HERALDS OF THE GOSPEL:
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
This year marks the 101st
anniversary of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima.
Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert will be celebrating a solemn mass in
honour of Our Lady on Sunday,
May 13 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
(1085 de la Cathédrale St., Montreal, H3B 2V3). The
celebrations will begin with the Holy Rosary at 6:30 p.m., followed
by Mass. After Mass, the faithful are invited to take part in
a potluck supper in the basement of the Cathedral. For more
information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
THE AWAKENING CALL: SPRING SESSIONS
The Awakening Call is an
invitation from Jesus to "Come and see" His dwelling
place (Jn. 1:35-40). Two sessions this month will focus on prayer,
the graces of prayer and praying with scripture as a means of
fostering a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each session will
include: Presentation of a theme with power point, music, a guided
meditation and discussion.
Join us for our next two sessions: Wednesdays, May 16 and May 23
from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire,
H9R 2L7). Facilitator: Irene Miller, spiritual director, Ignatian
Spirituality Centre. All are welcome! Contact the office
at 514-695-0205 or email@example.com
the challenges facing Catholic professionals today, our mission is
more important than ever: working to build a strong
professional network of the faithful to help encourage each other
in being true to our faith while striving to achieve our
We will be hosting our sixth gathering as part of our Catholic
Professionals Network (CPN) lecture series, and you are invited.
Meet local professionals from our faith community in a casual
"5 à 7" setting, followed by a witness talk by our
featured guest speaker.
Join us on Wednesday,
May 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the
Newman Centre of McGill University (3484 Peel St., Montreal, H3A 3T6).
click here to register:
This month, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Catherine Ferrier to
share her story.
Catherine Ferrier understands the value of
life and has spent her career promoting and defending the gift of
life. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the medical field;
as Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at
McGill University: as a consultant in geriatric medicine at
the McGill University Health Centre, and in primary care family
medicine. In her geriatric practice, Dr. Ferrier cares for patients
suffering from a variety of ailments related to aging, especially
cognitive disorders. As such, part of her responsibility is to
focus on assessment of decision-making capacity.
Her passion for the care of the elderly led her to obtain a
Certificate of Special Competence in Care of the Elderly from the
College of Family Physicians of Canada.
This concern soon transformed into a larger mission for the
protection of life and she co-founded in 2012, along with 24 other
Quebec doctors, the "Physicians’ Alliance against Euthanasia";
which now includes 1100 members.
She is also a Board member of the Association Jérôme Lejeune des médecins
catholiques de Montréal, and of the citizen network Living With Dignity.
Dr. Ferrier has learned to face opposition, and will testify how
living a life of faith and being guided by her Christian values has
given her wings, helped her achieve greater goals within her career
and solidified her vocation as a physician.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: INFO
Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem…
the footsteps of Christ!
Once again Mission Jeunesse – YM, in
collaboration with Spiritours, is organizing a
pilgrimage to the Holy Land for young adults from June 26 to July 9, 2019, accompanied
You will never listen to nor read the Word of God in the same way
This itinerary explores our Christian identity and mission by
visiting the places sanctified by the presence of Jesus of
Nazareth. Biblical readings and meditations at each Holy Place will
make Holy Scripture come alive and help us to explore and deepen
our understanding of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
This is an opportunity for young adults to walk where God walked on
earth, following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ in hopes of
increasing our determination and courage to be more conformed to
HIM and live more confidently as disciples in the world today.
Join us at an information session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 or
(2000 Sherbrooke St., Montreal, H3H 1G4).
Invite a friend, and let us know if you'll be joining us by
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE INFO SESSION
For more info: www.missionjeunessemtl.org ,
514-925-4300 ext. 216, 273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WOMEN'S DAY RETREAT
The monthly Women’s Day Retreat will be held on Wednesday, May 16
at Villa Saint-Martin (9451 Gouin Blvd, West, Pierrefonds, H8Y
1T2). Registration: 9:15 a.m.. Animator; Sr. Pat O’Neill, SNJM.
Thought-provoking presentations with references to Scriptural
passages and the works of renowned spiritual writers; music; quiet
time for personal reflection and prayer; Eucharistic celebration;
sharing for those who wish to participate. ALL women welcome.
Please bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and tea provided. Suggested
donation: $15.00. Pre-registration not required.
Theologia will be present
with a wide selection of spiritual books, as well as First
Communion and Confirmation gift items, offering attendees an
opportunity to browse and buy at their leisure.
Plan to gift yourself with a few hours of rich spiritual
nourishment with women who share your values, as well as your
desire to deepen your relationship with God and to grow in faith
ST. MONICA PARISH: VIDEO DIVINA
Fr. Lloyd’s film series looked at movies that courageously examine
the multi-faceted experience of Love. Join him on Friday, May 18 at
7 p.m. in the parish rectory (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal, H4B
1A8) to view the movie La Zona. As
this is the last film of the series, you are invited to bring
refreshments of your choice to share with the group. Popcorn
will be provided. All are welcome! For information,
contact Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J., at 514-481-0267 ext. 32 or email@example.com.
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH:
The Social Justice Group of St.
