February 28, 2021

The Second Sunday in Lent

Our In-Ministry-Year student, Priscilla Geisterfer will preach this Sunday.

Black History Month

The United Church of Canada series for Black History Month 2021 this week features

a reflection from The Reverend Marie-Claude Manga.

To view the article go to: Forgiveness as a Way of Life | The United Church of Canada (

Update from the Reopening Committee

We are still holding services online but are working on the protocols for an eventual safe return to worshipping together in person. We are also discussing the possibility of hybrid online/in-person services when that happens.

Although the office is open Monday to Friday, we want to emphasize that it is for essential purposes only. If it is necessary for you to come in person you must make an appointment either by phone (514)739-7741 or email for Betty Miller or for David Clinker. Spontaneous visits are strongly discouraged.


· Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. – Zoom Storytime for Black History Month

· every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Zoom practice for worship participants

· chaque jeudi à 19h00 soirées de ressourcement spirituelles (détails à la fin du message)

· chaque dimanche à 13h30, culte interculturel en français en ligne (détails plus bas)


Don’t forget to submit reports about your committees’ work or other group activities that took place in 2020. Send them to

Mount Royal United Church Lent and Easter Events (on Zoom)

February 21 - The First Sunday of Lent with Holy Communion

Featuring music for Black History Month: Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom” sung by the soloists of Mount Royal United Church

February 26 - Friday Night Story Time with Elizabeth Boivin – Stories for Black History Month

February 28 - The Second Sunday of Lent with guest preacher, Priscilla Geisterfer

March 7 - The Third Sunday of Lent

March 14 - The Fourth Sunday of Lent with guest preacher, Priscilla Geisterfer

March 21 - The Fifth Sunday of Lent

March 28 - Palm Sunday, Passion Sunday with Holy Communion

April 2 - Good Friday Service <live> on Zoom at 10:30 a.m.

April 4 - Easter Sunday

featuring a special choral music presentation

April 11 - The Second Sunday of Easter,

featuring a special choral music presentation, part 2


Interested in Hosting Our Zoom Worship Services?

We are looking for people who are interested and able to serve as 'hosts' for our Sunday Morning Worship Services on Zoom. This includes beginning the Zoom meeting, admitting participants, offering words of welcome, helping the flow of the service, sharing power point presentations and video material - and perhaps even editing the service afterward for posting to Facebook and Youtube.

We have been so grateful to Jessica Gauthier for her ongoing contributions to make our Zoom worship so participatory and to all the others who have helped out along the way ... but we would like to have a small group who can share in these responsibilities. Please let the office know if you willing and able.


We want to help empower and support your visions! Two of our granting programs are now accepting applications:

• the Scholarship and Academic Awards Spring Cycle is accepting applications until March 15

• the Seeds of Hope Spring Granting Cycle is accepting applications until April 15

Learn more: United Church of Canada Foundation (


Our Fundscrip Program

Fundscrip Cards are still available!

They are a great way to pay for your regular purchases or you can use them as gifts for special occasions. Get in touch with Donald Buchan for more in formation:


Pastoral Care

Though the church building has limited access, our staff and volunteers are still working.

For pastoral care needs, please call the church office 514739-7741

or our minister at home 514-737-4706.

Thank you for your care, your support, and your prayers!

God bless you in the coming days.


Culte intercultural en français

Sœurs et frères,

Pendant ce temps difficile de pandémie, nous continuons à garder dans nos prières :

ceux et celles qui doivent travailler pour prendre soin de la communauté,

ceux et celles qui sont en deuils, malades ainsi que leurs proches.

Nous invitons ceux et celles qui peuvent se joindre à nous

pour le culte de la dimanche à 13h30

NB: Nous vous prions de vous connecter à partir de 13h15.

Soyez les bienvenus

Frère Prosper Bitchoka et Rev. Marie Claude Manga

Soirées de ressourcement spirituelles

La communauté chrétienne francophone de Mount Royal United Church (MRUC) vous invite aux soirées de ressourcement spirituelles qui ont lieu par alternance, chaque Jeudi et reparties de la manière suivante :

- Soirée de prières d’intercession : de 19h à 20h

- Soirée d’études bibliques : de 19h à 20h30.

Pour vous connecter, prière de cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous et suivre les instructions.

Vous pouvez aussi nous contacter si vous avez besoin d’écoute et d’un temps de prière en privé (Rev. Marie-Claude Manga (450)545-8015).

Pour en savoir plus : et