April 2016

Twelve Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care

(2016-04-29) The Catholic Women's League (CWL) of Canada is coordinating a day of prayer, "12 Hours of Prayer for Palliative Care", on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Inside the Heart of a Bishop

(2016-04-27) On Tuesday morning, April 19, the entire Catholic community was notified: Alain Faubert, the Pastor of Saint-Germain Parish, in Outremont, had just been appointed auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Montreal.

News Briefs...

(2016-04-26) Mass for Priestly Vocations - Little Hearts Playgroup - Annual Meeting of the Montreal Catholic Physicians' Association - Loyola High School: Elementary School Survey - Day of Prayer for Palliative Care

Blessing of the Holy Family Mausoleum

(2016-04-26) On April 20, 2016, Most Reverend Christian Lépine presided at the blessing and inauguration ceremony of the Holy Family Mausoleum at the Repos Saint-François d'Assisse Cemetery.

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Alain Faubert

(2016-04-25) The date of Alain Faubert's episcopal ordination as an auxiliary bishop for the archdiocese of Montreal has been set: it will take place on June 15, 2016, at 7:30 pm, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

The Archbishop welcomes a new auxiliary bishop

(2016-04-20) Most Rev. Christian Lépine comments on the appointment of Msgr. Alain Faubert as auxiliary bishop.

New Auxiliary Bishop Appointed for Montreal

(2016-04-19) His Holiness Pope Francis today appointed Reverend Monsignor Alain Faubert, C.S.S., Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Montreal.

Holy Spirit Day 2016

(2016-04-18) On April 10th, Mary Queen of the World Cathedral hosted over 700 confirmands across Montreal, and their families, to celebrate Holy Spirit Day. It was standing room only as the Cathedral was packed!

Pope prays for refugees, brings 12 Syrians back to Rome

(2016-04-17) Pope Francis' five-hour visit to Greece ended with him offering safe passage to Italy to 12 Syrian Muslims, half under the age of 18.

Toronto choir raises $13,000 for Montreal refugee families

(2016-04-16) St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish now has enough funds to welcome its refugee family later this month thanks to a benefit concert, featuring St. Michael’s Choir School from Toronto.

Statement on Bill C-14 by the CCCB

(2016-04-15) Following the introduction of Bill C-14 legalizing medical-assisted dying, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops reaffirm the sacred nature and dignity of human life.

News Briefs

(2016-04-13) National Volunteer Week - Death of Bishop Thomas Dowd's Father - Year of Mercy at Saint-John Bosco Parish

A Special Mass for the Family

(2016-04-13) Most Reverend Christian Lépine will celebrate a special Mass for families, on Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Philippine cardinal celebrates Mass in Montreal

(2016-04-11) Church authorities in Montreal said they were expecting 1,000 people at St. Joseph's Oratory for a special Mass with Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle. When Mass started at 6 p.m. April 6, the crowd was twice as big.

Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on The Joy of Love

(2016-04-08) The Vatican on Friday published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.

Concordia chaplaincy, CCO team up this fall

(2016-04-06) Campus ministry at Concordia University will get a boost this September with the arrival of three campus missionaries from Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO).

First Anniversary of Cardinal Turcotte's Death

(2016-04-05) Archbishop of Montreal from 1990 to 2012, Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte died on April 8, 2015, at the age of 78.

A new palliative-care home and day centre

(2016-04-04) On March 30, 2016, St. Raphael Palliative-Care Home and Day Centre officially secured its access to the property of the old St. Raphael church with the signing of an emphyteutic lease with the Archdiocese of Montreal.

News Briefs

(2016-04-03) Parents and Kids Fair - The Quebec Religious Heritage Council's Religious Archives Day - Funeral of Claire Kirkland-Casgrain - Conference Seminar on Persecuted Christians