October 27, 2022                                                                                                   Issue 9, Volume 17
An online series Friday evenings:
November 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022

7-8:30 p.m. EST via the platform Zoom.

Our synodal journey with *The Chosen continues this Fall with Season Two of the television series about the life of Christ, as witnessed through the eyes of those He impacted. 

In The Chosen, we experience the life and ministry of Jesus through the eyes of the people that walked on Earth with him: his disciples, his mother Mary, the children, those he healed and taught. We also see him through the eyes of those who opposed him: the Pharisees, the Roman authorities. The Chosen stays faithful to the Gospels, while attempting to tell us a wider story.

Be part of the dialogue. See Him in a new light, through The Chosen’s fresh look at the Gospel. Consider the challenges of living as a chosen disciple right here and now. How can we create a church which goes out to “the peripheries”, encountering Jesus in all of our brothers and sisters, in all God’s creation? What difference would it make for your personal journey of faith, your experience of belonging to a church community, your witness and service to the world around you?

You, your family members, and your parish teams are invited to journey into Season Two, led by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, E.V.

Please feel welcome to attend one, some or all of the sessions. Register online now. Places are limited!

*Distributed by Angel Studios
Register for The Chosen

 A six-evening series of in-person gatherings has begun at St. Luke Parish (106A Anselme-Lavigne, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9A 1N8), offered Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m., from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The focus of this program is to explore different ways we can build a bridge between the LGBTQ+ community and the Catholic Church, and particularly, in our parish. Based on the book "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity", authored by Fr. James Martin, S.J.

For more info, please contact the office at (514) 684-6488 or, or contact Cathie Macaulay at


Join six local organizations serving the Montreal English-speaking Catholic community for a live, interactive session welcoming your questions about non-profits, charities, their programs and more. "Ask us Anything" on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Connect with us live via Pillars Trust Facebook.


After her experience at the Vatican, podcast host Marybel Mayorga was invited to share her story through media, schools and church communities. In doing so, she realized that many young people had questions about their faith.

A Walk of Faith brings listeners on a weekly journey to find meaning and value in their spiritual lives. Themes include faith in a secular world, struggles, overcoming challenges, and moments of enlightening. Each episode offers thoughts and experiences from a wide array of individuals.

This weekly podcast, broadcast in English (and in French every fourth episode), is designed to help young people "not feel alone" on their journey of faith. "We know that this journey lasts a lifetime, and with the testimonies of special guests, it is my belief that young people will feel a glimmer of hope.
Through these beautiful and inspiring testimonies, my hope is that at least one sentence will touch their hearts so that they can now use their God-given gifts and talents for His glory."
- M. Mayorga, podcast host.

Tune in on Spotify or Apple Podcasts


Navigate is a training course designed to train and equip leaders with Christian leadership skills to be protagonists in all aspects of their aspects of their lives: in the pastoral setting, in the community, in the school setting, at work, with friends and family. For more details and to register, visit link below.

A collaboration between Mission Jeunesse & MyLumen 
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Sent Out: A Story from Canada
Frs. Robert Assaly (centre) and Michael LeClerc (left) welcome new parishioners at the missionary partnership launch held Sept. 22,
at St. Willibrord Parish in Verdun. 
Read full story of the partnership between two Montreal parishes here.
(pc: Jon Eric Marababol/source: Divine Renovation/blog)
All Souls' Choral Compline
Join the Newman Chapel Choir for the ancient service of Compline (night prayer), meditating on the end of life and praying especially for repose of those who have gone before. Everyone is welcome to join on Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Séminaire of Montreal Chapel. Learn more.
40th anniversary of the canonization of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys The Sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame and associates will gather for a Commemorative Mass presided by Auxiliary Bishop Alain Faubert, VG, on Nov. 5, 10:30 a.m. at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel. Follow live on our Facebook Page.
Spiritual Support for Separated or Divorced Persons

A path of healing and reconciliation for those who want to rebuild themselves in Christ. Free, online sessions, starting Saturday, Nov. 5. Click here for more information and to register.
Marriage Preparation Sessions begin next month
To be held online:

November 2, 5, 9, 12, 19, 2022.
• Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. AND Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact Bridget Bagshaw or call (514) 925-4300, ext. 232. Visit From This Day Forward.
Annual Memorial Mass for Deceased Priests
All are welcome on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 12:10 p.m. at St. Patrick's Basilica to celebrate this special Mass held in memory of our late priests who have served and ministered to the Montreal English Catholic community.  
World Youth Day Montreal is an annual week-long diocesan celebration that culminates on the Solemnity of Christ the King in late November. Runs from Nov. 12-20.
WYD week is an opportunity for the whole Church to celebrate and encourage the protagonism of youth in the Church and society. Learn more.
The Teen Festival invites teens to discover or renew their relationship with Christ as well as build relationships with other young people in a safe and holy environment designed for them. This main WYD event will be held Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.For ages 12-17. Learn more.
LaSalle Senior Wellness Centre: Two classes being offered
  • Pole-Walking Fitness Group meets Wednesdays from 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Learn more.
  • Chair Yoga Classes held Wednesday and Friday mornings. Learn more.
Red Wednesday in Canada
Aid to the Church in Need is organizing Red Wednesday 2022. The event will take place in different locations across Canada on November 16. This day is intended as a reminder that Christians are still suffering persecution and religious discrimination. Learn more.
Women's Monthly Retreat: Offered online and in-person
Come join a community of women who gather monthly for retreat days, facilitated by Sr. Pat O’Neill, SNJM and with Fr. Kevin Kelly, SJ who celebrates Mass. It is a monthly oasis, where we receive "Soul Food" for the mind, heart, and spirit. Learn more and register here.
Exploring Spirituality and Supporting LGBTQ+ Christians
A facilitated retreat animated by Spiritual Accompaniment Director 
Mark Langlois and Fr. Kevin Kelly, SJA Place to Belong will be offered from Nov. 18-20 at the new Villa Saint Martin. Learn more. For more info, contact or 438-377-1597.

Visit our job board!

Find postings and work opportunities being offered within the English Montreal Catholic community and its networks.

Catholic Cancer Connection
Are you suffering with, recovering from, or supporting someone with cancer? Catholic Cancer Con-nection is here for you. Our online gatherings and phone network offer spiritual support through prayer, sha-ring and more. Contact Debbie or join their Facebook group.
Catholic Single Mothers Podcast
If you’re a single mother looking for hope and inspiration, this podcast is for you. We are an organization called Momentum, a Catholic faith community for single mothers.
Join us, as we hear stories and reflections from single mothers and other guests on Spotify or Apple.
Dominican Laity of the Canadian Province of Saint Dominic
Interested or have any questions about becoming a lay Dominican? Consider joining the English-speaking Order of Preachers, Dominican Laity in Montreal.
Learn more about St. Dominic's Prayer, Study, Community and Apostolate.
Seeking Spiritual Direction (Accompaniment)?

Consider the Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal for assistance. Contact the Centre at (438) 377-1597 or visit their website for more information.
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel in Old Montreal
Now offering visits to pastoral groups in English, French and Spanish.
Plan your visit today. Learn more about booking your chapel visit here.
For more info, contact Carole Golding at
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral online store
Providing fast and easy access to devotional objects helpful in strengthening our faith as we carry out our mission. Devotional objects purchased will be blessed by a priest from the Cathedral prior to shipment. Visit:

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