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Issue 2, Volume 17
Called, Chosen, Gathered and Sent: A synodal journey inspired by "The Chosen"
Led by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, E.V. 
An online series Friday evenings:
February 4, 11,18 and 25, 2022
Register by Feb. 1st.
Looking to rekindle your love and married life?
Join us for a fun and interactive free virtual meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 8-9:30 p.m. EST, for helpful ideas on work-life balance and priorities. 
Celebrating Resiliency Conference: Feb. 1-3
A free, virtual event designed to celebrate and showcase the resiliency and contributions of Quebec’s English-speaking communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Unpacking the Alpha Masterclass:
Feb. 10
A live conversation on Alpha's latest resource for parishes, with Fr. Mike Leclerc and Adrian Rojo de la Vega (St. Ignatius Parish),
Ed Zadeiks (Alpha Canada), and Eric Myatt (Divine Renovation). 

World Day of the Sick (WDS) 2022
We will gather online this year on the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11, to pray and celebrate together in community for the 30th annual WDS.
On the day itself, SASMAD-Pastoral Home Care Services will host three events for you to participate in, including 7:30 p.m. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine.

Valentine's Day Date Night:
Feb. 11

Has the pandemic been hard for your life as a couple? Consider coming to this virtual date night to rekindle the flame of your love! 

World Marriage Day 2022
To honor the occasion, Worldwide Marriage Encounter invites you to Mass (livestreamed) on Saturday, February 12, 5 p.m. celebrated by Archbishop Christian Lépine at Mary Queen of the World. Join us to renew your wedding vows, receive a special blessing and pray for couples and families! For more info, contact the Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family.

Late Sunday Mass opens Feb. 13
Have an event that conflicts with your regular Mass time? Consider joining us Sunday evenings, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Proof of vaccination required, as mandated by the government. Organized by Catholic Action Montreal.
How Do We Walk Together as Church? Embracing Pope Francis’ New Call to Synodality

Join authors Moira McQueen and Massimo Faggioli for a robust conversation on the topic of Synodality and how the faithful at all levels can participate in Pope Francis’ call to solidarity and contribute to a rich reflection on a vibrant future for the Catholic Church. Join us on Feb. 16, 11 a.m.

The webinar is free, but registration is required.
Peace, Freedom and Healing
with Fr. Lou Cerulli

Dear Sisters and Brothers, please join us for the special graces of renewal and refreshment of heart, mind and the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 
A virtual event being held Friday, February 18, at 7 p.m. EST.
Join Fr. Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins LIVE for the first-ever 
Bible in a Year Retreat, offered by Ascension Press Feb. 18-20

This three-day virtual retreat will help you cultivate a lifelong relationship with the Word of God by learning directly from the hosts of The Bible in a Year Podcast.
Accompaniment and support - for those separated or divorced

The Diocesan Centre for Marriage, Life and Family has launched a monthly series of encounters of listening, accompaniment and group development with Mr. Francis Joannette, permanent deacon in the diocese of Montreal.  
These online meetings are meant to be a space of dialogue and sharing between adults who want to rebuild themselves in Christ in order to get back on their feet and continue to walk in faith. Next meeting: Feb. 26.
Using Scripture to navigate your fears and anxiety
Join us for our next online gathering in February.
Online Mass, Outdoor Communion, Open-air Mass: 
what are my options?

Full details on services offered in the Montreal English Catholic community
Catholic Action Montreal: 
Appeal for the homeless amid bed shortages in shelters

Winter clothing drive for the homeless
Mid-winter appeal for men and women's winter clothing

Condolences to Presentation Brothers
The Office for English Pastoral Services recently learned of the death of Presentation Brother Mark Fitzpatrick, who died Dec. 21, 2021 in Ireland at age 86

Gérald Leduc, priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, 1949-2022

Father Gérald Leduc died of leukemia after years of pastoral work as a priest in the prelature of Opus Dei.

Looking for work?
Find a listing of job postings offered within the English Montreal Catholic community and its networks. 
Praying with Scripture Online
Learn how to pray with Scripture in the way of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Weekday morning online sessions are free and open to all, held via the cloud platform, Zoom. 
Bible in a Year Podcast with Fr. Mike Schmitz
Fr. Mike Schmitz guides you through the entire Bible in 365 episodes, providing commentary, reflection, and prayer along the way. Feel more confident about your understanding of Scripture. Experience the transformative power of God’s Word in your daily life. Follow at your own pace.

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