Dear Heavenly Father,

 

We remember, the pain and suffering of the cross, and all that your Son was willing to endure, so we could be set free. He paid the price, such a great sacrifice, to offer us the gift of eternal life.

Help us never to take for granted this huge gift of love on our behalf. Help us to be reminded of the cost of it all. Forgive us for being too busy, or distracted by other things, for not fully recognizing what you freely given, what you have done for us.

Thank you Lord that by your wounds we are healed. Thank you that because of your huge sacrifice we can live free. Thank you that sin and death have been conquered, and that your Power is everlasting.


Thank you that we can say with great hope, “It is finished…”.

For we know what’s still to come.

And death has lost its sting.

We praise you for you are making all things new.

 

Amen.


URGENT APPEAL FOR
REFUGEE FAMILY CENTRE:
THREE SINGLE BEDS NEEDED -
NEW OR LIGHTLY USED

Exhausted Syrian child collapsed in the rubble (pc: Le Pont, a centre dedicated to the welcome, shelter, accompaniment and support of asylum-seeking families, collects donations regularly to help feed, house and integrate its influx of residents (mostly women and children) throughout the year. Located in Montreal's east end on Lacordaire St., just south of Sherbrooke St. East, the centre is appealing to the public for an urgently-needed single beds, complete with frame, mattress and bedding linen. 

If you, or anyone you know, has a bed to give away or can help towards their purchase, including direct delivery to Le Pont, please contact the office at 514-715-5847 or 
lepont@diocesemontreal.org


Address:
2700 Lacordaire Blvd.
Second Floor
Montreal, QC
H1N 2M6
 


CATHOLIC ACTION MONTREAL'S
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 
Catholic Action Montreal is hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 at Loyola High School (enter via 2477 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A4).  Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Dowd has confirmed his attendance.  Please feel welcome to come meet and chat with him, our other board members and hear about the good works Catholic Action does in the name of Our Lord! In order to ensure food and beverage is in supply please RSVP here: rsvp@catholicaction.ca 


ENGLISH SPEAKING CATHOLIC COUNCIL: PARISH SURVEY

 
Are you a newcomer to Quebec?
Do you attend a parish that has a high percentage of newcomers?
Take our sh
ort survey!
 
The English Speaking Catholic Council is undertaking a survey in the English-speaking parishes of Montreal, Laval and the South Shore. The goal of the survey is to find out whether parishioners who are new in Quebec look to their parishes for support as they adjust to life in Quebec. How can parishes better assist their parishioners as they make a new home in Quebec?  This is a short, anonymous survey that takes only about 4 minutes to complete and you do not need to be a newcomer to take the survey.  All responses will give both parishes and the ESCC a better understanding of the profile of the parishes and how we can help our communities be vital places of welcome. Thank you for your cooperation!

ANNUAL
TEXAS HOLD 'EM POKER FUNDRAISER:
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS -
ST. BRENDAN'S COUNCIL

 
The Knights of Columbus - St. Brendan’s Council 14693, are holding their 7th Annual Texas Hold’Em Fundraiser on Friday, April 26, 6:30 p.m. at the Montreal Metropolitain Hotel  (3400 Crémazie Blvd. East, Montreal, H2A 1A6). Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to the Jewish General Hospital’s Neurology Department. Tickets are $85 each, and includes a Hot & Cold Buffet and $1500 in start-up poker chips. Anyone interested in supporting our efforts, purchasing tickets or would like to sponsor us, kindly contact Giovanni Daniele at 514-910-6767 or Paolo Stea at 438-989-8115. A $30 charity tax receipt is available per ticket.

THE CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE
OF CANADA:
TWO ANNUAL CONVENTIONS


MONTREAL DIOCESAN COUNCIL:
98TH ANNUAL CONVENTION

The Catholic Women’s League of Canada (CWL), Montreal Diocesan Council will hold its 98th Annual Convention on Saturday, April 27 at St. John Brébeuf Parish (7777 George St., Lasalle, H8P 1C8). Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.. Archbishop Christian Lépine will be in attendance for the morning’s business session which begins at 9 a.m. and will officiate at a Eucharistic celebration at 11:15 a.m. Council Presidents and their members are encouraged to attend this important event, which includes a luncheon. Special guest Dr.Catherine Ferrier will speak about Palliative Care and Euthanasia. Tickets are $22 and available from Presidents. All women welcome. Non-members who would like information about the League and/or who wish to reserve tickets to the Convention may contact Diocesan President Lydia Fielding at 514-505-1761. CWL brings together Catholic women from all across Canada to share spiritual and social events and to serve a variety of needs at home and abroad. In August 2020, CWL members will gather in Montreal for the Annual National Convention. Will you be part of the celebration?
 
ST. JEAN-LONGUEUIL DIOCESAN COUNCIL:
64TH ANNUAL CONVENTION


All women welcome! Join us on Saturday, April 27 at Complexe Roméo-V.-Patenaude (135, chemin Haendel, Candiac, J5R 1R7).

Registration opens at 9 a.m. 
Convention will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Cost is $20; includes a health break and catered lunch.
 
