Week of October 15

We are saddened to learn that Roger Balk died last Saturday night. Educated at Harvard and at St Andrew’s University in Scotland, Roger came to Montreal from the United States in 1961, after serving as a priest in Ohio and New York City. He served as honorary assistant at the...

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Week of October 8

Calm has gradually been restored to the cathedral and diocesan offices and thanksgiving is now the predominant emotion. The video of Bishop Mary’s installation and consecration has been watched with pleasure by many people. Kay Dila, a former parishioner who now lives in Victoria, wrote “I received the Consecration video...

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Week of Sept 23

The Cathedral and Diocesan offices need you to pray for the still small voice of calm to be heard this coming week. There are 4 wonderful and joyful days coming up, starting on Friday with the first of 3 days celebrating Les journées de la culture and finishing with the...

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Week of September 17

I think you will feel breathless after reading about all the whirlwind of events at the cathedral during the next three weeks – so hold on to your hats and grab your agendas The winds start blowing this Sunday with three events scheduled after the end of the 10am Eucharist,...

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Week of September 4th

“No man is an island entire of itself” wrote John Donne in the seventeenth century, blithely unaware of political correctness. “Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” This awareness of our connectedness to the world around the Cathedral is notable in many events taking...

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Week of August 28th

If you are interested in attending the service of Consecration and Installation of Bishop-Elect Mary Irwin-Gibson as the 12th Bishop of Montreal on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, on the Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels, at 7:00 pm you must act now!  Reserve your ticket by emailing the bishop’s...

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Week of August 20

Four events will close off August and then it’s on to a busy September. Saturday August 22 at 4:30 L’Oasis Musicale presents On danse/Let’s Dance, featuring the famous Brahms Hungarian dances; ballets of Debussy and Gavrilin; the well-known Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and the less-known but very funny Jolly Caballero,...

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Week of August 7

Celebration! This word is the thread which runs through all the newsletter items this week, whether we are reading about endings, beginnings, thanksgiving or outreach – fit topics for an August newsletter. This Sunday, during the 4 pm Evensong service, we will be celebrating Bishop Barry’s 11 years of ministry...

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Week of July 30

This Saturday we are honoured to welcome Father Michael Lapsley to the Cathedral. An Anglican priest, long active in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa, he is currently the director of the Institute for the Healing of Memories. The thoughts he will share with us are relevant to our own...

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Week of June 11

The most exciting news this week is the election last Saturday of the first woman bishop of Montreal. In his Purple Prose newsletter Bishop Barry writes: “The Very Reverend Mary Irwin-Gibson, Rector of St. George’s Cathedral, Kingston, Ontario and Dean of the Diocese of Ontario, was elected the 12th Bishop of...

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Week of June 4th

This week, your prayers can make an enormous difference. Please pray for the Electoral Synod that will take place on Saturday: for the candidates and their families, for the synod delegates, for our diocese as a whole.  Details regarding the synod, including vision statements and responses from the candidates may be...

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Week of May 28

This week’s spiritual practice, suggested by Vivian: It’s no coincidence that as we celebrate Trinity Sunday May 31, we also prepare to receive the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to move forward in a new relationship with First Nations people. That’s why the bells of the Cathedral...

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