october 31, 2021

World Youth Day and Our Common Home

In response to the message of Pope Francis in his letter to young people, get involved in saving our planet.

On Sunday November 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 PM,
join ‘Les Amies du boisé’ to protect a local forest in Montreal by assisting to remove invasive species in the woodland and planting trees.
A chance to put faith into action and reflect on the role of Christians in saving the planet in light of the Papal encyclical Laudato Si.
For more information please visit  >> World Youth Day
or contact Lore Bollliet at (514) 562-4460 or

october 17, 2021

Health Guidelines in Places of Worship – issued by the Assembly of Catholic Quebec Bishops

Wash hands at the entrance, wear a mask and maintain a distance of two metres from others while moving about inside the church.
Once seated, maintain a distance of two (2) metres from persons residing at different addresses or, if not singing and only speaking quietly, a distance of one (1) metre.
Masks may be removed if those seated remain silent or speak only in a low voice.
It is recommended that participants avoid moving about during ceremonies.

All health guidelines to be followed can be found here

Indoors – 250 persons
Outdoors – 500 persons
Vaccination passport NOT required

Indoors – 250 persons
Outdoors – 500 persons outdoors
Vaccination passport NOT required
Attendance log required
Receptions following religious ceremonies for weddings and funerals are restricted to
25 persons if held indoors, 50 persons if held outdoors.

Choirs are permitted in places of worship. Choir members must respect a distance of two
(2) metres between one another. If singing in front of an audience, the distance must be greater
than two (2) metres.

When singing or speaking loudly, a distance of TWO (2) metres must be maintained between
persons living in different households.
Masks must be worn.

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.

Contribute to the campaign >>

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 >>>