Sain​t Aloysius Parish

Mass every Sunday @ 9:30AM
7901 Ste. Claire, Montréal, QC

Corner Honoré Beaugrand

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The first sacrament of initiation into the Catholic faith is celebrated during our Eucharistic celebrations. Preparation includes a meeting and discussion on the sacrament between our priest and both parents and Godparents.Godparents must be Catholic, minimally 16 years of age, have received their First Communion and Confirmation, and living an example reflecting and in harmony with the faith. The two godparents must be of the opposite gender.Parents wishing to have their child baptized may call the parish office for more information.

First Penance, First Communion

The First Confession for baptized children takes place in the winter, followed by the First Eucharist celebrated in late spring of each year. Candidates should minimally have completed Grade 2 to register. Sacramental preparation for children and parents begins in the fall. Registration dates are to be announced, and take place beginning in the month of May, immediately following our Sunday Eucharistic Celebration.


The sacrament in which the already baptized receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, takes place once a year around late spring. Candidates should minimally have completed Grade 5 to register. Sacramental preparation for children and their sponsors also begins in the Fall. Registration dates are to be announced, and take place beginning in the month of May, immediately following our Sunday Eucharistic Celebration.


A priest is available for confession by appointment only.


Please contact our office minimally six months before the marriage date to book an appointment with our priest, including registration for marriage preparation courses.

Anointing of the Sick

Visits can be arranged by appointment. Please contact our office for details.

Our Patron, Saint​ Aloysius Gonzaga

Born in the castle of Castiglione, 9 March, 1568; died 21 June, 1591. At eight he was placed in the court of Francesco de’Medici in Florence, where he remained for two years, going then to Mantua. At Brescia, when he was twelve, he came under the spiritual guidance of St. Charles Borromeo, and from him received First Communion.In 1581 he went with his father to Spain, and he and his brother were made pages of James, the son of Philip II. While there he formed the resolution of becoming a Jesuit, though he first thought of joining the Discalced Carmelites.He returned to Italy in 1584 after the death of the Infanta, and after much difficulty in securing his father's consent, renounced his heritage in favour of his brother, 2 November, 1585, a proceeding which required the approval of the emperor, as Castiglione was a fief of the empire. He presented himself to Father Claudius Acquaviva, who was then General of the Society, 25 November, 1585. Before the end of his novitiate, he passed a brilliant public act in philosophy, having made his philosophical and also his mathematical studies before his entrance. He had in fact distinguished himself, when in Spain, by a public examination not only in philosophy, but also in theology, at the University of Alcalá.He made his vows 25 November, 1587. Immediately after, he began his theological studies. Among his professors were Fathers Vasquez and Azor. In 1591 when in his fourth year of theology a famine and pestilence broke out in Italy. Though in delicate health, he devoted himself to the care of the sick, but on March 3 he fell ill and died 21 June, 1591.He was beatified by Gregory XV in 1621 and canonized by Benedict XIII in 1726. His remains are in the church of St. Ignazio in Rome in a magnificent urn of lapis lazuli wreathed with festoons of silver. The altar has for its centerpiece a large marble relief of the Saint by Le Gros.Saint Aloysius' attributes are a lily, referring to innocence; a cross, referring to piety and sacrifice; a skull, referring to his early death; and a rosary, referring to his devotion to the Virgin Mary.Saint Aloysius' feast day is celebrated on June 21, the date of his death.


Liturgical and Sacramental Life 
The liturgical life of a parish is embodied in communal prayer each week and throughout the Liturgical Year of the Church. This takes shape in many forms, including Sunday Massand the Sacraments, namely Baptism, Penance, Eucharist, Confirmation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony and Holy Orders.Central to liturgical life is the Sunday Eucharist celebrated on the Lord’s Day. 
The celebration of the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1324), and so all other liturgies flow from and toward the celebration of Mass. The parish gathers as a community of believers, the Body of Christ, to offer praise and thanksgiving to God.

On the Liturgy
“In the Church’s liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. The Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, He fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, He pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit.” ― Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1082

On the Sacraments
“The sacraments are efficacious signs of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us. The visible rites by which the sacraments are celebrated signify and make present the graces proper to each sacrament. They bear fruit in those who receive them with the required dispositions.” - Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1131

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