June 2015

A Memorable and Prophetic 400th Anniversary

(2015-06-29) On June 24, 2015, more than 2 000 people assembled at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church. They came to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the first Mass on the island of Montreal and the commemoration of the arrival of the Recollect Franciscans in America.

A Relic of Saint John Paul II in Montreal

(2015-06-25) The 11 a.m. Mass at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral on Sunday was celebrated with much solemnity, as, for one day only, a relic of Saint John Paul II (JPII) was brought to be presented for the veneration of the faithful.

Gathered for all the Christians of the World!

(2015-06-23) The Christian Gathering took place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Ahuntsic Park in Montreal. Its purpose was to make the Christians of Quebec aware of their indispensable role in society and around the world.

Laudato Si: on the Care of our Common Home

(2015-06-19) Pope Francis’ first encyclical is focused on the idea of ‘integral ecology’, connecting care of the natural world with justice for the poorest and most vulnerable people.

An Encyclical on the Environment

(2015-06-17) Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, "Laudato Si," Will Be Presented on June 18, 2015, at Noon, Rome Time.

TRC: Canadian Bishops release initial response

(2015-06-12) Following its meeting of June 10-11, 2015, the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has issued an initial response to the summary report and Calls to Action by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Youth Gathering: A Success

(2015-06-10) Hundreds of young adults participated in the Youth Gathering, which was held from the 5th to the 7th of June as part of the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal.

TRC: From Words to Action

(2015-06-10) The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concluded last week. Ninety-four recommendations were at the centre of the events held during these four days of ceremony that marked Canada's turning the page on this part of its history.


(2015-06-05) On June 24, 1615, on the shores of the Rivière des Prairies, Father Denys Jamet and Father Joseph Le Caron, two of the four Recollects that accompanied Samuel de Champlain on his journey to New France, celebrated the first Mass on the island of Montreal.


(2015-06-04) From reviving parish councils to instituting a parking-lot ministry, many parishes are exploring innovative ways to “rebuild church,” following the Parish Vitality Conference.

Consecrated Life Community Honoured on the Patronal Feast Day

(2015-06-03) On Friday evening, May 29, Archbishop Christian Lépine, together with many faithful, celebrated the Diocesan Patronal Feast Day.