ART AND MUSIC CONCERT SERIES
AT ST. JOSEPH'S ORATORY


 

Every Sunday, 3:30 p.m. until March 22, 2020 
With live projection on giant screen- Free admission
Address: 3800 Queen Mary Rd., Montreal, H3V 1H6

“For the fourth consecutive year, the Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) is proud to partner with Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal to present a series of free original organ concerts. Open to everyone on Sunday afternoons and spread out over three months—from January to March 2020—these concerts are a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all audiences to hear renowned virtuosos present a diverse and exciting repertoire that blends classic and contemporary traditions on one of the most magnificent and powerful organs ever created by famous German organ builder Rudolf von Beckerath.

Make sure you don’t miss this wonderful event!”

Walter Boudreau
Artistic Director, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

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


DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE:
FORMATION SESSION


 

“The cry of the poor is the Church’s cry of hope.  When we make their cry our own, we can be certain our prayers will reach to the clouds.” - Pope Francis' homily at the concluding mass of the Pan Amazonian Synod, Oct. 27, 2019

You are invited to hear the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth through testimonies of Indigenous peoples and traditional communities who are struggling to protect the Amazon from shameless plunder.  Please come out to the Development and Peace English Formation to learn more and to learn what you can do to support people in the Amazon to protect our common home.  Join us on Saturday, February 15, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Archdiocese of Montreal (2000 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H3H1G4). Parking at back of building.  RSVP required to KPiche@diocesemontreal.org or 514 931-7311 ext. 205 by Feb 12.


TRI-PARISH MISSION
Led by Fr. Larry Richards

Organized by St. Thomas à Becket,
St. Luke and Jesus Light of the World Parishes


 


Fr. Larry Richards, a popular conference speaker and pastor from Erie, PA, will conduct a four-day mission next month. The purpose of the mission is to help people grow in their love for God and give them hope and direction in their daily lives.




WHEN: Monday, February 17 to Thursday, February 20
             7 p.m.-9 p.m. each evening

WHERE: St. Thomas à Becket Parish
               (4320 St. Anne St., Pierrefonds, H9H 4Y7)

COST: Free (free-will offering last night of mission)

Fr. Larry Richards speaks from experience as a pastor of an inner city parish, a high school chaplain, a counsellor and evangelist. Fr. Larry Richards has directed hundreds of retreats, parish missions, and conferences for young and old alike. His inspirational talks, presentations, and books, always authentic and enthusiastic, have changed the hearts, minds and lives of millions of listeners and readers worldwide. His best-known books are “Be a Man” and “Surrender! The Life Changing Power of Doing God’s Will”. Fr. Larry is the  founder of “The Reason for Our Hope Foundation.”

Each night of the parish mission has a different theme:

  • Monday:  Knowing God’s love and practical information on how to pray
  • Tuesday: The gift of the Mass and the importance of family
  • Wednesday: The passion of Jesus Christ and how because of that we have freedom from, and forgiveness of, our sins
  • Thursday: Healing service and the new life of discipleship

For more information, contact Elsa Rivera at (514) 626-4111, ext. 222 or elsa@becket.ca

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VIDEO DIVINA AT ST. MONICA PARISH

 
This year, Fr. Lloyd Baugh, SJ, presents the ten films of Kieslowski’s Decalogue. Loosely inspired by the Ten Commandments, the films are consistent in their sharp focus on the absolute primacy New Testament commandment to “love your neighbour as yourself". Join him on Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. in the parish rectory (6405 de Terrebonne, Montreal, H4B 1A8) to view the film "Decalogue Seven: Do Not Steal”.  Free admission and popcorn, with discussion to follow!  For information, contact Fr. Lloyd at 514-481-0267 ext. 232 or lloyd.baugh@stmonica.ca

MONTREAL DIRECTED RETREATS
Be refreshed in mind, body and spirit

 
Silent, directed weekend retreat at La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame in Longueuil (180 rue De Normandie Longueuil, J4H 3N9). Begins Friday evening, February 21 and ends Sunday afternoon. Contact Paul Empsall at 514-626-9462 or paul.empsall@sympatico.ca or visit montrealretreats.org

PERSONALLY GUIDED SILENT RETREATS
at the Villa Saint-Martin



 
Personally guided retreats in English, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin
February 21-23 (or up until February 28)
(9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1T2)

Enter into the silence of an Ignatian retreat to hear and discover what a greater Love can offer you there! In this retreat, you will meet with an experienced spiritual guide once a day for up to one hour, but most of the day is spent in silent prayer or reflection.
 
❖ Space is limited, so please register early to ensure room and guide availability.
 
❖ The retreat starts at 5 p.m. on Friday. The weekend retreat ends after lunch on Sunday, but retreats may continue until February 28, if space is available.
 
❖ Retreats start at $107 per night including meals and personal accompaniment, depending on accommodation choice. Financial assistance is available for young adults under 29.
 
Please register by calling (514) 684-2311 ext. 0 or writing to contact@villasaintmartin.org.
 
