News: Spring-Summer 2019

Mission Sending


We surrounded Sisters Thérèse Mujinga and Violette Raherimaminiaina with our prayers and affection during a mission sending ceremony in the evening of July 3, 2019. All the best for your new mission in Calgary. More photos at July 3, 2019 entry. 

For the Future


May 11 on television, some youth asked for the population's support by participating in the Climate Change March. In solidarity with them, some FMM partook in this event on May 17. For 14 consecutive Fridays, the the collective society Pour le futur organized these demonstrations where hundreds of young people took to the streets, rain or shine, to cry out to the governments. The march covered a quite a spectrum of society with grandmothers, young mothers with their babies, fathers with their children, and parents with their teenagers. All are concerned of their children's future as we find ourselves already in the midst of climate change effects. For the most part, it was made up of high school and university students worried over the government's lack of actions on this matter.

Believe and Act, Human Impact and Environment


Sr. Odile Coirier, invited by the CRC, was in Montreal and Quebec City. On Tuesday, May 14, she participated in a panel/round table organized by the JPIC of the CRC at the Maison du développement durable with two other panelists: Catherine Gauthier, general director of EnJeu (Environnement Jeunesse) and Geneviève Paul, general director of the CQDE (Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement). On Wednesday, May 15, Sr. Odile presented «Believe and Act, Human Impact and Environment» to JPIC members, involved lay people, and religious. A few fmm from Montreal partook in this sharing and reflection gathering of the Quebec JPIC network at the Dominican Pastoral Institute in Montreal. Wednesday, May 22, she is leading the same event at the Ursuline Spiritual Centre in Quebec City. 

Sr. Liliane Rancourt named for a second mandate as provincial superior


Sr. Françoise Massy, general superior, officially confirmed by communiqué the nomination of Sr. Liliane Rancourt as provincial superior for a second mandate. This mandate takes effect as of October 31 2019. Congratulations Sr. Liliane. Be assured of our prayers and support in this leadership service of your sisters in the province. Thank you for guiding us in this time of transformation at the heart of the Institute.

Sr. Rita Kim celebrates Easter with the Piikani nation in Alberta


Sr. Rita Kim, as part of her mandate on the Mission Council of the diocese of Calgary, had the joy of celebrating Easter among the Piikani, one of the four first nations parishes in the diocese. Mass was a festive affair and the sanctuary was decorated in traditional native manner with the tabernacle in the shape of a teepee. The community gathered in the parish hall for the Easter meal and the Easter egg decoration.  Thank you Sr. Rita for this ministry among our native brothers and sisters. 

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60th, 70th, and 75th Jubilees in Montreal, Quebec


On March 19 2019, the community of Sacré-Coeur celebrated a mass of thanksgiving for our jubilarians Denyse Delisle, Hélène Dufour, Jacqueline d'Argy and Roseda Mendes (60 years), of Patricia Saint-Cyr and Rita Provencher (70 years), of Albertine Roy (75 years). During the offertory, one of the jubilarians brought a lit candle as a symbol while its meaning was given:

The lamp that we bring to the altar represents the life of each of our jubilarian sisters. The continual supply of the small drops of oil has made the light of Christ, which is in them, shine throughout their lives. These drops of oil have been and always remain all the little
things of everyday life: joy, generosity, kindness, humility and patience. The way to be silent, to pray, listen, welcome, forgive, act and encourage. These are the genuine little drops of love that have made, and continue to make, the life of each of our Jubilarian sisters burn with a lively flame.

More photos at entrée du 19 mars 2019

Urdu Thanksgiving Mass at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Parc Extension, Montreal, QC


The Pakistani community of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish celebrated a thanksgiving mass for all the blessing received including for the dedication of the Qasir family, for the 25 years of Sr. Lucille Viau in Pakistan, all the married couples of the community, and the 7 years of mission of Fr. Joachim. A festive Pakistani meal followed in the parish hall.  Sr. Lucille was moved by this gratitude on her behalf. More photos at entrée du 12 février 2019. 

Our beginnings in the mission of Baker Lake, Nunavut


Here are some of the important events that took place in our mission since the arrival of Sr. Dorica Sever and Sr. Fernande Rivard on July 20 2018.

  • setting up and  renovation of mission buildings in July and August 2018

  • First pastoral visit in Chesterfield Inlet, NU from September 1 to 10 2018

  • Church leaders formation from November 13 to 19 2018 in Naujaat, NU

  • Church leaders formation with Fr. Patrick McCorkell, sj, from December  19 to 29 2018

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