Programming changes

Programming Changes

In light of the novel COVID-19 virus, there are exceptional closures and cancellations.

Keeping in touch with faith and spirituality is essential during these times of crisis. Please find below a list of programming changes and alternatives in Montreal, sorted by faith designation.

You can also find additional worldwide online resources here.

Newman Centre of McGill University

  • Visit their website for the most up-to-date information.

  • The Year of St. Joseph

    Pope Francis declared this year as the Year of St. Joseph. You may organize personal pilgrimage to St. Joseph Oratory in order to celebrate the Year 2021 dedicated to St. Joseph. You may learn more about St. Joseph as our spiritual model during this year.

St. Martha's (Protestant)

  • Jean-Daniel is available for pastoral care and accessible via video chat. You can jd [at] stemarthe.ca (email) him to arrange a conference time.
  • For more detailed information on online services, check out the Chaplaincy Facebook page.

The Presbyterian College of Montreal

The United Theological College of Montreal

  • The College continues to follow strict protocols for small group gatherings.
  • For more information, check out their Facebook page and website.

Montreal Dio

  • Praying the Daily Office via Facebook Live. No Facebook account is necessary to participate, simply go to www.facebook.com/montrealdio.
    • 9:00 AM: Morning Prayer
    • 12:30 PM: Mid-day Prayer
    • 5:00 PM: Evening Prayer
    • 9:30 PM: Compline
  • For more information, check out their Facebook page and wesbite.

The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul (Presbyterian)

  • The Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul is broadcasting church services via their YouTube channel.
  • For more information and links to the service broadcasts, visit their Facebook page and website.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Canada

  • Church services in Montreal have returned to their regular schedule of two-hour in-person meetings. See their Facebook page for more detailed information. 
  • The Temple is open; please contact the front desk to make an appointment to attend (please hyperlink to contact info and additional here
  • People are moving to home-centred religious worship.
  • For updated information, visit their website.

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom

  • Shabbat services (Friday evenings at 7:45pm and Saturday mornings at 10:15am) will be available by live-stream only; this page will connect you to the services and give you access to the prayer book.
  • Check out their website for updates on various opportunities to learn remotely.
  • Rabbis will be available for meetings and pastoral support by phone, and there is a team of volunteers calling Temple members to check-in and offer help. If you would like to volunteer, please let rabbigrushcow [at] templemontreal.ca (Rabbi Grushcow) or rabbigreenspan [at] templemontreal.ca (Rabbi Greenspan) know.
  • For more information, see their Facebook page.

Hillel Montreal

  • Hillel will still be going forth with programs adapted online, which will include, but not limited to, ad-hoc services, programs centred around Jewish learning, any Jewish holiday celebrations, wellness events, and more.
  • For more information, check out Hillel's Facebook page

Chabad at McGill

  • Chabad at McGill will be operating in accordance with public health restrictions for any in-person services. Shabbat dinners can be ordered to go.
  • Continue to check their Facebook page and website for updates.

McGill Sikh Students' Association

Sikhism in Montreal

  • Once proper hygienic systems have been put into place, meals will be prepared and disseminated.
  • Our Sikh liaison, Dr. Juss Kaur, is holding weekly webinars (every Sunday from 4-6pm) with Sikh Youth:
    • 4pm - 4:20pm: Waheguru mantra simran (meditation). A tape is played and everyone is asked to participate.
    • 4:20pm - 4:30pm: Silent meditation.
    • 4:30pm - 5:00pm: Discourse on different topics, such as "Taking Refuge in God," "Power of Thoughts," and "Spiritual Power."
    • 5:00pm - 6:00pm: Discussion, questions and answers.
    • Everyone is invited and all sessions are held in English (except for the chanting).
    • If you are interested in attending, please write to jussrani [at] gmail.com (Dr. Juss Kaur) to add your name to the list and to subscribe to the weekly newsletter with the online meeting details.

Islamic Society of North America

Rhoda Foundation (Muslim)

  • Keep up with their livestream and Zoom events via their Facebook page

Muslim Students' Association McGill

  • Check their Facebook for more and up-to-date information.

Unitarian Church of Montreal / General Unitarian Universalist resources

  • Staff have made recordings and videos available for several worship services on their website along with links to Facebook, YouTube, and the UCM website.
  • There are plans to offer pastoral care, Exploration Groups and other fellowships, RE activities, committee meetings, and other regular church matters through online platforms.
  • The Church of the Larger Fellowship offers weekly interactive services, small group ministry (Exploration Groups), support groups, talk shows, and other material online.
  • Young adults can learn of online events on the CUC website.
  • You can consult the Canadian Unitarian Council as a crucial resource as they coordinate and support all Canadian congregations.
  • For more information, check out their Facebook page and website.

Holy Grail Parish - Apostolic Johannite Church of Montreal

  • Nonjudgemental listening and conversation is available either in person or via phone or video call. Feel free to get in touch with Deacon Jonathan at holygrail [at] johannite.org.
  • For more information, visit their website.

Quakers

  • Wednesday midweek meetings will now be held on Zoom at 7 PM. Contact them through Facebook for meeting link details.
  • Sunday meeting is now on Zoom. 
  • For online worship:
    • The Ben Lomond Centre has a daily online worship here.
    • Pendle Hill has live and past broadcasts made available on their website.
    • Woodbrooke offers online worship via scheduled video conferences. Check out their website for more information.
  • Check out the Montreal Quakers' Facebook page and via the contact form on their website.
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