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May 17, 2023                                                                                                         Issue 3, Volume 18

Saturday, June 10, 2023
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Day will conclude with 4:30 p.m. Mass in the church)
St. John Fisher Parish (120 Summerhill Ave., Pointe-Claire, QC  H9R 2L7)
*Admission is free. Please register in advance at the link below.

   "Let's face it, the last few years haven't been easy ones, especially for those on the front lines of ministry [...] Never doubt that you have been called by God to minister at this time in the life of the world.
   He called you, because He knows tat the world needs you and your gifts." 
- Author Julianne Stanz on Encouragement for Ministry,
Loyola Press 

Everyday, we are continually transformed by our surroundings, i.e.  the pull of daily commitments, the people we meet, a walk reconnecting with nature, the different media we consume, etc.  Our environment and our routine rituals help give form to our lives. In the same way, our daily/weekly ritual – celebrating the Eucharist – can help sustain, transform, restore us within, as individuals, families and communities.

In addition to the accompaniment and ministries parishes have to offer, how can we help make the Liturgical experience become more relevant to one’s personal faith journey and daily life? What would a welcoming and spiritually nourishing environment of hospitality, music, and prayer look like?

Join us as we explore different ways in which we can help foster the transformative power of the Liturgy – how it can deepen our identity in Christ and shape a way of being in the world.

Parish Vitality 2023: Learn more and register here
featuring "WOMEN TALKING"

Friday, June 2, 2023
Potluck Supper (cold buffet) at 6 p.m.
Film begins at 6:30 p.m.
St. Monica Parish (6405 de Terrebonne, QC  H1B 1A8)
*Admission is free. Please register in advance at the link below.
Join us next month for a Video Divina evening of fellowship and discussion; popcorn and drinks included!

Following the film, there will be time dedicated for group sharing and reflection having journeyed with these characters, with a focus on the different ways they were called by God to respond, amid the challenges confronting their devotion to their faith, their families and themselves.

In the same way, how can we be open to hearing God’s voice in our daily lives, so we may better understand His calling for us to move forward as members of the Body of Christ, in our families, our community, our ministry and our work.

*2023 Academy Award Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay and 2023 Academy Award Nominee for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Women Talking is inspired by true events about the “women of an isolated religious community who grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith."

“This film offers a window into what it looks like when people have to imagine another way forward.”  – Writer/Director, Sarah Polley                                               


Video Divina June 2023: Learn more and register here
Stephen "Steve" Sims mourned
Mr. Sims died April 23, 2023 in Montreal, at the age of 75. 
He is remembered for his years of service to local community programs and ministry to the Montreal English Catholic Community, including
St. Anthony of Padua Parish in
Little Burgundy. Learn more here.
Relocation of Wickham Centre
Just two short years ago, we began to discern the coming together of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre and the Villa Saint-Martin to create the new Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal (ISCM). This brought about many challenges, in particular, the need to relocate the West Broadway space. Learn more here.
The Newman Fellowship is Recruiting Interested in living in a Catholic residence right next to McGill campus? Looking to grow in the faith alongside fellow students? Applications are now open for the
St. Augustine Cohort (2023-2024)! This one-year program aims to help you integrate the social, spiritual and intellectual dimensions of student life. Learn more here.
Celebrate the rest of the Easter season at the Late Sunday Mass
Missed attending your regular Mass time? Coming back late from weekend plans? Consider joining us Sunday evenings, 8 p.m. at St. Willibrord Parish in Verdun. Organized by Catholic Action Montreal. We welcome this week's celebrant, Fr. Kevin Kelly.

