January 2017

Refugees: Update on the sponsorship program

(2017-01-31) Following the government's decision to suspend the sponsorship program as of January 27, the Archdiocese successfully presented, prior to the deadline, 125 sponsorship applications, for families from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea, and Burundi.

25th World Day of the Sick

(2017-01-31) This year marks the 25th World Day of the Sick, instituted in 1992 by Saint John Paul II. SASMAD welcomes everyone to its annual celebration for and with the sick, on Saturday, February 11 at Saint-Jude Sanctuary.

New executive director for Development and Peace

(2017-01-31) Serge Langlois has been named executive director of Development and Peace.

Attack in Quebec City : Archbishop’s message

(2017-01-30) In his message to the faithful of the Archdiocese, Archbishop Christian Lépine says we will not succumb to fear and hatred.

Archbishop Lépine reacts to Quebec City attack

(2017-01-30) In a message sent to Cardinal Lacroix, Archbishop of Quebec, Most Rev. Christian Lépine offers his support following the murderous attack at a Quebec City mosque. A special mass will be celebrated tonight, at 5 pm, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Never lose faith in God's providential care

(2017-01-25) Pope Francis has invited believers to trust in God’s providential care while doing everything in their power to respond to the challenges that come their way.

Message for World Day of Communications

(2017-01-24) The Vatican has released Pope Francis' message for the 51st World Day of Social Communications. This year’s theme is "Fear not, for I am with you", conveying a sense of hope and trust in our time.

Pray. Evangelize. Engage. Support.

(2017-01-23) These are four key words for anyone who wishes to sponsor the priests of tomorrow.

Celebrate World Marriage Day

(2017-01-20) All married couples are invited to celebrate World Marriage Day, which honours married couples as heads of the family, the basic unit of society, and salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life.

Celebrating Consecrated Life

(2017-01-18) As the festivities for the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal begin, Archbishop Christian Lépine will celebrate a Mass for consecrated life on January 28, 10:00 a.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.


(2017-01-17) A million-plus-one things have changed on the Island of Montreal since the first permanent settlement was founded 375 years ago but not the holy ground upon which stands Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel in Old Montreal.

Praying for Christian Unity

(2017-01-16) As part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25), an ecumenical celebration will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church on January 21 at 2 p.m.

Pope writes to young people ahead of Synod on Vocational Discernment

(2017-01-13) Pope Francis has written a letter to young people as the Church prepares for a Synod of Bishops on the theme: “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment”.

Pope Francis: Put Jesus at the center of your life

(2017-01-11) Christian life is simple; a Christian does not need to do strange or difficult things, but put Jesus at the center of his or her daily choices.

News Briefs...

(2017-01-10) Father Emmett Johns (Pops) named Commander of the Order of Montréal - St. Marguerite Bourgeoys: Bilingual Feast Mass - SASMAD, Pastoral Home Care Services: Basic Formation - Dinner of the Kings - World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2017

2017 New Evangelization Summit coming this spring

(2017-01-09) We are happy to announce that plans are well underway to have not one, but TWO, host sites in Montreal for the upcoming 2017 New Evangelization Summit this spring!

Remembering January 6, 1937

(2017-01-06) Eighty years ago, on January 6, 1937, death came for Brother André shortly after midnight. His passing made headlines in all the papers.

Celebrating the 50th World Day of Peace

(2017-01-05) «Non-Violence: A Style of Politics for Peace». This is the title of the Message for the 50th World Day of Peace, the fourth of Pope Francis.