December 2017

Guess who’s coming to Christmas mass

(2017-12-19) The Archdiocese of Montreal could see up to half-a-million worshippers fill its 200-plus churches this year, according to projections generated by Canadian sociologist Reginald Bibby.

Catholic Action gains momentum

(2017-12-15) Formed in March 2016, Catholic Action Montreal (CAM) is emerging as an effective local network for volunteer services, spearheaded by its new executive director, Judy Wong.

Asylum seekers find shelter in rectory

(2017-12-13) The innkeeper who offered shelter to an expectant couple 2000 years ago - immortalized in the Nativity story - had no idea his gesture would serve as a benchmark for welcoming the stranger.

Relic of Saint Francis Xavier to come to Canada

(2017-12-12) The forearm of the most famous missionary saint is coming to Canada, January 3 to February 2, as part of a 14-city visit organized by the Archdiocese of Ottawa, the Canadian Jesuits and Catholic Christian Outreach, a national university student movement.

Jews, Muslims and Christians together

(2017-12-11) "Collectif pour l'unité" received the Medal of the National Assembly at a ceremony held on Sunday, Dec. 10, crowning two years of action promoting harmonious coexistence among the Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities in Verdun.

100 years at the heart of the shrine

(2017-12-05) Saint Joseph's Oratory is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Crypt Church with a commemorative celebration on Sunday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m. with Archbishop Christian Lépine presiding and the participation of the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal.

Cuvée Compassion; a fundraiser for the homeless

(2017-12-04) Businessman Pascal Fernand is very familiar with the world of wine. These days, on his show about wine on Radio-Classique, he is recommending a very special cuvée.

Christmas with Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance

(2017-12-01) On December 9 in the heart of Old Montreal, a torchlight procession and live nativity scene will commemorate Ville Marie’s first Christmas, 375 years ago. A number of historic figures will take part, including Jeanne Mance and Maisonneuve.