Today is the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. He is a patron saint of India, and so has special meaning for Fr. Tijo and others descended from the “St. Thomas Christians”. Did you know that Fr. Tijo is a priest of the Syro-Malabar Church, the second-largest of the Eastern-rite churches in union with Rome. Learn more here.
Every Christian should visit the Holy Land---where Jesus walked, and Rome---the centre of our Catholic faith---at least once in their life. You can do it this year on our fall pilgrimage. Learn more here.
Take 18 minutes to watch this profound, moving and very personal video just released by Christopher West: Cry of the Heart.
** To highlight and celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal in 2017, the Archdiocese of Montreal has developed a new website (for now in French only) outlining the Catholic presence in the life of Montreal since its foundation. The web site which will soon also be available in English provides information on the religious history, activities for the 375th anniversary, as well as sections for news and multimedia with historical photos and a series of videos in French entitled "Sur les traces des pionniers" ("In the footsteps of the pioneers"). On 8 December 2016, the Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal, released a pastoral letter for the 375th anniversary. Entitled "In the Name of Jesus", the pastoral letter highlights "the spiritual dimension of our city's origins and its history". The letter is available in English and in French, as well as in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Polish, and Creole.**
This year we have adopted the 845 children from the Moyale Primary School in Malawi. Through the Catholic charity of Mary's meals, we are fundraising in order to feed each child 1 hot meal a day for an entire year for only $16 per child!! This program encourages the children to stay in school and receive an education rather than drop out to find work in order to obtain food. For more information: marysmeals.ca