St. Monica's is an English speaking Roman Catholic parish serving the central Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) area of Montreal, Quebec.
While praising God for His infinite goodness and love, we regret to inform you that our dear friend and member of our parish team, Deacon Richard Haber died suddenly of a heart attack on February 7 in Mexico. His wife Patty Ann and Father Raymond were at his side.
Let us remember dear Richard in our prayers, and let us pray also for his wife and his children Alexandria, Damian, Julian, Christopher, Daniel, and Jennifer and for Father Raymond. Let us also be grateful for Richards’s life and ministry and may God grant him Eternal Rest.
The audio version of Deacon Richard's homily, from January 19, 2019, can be found here.
In our Christian Heritage we have many “ecological saints”. Beginning with Paul of Tarsus (567A.D.) to Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) the Patron Saint of Ecology. It was in the forest among the trees and the silence that the Great Spirit spoke to her heart. All of nature spoke to her of the Creator. Being in harmony with all of creation was a value she learned among the Aboriginal people.
Peace on earth to men and women of goodwill, who work quietly and patiently each day, in their families and in society, to build a more humane and just world, sustained by the conviction that only with peace is there the possibility of a more prosperous future for all.
Pope Francis - Urbi et Orbi 2016