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virtual Parish Leadership Conference?


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Why is a healthy leadership team important to a parish?
What does a healthy leadership team look like?

Not sure?
Come discover how your parish can benefit from creating a healthy leadership team.

Join keynote Brett Powell live from the Archdiocese of Vancouver at 
10 a.m. (EST) today, Jan. 23, as he guides us through encouraging and practical ways for teams “to lead well during these difficult times.”

This event is free.
*Simultaneous translation in French will be provided.

For details and to register, click link below.
REGISTER NOW

Transformational Leadership

This event is being offered as a follow-up to the virtual gathering with Archbishop Paul-André Durocher held last Nov. 21, Called by My Name, sent in His Name, in addition to the conference being offered by Brett Powell on Saturday, Jan. 23 called Leadership Where It Matters Most.

This series of conferences aim to support everyone’s efforts to promote the missionary transformation of our Church (Diocesan Roadwork) and to deepen our understanding of ways to meet  the challenges of a Church renewal together.

Archbishop Paul-André Durocher will present his vision of transformational leadership within the Church.

Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. EST via the platform Zoom

This event is free.
*Animated in French; simultaneous translation in English will be provided.

For details and to register, click link below.

REGISTER NOW
STORIES OF HOPE:
A new season of Alpha begins across Canada, including Montreal

Honest conversations for uncertain times.
Try Alpha.

 
Over 29 million people across the globe have done Alpha. 

Alpha is an 11-week course that creates a space, online or in person, where people are excited to bring their friends for a conversation about faith, life and God.


Cost: Free
Location: Online

JESUS LIGHT OF THE WORLD PARISH

Starting Monday, January 25, 7 p.m. via the platform, Zoom.
Register at: https://jesuslightoftheworld.ca/alpha/ 

 
ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA PARISH

Ready for a chat? Alpha Online starts on Wednesday, January 27, 8 p.m.  If you’ve not done it before and have questions about life, why not give it a try? You can even bring along a friend who might be interested. It’s guaranteed to spark great conversations...
Learn more: https://stig.ca/alpha/
 
ST. JOHN BRÉBEUF PARISH
 

Don’t just make another empty New Year’s resolution! Why not try Alpha to transform your faith life? We all promise ourselves to eat better or get fit — why not commit to improving your spiritual life? Maybe this is what you have been searching for. 

We will be meeting online via Zoom for 11 weeks beginning Thursday, January 28, 8 p.m.
Learn more: https://johnbrebeuf.ca/alpha/
 


TRY YOUTH ALPHA

Explore life’s biggest questions with other teens, ages 14-19. Begins Thursday, February 4.
This Youth Alpha is a collaborative effort between St. Ignatius of Loyola and Holy Name of Jesus parishes, and Mission Jeunesse MTL.
Take a look at the Alpha Youth Series Trailer 

Still need more information? Sign up below for the Info Session which will be held on Tuesday, January 26 at 7 p.m.
Learn more: YOUTH ALPHA


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
FOR WARMING CENTRE

 
The social ministry team of Côte-des-Neiges is looking for volunteers for a temporary warming centre, in the basement of the St. Pascal Baylon Church, in Côte-des-Neiges.

We help homeless people by providing them a safe place to warm up, and offer them some coffee, a bowl of soup and a sandwich. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Your role would be to support the team with the following tasks:
• Serving food
• Maintaining order and cleanliness
• Ensuring compliance with sanitary measures


Maintaining this service relies on the creation of a team of reliable volunteers. We run the centre until the end of March, so whether you come once a week or daily, your contribution will be greatly appreciated.

On behalf of those with whom you can spend a few hours a day, thank you!

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please contact
Mr. Diego Saavedra Renaud at (514) 880-7500 or psocialecdn@outlook.com.

Pastorale sociale de Côte-des-Neiges
6570 chemin la Côte-des-Neiges,
Montréal (Québec) H3S 2A7
Tel. : (514) 880-7500
psocialecdn@outlook.com
http://cdnchurchcouncil.org 
 
CLEAR & SIMPLE:
Parish Evangelization That Leads to Conversion

Monday, January 25 - 1 p.m. EST, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

To mark this feast and to unpack the indispensability of conversion in the evangelization process, we will be joined by André Regnier, Co-Founder of Catholic Christian Outreach .

The word “evangelization” is much more commonplace in the Church today than in the past. But the meaning behind it and the steps towards the goal of evangelization can be unclear and ambiguous. How can our parish move forward if we don't know where we're going?

