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***UPDATED 2021-03-31*** In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has been affecting Quebec since March 2020, representatives of various religious communities have formed a consensus-building table to develop a common protocol to ensure the protection of their members' health during religious services. In the current context of active community transmission of the virus in the province, any gathering of people can represent a significant risk of outbreak in a group or transmission between...

Montreal, March 29, 2021. The Christian Jewish Dialogue of Montreal (CJDM) will hold its 42nd annual Christian Commemoration of the Shoah online on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 10:00. The host Congregation this year is Montreal West United Church. The service will be available at https://www.mwuc.org/. This event will bring together Jews, Christians, and others to commemorate the six million Jews and one million other victims of the Holocaust, also known as the Shoah (“the annihilation” in...

The Government of Quebec has authorized communities of faith to reopen for worship only for a maximum of 10 people in the church building, including the worship leader/minister, organist/ musician and if someone is operating a camera to livestream or pre-record the worship. Please note that a reopening plan for the church building must have been submitted to the COVID Response Task Group for this to be authorized. Any questions can be referred to the COVID Response Task Group. We realize that...

RELIGIOUS LEADERS HOLD FIRST MEETING WITH PREMIER FRANÇOIS LEGAULT Since its creation last spring, the Table interreligieuse de concertation du Québec has worked to establish a dialogue with the authorities to serve the common good. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, it more particularly encourages dialogue with public health officials, in order to protect together the most vulnerable people in our society. This is how the strict protocols were developed that govern the holding of...

A brief meditative video incorporating music, bilingual words to the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” and scenes of Vimy Ridge photographed by David-Roger Gagnon is available as a worship resource. Download video: http://bit.ly/VimyRidge-FlandersFields-2020-DRGagnon  

Due to an increasing number of cases, the provincial government has re-instituted stricter safety regulations in Montreal, Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches region, designating them as Orange Zones. The size of organized gatherings — in rented rooms and places of worship, for example — has been reduced from 250 to 50 people across the whole province. In orange zones, the capacity is being reduced further, to 25. This applies to all worship services, weddings, baptisms, funerals. Learn...