RSVP before April 21. Contact Anna Amodei, South Shore Council President, at
a.amodei@videotron.ca
 

RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS 

A team of young Jesuit priests from across Canada will be in Montreal to offer a two-day retreat for young adults (ages 18-35) starting on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Newman Centre (3484 Peel St., Montreal, H3A 3T6) and continuing on Sunday, April 28, from 8:30 a.m.-12 noon at the Church of the Gesù (1200 Bleury St., Montreal, H3B 3J3). Join us to encounter the beauty of Christ through silent prayer, dynamic talks, and personal discernment exercises. The retreat is being organized by the Church of the Gesù and the Villa Saint-Martin in both English and French. Cost is $30, including meals and materials. For more information, please contact Fr. John Meehan, SJ, at eglise.direction@legesu.com or register online below:
 

WARDENS' INFORMATION SESSION:
APRIL 29, 2019

 
Kindly note that the wardens’ session (one evening only) will take place on  Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. (2000 Sherbrooke West, Montreal H3H 1G4).
(The French session will take place on Wednesday, May 1st .)

This session will bring pastors, wardens, accountants, and other staff members up to speed on the requirements of law and good practices in administration and finances of parishes. We therefore recommend your attendance at this meeting. This session will be provided without any cost to your Fabrique.

Registration is with Deacon Brian Cordeiro at:
bcordeiro@diocesemontreal.org 

Places are limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible.
If you are listing a group who would like to attend, kindly provide individual email contact info for each warden.

Thank you for your ministry and service to the Church of Montreal. We look forward to welcoming you.

THE FIVE LANGUAGES OF LOVE:
UNDERSTANDING HOW WE
GIVE AND RECEIVE LOVE

With Nathalie and John Bondyra

 

Dr. Gary Chapman, pastor and author of the book The Five Love Languages, teaches that there are five love languages that we all speak; with one being our primary language.  To be happier and more successful in our relationships, it is important to know each other’s love language. Join us on Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Monica parish hall (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal, H4B 1A8) for the opportunity to identify the love languages, to discover your primary love language, and to recognize the love languages of your loved ones.  Start speaking each other's language, feel more loved and more loving, and get ready for your best relationships ever!  For information and to register by May 1, contact Anna at 514-481-0267 ext. 22 or anna.diodati@stmonica.ca.

 COMING TO MONTREAL NEXT MONTH!
THE 2019 NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT   

Join us on Saturday, May 4, live in Ottawa or by live webcast at this year's Montreal host site, Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Laval (899 Chomedey Blvd., Laval, H7V 2X1). The NES inspires parish renewal and personal conversion. Connect with fellow Catholics from neighbouring Montreal parishes who support one another in the work of evangelization. Online registration is required. Admission is free. Lunch will be provided.


Schedule:
8:15 a.m. - Registration Opens
8:45 a.m. - Conference Begins
4:30 p.m. - Conclusion


 
This year's speakers include:
(click on image to learn more)


In order to make the NES accessible to as many people as possible, we are making the event FREE for all participants. Please register online now to reserve your seat. Places are limited!
 

For more information, please contact the Host Site directly at office@hnoj.ca

40TH CHRISTIAN COMMEMORATION
OF THE SHOAH

 

The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) will hold its 40th annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah on Sunday, May 5, at Christ Church Cathedral (635 St. Catherine St. West, Montreal, H3A 2B8)

This event will bring together Jews, Christians, and others to commemorate the six million Jews and one million other victims of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah (“the annihilation” in Hebrew), during World War II.

The afternoon’s program will begin with a panel discussion on Lessons of the Shoah– From Memory to Action, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Fulford Hall of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal (1444 Union Ave., Montreal, H3B 3Y5). Doors open at 1:30 p.m. In light of increasing intolerance in the world today, members of the CJDM and the Montreal Holocaust Museum will reflect on lessons learned from 40 years of commemorating the Shoah in Montreal, and the education and action still very much needed to guard against future genocides. Presentations will be in English or French.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., a bilingual commemoration ceremony will be observed during the Choral Evensong service at the Cathedral. Co-presided by Anglican Bishop Mary Irwin Gibson and Roman Catholic Archbishop Christian Lépine, the commemoration will include the testimony of Holocaust survivor Ilona Flutsztejn-Gruda, as well as a candle lighting ceremony led by the Very Rev. Bertrand Olivier and Rabbi Sherril Gilbert in remembrance of all the victims of the Shoah. Songs and music will be performed by Jewish Cantor Heather Batchelor and the Christ Church Cathedral choir and musicians. Light kosher refreshments will be served following the commemoration.

All are invited and encouraged to attend both events of May 5, particularly members of the clergy, seminarians, and pastoral team workers.

Registration requested on Eventbrite: 40th-commemoration-of-the-shoah-in-montreal
Information: Christ Church Cathedral at shoahmemorial@montrealcathedral.ca or 514-843-6577 x 241
 


SPRING LUNCHEON FUNDRAISER:
HELP OUR STUDENTS BLOSSOM

 
Join us in supporting the Foundation for the Education of Children in Uganda on Sunday, May 5 at St. John Fisher Parish (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2L7). Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults, and $15 for youth under 16. All proceeds will go towards supporting the education of underprivileged children in Uganda. F.E.C.U. is a charity founded over 15 years ago by Fr. David Kiyingi, and whose mission is to help provide education to children throughout their high school years in Uganda, by funding tuition and boarding fees during the school season.. At the moment, over 110 students are listed on our roster, in need of sponsors.  Any donations will be greatly appreciated. Enjoy an afternoon of great food, entertainment, door prizes and a 50/50+ draw. For more info, call Noreen Olivieri, 514-321-4252, or Fr. David 514-213-5778.
 

HIGH TEA FUNDRAISER
AT ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH


 
All are welcome on Wednesday, May 15, 2:30 p.m. for an afternoon of tea, sandwiches, biscuits and desserts (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle, 
H8P 1C8). Cost is $10. Reservations must be made no later than Friday, May 10. Contact Dawn at 514-366-0131 ext. 223.
 

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