october 3, 2021

Blessing of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha statue National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, 2021 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Archbishop Lépine blessed a new statue of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at the  Mary Queen of the World Cathedral .

Archbishop Lépine was accompanied by Father Vincent Esprit, C.M.F., pastor of the Shrine of Kahnawake, and Father Alain Vaillancourt, pastor of the Cathedral.
Mr. Roger Twance, Coordinator of Saint Kateri au centre-ville, hosted the event.

The statue of Saint Kateri, sculpted by MC Snow of Kahnawake and funded by personal donations and the order of consecrated virgins, will stand beside the statue of Saint Anne on the left side of the nave. The artist presented the work as part of the celebration.

“As we reflect on the residential schools, the grieving families and our Aboriginal brothers and sisters in Canada, Quebec and Greater Montreal, we pray for increasing dialogue and the restoration of trust, so that we may better contribute to building a society free of discrimination and respectful of the life and dignity of every human being,” said Archbishop Lépine.

july 4, 2021

“On a mission: Growing. Stronger. Together.”

The 2021 Annual Campaign, features four people from our diocese on a mission with the worthy task of promoting and serving spiritual life and love in the various spheres of family, work, society and Church. 
And in spite of the current challenging circumstances, these individuals have made and continue to make a difference in their communities.  They have found new ways to be present and supportive in the mission, bringing new hope through their involvement during these times of crisis.

Witnessing the love of God also means contributing to the joy, the love, the well-being and the dignity of individuals, families, youth and humanity as a whole.

Let’s support the Catholic Church of Montreal in its mission to serve and respond to the needs of our community.
Together, with the grace of God, we can meet these challenges.

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June 27, 2021

Villa Saint Martin: Spring & Summer Retreats

Villa Saint Martin: Spring & Summer Retreats
“Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while” (Mark 6:31)

The Villa Saint Martin invites you to come and rest a while with God during one of their individually accompanied retreats taking place from May to August 2021.

Retreats vary from 3 to 30 days long. Retreats take place in a peaceful and quiet environment respecting all Covid-19 guidelines and help you to deepen your relationship with God For information and registration, please visit
or contact the registrar by:
phone (514-684-2311 ext.227) or

The diocese has created a spiritual help‑line to offer support during the pandemic: 1‑888‑305‑0994.

Our Archdiocese has also set up a web page designed to provide ongoing relevant information amid current COVID‑19 concerns, including the latest guidelines, related articles and spiritual resources >>>