John Brébeuf invites everyone to join them on Friday, May 18, 7
p.m. in the Hall (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle, H8P 1C8) as they
Us Softly 4: Advertising's Image of Women (2010),
the highly anticipated update of Jean Kilbourne's influential and
award-winning Killing Us Softly series.
The first in more than a decade, it takes a fresh look at American
advertising and discovers that the more things have changed, the
more they've stayed the same. Breaking down a staggering range of
more than 160 print and television ads, Kilbourne uncovers a steady
stream of sexist and misogynistic images and messages, laying bare
a world of frighteningly thin women in positions of passivity, and
a restrictive code of femininity that works to undermine girls and
women in the real world. At once provocative and inspiring, Killing
Us Softly 4 stands to challenge yet another generation of students
to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about its
relationship to sexism, eating disorders, gender violence, and
For more information, contact Wendy de Souza at 514-366-0131
ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH: PENTECOST
Please feel free to join us any
time on Friday,
May 18 between 7:30 p.m.-midnight (4320 Ste-Anne
St., Pierrefonds, H9H 4Y7) for an evening of Prayer, Music and
Reflection. Let us wait upon the Holy Spirit as at the first
Pentecost, gathered together that our passion always burn brightly
and set the world on Fire! For more information contact the
office at 514-626-4111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA PARISH:
Join Fr. Lou Cerulli,
Freedom and Healing Ministry, on Friday, May 18,
7:30 p.m. (4455 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7) for an
evening of prayer in preparation for Pentecost Sunday. All are welcome.
Contact the office at 514-481-7768 or email@example.com
SOCIAL ACTION OFFICE:
The next English-sector Parish
social action rep meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from
5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000
Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H3H 1G4). Supper is included.
The theme for this meeting is Journey into Exile.
It is an activity that allows participants to experience what a refugee
goes through when he must flee his/her country as well as the
dangers that he or she must face. Many parishes have been
involved in sponsoring refugee families of have offered their
assistance to sponsors.
What is most profoundly human in the experience of exile? The hope
is that this simulation exercise becomes a tool that helps
non-refugees be more welcoming towards refugees, and stand in
solidarity with them. The guest facilitator of the activity
is the National Director of the Jesuit Refugee Services, Norbert
required by Tuesday, May 15. For more details
contact Kim Gottfried Piché at KPiche@diocesemontreal.org or
514-931-7311 ext. 211.
ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH: DESSERT CARD PARTY
Do you play Bridge, Rummy, 3, etc.?
Bring your friends and join us for an afternoon of cards on Wednesday, May 23 at
1 p.m. (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2L7). Cost is $8.
Coffee, tea, and dessert will be served; door and table prizes to
be won! Please bring your own cards. For more information
please contact Judy at 514-695-4112 or Lori at 514-630-9904.
PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINES OF FRANCE
PETER SABBATH: INFO SESSION
Mark your calendars and plan to
join Liz Dachuk of Connaissance Travel and Tours and
Fr. Peter Sabbath for a presentation of our upcoming 13-day
pilgrimage to the Shrines of France with Lourdes (Thursday, September 13 –
Tuesday, September 26, 2018)
We’ll explore the various destinations and sites that are planned
for this group. We’d love to see you! We’d also
appreciate if you would let us know that you are planning to
attend. RSVP by contacting Liz at 877-701-7729 ext.239
Refreshments will be served. Hope to see you then.
May 24 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: St. Thomas à Becket Parish
4320 Ste. Anne St.,
Pierrefonds, H9H 4Y7
CALL TO SERVICE
Pillars Trust Fund Inc. is opening
to the community its annual recruitment of volunteers to serve on
its Board of Directors. Pillars Trust is a Roman Catholic
not-for-profit corporation which raises money from the Catholic
community, primarily through its English-speaking parishes. By
means of fundraising and distribution of funds, Pillars Trust
serves to support charitable works which promote the spirit of the
gospel of Jesus Christ within our community. To find out more about
our beneficiaries or to donate online, visit www.pillarstrust.org. Pillars
would like to hear from Catholic persons, 18 years of age and
older, who are interested in furthering the objects of the
corporation and the Catholic identity of its works by serving on
its Board of Directors. Deacon Richard Brisebois, Executive
Secretary, would love for you to give him your name, contact
details, and a brief description of your qualifications and
interest. Contact the Pillars Trust office at 514-937-2301
ext. 255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Considering other ways you feel you can contribute apart from being
a board member? Drop us a line! Pillars would like to hear from you
WHEN HELPING YOU IS HURTING ME:
THE MESSIAH TRAP
This workshop will explore seven
common styles of being a “Messiah” and some of the ways we can
become more aware of unhealthy patterns in our helping
relationships. We will also look at healthy models of Christian
service and leadership. In an interactive way, we will explore the
balance in our own lives of service, increase our awareness about
how we make decisions and how to find balance in our busy lives.
Cathie Macaulay. Saturday, May 26 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. (4567 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7). Please
bring a lunch. Cost is $60. To register or for more
information, please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or
Macaulay is a spiritual director and co-facilitator
of the Prayer Companion training program at the Ignatian
Spirituality Centre. She currently works for the Archdiocese of
Montreal, coordinating the Pastoral Home Care program for parishes.