Challenge Retreat for
Young Adults: May 19-21

If you or someone you know has been looking for a way to live out their faith and journey with others, then be sure to register today. Register here. Find out more about Challenge here.
Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish: Pasta Lunch Fundraiser
Join us Sunday, May 28 following 10:30 a.m. Mass. Tickets are $10 for 13 yrs+; $5 ages 5-12; free under 5 yrs.  Contact 514-334-0531, ext.1 or Many surprises are in store! Find out more here.
Catholic Action Montreal: Annual General Meeting - May 30
All of us do important work in our community as we are called to do by our faith.  Mark your calendars and join us to learn how your prayers, volunteering and donations have helped us make important differences in people's lives.
Diocesan Patronal Feast Day Celebration: May 31
Archbishop Christian Lépine cordially invites everyone to celebrate the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary at our diocesan patronal feast day on May 31, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. All are welcome. Find out more here.

Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish: Garage Sale
Join us Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the church parking lot.  Rent a table ($50) and sell your used items, crafts and/or baked goods; or donate your used items, Contact 514-334-0531, ext.1 or

Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians & Societies: 15th Annual Educational Conference 
An in-person event held at St. Paul University in Ottawa, ON. Themed "Be Not Afraid". Spend the weekend, June 2-3, 2023 in prayer, developing friendships and skills as Catholic physicians. 
Learn more and register here.

Corpus Christi 2023
Themed "You have been given Bread from Heaven". All are welcome on Thursday, June 8, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
Find out more HERE.
Dinner Fundraiser: June 10
To help Manoir de Beaujeu offer scholarships to many young people of all backgrounds, to enable them to participate in personal and spiritual development activities such as retreats, seminars, etc. This year, our goal is 50 scholarships. Get your tickets here.
Organ Concert: June 11
Featuring Didier Matry, titular organist of the Saint-Augustin Church in Paris. In partnership with the Prix d'Europe Festival at 3:30 p.m. in the Basilica of St. Joseph's Oratory. Admission is free - donations appreciated. Find out more here.

Weekend Retreat for Single Mothers: June 23-25
Hosted by Momentum, the retreat provides three days of prayer, programming and family time held at Dominus Vobiscum retreat centre. You are welcome to come with or without your children. Learn more and register here.

Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal: Three-day
Accompanied Retreat

June 30-July 2, 2023 at the Villa Saint-Martin in Pierrefonds.
Find out more and register HERE.
Marian Pilgrimage:
Oct. 25-Nov 6, 2023

ACN Canada and Deacon Brian Cordeiro are delighted to announce the launch of a bilingual (English and French) Marian pilgrimage with major stops at Lourdes, Saint-James of Compostela, Fatima and Lisbon.
Full Itinerary; or register HERE.

Visit our job board!
Find a listing of job postings offered within the English Montreal Catholic community and its networks. 

Catholic Cancer Connection
Are you suffering with, recovering from, or supporting someone with cancer? Catholic Cancer Con-nection is here for you. Our online gatherings and phone network offer spiritual support through prayer, sha-ring and more. Contact Debbie or join their Facebook group.
Catholic Single Mothers Podcast
If you’re a single mother looking for hope and inspiration, this podcast is for you. We are an organization called Momentum, a Catholic faith community for single mothers.
Join us, as we hear stories and reflections from single mothers and other guests on Spotify or Apple.
Dominican Laity of the Canadian Province of Saint Dominic
Interested or have any questions about becoming a lay Dominican? Consider joining the English-speaking Order of Preachers, Dominican Laity in Montreal.
Learn more about St. Dominic's Prayer, Study, Community and Apostolate.
Seeking Spiritual Direction (Accompaniment)?

Consider the Ignatian Spirituality Centre of Montreal for assistance. Contact the Centre at (438) 377-1597 or visit their website for more information.
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel in Old Montreal
Offering visits to pastoral groups in English, French and Spanish.
Plan your visit today. Learn more about booking your chapel visit here.
For more info, contact Carole Golding at
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral online store
Providing fast and easy access to devotional objects helpful in strengthening our faith as we carry out our mission. Devotional objects purchased will be blessed by a priest from the Cathedral prior to shipment. Visit:

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