Join us on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul, as André Regnier, Co-Founder of Catholic Christian Outreach, unpacks the indispensability of conversion in the evangelization process. You’ll walk away from this session with greater clarity and conviction around your parish’s focus on the primacy of evangelization.

Please register below.
Register here

PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
 
This Sunday, January 24, celebrate the 2021 #WeekofPrayer for Christian Unity online with Christians across Canada! #WPCU2021
The 2021 theme – Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit (John 15:5-9) – calls us to pray and to work for reconciliation and unity in the church, with our human family, and with all of creation. Drawing on the Gospel image of vine and branches, it invites us to nourish unity with God and with one another through contemplative silence, prayer, and common action. Grafted into Christ the vine as many diverse branches, may we bear rich fruit and create new ways of living, with respect for and communion with all of creation.

Here in Montreal, an ecumenical, bilingual worship service will be held at 3 p.m. EST, hosted by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism.
ALL ARE WELCOME. Please register in advance below. 
Register here
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FRATELLI TUTTI CONFERENCE


Organized by the diocesan Office of Cultural and Ritual Communities, the Migrant and Refugee Section of the Holy See, and the diocesan Mission Jeunesse-Youth Ministry Office, this virtual conference will be offered in Spanish, English and French.

 
In Spanish: Saturday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m. EST
In English (with simultaneous translation in French): Sunday, January 31 at 2:30 EST

The event is free, and open to all. Advance registration is required via the link below.
Register here
 
SACRED HEART TO WELCOME VISITORS - VIRTUALLY

 
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal will hold a third Virtual Open House event this school year, on Wednesday, February 3, at 7 p.m. The all girls private high school hosted its first two successful Virtual Open House events last September, due to COVID. In fact, the events have been so successful, that the 159-year-old institution is poised to begin fall 2021 with its largest grade 7 class in 5 years. 

What to Expect
Visitors can register for the mid-winter Virtual Open House on the high school’s website. Each registered family will be sent a link, giving them access to a Zoom meeting. Once logged on, prospective families will be welcomed by Sacred Heart’s Head of School, Shawn O’Donnell, and other administrators. They will speak about the all girls school mission and goals, as well as academic expectations, tuition assistance, transportation, and what extracurricular activities the students can expect. Next, participants will be shown a virtual tour, featuring student tour guides. 

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
Since 1861, The Sacred Heart School of Montreal, the city’s only all girls English Catholic high school, has been graduating exceptional leaders. The school is committed to developing young women of intellect, wisdom, compassion and with a sense of justice.  The Sacred Heart School of Montreal is part of a worldwide network of schools that share common goals, mission and values.
Find out more at www.sacredheart.qc.ca
Register for the Open house below.  
Register here
 
SINGLE MOTHERS' VIRTUAL RETREAT

 
WHEN: Friday, February 5-7, 2021
All single mothers are welcome.

Schedule overview:

Fri., 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Guest Speaker, Laura O'Reilly and reflection time
Sat., 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Laura O.reilly amd reflection time
Sat., 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.: Healing Service
Sun., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Virtual Mass celebrated by Fr. Rob Brennan, SJ 

For more info, contact Claire Brown at clairebrown514@gmail.com
Full retreat details
 
LENTEN MISSION: ST. LUKE PARISH
WITH DEACON TONY RETTINO

 
You are invited to our first ever virtual Lenten Mission animated by Tony Rettino, p.d.
Tony will use a series of videos from Sycamore.
Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Take a look at the Sycamore Trailer on Vimeo.

Feb 18: THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Feb 25: WHO IS JESUS? 
March 4: THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE CHURCH
March 11:  THE GIFT OF FAITH
March 18:  FINDING TRUE FREEDOM
March 25:  THE MEANING OF LOVE
 
 
Invite a friend or several friends – they can be living in any time zone and join us through the internet – imagine the possibilities!
 
Register in advance for this meeting at the link below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Register here
 
MONTREAL DIRECTED RETREATS
at Villa Saint Martin
 
Experiencing Covid Fatigue?
Need a reboot in your relationship with God?

Montreal Directed Retreats is offering a three-night, four-day silent retreat at beautiful Villa Saint Martin located on the shore of Rivière-des-Prairies in Pierrefonds, QC.

WHEN: March 28-31, 2021       
COST: $375

On your retreat you will meet daily with a spiritual director, be able to attend daily Mass and have access to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
Allow the silence to help you find “rest for your soul” through a personally directed retreat.

Please note that all registrants must register three weeks before the retreat date so that we may ensure a room reservation with the retreat house.

For further information or to register, email us at:
montreal.directed.retreats@gmail.com

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