CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE OF CANADA
ST. EDMUND OF CANTERBURY PARISH COUNCIL
CRAFT, ARTISAN, BOOK SALE


 
Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, H9W 3Z8). FInd kiosks of all kinds where you may buy, sell or trade: Crafts, Artisan, Book Sale, Flea Market.
 
Find new and used household goods, miscellaneous treasures and original creations.
 
For more info, please contact Marlynne at 514-695-1772.
 
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH:
FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE RAPIDS AND
CORPUS CHRISTI WEEKEND


All are invited to our 8th annual celebration of Our Lady of the Rapids to be held this Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3 (7777 George St., LaSalle, H8P 1C8), Here is what’s planned:
  • Saturday, June 2
    9 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Yard Sale with 80+ tables of treasures, a raffle and snack bar!
    4:30 p.m.:  Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar for the English speaking faithful
  • Sunday, June 3:             
    11 a.m.:  Eucharistic celebration featuring our four choirs, followed by a procession to the Statue of Our Lady
  • All weekend celebrations will be followed by cake and fellowship in the parish hall, come meet old and new friends!
Contact the office at 514-366-0131 or office@johnbrebeuf.ca 

 

ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH:
17 ANNIVERSARY OF CHAPEL OF ADORATION


 

On Sunday, June 3, St. John Fisher Parish will celebrate two significant events which go hand in hand: the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus (Corpus Christi) and the 17th Anniversary of our Chapel of Adoration.  The timing could not be more perfect.  Our Lord gave Himself to us in the Eucharist, what an incredible gift and privilege. He is exposed in the Blessed Sacrament for adoration daily for 18 hours in our chapel.  This year we are celebrating 17 years of the Lord’s presence amongst us in this special way. Please join us on Sunday, June 3, for the 11 a.m. Mass (120 Summerhill Ave, Pointe-Claire, H9R 2L7) to glorify Him and thank Him for this incredible gift to our parish. The Mass will be followed by a potluck reception in the hall.  Everyone is invited to join us in this parish celebration. 


Patron Feast Day Celebration
 
St. John Fisher Parish will celebrate it Patron Feast Day on Sunday, June 10 with a special 10 a.m. Mass followed by a parish potluck and BBQ.  The celebrant will be Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, the Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking faithful and Director of the Office for English Pastoral Services.  This will be an opportunity for the whole community, new parishioners and old to come together to worship, celebrate, and build community.  
Attention: There will be neither 9:00 a.m. nor 11:00 a.m. Mass that day.


For information or to RSVP please email sjfpsecretary@videotron.ca.

 


 
CATHOLIC ACTION MONTREAL:
APPEAL FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS


Help us fund the medical, transportation and moving expenses that Asylum Seekers in our community face in their effort to rebuild their lives in Montreal.

Asylum seekers are people that are working towards a Refugee status, typically fleeing their homes as a result of conflict or violence. The financial obstacles and lack of support asylum seekers experience are significant. They have relocated from remote global regions to rebuild their lives and leave their support networks behind.

Catholic Action Montreal recognizes that non-profit organizations in Canada must work to highlight and remedy some of these issues and we are calling on you, our Montreal community, to help too. Your assistance enables these newcomers to become integrated and productive members of society. The hard workers and volunteers at Catholic Action have already helped a number of families, including a young pregnant woman that formerly slept on the floor of an empty apartment and a young single mother trying to provide a better life for her daughter without any resources or support. 


A gift of $150 will cover the cost of a doctor’s visit for one family.
A gift of $350 will cover moving expenses for 3 families. 
A gift of $1000 will cover the costs of a doctor’s visit, medication and moving expenses for 2 families.  
While you see the donations increase you are NOT seeing our expenses, we're running about $400 a week.  So we are running low on cash....please give ❣

To donate, visit: https://www.gofundme.com/askingforasylum 


Contact:
Judy Wong 
Executive Director
Catholic Action Montreal
jwong@catholicaction.ca
514-335-2538

SUMMER TOURS AT BON SECOURS CHAPEL



 
In 1653, Marguerite Bourgeoys arrived in
Ville-Marie with the Grande Recrue. She
played a major role in the faith history of
Montreal. Come with us discover the first
female saint in Canada.