 
 

An invitation to
THE MARRIAGE COURSE

Looking for an intimate and effective way to make your marriage stronger, healthier and last a lifetime? A new session of The Marriage Course is about to begin!
This course is offered to any married couple who would like to enrich their marriage. If you already have a good marriage, that’s good news, but any marriage can be made better. Why not take this opportunity to make your marriage the best it could be. After all, you have a lifetime to share and enjoy together!

If you have a struggling marriage, you will learn the valuable tools necessary to overcome the issues being faced.
Marriage is a very special relationship, and it deserves all of the love, attention and care you can give to nourish it.

Over the course of seven evenings, in a warm and relaxing home setting, you and your spouse can spend quality time discovering the essence of a healthy marriage, and privately discussing the topics covered each evening. There are absolutely no group discussions.
Think of it as a “date” night with your spouse!
The cost is $80 per couple.

The next course will be held in the West Island, on Tuesday nights at 7:15 pm, starting on February 25  and ending April 7, 2020.
To register, or for more information, please contact Nathalie and John Bondyra, at 514-695-7896,or at kahndyra@sympatico.ca.

MONTREAL CHALLENGE WEEKEND
RETREAT FOR YOUNG ADULTS

For ages 18-30
Friday, February 28, 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 1, 5 p.m.

 

Break from routine and give yourself an opportunity to rest, and live your faith with a VIBRANT community of new friends! This retreat weekend is a fun experience that can potentially change your life.

Do something new! Join us! 

To register: http://bit.ly/mtlchallenge

 

The Challenge Weekend is a retreat for youth 18 to 30 years old. It offers participants the chance to learn more about Christ and themselves. Whether you're a practicing believer or seldom go to church, Challenge will provide you with an opportunity to learn, to share and to grow in faith. You'll make new friends and participate in worship music, prayer, youth testimonies, discussions, and games. COST? $60, includes all meals and snacks (for those in real financial need, assistance can be arranged by contacting the Registration Coordinator).

For more info, contact outreach@montrealchallenge.ca, or visit www.montrealchallenge.ca. Check us out on Facebook or Instagram. Venue: Loyola High School (7272 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H4B 1R2).

GREATER:
DISCERNING GOD'S WORK IN YOUR LIFE

A Retreat for Young Adults

at the Villa Saint-Martin

For ages 18-29
Friday, February 28, 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 1, 5 p.m.

Facilitated by a team of young adults and Jesuits 
in partnership with CCO/Concordia and Holy Name of Jesus Parish
Villa Saint-Martin (9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1T2)

Not only are you loved, but for freedom you have been set free! Discerning God’s will, both in the little things and in the great questions of life, is an important part of living that freedom and joy to “do even greater things than these” that Jesus promises us (cf. John 14:12). Come reflect on how God can help you order and orient your life in Christ in this Jesuit retreat facilitated by young adults who have already begun to apply the principles of Ignatian discernment in their lives.
 

Though the retreat ends at 1 p.m. on March 1st, participants are welcome to remain through the afternoon for more silent time or for some fun outdoor activities (crosscountry skiing, hiking, etc.) and a free supper prepared by the Jesuits. 

 
Price: $100 
Participants must be 29 years old or younger. The registration deadline is February 20. Parishes and other groups who wish to register multiple participants may be eligible for a discount, subject to availability. For more information and to register please e-mail programmation@villasaintmartin.org or contact a partnering organization.
 

WORKSHOP ON ANXIETY MANAGEMENT
THROUGH SCRIPTURE

 

Saturday, February 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Catholic Centre
1857 de Maisonneuve West, 5th floor, H3H 1J9 (Guy-Concordia Metro)


Do you, or does someone you know, deal with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)? Anxiety is normal, and serves as part of our internal alarm system. Managing it, however, can be a challenge. In collaboration with Catholic Action Montreal and The Pillars Trust Fund,  all those who cope with GAD on a regular basis are invited to participate in a Kingdom Mindset English workshop. Reviewed by professional psychologists, participants will explore how to use Scripture to help manage the challenges of anxiety. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Cost is $10. Please RSVP by Monday, February 24. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MAT.

Judy Wong from Catholic Action Montreal together with Adam Paterno, blogger for Patheos.com and who has served as youth minister and parish catechetical leader at Maria Ausiliatrice Mission in East end Montreal, will be the moderating this event.  For more information and to register, please write to: mindsetkingdommtl@gmail.com.

 

SOUL SISTERS LUNCHEON:
"Let Him Love You"

 

The Catholic Women's League of St. Thomas à Becket Parish will be hosting a Soul Sisters Ladies' Luncheon on Saturday, February 29 from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (4320 St-Anne St., Pierrefonds, H9H 4Y7). The theme "Let Him Love You", is an invitation to explore the ways we can see ourselves through God's eyes and accept His love knowing we are worthy. 


Angèle Regnier, co-founder of Catholic Christian Outreach, author of "Forgiveness is Key" and recipient of the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal, will be the keynote speaker.
 
