St. Monica's is an English speaking Roman Catholic parish serving the central Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) area of Montreal, Quebec.
This year, the parish council offers a daily Advent Calendar. Each day, a new scripture reading is revealed.
Each Sunday's homily is available here. Take a look and continue your reflection throughout the week.
Find out what is happening at St. Monica's this week and all throughout the year.
Find out the Mass times, when confessions are heard, office hours, and where we are located.
In the first reading of this First Sunday of Advent, Isaiah proposes a helpful image to advance the mood of this season: the story of the potter and the clay. The idea of the story is already in motion in the biblical world long before Isaiah’s prophecy.
The writer of Genesis employs it in the story of Creation, as God molds the first person from the dust of the earth. Jeremiah uses the image effectively many times, presenting vessels in the making and, yes, in the smashing.
Then Job sagely writes, “the Lord gives, and the Lord takes away.”Continue Reading Pastor's Corner Archives...
May Christ, who has already defeated death and opened for us the way to eternal salvation, dispel the darkness of our suffering humanity and lead us into the light of His glorious day. A day that knows no end
Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi 2020