June 2013

Help for Syrian refugees

Emergency Campaign for Syrian Refugees

(2013-06-25) The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace are launching a joint campaign to raise emergency aid for Syrian refugees.

New priests ordained in Montreal

Ordination to the Priesthood

(2013-06-21) We are pleased to announce that Mr. Alfred Moubayed and Mr. Alexandre Tran, deacons for the diocese, will be ordained to the priesthood, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Appointment for the National Office of Liturgy

New director for the National Liturgy Office

(2013-06-19) The CCCB today announced the appointment of Father Louis-André Naud as Director of the French Sector National Liturgy Office and Secretary of the French Sector Commission for Liturgy and the Sacraments.

Loyola High School to the Supreme Court

Supreme Court to hear Loyola High School

(2013-06-17) The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to weigh-in on the case regarding the controversial ethics and religion course introduced into the Quebec school curriculum in 2008.

Statement by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family

COLF issues statement on Bill 52

(2013-06-13) The Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) has released a statement on Bill 52 tabled June 12, 2013, by the Government of Quebec, “An Act respecting end-of-life care”.

Inauguration of the Mission Our Lady of Africa

African Heat Felt on Quebec Soil

(2013-06-12) Nearly 1,200 people attended the inaugural ceremony for Our Lady of Africa Mission at Notre-Dame-des-Anges Church in Montreal. Here's a report of the event.

Letter from the CCCB

G8 Summit : Letter from the CCCB

(2013-06-11) A few days before the upcoming G8 Summit in the United Kingdom, Most Reverend Richard Smith, Archbishop of Edmonton and President of the CCCB, has written to the Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada.

Bridging the Divide Conferences

Bridging the Secular Divide

(2013-06-10) On May 27, 2013, Archbishop Christian Lépine was invited at McGill university for the "Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse" conference.

Diocesan Patronal Feast 2013

Diocesan Award of Merit

(2013-06-05) During the annual feast-day mass of the diocese on May 31, 2013, the Archbishop of Montreal, Most Rev. Christian Lépine, paid tribute to Christian education and the spiritual support at home of the sick and elderly.

Summer activities 2013

Summer Fun Under the Good Lord’s Sun

(2013-06-03) “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (Mk 6:31) Jesus himself prescribes rest! Summer is a time of choice to regain strength. Here are some suggestions of activities.

Major gathering for Corpus Christi in Montreal

Major Gathering for Corpus Christi

(2013-06-03) More than 1500 people gathered on May 30 at the Notre-Dame Basilica to celebrate Corpus Christi in Montreal. Here is a short video report, a photo album and Archbishop Lepine's homely.