TOURS INCLUDE:
- Departure from Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
- Chapel Guided Pilgrimage (1 hr)
- Guided visit of chapel and archaeological site (1 hr)
- Visit the museum and Belvedere at your own pace

 
The lookout atop the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel is an ideal place to start your visit to Montreal! Set in the heart of the city’s historic district, it offers a view that lets visitors quickly grasp the history of a site that long welcomed newcomers, and where the first Montrealers settled.

The lovely old stained-glass windows in the Salle de la mer are by Delphis-Adolphe Beaulieu. There are also interpretation panels recounting the hazards of travelling by sea in Marguerite Bourgeoys’ day.

Something even many Montrealers don’t know is that the statue overlooking the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours lookout is the “Lady” mentioned in Leonard Cohen’s song Suzanne («And the sun pours down like honey of our Lady of the Harbour»).

 

An outstanding archaeological site

Beneath the floor of the chapel and accessible to visitors through the Crypt lies a truly remarkable archaeological site. During the 1996-1997 dig, archaeologists made one fascinating discover after another. To their great astonishment, the painstaking work of their trowels uncovered the foundations of Marguerite Bourgeoys’ little chapel, foundations that had quietly awaited discovery for 325 years. The team’s emotion knew no bounds as, bit by bit, one of the oldest religious sites in North America gave up its secrets.


For Groups (by reservations only):
Adults (18-65 yrs): $20
Seniors (65 yrs +): $18
Youth (6-18 yrs): $10
Children under 6 yrs: Free


Tours run until October 31, 2018 - Available in French and English. 
It is always possible to tailor a pilgrimage to your needs and interests, including celebrating mass with your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss possibilities.

Please reserve at 514-282-8670 ext. 245 or 248 or
contact b_astresses@marguerite-bourgeoys.com or
cgolding@marguerite-bourgeoys.com
 
Visit: https://margueritebourgeoys.org/en/


ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY:
LA FOLIA CONCERT SERIES UNTIL JULY 1ST

 

     
Join us every Sunday at 3:30 p.m. (3800 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal, H3V 1H6). Live projection on a giant screen will be available. Admission is free; contributions gratefully accepted. 
  • June 3: The Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau, with Yves Rechsteiner, organ and Henri-Charles Caget, percussions.
  • June 10: The Melodies of André Jolivet with Vincent Ranallo, barytone and Nicolas-Alexandre Marcotte, organ.
  • June 17: Vivaldi’s Four seasons with Anne Robert, violon, feminine instrumental ensemble and Julie Daoust, narrator.
  • June 24: Ah ! Si mon moine : Improvisations on traditional songs with Dom Richard Gagné, o.s.b., organ.
  • July 1: Edoardo Bellotti, organ.


    For more info, contact 514-733-8211 or info@osj.qc.ca
 

SULPICIANS OPEN DOORS OF THE VIEUX SÉMINAIRE  
AGAIN THIS SUMMER!


Following last year's success, when the Sulpician priests opened the doors of the Vieux Séminaire to the public for the first time in 50 years, the community is pleased to welcome you again this year through their summer tour programme.

You are invited to discover or rediscover our exhibit, which holds some of the most beautiful heritage collection pieces from the Sulpician Priests of Montreal, followed by a guided tour of the Sulpician Seminary and its garden surroundings.

The tour and exhibition on the Sulpicians’ first 100 years runs until August 5, 2018. Reservations are required. Visits are held Wednesday through Sundays, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.; allow 75 minutes (116 Notre-Dame, Montreal, H2Y 1T2). Cost: $16 general admission; $13 for seniors; $9 for age six to 17). To reserve, call 514-849-6561, ext. 737 or email visites@ucss.ca, giving the date, time, number of visitors and language (English or French).
 

