There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7pm mass (from 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Also, Adoration every Friday throughout the year, following the 9:00 am mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord!
“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.” -St. Alphonsus Ligouri
ANNUAL COLLECTION OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF MONTREAL 2018
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, like every year at this time, it is with the joy of Easter that I write to you again. On Easter morning, the Church community reawakens, welcoming the new life that the Holy Spirit breathes into it. Given new energy, we are stimulated into action. We find ourselves fulfilling our baptismal promises with renewed strength and vigor. We are thus asked to be generous and contribute to the cause of proclaiming God’s love.
This year, the Annual Collection will take place on the first three Sundays in April (April 8-22). Once again, I ask you for your prayers and your support. It is a time for both thanksgiving and for the People of God who reside in Montreal to be united with the vital and prevailing force that comes from the Joy of the Gospel.
May God bless you and shine his love and truth on you.
+ Christian Lépine
Archbishop of Montreal
Envelopes are available at the entrance doors or to find out more visit www.diocesemontreal.org (The Grapevine – Issue 9, Vol. 13)
NEW EVANGELIZATION SUMMIT
LIVE FROM OTTAWA
APRIL 27-28, 2018
STREAMING THIS YEAR TO OUR MONTREAL HOST SITE
AT ST. KEVIN PARISH!
Join us at St. Kevin Church (5600 Côte-Des-Neiges Rd., Montreal, H3T 1Z1) on Friday, April 27, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 28, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40. Lunch will be provided. Please contact 514-258-0227 or stkevinNES18@gmail.com for more info about this Host Site. For details on this year’s speakers and to purchase tickets online at: www.newevangelization.ca
The author of the earliest and shortest gospel, Mark was amember of the first Christian community in Jerusalem. Christians used his mother’s house there as a place of prayer during Peter’s imprisonment under Herod Agrippa I.
When Paula and Barnabas returned from Jerusalem, they took Mark back with them to Antioch in Syria. Later, they brought him along as their assistant on a missionary journey. After this, Mark returned to Jerusalem.
In Christian art, Mark is often depicted with a winged lion. Legends speak of Mark as bishop of Alexandria, where he cured a shoemaker and was killed in the streets of the city, He is a patron of notaries, of Egypt and Venice. (Living with Christ, April 2018)
RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, and prayer. Participants in the RCIA program undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. For more information contact Fr. Jason Piper
FINDING MASS TIMES WHILE AWAY
You can easily find a Catholic church and mass times for any location you travel to in North America, and beyond. Visit www.masstimes.org, or www.parishesonline.com to find a church near your destination.
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Food for Oasis
Sick and Shut Ins
If you know of someone who is housebound or has difficulty coming to Church and would like a visit to receive Holy Communion, please call the office. If you can offer a ride to someone who cannot get here otherwise, please let us know…Thank you.
The Prayer Sheet is in the foyer of the Church. Please write prayer intentions so the Community can offer prayers for you.