Community Outreach Ministries
Benedict Labre House
Several times a year, our parish organizes, cooks and serves Sunday lunch at Benedict Labre House.
This provides parishioners with the opportunity to deepen their spiritual lives through service to the poor. As well as being a great way to get to know their fellow parishioners!
L’Abri en Ville
The mission at l’Abri en Ville is to provide a stable and fullfilling environment for persons with mental illness through safe, affordable housing and inclusion in a supportive community. They believe in a society in which persons can be full, contributing members despite a mental illness.
Visits to Shut-Ins
This is a special ministry to our homebound parishioners requiring the gifts of caring, compassion and discretion. Some of our parishioners do welcome a friendly visit from time to time to help brighten their day!
St Willibrord’s Food & Clothing Bank
Every week, our parishioners drop off donations of food and clothing which is delivered to the St-Willibrord church in Verdun. St Willibrord’s Food Bank assists over 400 families each month. A constant supply of non-perishable goods, such as tinned meat, fish, fruits and vegetables as well as dry goods such as pasta, rice and cereals is required to meet the need. Baskets in which to deposit donations are provided in the vestibule at the back of the church.
Gift of Sight Programs
For over fifteen years, Parishioners have been dropping off their used eyeglasses and non-prescription sunglasses at the church so that others may have the gift of sight.
These glasses receive a second life and are donated to two organizations that reuse them by giving them to the needy here in Montreal and to those in the missions.