THE CATHEDRAL'S BOUTIQUE REOPENED

Thanks to the collaboration, competence and great care of Mrs. Amal-Catherine Shomali and Shomali Inc., the Cathedral team is pleased to present a refurbished shop offering the faithful and visitors alike a welcoming and modern shop setting, along with an expanded line of products. Come find great gift ideas for Confirmation and First Communion, rosaries, prayer books, devotional material, statues,  crosses and so much more! All are welcome! For more info, contact shomaliinc@bellnet.ca


NEEDED: WEEKEND COOK IN SMALL SENIORS HOME
 
Are you a great home-style cook? Do you like cooking for seniors? Do you take pride in a job well done? A small residence for English-speaking Catholic Sisters in Ville Émard has an immediate opening for a bilingual (strong English an asset), mature, reliable, competent, organized weekend cook to work on their own in a clean and well-equipped kitchen to prepare and cook simple and nutritious meals, both lunch and dinner, for ten residents.

Must be able to work independently and must have strong time and kitchen management skills. Must be available to work on weekends and all statutory holidays. Must have MAPAQ kitchen sanitation training. Experience cooking for seniors and being aware of their nutritional needs considered an asset. Other duties include setting up the dining room, doing the dishes and washing the pots, doing kitchen laundry, washing the floor and maintaining the kitchen in a sanitary way.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and statutory holidays. PLEASE NOTE: Full-time weekday employment for five weeks this summer, from July 16 to August 17, 2018 is also available. Rate of pay is $18.89 per hour. This is a permanent, part-time position. Please apply by email with your résumé, along with a few lines about yourself and why you might be a good fit for this position to deseveresidence@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest; we will contact only those invited for an interview.

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!
 
 

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA

 
All are invited to the 8th Novena of masses in honor of St. Anthony of Padua on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Kevin Parish (5600 Côte-des-Neiges Rd., Montreal, H3T 1Z1). Fr. Pierre Charland, OFM, will talk about St. Anthony, Liberator of Prisoners. The last novena on Tuesday, June 12, will also be the feast day celebration. The actual feast of St. Anthony (June 13) coincides with the usual Our Lady of Perpetual Help novena. For more info, please contact Nena at 514-573-3722 or Norma at 514-655-0190.

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.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-spirituality-of-the-child-discovering-the-catechesis-of-the-good-shepherd-tickets-46326930095 

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.

VILLA SAINT-MARTIN: OPEN HOUSE
 
All are welcome on Sunday, June 10, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for our Open House at the Villa (9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1T2). It will be a great opportunity to discover and enjoy the beauty of the Villa and its gardens. The Villa is a Jesuit retreat centre which has been dedicated to the spiritual and human development of individuals and the community for over 60 years. Guided tours will be available for visitors to learn about our history, mission and the different services we offer to the community.

Meet Villa Director and violinist, Fr. Gabriel Côté, SJ, who will offer a brief concert to wrap up your visit. Stop by and bring your family and friends!

Contact the office at 514-684-2311 ext. 0 or contact@villasaintmartin.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 mrobinson@fccsmontreal.org

FEAST OF ST. JOSEMARIA ESCRIVA,
FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI 
 
All are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on René-Lévesque Blvd. West (one block east of Peel St.). Confessions will be heard starting at 7 p.m. Visit www.opusdei.ca.

COMMUNICATION AND DEMENTIA:
TIPS FOR SUPPORTIVE CONVERSATIONS


 
Join us as we welcome guest speaker Paola Bresba, Art Therapist and Program Co-ordinator of the Alzheimer's Groupe Inc. (AGI) on Wednesday, June 13 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at St. Monica Parish (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal, H4B 1A8). 


For more info, or to register, contact Cathie Macaulay, Pastoral Home Care Services Co-ordinator, at 514-925-4354 of cmacaulay@diocesemontreal.org.

ENGLISH SPEAKING CATHOLIC COUNCIL:
37TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the English Speaking Catholic Council, I wish to invite you to attend the ESCC’s37th AGM.  It will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of Loyola High School (2477 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A4). 