Following the talk and reflection, a delicious three course meal will be served and there will be a raffle of beautifully designed gift baskets. Don't miss out on an opportunity to gather with dynamic women, feed your body and soul and have fun! 

 
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by contacting Catherine 514-463-5991 or Michelle 514-862-5591.

Downloadable flyer (PDF)
 
LIVING TODAY AND
FACING THE FUTURE TOGETHER

A workshop for parents,
siblings and other relatives
of a loved one with a serious disability

Coming in the Spring of 2020


A workshop for parents, siblings and other relatives to share the gifts and challenges of family life with a member having a serious disability.  Explore all factors of this complex family situation: special support needs, inter-personal factors, respite, advocacy for services, self and couple care.  A focus on parents’ deepest concern: what will happen to my vulnerable son/daughter when we are no longer there or able to support him/her? We will use a comprehensive 12-point future planning approach to help parents of any age plan for the well-being and security of their children in practical ways, increasing peace of mind both now and for the future.

We will also share on how our faith and Christian communities can support us in the challenges of our unique witness and mission.  In the workshop we will build supportive connections with each other. We also invite interested friends, diocesan/parish staff and priests/deacons who wish to better understand this reality given our need for support on this lifelong journey. 

Animated by Donald Bidd, father of Justin, 33-year-old-son with an intellectual disability, member of St. Veronica’s parish and of a Faith and Light support community (inspired by Jean Vanier), and a certified professional coach (Concordia). To take place at St. Veronica’s parish at a date in the spring to be determined. A small fee for lunch and a comprehensive future planning guide.  To register contact Donald Bidd by March 1 at donaldbidd@gmail.com  or 514-631-3427. 

 
 
 

LENTEN RETREAT
Based on The Wizard of Oz


Come and experience healing, and a new depth as you appropriate aspects of yourself in the Scarecrow, the Tin man, and the Lion.
Pray through the adventures along the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City and Beyond.  
Heal foibles and failings and kill the Wicked Witch.
Click your heels together and find your way Home to your Inner Self wherein God Dwells.

Friday, March 6 from 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. and
Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. followed by Mass
Facilitated by Catherine Cherry
The Ignatian Centre (4567 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7)

Cost is $30. Please bring your own lunch and a bible.
Register by February 27 at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca

 

THE IGNATIAN CENTRE:
LIVING THE DISCERNING LIFE


Ten Thursday evening sessions, beginning March 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Ignatian Spirituality Centre
4567 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7
Cost: 
$100 (book included)
Deadline to register: February 27

Over the course of ten evening sessions, we will be using video conferences by Fr. Timothy Gallagher OMV to guide us.
Fr. Tim leads us through St. Ignatius of Loyola’s time-honoured practical guidelines for the discernment of spirits, showing both their profound insight into the human soul and how they can assist us in understanding and navigating through the ups and downs of the spiritual life.
Each session will allow time for us to explore how the teaching has concrete application and relevance to our own daily lives. 
It is the hope of the facilitators that the course will be a time set aside by participants to journey together while growing in our life of faith.
 
For further information: Call Paul Empsall (514-626-9462) or Louise Eberwein (514-825-5198).
 
To register: Please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064, or send us an email at centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

 

WEEKEND LENTEN RETREAT
AT THE VILLA SAINT-MARTIN


The Nature of Lent: God and Creation
Facilitated by Sylvester Tan, S.J. and Marc-André Veselovsky, S.J.
Friday, March 20, 5 p.m. to Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m.
(9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds, H8Y 1T2)

“Eternal life will be a shared experience of awe, in which each creature, resplendently transfigured, will take its rightful place and have something to give those poor men and women who will have been liberated once and for all.” - Pope Francis, Laudato sì, 243

God reveals the life God offers us through all of God’s works in creation, and our salvation in Christ is to be lived out by taking our rightful place among all of God’s creatures! Join us for this weekend retreat in which we seek to become ever more open to the new life that Christ offers us not merely for ourselves, but for the sake of the whole of creation, groaning for its redemption (cf. Romans 8:22).

Register early! Space is limited! The retreat price is $214, including meals, materials, and accommodation. Rooms with private bath are available for an additional fee.

To register, please contact Julie Lafontaine at the Villa Saint Martin at (514) 684-2311 extension 0 or e-mailing contact@villasaintmartin.org.

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STUDENT RESIDENCES
AT THE NEWMAN CENTRE AVAILABLE
FOR SUMMER AND FALL 2020
APPLY NOW!

 

Located at 3484 Peel St., Montreal, H3A 3T6, the Newman Centre is the home of Catholic spiritual and intellectual life at McGill University and is affiliated with the McGill Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (MORSL). 

Contact: campusminister@newmancentre.org


MANAGER OF DAILY PASTORAL LIFE:
JESUS LIGHT OF THE WORLD PARISH

We are seeking a qualified individual to assist the pastor in the management of day-to-day pastoral life of the parish. This position will respond directly to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

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