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MONTREAL CHURCH BELLS
TO RING THROUGHOUT THE CITY
 

Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal and Auxiliary Bishop Marc Pelchat of Québec wish to send a message of hope to as many people as possible during the fight against this pandemic and has asked Catholic churches in their dioceses to ring their bells for 10 minutes, starting at 12 noon, beginning Sunday, March 29 through every Sunday until Easter.

 

Although church doors remain closed in response to preventive measures for COVID-19, the two Church leaders wanted to offer a symbolic gesture of support: to ring the bells of all churches.

« During this time of Lent, it is a way of demonstrating our solidarity and fraternity with individuals, families, especially the most vulnerable, the sick and their loved ones, and of recognizing the dedication of the health-care personnel and all those ensuring the security and wellbeing of our city», declared Archbishop Lépine.  « This ‘Crescendo of the Bells’ is a sign of hope and of solidarity, signalling that the Church stands with the people and the city once known as "The City of a Hundred Bell Towers”. May the ringing of the bells remind us that God loves us, that Christ is alive and wants us to be alive!», he added.

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APPEAL FOR FOOD DONATIONS
AND OTHER SUPPLIES

 
Le Pont needs your help!

For close to three years, the Archdiocese of Montreal has welcomed asylum seekers at Le Pont (the Bridge), a centre, situated in to rectory of Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Parish, that shelters mostly women and children who have come here searching for a better life.

With the closure of many food banks and store shortages, we have recently identified two important needs for Le Pont. Please consider donating items from the suggestions below.

IMPORTANT TIPS
• Donations can be deposited on Mondays and Wednesdays at Le Pont.
• Please call in advance to notify our co-ordinator(s).
• We are located at 2700 Lacordaire St., Montreal, H1N 2M6 / entrance via the yellow door at the back of the building

FOOD AID FOR FAMILIES
• Rice
• Vegetable oil
• Bread
• Peanut butter
• Tomato coulis
• Tomato concentrate
• Eggs
• Fresh vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes,...)
• Fresh fruit (apples, bananas, oranges...)
• Yogourt
• Milk
• Snacks for children

MAINTENANCE AND DISINFECTION PRODUCTS FOR THE RESIDENCE
• Disinfectant spray (e.g. Lysol)
• Wet disinfectant wipes
• Disinfectant, antibacterial liquid, spray
• Hydroalcoholic solution for hands
• Plastic gloves

How to contact us:
1. Tel: 514-715-5847
2. Email: lepont@diocesemontreal.org
3. Email: asantopadre@diocesemontreal.org

Thank you so much for your valuable help!

NEW SPIRITUAL SUPPORT LINE
 
A completely new telephone support service has been set up in the diocese in collaboration with SASMAD - Pastoral Home Care. Those who need a listening ear or some spiritual support from the Catholic Church in Montreal can now call 1-888-305-0994 seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
ADDENDUM:

ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH MASS ONLINE
Sunday, 10 a.m. - In English


Our Eucharistic Celebration for the Fifth Sunday of Lent will be livestreamed Sunday, March 29, again from Urgel Bourgie in LaSalle.
PLEASE NOTE: The recording of the mass will remain on the parish website for the rest of the day, simply click the link below to access it.
St. John Brébeuf Parish, Follow Mass online
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