November 2013

Pope Francis: First Apostolic Exhortation

First Apostolic Exhortation by Pope Francis

(2013-11-28) Pope Francis has issued his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium, “The Joy of the Gospel”, on the proclamation of the Gospel in today’s world.

Diaconales ordinations

Diaconal Ordinations

(2013-11-25) We are pleased to announce that Mr. François GILBERT and Mr. Ciaran PITCHFORD, acolytes of the diocese of Montréal will be ordained permanent deacons.

Faith Enrichment Conference : Great Success

2013 Faith Enrichment Conference

(2013-11-20) What an event! The conference held on November 8 and 9 at the Nouvel Hotel attracted over 200 participants from 42 parishes, and based on participants feedback, faith were enriched! Read on…

Special Mass for the Philippines

Mass and Fundraising for the Philippines

(2013-11-19) On Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Archbishop Christian Lépine will celebrate a special Mass for the Philippines at St. Joseph’s Oratory. In addition, a special collection will be held in all parishes throughout the diocese.

Two interesting courses offered at Concordia University

2014 Winter Session Courses

(2013-11-19) Two interesting courses will be offered during the 2014 Winter Session at the Department of Theological Studies, Concordia University, with Bishop Thomas Dowd and Fr. Raymond Lafontaine as instructors. Register now!

40-hours of Adoration

40 Hours of Adoration

(2013-11-18) In preparation for the consecration of the Archdiocese on November 23, 2013, Most Reverend Christian Lépine and the cathedral's team are organizing a 40-hour Adoration and Sacrament of Penance.

COX ALAN (1935- 2013)



Exactly what is a Consecration?

(2013-11-13) The following is an explanation of the "Consecration" of the Archdiocese of Montreal to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, which will be performed by Most Rev. Lépine, on November 23, 2013.

Help for the Philippines

Support relief efforts for the Philippines

(2013-11-12) The Philippines was struck by the worst disaster in its history on Friday, when super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the country. Here, Development and Peace calls for help, while Pope Francis asks for concrete aid and prayers.

Spring Confirmations -Reminder

Confirmations for Spring 2014 – Reminder

(2013-11-11) The Office for Pastoral Personnel remind the priests and their pastoral team to return the form for the Confirmation of children in spring 2014.

New Bishop in Paraguay

Bishop for Paraguay originally from Canada

(2013-11-08) His Holiness Pope Francis named Father Pierre Jubinville, C.S.Sp., Bishop of San Pedro, Paraguay. At the time of his appointment he was stationed in Rome as first general assistant of his religious community.

St. Cecilia Feast Day

St. Cecilia Feast Day Celebration

(2013-11-07) On Friday, November 22, 7:30 pm, a unique event will take place at St. Patrick’s Basilica. Bishop Thomas Dowd is calling all of the choirs of Montreal to join together to form one singing congregation for the glory of God.

From a Year of Faith to a Life of Faith

From a Year of Faith to a Life of Faith

(2013-11-04) Dominican University College will be hosting “From a Year of Faith to a Life of Faith” Conference from November 21st -23rd, 2013. This conference will feature several keynote speakers, including Most Rev. Thomas Dowd.