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... 

A word from our Superior general

A Happy Easter?
In this time of COVID 19, our hope is being tested.  I say hope because it is this "little" virtue that we need in order to see the light at the end of the tunnel that this little virus makes us live.  
When asked recently by a journalist whether he was optimistic about the current situation, Pope Francis replied that he was seeing the situation in terms of hope and not optimism.  

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.

Our history...


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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News from Mission

From January 27th to February 1st, 2020, a group of 20 people, all missionaries, gathered in Guatemala City at the House of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. They came from four countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras). We wanted to route together as a Central American region, the lines of action with which we will work in communion to undertake the Vocational Project "Descubre Tu Camino" that the Foreign Missions Society (SME) is promoting in our region. 


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)


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... 


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...


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...  


Our departed
loved ones... 
Jean Ménard, p.m.é.

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 ...


Our departed
loved ones...
Léo Anctil, pmé

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.

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).


NOS JUBILAIRES 2020     (Celebration Thursday October 1st, 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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