ST. LUKE PARISH: "THE
parish is proud to present “THE MASTERPIECE”, a special evening of
artistic and musical talent, featuring renowned chalk artist and
storyteller François Bergeron. This unique community event
will be held on Thursday,
May 31 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (106A
Anselme-Lavigne Ave., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9A 1N8). This
event is family-oriented, and will be bilingual and
multicultural. Admission is free. All are
welcome. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, please contact Wendy Aitken at email@example.com
or Samuel Farrugia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also invite you to visit St. Luke’s parish website:
CORPUS CHRISTI: DOWNTOWN PROCESSION
Archbishop Christian Lépine on Thursday, May 31 for 7:30
p.m. Mass at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (1085 de la
Cathédrale, Montreal, H3B 2V3) followed by a procession through the
streets of downtown to St. Patrick’s Basilica. For more
information please contact 514-925-4300, ext. 267 or email@example.com
14TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS
DEACONS AND WIVES
This year will mark the 14th
Annual Memorial Service and Mass for the deceased members of our
diaconal community, their spouses, and members from the former
administration office of the Christian Training Program. This
year we will remember and honour a co-founder of the idea to have
this annual Memorial Service – the late Deacon Tony
Our celebration will be held Wednesday,
June 6, 7:30 p.m. at The Lady Chapel at St.
Patrick’s Basilica (454 René-Lévesque Blvd. West,
Montreal, H2Z 1A7). Free parking is available after 6
p.m. We are most grateful to welcome our Episcopal Vicar as
our celebrant and homilist, Fr.
For more info please contact Deacon Richard Brisebois at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
Have you heard about this
particular approach to evangelization? Have you heard of an Atrium,
this place where children come to fall in love with Jesus?
It is a special place specifically designed for them, where they
are given the richness of our faith, they read directly from the
scriptures, and come to learn all about the liturgy.
We will be welcoming Susan Perna and Theresa
Wright for a "Seed Planting" session.
June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Diocese of
Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montreal, H3H 1G4).
Come and find out all about this dynamic approach known as the
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.
It is an important approach for the evangelization not only of
children and their parents, but also of youth, young
adults, and volunteers of all ages who come to fall in
love with Jesus, the Good Shepherd, in this space called the
For more info, please contact Corey Jolly at email@example.com.
ST. KEVIN PARISH CELEBRATES 80 YEARS
A jubilee celebration marking 80
years of the St. Kevin Parish community will take place on Saturday, June 9,
with an anniversary Mass at 5 p.m. (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd.,
Montreal, H3T 1Z1). The Eucharistic celebration will presided
by Archbishop Christian Lépine. All are welcome. A dinner and dance
reception will be held in the parish hall following Mass. Tickets
are $10 each. For more information contact the office at
514-733-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOUNDATION OF CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES: NOTICE OF
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS
The Foundation of Catholic
Community Services will hold its 87th AGM on Tuesday, June 12, 2018,
5:30 p.m. at the Catholic Centre, fifth floor meeting room (1857 de
Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, H3H 1J9) to present a report,
elect directors, and conduct other business as may be properly
brought before the meeting. In appreciation of your attendance, a
wine and cheese will follow. To renew or register as a member
please visit us online here. For more info contact
514-937-2301 ext. 279 or email@example.com
LATIN AND ANCIENT GREEK COURSES
Bilingual Latin and Ancient Greek
courses at Beginners and Advanced levels offered to the general
public (students and adults) by La Fondation Humanitas July 3 -20
(daytime) at Loyola High School (7272 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montreal, H4B 1R2). Cost is $120. Also available later in
2018, Fall and Winter sessions (evenings). For more information
contact Denis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominus Vobiscum (DV) is a
Catholic Retreat Centre devoted to supporting family life. We
are hosting a long weekend retreat for single mothers, children are
welcome too. Come join us for three days of prayer,
relaxation, family time and community.
June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2018
Location: 171 Rang St. Augustin, Mandeville, Quebec, J0K 1L0
(bordering Lac Maskinongé)
For more information, please contact Rose Anne Darwent 438-884-2184
We offer four amazing, fun-filled, faith-based, one-week camping
experiences for children, youth and families at beautiful CAMP
For general info, contact Anna Graham at 514-796-0703 or Cori-Ann
Surette at 438-889-0318
- DIOCESAN FAMILY
July 15-21, 2018
Info and Registration: 514-705-7032
- DIOCESAN LITURGY
CAMP (youth 6 -15 yrs)
July 22-28, 2018
Info and Registration: 514-889-5679
- YOUTH IN ACTION
(youth 7-14 yrs)
July 29-Aug. 4, 2018
Info and Registration: 514-607-7617
- VISIONS (for teens
Aug. 5 – 11, 2018
Info and Registration: 514-651-7140
Don't delay... register today!
Also visit www.campkinkora.com for job
postings (specifically kitchen aides, maintenance, and lifeguards)
or contact Cori-Ann at email@example.com for more