Who are we?

The Quebec Foreign Mission Society 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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Centennial anthem

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The Quebec Foreign Mission Society, about to celebrate its centennial, would like to thank the sixteen authors who entered the competition to choose the centennial anthem. God has been praised in every text and every interpretation.
The qualification jury after evaluating and analyzing each of the performances, in a difficult task, decided that the song 'Poussé par le vent (Pushed by the wind),' composed by Mr. Éloy Roy, p.m.é., is the winner of the official song of the celebration of the centennial contest...

Centennial Prayer

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God ever faithful,
“Whom shall I send?” - you ask us.
On this path, on the same boat,
where we all are,
we answer to you:
“Here we are, Lord, send us" (Is. 6,8)...

Centennial Logo

Inspired by the theme for the celebration of the centenary of the Quebec Foreign Mission Society “To run the risk of the encounter at the service of the Gospel 1921-2021”, the logo of the Centenary was designed. It contains the institutional identity and reflects the elements of encounter, risk and service, as part of their own journey along the 100 years of foundation...

Mission Sunday 2020

Allow me -- or forgive me -- a jump of five months: from Pentecost to the Mission Sunday. Indeed I would like these lines to be at the same time a follow up of the message I delivered on the occasion of Pentecost Sunday and a new encouragement to each one when, in a way or another, we are all still hurt and affected by the Covid-19 pandemic...    

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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Virtual meeting of young people from Latin America

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At one hundred days from the official opening of the celebrations of the Centennial (February 02, 2021) and with the closing of the missionary month of October, a virtual meeting of the youth of Latin America took place. More than sixty persons met about various digital platforms to reflect, pray, celebrate and share the gift of the missionary vocation...

Missionary News from the Philippines

On this special month for the Mission with the Theme "Here am I, send me" (Is.6:8), the SME Philippines had a privilege to visit the community  of Datalfitak Colonsabac  Matanao again, this is a small Christian community, where Jonel Paquibot,  a SME candidate, has had an immersion experience living with a local family...

Code of ethics for the  Quebec Foreign Mission Society

By this Code of Ethics, the Foreign Mission Society of the Province of Quebec (SME), having its head office in Laval (Quebec, Canada), wishes to affirm that it cares about the well-being and overall wellness of its members, associates and employees. Respect for the individual is one of the fundamental values of the Society...

Feast of Saint François Xavier  (Homily of Roland Laneuville, p.m.é.)

Auteur: André Dionne, pmé

While searching if Francis Xavier could be a good patron for us in this time pandemic, I found much more than I could have imagined. 
Francis Xavier departs from Lisbon on April 7, 1541, aboard a sailing boat. He reaches Goa, the target of his trip, only after thirteen months of navigation…thirteen months of confinement! The one whom we consider as the great missionary whose arms would have been worn out because of baptizing, well! He knew also – and very much – moments of passivity.  He experienced what we are feeling during times of pandemic. For him, the COVID-19 had as a name « las calmas ».  In fact, boats were often held back from moving forward, when, on a calm sea and the wind lacking in the sails, « las calmas » kept the boats off the African coast, at times for 40, 50 or 60 days, with an unbearable heat, with fevers and deaths that would follow. « Las calmas » or « the damn respites » as we could translate them.
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Christmas Cards from the Heart 

As part of the pastoral service carried out together with Father Tito (Missionary of Guadalupe) in the Hong Kong women's prisons, we organized a small drawing contest for the Latin American inmates at Lo Wu and Tai Lam. This is an activity that inmates look forward with great joy...  

It's my choice 
to enjoy de way

Every day different questions arise, from the simplest to the most complex. In each experience we have to make different decisions. In each decision, God, with his boundless love, makes himself present. 
This is how I grew up: God filled me with his love, filling my whole life from different spaces.
My name is Jackeline Haro Cortez, I live in Peru, in the Callao’s port. I come from a family made up of my parents, my sister and my nieces;
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Scare-Covid19

Scarecrows are used worldwide to scare away birds that threaten crops. Literature, and the cinema, have recreated stories about scarecrows. Some tales are cute and naive, like the Scarecrow of the Wizard of Oz...

Priestly ordination

Juan Ramón Moncada Paz will be ordained to the priesthood on December 8 at 10h00 in the Basilica Minor of our Lady of Supaya, in Tegucigalpa (Honduras). The ordination celebration will be presided by Cardinal Oscar Andrés Rodriguéz O.S.B., archbishop of Tegucigalpa.

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... 
Jean Ménard, p.m.é.
(1928-2020)

Father Jean Ménard, priest of the Foreign Missions, 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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Our departed
loved ones...
Léo Anctil, pmé
(1933-2020)

Father Léo Anctil, priest of the Foreign Missions, died in Laval on March 30th, 2020, at the age of 86 years and 10 months. He was born in St.Philippe de Néri on May 16th, 1933. He was missionary in Peru (1960-75; 78-85) and in Canada (1975-78; 86-2020).

Our departed
loved ones...
Jacques Paquin, p.m.é.
(1930-2020)

Father Jaques Paquin, priest of the Foreign Missions, died in Laval on May 10th, 2020, at the age of 90 years and 3 months. Born in Deschambault, January 31, 1930. He was a missionary in the Philippines (1959-72; 84-89; 94-96) and in Canada (1972-83; 89-94; 96-2020).

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. 
It is then from the fruits of our collective reflection of the last year on that theme that the 14 members of the Assembly and the 16 invited guests began to work together so as to discern the missionary summons that the Lord makes to us in the actual context that is ours... 

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