not want to be a burden for others,” is a sentiment that is often expressed when a person receives a terminal diagnosis. Why do we have this fear? What does it mean to depend upon others in a moment of vulnerability? Can depending on others reveal something about what it means to be human, rather than something we should run away from? Don’t we all want to hear it said to us “You will never be a burden for me. I will accompany you in this illness”? In this evening of reflection, three witnesses one of whom is Monsignor Christian Lépine, will shed light on the Christian experience of sharing life with those who are terminally ill. With the expansion of access to euthanasia recently proposed by Bill 11, each of us, young and not-so-young, is more than ever confronted with questions about the meaning of the end of life and suffering. Refreshments will be served. Welcome to all.
For more information, please contact the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family by e-mail at centreDMVF@diocesemontreal.org or telephone at 514 925-4300 ext 233.
Event in French only.
Date and time: Friday, May 12, 2023, 7 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall of the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Please enter through the side door on Mansfield Street.
1110 Mansfield Street, Montreal (Qc) H3B 2V3
This year, families, parishes, dioceses and faith communities are kindly invited to celebrate together the National Family & Life Week from 7-14 May 2023. The 2023 celebration has for its theme Jesus’ words “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another”(John 13:34). Together, let us recognize the challenges that affect families today. Through daily prayers and activities, a wonderful social media campaign, the example of saints and catechesis, let us discover concrete and creative ways to support and accompany one another in tenderness, joy, and love. #NFLW2023