Who are we?

The Quebec Foreign Mission Society of is an international missionary society comprised of priests (permanent members) and lay associates. It was founded in 1921 by the Roman Catholic Bishops of French Canada as their response to Jesus’ call to preach the Gospel to all nations... 
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Contest for the creation of a song for the Centenary of the QFMS (SMÉ)

“He who sings, prays twice” (Saint Augustin) 
As part of the 100 years’ celebration of our Missionary Society, we call to all for the creation of the hymn/song of the Centenary.
This contest for creating the Jubilee Hymn has as purpose to express the joy and gratitude to the Lord for the foundation of our Missionary Society, which has the official motto: “To run the risk of the encounter at the service of the Gospel”, inspired by Evangelii Gaudium #88.

99th Anniversary of The Foundation of the QFMS (SMÉ)

On February 2, we celebrated the 99th anniversary of the foundation of the Foreign Missions Society. I thought of celebrating the event with 100 roses, 99 as an expression of thanksgiving for these last 99 years and as a sign of confidence for the hundredth year. Only the rose of the hundredth still decorates the church. The other 99 distributed among the people go on decorating various areas of the city…and it is like that with the life of thee SME. Jean Gaboury, p.m.é. (Japon)

Our history...

A SEMINARY FOR THE MISSIONS

On February 2nd, 1921, the bishops of French-speaking Canada gathered at the Archdiocese of Quebec. Near the monument of Bishop Laval, the first bishop of Quebec, they decided to found a seminary for missions. A committee of four bishops is formed to undertake the legal steps required to complete this project. This committee will also find some priests available to act as pioneers of this work. This decision is at the origin of the Quebec Foreign Missions Society.

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MESSAGE OF THE
XIVth GENERAL ASSEMBLY

The four weeks of our Assembly were the result of a long process of prayer, reflection, sharing and discernment that was lived out in all our Local Groups, Regions and our PGM through the recollections which invited us to review our experience of the Mission in communion. 

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America's sector meeting

News from Mission

We just came back from an inspiring meeting of 5 days (January 13 to 17) in Tegucigalpa. Participants: the « America Sector » (5 from Brazil, 3 from Canada, 7 from Honduras, 7 from Peru; and also Roland and Ergete of the Central Council. Shared leadership, insertion in the reality, formation and missionary animation fueled our sharing. Sincere thanks to the local group of Honduras, to René A., Jean G., Father Melo and to the lady friends of the Tabor for the quality of their hospitality and their animation. Our bishops brothers François and Guy impressed us. Our batteries are now recharged so that we can pursue our mission with joy!

Kenya Local Group Meeting 

News from Mission

From October 28 to 30, we had the meeting of the local Group of du Kenya with the theme «Missionary priorities». We were happy to have with us Pedro Emilio Ramírez from Cambodia to guide us in our reflection. With his explanations and with his simplicity, we were inspired, nourished and encouraged so as to continue our service of God, in a spirit of co-responsibility. 

Extraordinary Missionary Month 

“Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Missionary Month. Awakening the awareness of the missio ad gentes, and reinvigorating the sense of responsibility for proclaiming the Gospel with new enthusiasm...

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Ordinations - Kenya 

On the 31th of August 2019, the SMÉ gladly celebrated the ordinations of Fr. Benard Mukeku Mutisya from Kenya and Deacon Juan Ramón Moncada Paz from Honduras who were ordained by Bishop Norman King’oo, Bishop of Machakos...

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Ordination - Digos

This past September 24, our brother Juvanne Regidor was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Digos, "Mary Mediatrix of All Graces". The ceremony was presided over by Bishop Guillermo Afable, Bishop of Digos, Philippines...  

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Our departed
loved ones...
Robert Vinet, pmé 1928-2019

Father Robert Vinet, priest of Foreign Mission, died in Laval, on December 11th, 2019, at the age of 91 years and 2 months. Born in Valleyfield on September 9th, 1928, he was the son of Aldéric Vinet and Blanche Poirier. He did his secondary studies at the Séminaire de Valleyfield and his theological studies at the Major Seminary of Foreign Mission in Pont-Viau... 

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Our departed
loved ones...
Raymond Desroches, pmé 1927-2019

Father Raymond Desroches, priest of the Missions-Étrangères, died in Laval on Thursday December 26th, 2019, at the age of 92 years and 9 months. Born in Montreal on March 19th, 1927, he was the son of Joseph Desroches and Georgianna St-Amour. He did his secondary studies at the Collège Marie-Médiatrice and the Séminary of Philosophy of Montréal, then his theological studies at the Major Seminary of Foreign Missions in Pont-Viau... 

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Our departed
loved ones... 
Jean Ménard, p.m.é.
(1928-2020)

Father Jean Ménard, priest of the Missions-Étrangères, died in Laval on Sunday January 26th, 2020 at the age of 91 years and 6 months. Born in Valleyfield on July 23rd, 1928, he was the son of Joseph-Maximilien Ménard and Juliette L’Arche. He did his secondary studies at the Valleyfield Seminary, then his theological studies at the University Seminar of Ottawa and at the Major Seminary of Foreign Missions in Pont-Viau ...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR JUBILIARIANS 2020

NOS JUBILAIRES 2020     (Celebration Friday 19, at 10h30)
 65 years of priesthood : Jacques Paquin, Florent Vincent.
60 years of priesthood : Hervé Caron, Guy Lamoureux, Gervais Turgeon.
50 years of priesthood : Charles-Aimé Bolduc, Mgr Guy Charbonneau, André Dionne, Guy Levesque, André Rondeau, Pierre Samson.
25 years of priesthood : Mgr Martin Laliberté.

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