St. Monica's Parish
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St. Monica's is an English speaking Roman Catholic parish serving the central Notre-Dame-de-Grace (NDG) area of Montreal, Quebec.

Christmas and New Year's Mass Schedule

Confessions
2.30 to 4.00 pm Sat Dec 20 and 9.30 to 10.50 am Sun Dec 21
Christmas Eve Masses
7:30 p.m. (with children’s pageant) and 10:00 p.m.
Christmas morning Masses
8:30 a.m. (with classical quartet) and 11:00 a.m.
New Year’s Eve Mass​​
4:00 p.m.
New Year’s Day Mass​​
11:00 a.m.

 Recent Homilies

Each Sunday's homily is available here. Take a look and continue your reflection throughout the week.

 Event Calendar

Find out what is happening at St. Monica's this week and all throughout the year.

 Schedule and Location

Find out the Mass times, when confessions are heard, office hours, and where we are located.

Faith and Justice

We at St. Monica's understand that our commitment to the Catholic social mission must be rooted in and strengthened by our spiritual lives. In our relationship with God we experience the conversion of heart that is necessary to truly love one another as God has loved us.

Home Care

As members of a Christian community, Pastoral Home Care Volunteers strive to become a compassionate presence to the sick and elderly.

Food Pantry

The Community Food Pantry is committed to bringing hope, compassion and assistance to those low income individuals and families living within our parish area. We strive to promote the human dignity of all those in need...

 

Pastor's Corner


Nazareth: Where "All Heaven" Broke Loose

Christmas: The Nativity of Our Lord

Growing up in a family of ten children, the expression “all hell is breaking loose” was frequently applicable to our chaotic household! In particular, the one day not to cross my mother was Christmas Eve: between last-minute shopping, gift-wrapping, réveillon and Christmas dinner to prepare, and most of us kids either serving Mass or singing in the choir, Christmas Eve was always stressful. The miracle is that each year, we all managed to survive intact! Today, I treasure fond memories of coming home after Midnight Mass, still singing the carols, opening gifts, enjoying our family time together. There was still Christmas dinner to prepare, but we were reassured that my mother’s sanity had been preserved for at least another year. (Thankfully, Mum is 86 now, and still quite sane!)

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On behalf of Fr. Bertoli, our deacons Richard and Dennis, our pastoral associates Anna and Jennie, the parish staff, the wardens and pastoral council, and all of us here at St. Monica’s, we wish to each and every one of you a Blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with peace, joy, and good health. Thank you for the many ways in which you so generously support the mission of our Parish. Following the example of Pope Francis, a true prophet of divine mercy and love, may each of us be filled with the joy of proclaiming Christ: in our hearts, our families, and our society. God bless you all!