The mission of the Church continues the mission of Christ. Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (Jn 20:21) "Go therefore! Make disciples of all the nations, baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit; and teach them to keep all the commandments that I have given you." Matthew (28, 16-20)
What is the mission of a parish?
The parish, like the whole Church, is missional by nature. It exists to make disciples. Thus, in the Catholic Church, the experience of the parish is reflected in the desire to allow all people to discover Jesus Christ. Parishioners seek to make the Good News known to those who do not know it and to offer the faithful experiences, moments and spaces for sharing the Word, for prayer, sacramental life, fraternity and charity.
What is a “Fabrique” and a “Fabrique Assembly”?
The Fabrique is a Corporation. Its aim is to achieve the mission of the Church by providing the human and financial resources of a parish created by the Bishop. The Fabrique Assembly is the board of directors of this corporation. It is made up of 7 to 8 members, it makes legal, financial and administrative decisions according to Quebec civil law and canon law (the law of the Church).
What is a Parish Pastoral Council?
The parish pastoral council is a group of parishioners who, under the presidency of their pastor or the person in charge of the parish, work to promote the pastoral and missionary activity of the faithful. It has an advisory role and seeks to help the parish accomplish its mission in its own context.
Who can become a godmother or godfather?
The godmother must be baptized, confirmed and 16 years of age or older. It is an adult responsibility, which requires spiritual maturity. The godmother or godfather has a responsibility to ensure that the child receives the Christian education to which the parents have committed themselves at the time of baptism.
What steps do I need to take to have my child baptized?
To find out what to do, you should contact the parish of your place of residence, even if you are considering baptism in another parish.
How to get a blessing from Pope Francis for a special occasion (Apostolic Blessing)?
You should contact the Apostolic Nunciature of Canada
You can become a Catholic at any age. You just need to desire it and ask for it by addressing your request to a parish or a Christian you know. Once the request is made, you will be invited to reflect and share with others in order to get prepared for baptism, communion and confirmation.
What is the difference between a Christian and a Catholic?
Being Catholic is a way of being a Christian. But there are other ways of being Christian, other Christian traditions. Today, Christians from different churches pray and reflect together to one day achieve unity. This is called ecumenism (Excerpt from the site LaCroix).
How do I find the parish to which I belong?
The parish to which you belong is usually the closest to your home, but nothing prevents you from going to another parish. You can easily find your parish by looking at the map of our parishes here.
Where to obtain a certificate of baptism, confirmation or marriage?
All certificates for the sacraments of baptism, confirmation or marriage are at the parish where they were celebrated. Please contact the parish where the sacrament took place. If the parish is closed or merged, you can find a list that can help you, here.