Thanksgiving blessings
to you and yours!


From everyone here at the
Office for English Pastoral Services,
Archdiocese of Montreal

FAITH ENRICHMENT CONFERENCE 2019
REGISTER NOW! 

AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THE
LIVE PRODUCTION BY GRUPPO JOBEL NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 18!


 
Come join us for the international art group Jobel's opening performance, "The Serving Witness". 

How to be a loving witness of love and mercy, courage and forgiveness.


Location:
Eric Maclean, SJ Centre, Loyola High School 
(2477 Rue West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A4)
When:
Friday evening, Oct. 18 starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20.00


WHO IS GRUPPO JOBEL?
Gruppo Jobel – Art for Earth® believes in the role of artists as privileged messengers to disseminate good practices and create new, sustainable ways of thinking through creativity and involving languages.

Fostering new generations who can be aware, responsible, and sustainably-oriented remains one of the most important challenges of the present time.

Gruppo Jobel – Art for Earth® dedicates great efforts in working with and for young people, involving children, adolescents and young adults in educational projects, created specifically for parishes, career guidance programs and non-formal learning platforms aimed at: developing creative and critical thinking skills; raising awareness about youth rights, good practices and sustainable topics; disseminating a sense of responsibility about the active role that new generations should play as important agents of change in order to achieve social and environmental goals; ensuring their engagement, empowerment and full expression through creative and artistic tools.
 
To find out more about speakers, the conference schedule or
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VIDEO DIVINA: ST. MONICA PARISH
 
 
This year Fr. Lloyd Baugh, SJ, proudly presents the ten short films of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue. These films, very loosely inspired by the Ten Commandments given to Moses, will focus, in a wide variety of ways, on the absolute primacy New Testament commandment to “Love your neighbour as yourself”. Join him on Friday, October 25, 7 p.m. in the parish rectory (6405 de Terrebonne St., Montreal, H4B 1A8) to view Decalogue Three: Respect the Day of the Lord.  Free admission and popcorn, with discussion to follow!  For information, contact Fr. Lloyd at 514-481-0267 ext. 232 or lloyd.baugh@stmonica.ca.

 
BOOK SALE CONTINUES
AT THE IGNATIAN CENTRE

 
Bring your friends, and any fellow book-lovers you know, and stop by at the Ignatian Centre (4567 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7) Tuesdays and Wednesdays this month! Our book sale will be open October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Discover a wide-selection of books covering music, literature, art, classics, history, philosophy, cooking, religion and spirituality, best-sellers, travel, biographies, children's books, and maybe even that out-of-print older edition. All books are $1 - except larger volumes! Everyone is welcome! Contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.
 
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ONE MILLION CHILDREN
PRAYING THE ROSARY



On October 18, over one million children around the world will be gathering in groups to pray the Rosary and ask Mary to help us achieve world peace. Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) is calling for all children worldwide to take part in the joint campaign “One Million Children Praying the Rosary.” As Pope Francis has designated the month of October as the Extraordinary Missionary Month, this year’s theme is: Mission. Please join us in this global initiative! Go to the ACN website to find out more and download your free kit! Visit: http://bit.ly/ChildrenPraying 
A WELCOMING COMMUNITY:
DAY OF FORMATION 


 
We have a special event planned at St. Luke Parish as part of PROJECTION: A Week of Dialogue organized through the Montreal Institute for Palliative Care.
What is PROJECTION?
New ways of addressing end-of-life questions. Death, loss and end-of-life issues affect us all – let’s talk about them! 
Visit us at www.projectionweek.ca 
The speaker for this evening will be Rose DeAngelis. Please register by contacting Wendy at wendy@st-luke.ca or 514-684-6488 ext. 204.

EXTRAORDINARY MISSIONARY MONTH 2019

 
October 2019 is the "Extraordinary Missionary Month 2019," as announced by Pope Francis during the Angelus on October 22, 2017.

“Go! Make disciples of all nations.” (Mt 28:19)

These words—the imperative mission of Christ—call each Baptized Catholic to action.

The Church has a lasting Mission to perform in this world, a mission that is ever more apparent, and the need for it is ever more urgent. In fact, mission isn’t something the Church does. It is what the Church is! This year, World Mission Sunday is on October 20. This is a worldwide collection for the missionary Church that offers emergency aid when disaster strikes, cares for refugees in war-torn countries, provides rural health clinics and transportation for priests, catechists, religious and lay pastoral workers. It offers financial support for the daily needs of all missionaries. Please pray for the missions and be generous on World Mission Sunday.

You may find Pope Francis' prayer for this month here: 
Prayer

BAZAARS, CRAFT FAIRS AND BOOK SALES
 

ST. VERONICA PARISH

A GIANT Book Sale, including DVDs, CDs and puzzles will be held after all weekend masses on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 in the all (1300 Carson Ave., Dorval, H9S 1M6). Proceeds will go towards funding our Christmas baskets. Contact the office at 514-631-6381.
 

ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH

All are welcome on Saturday, October 26 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2L7). We will have a wide assortment of crafts, knitted items, baked goods, toys, plants, candy, and our always popular New-to-You Table! Bring your family and friends. Stop in for lunch! Contact the office at 514-695-0205 or sjfpsecretary@videotron.ca
 

ST. JOHN PAUL II PARISH (Newly merged communities of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish and St. Wojciech and St. Maksymilian Mission)

Join us on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (34-34th Ave., Lachine, H8T 1Z2). Proceeds will go towards our Church Maintenance Fund. Raffles, jewellry, baked goods and more. Meals and snacks will be available for purchase at our lunch room. Table rentals are $35 for one day; $50 for both days. Contact the office at 514-637-2379 or resparish@bellnet.ca 

ST. THOMAS À BECKET PARISH
 

The Catholic Women's League is organizing an Arts and Crafts Fair the weekend of October 26-27 (Hours TBA) in the parish hall (4320 Ste. Anne St., Pierrefonds, H9H 4Y7). Christmas decors and gifts, jewellry, wood work and signs, knitted items, home made soaps, 50 /50, raffle table, photography, bake sale, lunch Cafe, and more. Proceeds will be allocated to various CWL charities. Contact the office at 514-626-4111 or becketparish@gmail.com.
 



ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH

Mark your calendar and tell your friends and family about our annual bazaar and craft sale! Join us on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and on Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (855 Bishop Power, LaSalle, H8P 1C8). New-to-you items, preserves, plants, Christmas items, baked goods and more. Contact the office at 514-366-0131 ext. 229.
 

ST. LUKE PARISH

The St. Luke's Catholic Women's League Annual Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 2 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the parish hall (106A Anselme-Lavigne St., Dollard-des-Ormeaux, H9A 1N8).  We will be offering a wide variety of items, i.e. lightly used clothes, Christmas and gift items, yarns and dry goods, jewellery, children's toys, CDs and DVDs and, of course, please do not forget our all famous Baking Table and Wine Raffle.  All proceeds from the bazaar go to good causes in our community, our church, and toward international charities, so we really appreciate all your support. Contact the office at 514-684-6488.

THE SACRED HEART SCHOOL OF MONTREAL:
GRADE 12 INFORMATION SESSION


 
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal will host an information session about its Grade 12 program for girls, on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (3635 Atwater Ave., Montreal, H3H 1B3). Parking is available at 2065 Sherbrooke St. West,  H3H 1E3 - Lot P9. English eligibility is not required for this program. Information at 514-937-2845 or www.sacredheart.qc.ca.

SINGLE MOTHERS GROUP: FREE WORKSHOP 

CHILDCARE AND LUNCH INCLUDED


 
As single moms in modern society, just the general tasks of daily life – getting the kids to school, work, household chores, cooking and trying to find time for your own spiritual needs – can be a challenge. This group was formed to build a community to support one another. Our first event of the season will be a single mother's workshop on Transforming Your Family Culture, and being offered on Saturday, October 26 from from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish (4455 West Broadway, Montreal, H4B 2A7). Lunch and childcare will be provided! 
 
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We are also looking for people who feel called to help with the group, i.e. friends of single mothers. Maybe you are single or retired and have some time you would like to spend helping out? Maybe your grandchildren live far away and you’d like to help a young single mom with her kids so she can go on retreat for a day? Maybe you have a gift for intercessory prayer and you would like to pray for our group? If you are interested in being a friend of our group, let us know. 
For more information, contact Claire Brown at
 clairebrown514@gmail.com or 514-677-7493 (evenings and weekends). 

2019 MEDCONFERENCE
 
Join us for the 2019 MedConference of the American Association of Medicine and the Person in Montreal, Canada!
 
Meet doctors, nurses, administrators, health care workers and students interested in all that is human, engaging, and personal about medicine.

 
“If I were sick, would I want this person to come into my room as my physician?” This is how Andrew Frantz, MD, the Dean of admissions at the Columbia University Medical School (1981–2010) explained his criteria for admission. Now, how can we reach this level of trust? Health professionals and patients alike move through hope and despair, as they face sickness and death. Trust is fundamental, yet contemporary medicine has seen a steep decline in medical trust.

The risk of medicine. This year’s theme focuses on two types of risk. On one hand, patients risk in entrusting themselves in the hands of physicians, nurses and medical professionals. On the other hand, medical professionals also need to risk while attending and providing medical care to their patients. The 2019 MedConference will review the historical roots of the decline of moral authority in western medicine, and the alleged growing power of medical science over life and death. We will consider the dynamic and benefit of establishing partnership and sharing decisions among medical professionals and patients. We will discuss these issues in the context of mental health and end-of-life care.

October 25-27, 2019
Château Vaudreuil
21700 Trans-Canada Hwy
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC J7V 8P3, Canada

 
Contact : medconference.aamp@gmail.com
 
 
CELEBRATING THE 400th ANNIVERSARY OF
ST. MARGUERITE BOURGEOYS, 

FOUNDRESS OF THE CONGREGATION OF NOTRE-DAME
 

You are invited to a presentation, Daring to Dream a New World into Being, on Sunday, November 3, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the CND Motherhouse Auditorium (2330 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, H3H 1G8). Limited parking available. We welcome our guest speaker, Kathleen Deignan, CND, Professor of Religious and Environmental Studies at the Iona Institute in New York. She is a theologian, author, composer and singer. Contact C. Madigan at 438-923-9603.

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