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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1921 - 2021: 100 years at the service of the Gospel!

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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 from our
Superior General
February 2, 2021

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To be a hundred-year old for a person is quite an event. To reach a first centennial for a missionary Society, it is short, but it deserves to be highlighted as a humble contribution to the spreading of the Gospel in the world... 
 

Centennial Prayer

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...

Novena for the Centennial
We have so many things for which we are grateful...
(1 Thessalonians 5.18)

Since 1921, the Quebec Foreign Mission Society is at the service of the Gospel.  We are celebrating 100 years; we wish to celebrate together the journey of our missionary commitment. We are celebrating the dynamism of our missionary Society, and with gratitude, we remember our past, we renew the passion of living the mission in communion in our historic present, and we rekindle the hope for the future.
 
This novena is meant for the members and associates, former members and associates, candidates and seminarians in formation, affiliates, friends, members of our Churches and/or local communities, the youth who belong to our networks, and the persons of good will who wish to join us in our thanksgivings to God for the dynamism and the renewal of our missionary Society. 


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ECOLOGY - SME Laval Ecolo.  

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Taking example on the Lord of the Vineyard, the Superior general lovingly prunes the trees of the SME in Laval, while two other brothers take care, one of them of the raspberries lot and the other of the vegetable garden.
 Born barely a year ago, the ecological committee (COMECO)  of this ...  

Centennial anthem

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...

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...

A Week of Prayer for Vocations

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It is with great joy and enthusiasm, we lived Vocations Week 2021. From Sunday April 25, listening to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, and remembering his life given to the will of the Father by Love...

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...

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...
Mario De Celles, p.m.é.
(1929-2021)

Father Mario De Celles, a priest of the Foreign Missions Society, died in Laval on July 18, 2021 at the age of 92. Born in St-Marc-sur-Richelieu on July 7, 1929, he was the son of Joseph-Auguste De Celles and Gertrude Turcotte. He did his secondary studies at ....

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Our departed
loved ones...
Andre LeBlanc, pmé
(1931-2021)

Father André LeBlanc, a priest of the Foreign Missions, died in Montreal on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the age of 90 years and 3 months. Born in Kamouraska on April 5, 1931, he was the son of Joseph-Narcisse LeBlanc and Marie-Alice Pelletier. He did his ... 

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Our departed
loved ones... 
Jean-Louis Foley, p.m.é.
(1926-2021)

Father Jean-Louis Foley, priest of the Foreign Missions, died in Laval on March 6, 2021, at the age of 94 years and 6 months. He was born in St-Casimir (Portneuf) on September 2, 1926. Ordained priest on July 1, 1951, he left on September 11, 1952 for Japan, where he worked as a missionary until 1980...

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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. 
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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