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Last update: March 20, 2020 at 11:00 


Welcome to Missione Maria Ausiliatrice’s Catechism website. Missione Maria Ausiliatrice was built in 1984 to serve the community of Rivière des Prairies. When the Montreal school boards became linguistic the church took on a more active role in teaching catechism to the communities’ youngest members. In 2000 the Faith First office took control of the catechism program. In 2013 the office of Faith and Family moved towards a new course of catechism, Be My Disciple. This program is still in use today. 

March 20, 2020


Announcement Concerning the Sacraments

We received directives from Bishop Alain Faubert of the Diocese of Montreal, due to the COVID- 19 crisis all the celebrations of First Communions and Confirmations planned for spring 2020 are postponed until next fall-winter.


The Diocese of Montreal and the Faith Education Team will be working with us to re-schedule all Sacrament masses for all churches in our diocese.

The Faith and Family team at Missione Maria Ausiliatrice will be sending you the new dates of the First Communions and Confirmations by mail when we are aware of the dates. If you have moved, please advise us of your new address.

As for Mass Stamp sheets, they will be collected at a later date. Please keep the cards. Once Masses start being celebrated publicly, you can collect the stamps you are missing.

Please take the time at home to review some of the chapters in your Be My Disciple book that have not been done. Use also the back of the book to review the prayers. This way together you can continue your faith journey during this unprecedented crisis. Keep praying each day for the sick and afflicted families. We here at Missione Maria Ausiliatrice are praying for you as well.  


Faith and Family Team at Missione Maria Ausiliatrice

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Diocese of Montreal 


Volunteer your time with  Special Events or Sacrament Practice . The Catechism program is always looking for help to prepare or supervise during our sacraments and special events during the catechism  year . Speak to Joe or Sylvia for more info.

Become a Catechist

The Catechism does not work without the help, support and generosity of our Catechists. Become part of the  team and help a young person be closer to God.  Speak to  Joe and Sylvia for more info. 


Sponsor a special event with equipment or special aid that can help us from where you work.  A lot of our special events include food and media equipment that is expensive to buy or hard to rent.  Speak to Joe or Sylvia for more info .

About Joe

During my tenure at the youth leadership center (YLC) I started and coordinated many projects and I’ve planned and lead many retreats. I have participated in two World Youth Days with Pope Benedict in Germany and Pope  John Paul II in Toronto. I look forward to sharing my life experiences with all of you.  I look forward to working with all you in the upcoming years.

There are religious books and cards for sale at the church. The sale of these items helps to fund special events for catechism. Feel free to preview the items on the shop webpage, simply click on the icon above or on this link. Each item must be purchased at the faith and family offices between 9:30 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Friday. 

Catechism Times

 Friday  -   4:45 - 6:15 pm 

Saturday -  9:00 - 10:30 am

                    3:00 - 4:30 pm  (YLC) 

                    3:15 - 4:45 pm (Church)

Sunday -    9:30 - 11:00 pm (YLC) 

                   9:45 - 11:15 am (Church)