PRAYER TO JOSEPH,
WHO IS KNOWN BY MANY TITLES

 

Faithful Joseph:
Teach us to listen and not be afraid to trust
as you did in God's promise.

Loving Joseph:
Teach us to love courageously with a heart
that is free and just.

Protector Joseph:
Teach us to protect one another and all
that belongs to God.

Dreamer Joseph:
Teach us to dream a world where all are neighbours;
a vision illuminated by God's light.

Teacher Joseph:
Teach us to keep the Word of God close to our hearts, and to proclaim it in word and action.

Gentle Joseph:
Teach us to be gentle with our power and
strong in our tenderness.

Parent Joseph:
Teach us to be for all persons a living lesson
of goodness and truth - a blessing for all generations to come.

Amen.


© Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet

Pope Francis invites all faithful to join
in a worldwide praying of the Rosary
on this feast of St. Joseph

 

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis reiterates the Italian Bishops’ call for prayers and extends an invitation to union in prayer to all the faithful.
Pope Francis has invited “every family, every member of the faithful and every religious community” to pray the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary at 9 p.m. Rome time (CET) on Thursday, March 19, 2020, 4 p.m. Montreal time (EDT).

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COVID-19: NEW DIOCESAN WEBPAGE

This page is designed to provide ongoing relevant information amid current COVID-19 concerns, i.e. the latest guidelines, related articles, video messages from Archbishop Christian Lépine, as well as the Mass of the Day at St. Joseph’s Oratory. We invite you to visit this page regularly to stay informed and up-to-date.

Archbishop Lépine issues 
pastoral letters and guidelines
addressing COVID-19:
''Care for: Body, Heart and Soul''
and
"Rediscovering the depths of our soul"

Archbishop Lépine issues two pastoral letters and two summaries outlining guidelines amid COVID-19 concerns.
Download initial Pastoral Letter (PDF)
Download latest Pastoral Letter (PDF)
Summary of "Diocesan Directives" to date (PDF)
Additional Guidelines for Pastors, Parish Teams and Religious Communities (PDF)

LIVING WITH CHRIST SUNDAY MISSAL:
A MESSAGE FROM NOVALIS PUBLISHING

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WE ARE PRAYING WITH AND FOR YOU


During this global pandemic of COVID-19, we at Novalis Publishing and Living with Christ want to express our heartfelt appreciation for all you are going through to keep the people in your homes, communities and organizations safe.

Please note that during this time, Living with Christ is offering free prayer resources and downloads of the daily Mass texts. See below:
Daily Mass readings and free resources


Follow Mass online.
Here are some celebrations to be live-streamed:


Locally:
ST. LUKE PARISH ONLINE MASS SCHEDULE
Week-end and weekday masses will continued to be live-streamed.
Sunday, 9 a.m. - In English
Sunday, 10:45, a.m. - In French
Sunday, 2:30 p.m. - In Spanish

Monday, 9 a.m. - In French
Tuesday , 7 p.m. - Bilingual
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - In English
Thursday, 9 a.m. - In French
Friday, 9 a.m. - In English

 
St. Luke Parish, Follow Masses online


SALT + LIGHT DAILY TV MASS
 
Salt + Light Daily TV Mass, In English


DAILY MASS IN FRENCH, AT ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY

Daily 8:30 a.m. Mass in French will continue without a congregation present, and will be broadcasted on the web and on television by Salt + Light Television. On Sundays, this Mass will be presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal.  Every 8:30 a.m. Mass will be retransmitted via the Oratory’s website at the link below.

Daily Mass at St. Joseph's Oratory, In French

ST. LUKE AND JESUS LIGHT OF THE WORLD PARISHES INVITE YOU
TO A JOINT PARISH LENTEN MISSION
TO BE LIVE-STREAMED MARCH 23, 24, AND 25

(IN FRENCH ONLY)
Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m.

A reflection by David Haas:

"So much has been and will continue to be, for some time, cancelled: sports events, concerts, plays, worship services, rallies, travel, meetings, classes, family gatherings, and so much more.

However... "

Please take note of the following events previously promoted community-wide
and/or via The Grapevine 
which have since been cancelled
or postponed until further notice:

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
SOCIAL ACTION OFFICE
Parish rep meeting


Our next Parish Social Action Rep meeting is set for Wednesday, March 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the diocesan offices (2000 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H3H 1G4).  The theme will be related to the theme of International Women’s Day, realizing women’s rights. We will take a brief look at Sr. Dorothy Stang and some of her work in the Amazon with peasant farmers.  Gail Goodfellow will share some of her thoughts from an essay written for a Catholic Social teaching course at Concordia University (Brian McDonough’s course).  We will also have some updates from the 64th session of the Commission for the Status of Women that is to be held at the United Nations in early March 2020 (Monica Lambton will provide the update).  Please RSVP with Kim Piché by March 13 at kpiche@diocesemontreal.org.

CANCELLED:

COME AND SEE EVENING
for the Call to the Priesthood

 

The next "Come and See" evening will be taking place on Friday, March 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Annunciation Parish (71 Roosevelt Ave., Mount Royal, H3R 2G9)These gatherings are intended for men who are discerning a vocation to follow Jesus as a priest. These evenings are an excellent opportunity for those who are discerning a call to the priesthood, to share in fellowship, and to explore their call together. For information or to reserve a spot, please contact Fr. Robert Clark at 514-903-6200 or mtlvocations@hotmail.com.

