MAY 17, 2020
Friends of Mercy
Created in conjunction with Pastoral Home Care, the main objective of Friends of Mercy is to encourage the members of the parishes in our Archdiocese to become aware of the large number of those in need, to pray for the sick, for their families and for all members of the association.
All Friends of Mercy are invited on the 11th of each month to offer their day for the intentions of the sick, their families and the volunteers who minister to them. In addition, we pray for all members of the association, our community partners and the parishes involved in caring for the sick.
New members will be asked to sign a pledge form and will receive a certificate of participation signed by Archbishop Christian Lépine.
If you would like to participate, contact Arlene Provoteaux.
Blessed Virgin Mary
The entire month of May is devoted to honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary. CCCB President, the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon says, “May is the month dedicated in a special way to the Mother of Christ. We believe that she is, in a spiritual but real sense, our mother too. We turn to her and ask for the help of her powerful and maternal prayers to God for us.
On April 25, Pope Francis asked all Catholics to pray the Rosary during the month of May, asking for Mary’s intercession in stopping the coronavirus pandemic.
The Archdiocese is offering a free gift of Rosary prayer beads to anyone who asks during the month of May. Kindly send your request by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will receive it by mail, free of charge.