The Council has the pleasure of welcoming Mr. William Floch, head of the Secretariat for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, as its guest speaker.  Mr. Floch will speak to the mission and mandate of the newly formed Secretariat.  What is its role?  Who is on the team?  What does it hope to accomplish?


The Annual General Meeting will deal with business matters (half hour) at 6:30 p.m. and Mr. Floch will speak at 7:00 p.m.  Our evening will conclude with a wine & cheese reception.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email at escc@bellnet.ca or call 514-937-2301, ext. 252.

Thank you, 
Diane Lemay
President
 

NIGERIAN ARCHBISHOP TO VISIT MONTREAL


Aid to the Church in Need Canada (ACN) will welcome Msgr. Ignatius Kaigama this coming June 8 through to June 14 to Canada.   The archbishop of Jos in Nigeria, capital of the Plateau State and city situated at the very heart of the area regularly suffering the effects of violence that is being described now, less as a struggle over territory and more as the desire to Islamicize regions that are mainly Christian.

On June 13 and 14, he will end his Canadian visit in Montreal where he will celebrate Mass at Saint Patrick’s Basilica on Wednesday, June 13 at 5:15 p.m. (454 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, Montreal, H2Z 1A7). The following day, Thursday, June 14, he is inviting the public to come and meet him at the Atwater Library (1200 Atwater Ave, Westmount, H3Z 1X4) for a conference beginning at 7:30 p.m.

For more info, contact 514-932-0552 or info@acn-canada.org.

HEALING OF MEMORIES THROUGH FORGIVENESS
 
Join us on Friday, June 15, 7:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (4455 West Broadway, Monreal, H4B 2A7) for Mass and a Healing service.The Celebrant will be Fr. Lou Cerulli, of the Peace, Freedom & Healing Ministry. Invite family and friends to join us. Wheelchair access.  All are welcome! Contact the office at 514-481-7768 or office@stignatiusmtl.org.

ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH: HIGH TEA FUNDRAISER

 
Join us for our last monthly High Tea Fundraiser for the season! Enjoy an afternoon of delicious sandwiches, biscuits, tea and dessert on Wednesday, June 21, 2:30 p.m. (7777 George St., LaSalle, H8P 1C8).  Cost is $10 and includes delicious sandwiches, tea biscuits, and dessert. Reservations are a must! Please call to reserve your place no later than Friday, June 15. Contact Dawn at 514-366-0131 ext. 223.
 
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


CAMP CARITAS: A SUMMER SPORTS CAMP -
WITH A DIFFERENCE!
 

This year Camp Caritas marks its 46th season.  Founded and Directed by Father John Baxter, the 2018 camping session runs from June 31st to August 14th.  The two week camping session costs only $500 – and for parents - that is a great value.

Situated on Lac La Belle in the Laurentians, "The Caritas Experience" creates great summer memories for active and sports-minded boys between the ages of 11 and 17.  Caritas is a summer sports camp with a difference – communicating vital human, spiritual and fraternal values leading to long lasting friendships.  

Check out the New Camp Video at www.campcaritas.ca and find everything that you need to know about Camp Caritas at this site - as well as a registration form.

Need more information: don’t hesitate to call or email.  Contact Camp Co-Director, Deacon Richard Brisebois, at 514-826-0278 or dcan1000@gmail.com.  



Camp Caritas is supported by the Pillars Trust Fund.




Camp Caritas 2017 staff:



 

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.comfor more information.


NOVEMBER 16 AND 17, 2018
SAVE THE DATES!


 
This November will mark the third of our Parish Vitality Conference series, “Leading the Way Together”, inviting pastors, lay people, parish leaders and parishioners alike, to consider the different ways we can all work together in paving the path for our own parishes, so they may continue to grow as missionary and life-giving communities. 

Stay tuned for more details!



 
Organized by the Office for English Pastoral Services







In collaboration with the English Speaking Catholic Council

 




WIth support from the Pillars Trust Fund





Visit www.parishvitality.com

 
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