Our Mission Statement
We, as a Chrstian Community,
Inspired by the Holy Spirit,
Strive to live our Baptismal Promises
By using our time, talent and treasure
To reach out to others
As Jesus did.
Welcome to Saint Aloysius Parish.
Serving Montreal's English-speaking, Catholic community since 1908.
H.O.P.E. has been an integral part of Saint Aloysius Parish since the late sixties. An integral part of H.O.P.E. has been our parishioners with their generousity and willingness to help the less fortunate in our society.
H.O.P.E. has donated hundreds of school bags filled with school supplies to children of less fortunate families. It has served thousands of hot meals to the homeless. The residents of Grace Dart Extended Care Centre have received needed gifts every Christmas and Easter. Hundreds of families receive H.O.P.E. Christmas Baskets along with gifts for the children. These are only some of the projects H.O.P.E. undertakes in the community.
If you or someone you know is in need or you simply want more info, contact us at HOPEhelps@saintaloysius.ca or call us at 514-351-3281.
Worshippng God through music has existed for centuries. The quality of that worship is based on liturgical music and the participation of our parishioners. The Saint Aloysius Choir inspires that quality in people of all ages. If you have a passion for liturgical music, consider joining our Choir.
The Ladies of Saint Anne
Rosemary Kelahear and a group of very devoted parishioners have been, over the years, an integral part of the community. Through their numerous fundraisers, especially through bingos and raffles, they have donated a great deal of their time and effort to help keep the parish running, while promoting friendship and support to parishioners and their families.
Almage Centre 50+
As the sole English community centre for seniors in the East-end of Montreal for more than 35 years, Almage:
Contact Almage at 514-355-1712, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Almage was born from talk amongst a group of friends from three churches in the Tetreauville area. To come up with a name, they used the first two letters of their churches' names: St. Aloysius Catholic (de Marseilles Street), St. Margaret Anglican (de Teck) and St. George's United (Baldwin).
The Social Committee
Members of our Social Committee coordinate and plan, in consultation with our parish priest, several social events that take place at our Parish every year. Their role contributes to fostering a sense of community and promotes the ministry of welcoming all members of the Parish community. Events include our “Annual Parish Barbecue” and our “Annual Christmas Party”. They have also welcomed our First Communion children and their families with beautiful “Fruit Punch and Cake” socials at our Parish Centre.
Members of the Social Committee: Emma Lisi, Joyce Montanaro and Joanne Trottier.
The committee always welcomes new helpers, as well as new ideas or suggestions from parishioners.
MEET OUR PRIESTS
Cynthia-Marie handles the communications aspect of the parish. She updates the Facebook page and single-handedly prepares the parish bulletin, subsequently emailing them out in a professional-looking format. Leave us a message to subscribe and enjoy your own copy.
The first sacrament of initiation into the Catholic faith is celebrated during our Eucharistic celebrations. Preparation includes a meeting and discussion on the sacrament between our priest and both parents and Godparents.Godparents must be Catholic, minimally 16 years of age, have received their First Communion and Confirmation, and living an example reflecting and in harmony with the faith. The two godparents must be of the opposite gender.Parents wishing to have their child baptized may call the parish office for more information.
First Penance, First Communion
The First Confession for baptized children takes place in the winter, followed by the First Eucharist celebrated in late spring of each year. Candidates should minimally have completed Grade 2 to register. Sacramental preparation for children and parents begins in the fall. Registration dates are to be announced, and take place beginning in the month of May, immediately following our Sunday Eucharistic Celebration.
The sacrament in which the already baptized receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, takes place once a year around late spring. Candidates should minimally have completed Grade 5 to register. Sacramental preparation for children and their sponsors also begins in the Fall. Registration dates are to be announced, and take place beginning in the month of May, immediately following our Sunday Eucharistic Celebration.
A priest is available for confession by appointment only.
Please contact our office minimally six months before the marriage date to book an appointment with our priest, including registration for marriage preparation courses.
Anointing of the Sick
Visits can be arranged by appointment. Please contact our office for details.
Our Patron, Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
Born in the castle of Castiglione, 9 March, 1568; died 21 June, 1591. At eight he was placed in the court of Francesco de’Medici in Florence, where he remained for two years, going then to Mantua. At Brescia, when he was twelve, he came under the spiritual guidance of St. Charles Borromeo, and from him received First Communion.In 1581 he went with his father to Spain, and he and his brother were made pages of James, the son of Philip II. While there he formed the resolution of becoming a Jesuit, though he first thought of joining the Discalced Carmelites.He returned to Italy in 1584 after the death of the Infanta, and after much difficulty in securing his father's consent, renounced his heritage in favour of his brother, 2 November, 1585, a proceeding which required the approval of the emperor, as Castiglione was a fief of the empire. He presented himself to Father Claudius Acquaviva, who was then General of the Society, 25 November, 1585. Before the end of his novitiate, he passed a brilliant public act in philosophy, having made his philosophical and also his mathematical studies before his entrance. He had in fact distinguished himself, when in Spain, by a public examination not only in philosophy, but also in theology, at the University of Alcalá.He made his vows 25 November, 1587. Immediately after, he began his theological studies. Among his professors were Fathers Vasquez and Azor. In 1591 when in his fourth year of theology a famine and pestilence broke out in Italy. Though in delicate health, he devoted himself to the care of the sick, but on March 3 he fell ill and died 21 June, 1591.He was beatified by Gregory XV in 1621 and canonized by Benedict XIII in 1726. His remains are in the church of St. Ignazio in Rome in a magnificent urn of lapis lazuli wreathed with festoons of silver. The altar has for its centerpiece a large marble relief of the Saint by Le Gros.Saint Aloysius' attributes are a lily, referring to innocence; a cross, referring to piety and sacrifice; a skull, referring to his early death; and a rosary, referring to his devotion to the Virgin Mary.Saint Aloysius' feast day is celebrated on June 21, the date of his death.
Liturgical and Sacramental Life
The liturgical life of a parish is embodied in communal prayer each week and throughout the Liturgical Year of the Church. This takes shape in many forms, including Sunday Massand the Sacraments, namely Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders.Central to liturgical life is the Sunday Eucharist celebrated on the Lord’s Day.
The celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324), and so all other liturgies flow from and toward the celebration of Mass. The parish gathers as a community of believers, the Body of Christ, to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.
On the Liturgy
“In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, He fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, He pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit.” ― Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1082
On the Sacraments
“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131
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