• Upcoming Activities


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.  


Family Advent Calendar 2022
Family Advent Calendar 2022

This Advent, bring your family closer together and discover new ways to love and to serve each other through our Advent calendar with special daily activities. 



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Retreat for Separated or Divorced Persons

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.  

The heart needs light-mini retreat
World Marriage Day 2023
World Marriage Day 2023


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!

A Listening Church: My Family and the Synod

"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.


Synod-A Listening Church
National march for life-Ottawa
National March for Life (in Ottawa)

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!

Evening of Prayer for Life


A special evening of prayer and adoration to renew the culture of life in our hearts, our families, our parishes and our society. With the participation of Archbishop Christian Lépine, May 12, 2023, 7:30 p.m. at the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral.


More details to come!


Evening of Prayer for Life
Quebec Family Week
Diocesan Celebration of Quebec Family Week

Did you know that each family is "called" (vocare) by God to be a mirror of his life and his presence in the world: to be a presence of love?  

A special week to gather, support and celebrate this beautiful vocation!

May 15 - 21, 2023


More details to come!

Mass for Families


Archbishop Christian Lépine and the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family invite you to participate in a special mass for families. Come celebrate your faith with other families and receive a special blessing from our Archbishop. Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10 a.m., Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral (also live streamed on the Cathedral Youtube channel).


Mass for families
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly


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.