Appreciation expressed for the SNJMs
Presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine, the Eucharistic Celebration celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Nativité-de-la-Sainte-Vierge Paroisse, in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district, focused on welcoming others.
In his homily, Archbishop Lépine insisted that each human being was created in the likeness and image of God. Emphasizing the importance of these moments of encounter in his own life, he urged those present to reach out to each other, to create opportunities for encounters that are sources of astonishing personal enrichment. The offerings (bread, fruit, flowers and wine) were brought up by an African family to demonstrate this genuine welcoming of immigrants in the area.
The entire parish pastoral team, one of whom was the Pastor Father Jorge Muniz, and the curates actively participated in this commemorative Mass, which was also attended by former pastors and curates as well as religious congregations who have worked or still work in the parish.