HOLY NAME OF JESUS PARISH:
LECTORS' RETREAT WITH DEACON BRIAN CORDEIRO

 

Join us for a Lectors' retreat and workshop this Saturday, May 12 from 9.30 a.m.-11.30 a.m. (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval, H7V 2X1). All are welcome, even if you are from another parish. I will lead this retreat on the spiritual and practical aspects (technique, preparation and proclamation) of being a lector at the invitation of Fr. Joy Abraham, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus. For more info contact Deacon Brian at 514-545-87090 or brian.cordeiro89@gmail.com.

 

 

 

ST. BRENDAN PARISH: MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH

 

St. Brendan Parish is hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 at noon in the hall (5740 – 15th Ave., Montreal, H1X 2V2). Cost is $25 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12 years, and free for children under four. All are welcome. Hope to see you there! You can reserve tickets by emailing Patty at rpmancini@bell.net.

 



HERALDS OF THE GOSPEL:
MASS FOR 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 fatimamtl@gmail.com or 514-463-8773.

 

 

 

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 sjfpsecretary@videotron.ca

 

 

 

JOIN OUR GROWING COMMUNITY

With all 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 professional goals.

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). 
 

Please click here to register:


This month, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Catherine Ferrier to share her story.



About Dr. Catherine Ferrier
 
Dr. 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 SESSION

Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem…
Walk in 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 by Archbishop Christian Lépine!

You will never listen to nor read the Word of God in the same way again!
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 confirming here:
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE INFO SESSION

For more info: www.missionjeunessemtl.org , 514-925-4300 ext. 216, 273 or missionjeunesse@diocesemontreal.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 and hope. 

 

 

 


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 lloyd.baugh@stmonica.ca.

 

 

 


ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH:
SOCIAL JUSTICE FILMS

 

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 present Killing 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 contemporary politics.

For more information, contact Wendy de Souza at 514-366-0131 or office@johnbrebeuf.ca

 

 

 

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH: PENTECOST VIGIL

 

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 becketparish@gmail.com.

 

 

 

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA PARISH: PENTECOST EVENT
 

Join Fr. Lou Cerulli, of Peace, 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 office@stignatiusmtl.org

 

 


SOCIAL ACTION OFFICE:
PARISH REP MEETING

 

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 Piché.   RSVP 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
WITH FR. 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 or lizdachuk@connaissancetravel.com.  Refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you then.


Info Session
When:  Thursday, 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 ptf@catholiccentre.ca.  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 too!
 

 

 

 

 

WHEN HELPING YOU IS HURTING ME:
ESCAPING 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.  Facilitator: 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 at centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

Cathie 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.

 

 


Join us on Tuesday evening, May 29 (2477 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A4). For more information, contact Executive Director Judy Wong at jwong@catholicaction.ca

Visit www.catholicaction.ca or follow us
on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/catholicaction.ca/
 

 

 

 

ST. LUKE PARISH: "THE MASTERPIECE"

 

St. Luke’s 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
wendy@st-luke.ca or Samuel Farrugia at farrugia.samuel@gmail.comWe also invite you to visit St. Luke’s parish website: www.st-luke.ca.

 

 


CORPUS CHRISTI: DOWNTOWN PROCESSION

 

Join 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 lchiarella@diocesemontreal.org

 

 


14TH ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS
FOR 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 Pietroniro. 

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. Raymond Lafontaine.  


For more info please contact Deacon Richard Brisebois at dcan1000@gmail.com.

 

 


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.

Wednesday, 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 Atrium.

For more info, please contact Corey Jolly at cjolly@diocesemontreal.org.

 

 

 

ST. KEVIN PARISH CELEBRATES 80 YEARS
AND YOU'RE INVITED!

 

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 stkevinqc@gmail.com.

 

 

 


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 mrobinson@fccsmontreal.org

 

 



 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 braultd@loyola.ca.

 

 


SINGLE-MOTHER FAMILY WEEKEND


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.

Dates: Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2018
Cost: $130
Location: 171 Rang St. Augustin, Mandeville, Quebec, J0K 1L0
               (bordering Lac Maskinongé)

For more information, please contact Rose Anne Darwent 438-884-2184 or rose_darwent@hotmail.com
Visit http://newmancentre.org/dominusvobiscumca/wp/?page_id=533

 

 

 

DIOCESAN CAMPING ASSOCIATION



We offer four amazing, fun-filled, faith-based, one-week camping experiences for children, youth and families at beautiful CAMP KINKORA!
For general info, contact Anna Graham at 514-796-0703 or Cori-Ann Surette at 438-889-0318

  • DIOCESAN FAMILY CAMP (families)
    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
    www.campdlc.com
  • YOUTH IN ACTION (youth 7-14 yrs)
    July 29-Aug. 4, 2018
    Info and Registration: 514-607-7617
    www.youthinactioncamp.com
  • VISIONS (for teens 14-17 yrs)
    Aug. 5 – 11, 2018
    Info and Registration: 514-651-7140
    www.visionscamp.ca

Don't delay... register today!
http://www.campkinkora.com/programs/summer-camps

Also visit www.campkinkora.com for job postings (specifically kitchen aides, maintenance, and lifeguards) or contact Cori-Ann at campkinkora1@gmail.com for more information.

 

 

 

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