CANCELLED:
WIDOW(ER) SUPPORT GROUP:

MONTHLY MEETINGS


 

The Widow(er) support group meets every first Monday morning of the month from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at St. Edmund of Canterbury Parish (105 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, H9W 3Z8). Please not that our meeting scheduled for April 6 is cancelled. For more information, please contact Anne Parsons at 514-457-2183 or parsoa2003@yahoo.com

CANCELLED:

A DAY OF RECOLLECTION
AT ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY:
Forgiveness: The Key to Heaven

 

Saturday, March 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
St. Joseph's Oratory, The Basilica (6th Floor) 

3800 Queen Mary Rd.
Montreal, H3V 1H6

Animators: Father Nicholas Sengson, SVD and Ms. Ingrid Le Fort
with the assistance of Father Arul Jayaraj, CSC and Father Thomas Xavier Gomes, CSC

Contribution: $25 per person – Lunch and parking included
Deadline for registration: March 22.

Organized in collaboration with The Quebec Provincial Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada.

For information and registration contact:
Father Thomas Xavier Gomes, CSC, 
514-733-8211, ext. 2401, tgomes@osj.qc.ca
or 
Rosa Lam at lamros49@gmail.com

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:

A WELCOMING COMMUNITY:
DAY OF FORMATION


 

The Office for English Pastoral Services in collaboration with the Dominican Pastoral Institute invites you to one day of formation, on Thursday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jesus Light of the World Parish (11 075 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1X6).

Led by Professor Martin Bellerose, director of the Dominican Pastoral Institute and specialist in the theology of migration, the morning session will focus on welcoming the other as a principle of our Christian faith with examples taken from the old testament and from the life of Jesus. In the afternoon, we will hear about the joys and challenges faced by missionaries we have received in our diocese and explore how we might become even more welcoming.

CANCELLED:

WORLD YOUTH DAY MONTREAL

 

Dear young people, youth ministers and collaborators,

On March 12, 2020, in conjunction with the Quebec government’s requirement to cancel all events of 250 people or more, the Catholic Bishops of Quebec have asked that we contribute to the common public-health effort and to act in solidarity with the civil authorities.

  • This means that World Youth Day Montreal on April 4th 2020 has been cancelled.
  • The event and its associated gatherings (practices, planning meetings, etc.), will no longer take place as foreseen.

Please note that this is being done for precautionary reasons and to slow down the spread of this disease so that the public health system is not overwhelmed.

  • We are looking at alternative ways to celebrate World Youth Day in Montreal.
  • The Holy Spirit is creative and we are confident that what we have planned together can be used at future events, so please be ready for us to call upon you again!
Full details here

POSTPONED:

LIVING NARRATIVE: A BILINGUAL PRESENTATION

 

Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m.
Marianopolis College

4873 Westmount Ave.
Westmount, H3Y 1Y1

Marguerite Bourgeoys’ forward-thinking educational vision continues to define us today, thanks to generations of women who have been carrying it forward since 1653. In this dynamic conversation, punctuated by music and song, and illustrated with animation and archival material, we will retrace the challenges and legacy of one of our visionary founders.

This bilingual event with EN/FR simultaneous interpretation is produced in collaboration with Marguerite-Bourgeoys and Visitation Provinces of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame and Marianopolis College.

Visit: http://margueritebourgeoys400.org/home/

ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY ANNOUNCES CLOSURE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
Daily Mass in French, celebrated without a congregation, will be made widely available


From Press Release

Montreal, March 17, 2020 –
In order to comply with the new directives issued by the Prime Minister of Québec and by the Director of Public Health, the administration of Saint Joseph’s Oratory announces, with regret, its complete closure until further notice. Thus, beginning on Wednesday, March 18 at 9 PM, pilgrims and visitors will no longer have access to the buildings.

On March 12 past, Saint Joseph’s Oratory already declared the cancelling of all Masses and all concerts including its most anticipated event, that is, the novena to Saint Joseph.

BROADCAST OF THE DAILY MASS IN FRENCH
In order to minimize the impact on the pilgrims, the Congregation of Holy Cross will continue to celebrate a Mass in French, without a congregation, each morning at 8:30 AM. On Sundays, this Mass will be presided by Most Reverend Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montréal. The daily Masses in French will be broadcast by Salt & Light Media and will be accessible on the Oratory’s Internet site by 9:30 AM.

The staff of Pastoral Services remains available to offer spiritual support to those who feel a need. The Service of Pastoral Counselling, usually available at the Oratory, will now be conducted only by telephone during this period of closure. The online Gift Shop continues to operate.
This exceptional complete shut-down is in conformity with the suggested sanitary measures. It is meant to express our support for the demonstration of solidarity among Montrealers.

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NOTRE-DAME BASILICA IN OLD MONTREAL 
ANNOUNCES CLOSURE
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 

Press release
Montreal, March 13, 2020 - Following the recent developments surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and the directives issued by the Government of Quebec on March 12, 2020, La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal has taken the decision to implement exceptional measures in order to participate in the collective effort to limit the spread of an unprecedented virus.
With regard for the health and safety of all its employees and visitors, the Notre-Dame Basilica will be suspending all of its activities from now on and until further notice, including liturgical, pastoral and tourism activities, as well as the presentation of the AURA experience.

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