May 24, 2020
54th World Communications Day
The message for this year is based on the theme, “‘That you may tell your children and grandchildren’: Life becomes history.” The passage, drawn from the Book of Exodus, highlights the importance of sharing “knowledge of the Lord” and meaningful memories, stories and experiences, so that they may transform people’s lives.
Ascension of Our Lord
Celebrated on May 24th, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Pope Francis says in his message that Jesus, who is “the quintessential storyteller — the Word, spoke of God “not with abstract concepts, but with parables, brief stories taken from everyday life” so that “the story becomes part of the life of those who listen to it, and it changes them.
The entire month of May is devoted to honouring the Blessed Virgin Mary.
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: email@example.com.
You will receive it by mail, free of charge.