St. John Fisher Parish of the Archdiocese of Montreal is a welcoming Roman Catholic community that comes together to give glory and praise to God. Located in the quiet residential area of Pointe-Claire, Quebec, the Parish is the place of worship to young families, youth, adults and seniors of many nationalities.
Housed within the church building is the Chapel of Eucharistic Adoration open eighteen hours daily.
Saint John Fisher Parish has partnered with Canada Helps to offer you a convenient method to donate to the Sunday Collection, Church Maintenance, Helping Others and the Building Fund. If you would like to make your donation online with a credit card please click on CanadaHelps.org
Takes place after weekday masses or by appointment. For an appointment please call the rectory: 514-695-0205.
V Sunday of Lent, April 2,2017
In today's Gospel we hear Martha tells Jesus :
"Lord if you had been here my brother,sister,mother or father or friend would not have died."
Where is God?
Why does He permit evil?
Why tragedies,massacres and even religous and otherwise persecutions?
Why the triumph of evil at all?
But then the gospel bears out a God who "groans in the spirit," John 11:33,perhaps at the presence of evil...
He is not a God who is deus ex machina but a God who embraces our human predicamnet of sin,suffering and death.
"He wept,"John 11:35
By sharing our pain and grief, by his solidarity,He is empowering us to give life and hope and meaning in apparent situations of "death", hopelessness and stalematedness;in defeat,darkness and ambiguity
Whereby we are to open up their graves and bring hope;
to give life,meaning and purpose;
and to put an end to their tears...
(Cf,Rev.Thomas Rosica,Salt and Light)