A brief historical overview

1970 - In the 1970s, Greek Melkite Catholic families from the Middle East began to settle in the West Island of Montreal.
1980 - In October, the late Bishop Michel Hakim was appointed Bishop of Canada.
1981 - By 1981, thanks to the decision of the late Bishop Georges Koriati, and the efforts of Father Jean Faraj, a small nucleus of 30 families celebrated Sunday masses in the parish hall of St. Luke's Church.
1982 - Monthly celebration of Mass at St. David's Church on the West Island of Montreal.
1983 - Bi-monthly celebration of Mass at St. Barnabas Church, on the West Island of Montreal.
1985 - Weekly mass at St. Barnabas Church on the West Island of Montreal. Formation of a Bible study group, annual retreat, youth choir, social activities, a scout troop and an Arabic language school.
1986 - As the community grew, we had to move to St. Suzanne's Church in 1986. Mass was celebrated at St. Suzanne's Church on the West Island of Montreal. Foundation of a legal entity, a corporation under the name of Comité Socio-culturel du Moyen-Orient (CSCMO), to manage finances and organize social activities.
1989 - Foundation of the "Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish (Sayedat Al- Bechara) affiliated to the Saint-Sauveur Church, to serve more than six hundred families.
1994 - In May, Father Jean Faraj is appointed pastor of the parish of the Virgin Mary, New York. He is replaced by Father Antoine Dib.
1998 - In March, mass ceased on the west island. The parishioners are invited to join the parish of Saint-Sauveur, in the church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges. In June, the late Bishop Sleiman Hajjar is appointed Bishop of Canada.
2001 - In January, the late Father Fouad Nasr was appointed parish priest to restart the weekly masses of the Our Lady of the Annunciation service at the Sainte-Suzanne church. Fouad Nasr took over as pastor of this flourishing community of over 600 families.
2003 - In June, Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim is appointed Bishop of Canada. In October, the late Father Fouad Nasre leaves us for Rome, as patriarchal vicar. vicar. Father Makarios Wehbi replaces him as parish priest of Our Lady of the Annunciation.
2006 - The members of the board of directors are chosen by the bishop. The first parish council is composed of the following persons Msgr Makarios Wehbi (vice president), George Saba (treasurer), Camille Badra (secretary), Sherine Saba, Rita Tooma, the late Roger Ackad, Henry and Doris Awwad, Kamal Barakat and Ibrahim Maatouk.
2007 - In March, the first community colloquium of the parish is organized at the Melkite Center.
2008 - Msgr. Makarios Wehbi is appointed to another mission, at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Ottawa. Msgr. Antoine Semaan replaces him as parish priest.
2012 In December - Our Lady of the Annunciation parish buys St. Suzanne Church in Pierrefonds, to serve more than EIGHT HUNDRED families. Activities: Eucharistic celebrations, Bible studies, parish bulletin, choir, First Communion preparation, catechetical program, baptisms, weddings and social activities.
2013 - In September - Celebration of the dedication of the parish Our Lady of the Annunciation and Annual Ball. Bishop Ibrahim Ibrahim ordained Father Anthony Archimandrite with the title of Monsignor. Consecration of the Chapel of St. Rita by Bishop Ibrahim.
2017 - In February Msgr Antoine Semaan was transferred to the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Ottawa. Msgr Makarios Wehbi replaces him as pastor of Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish.
2018 November - Msgr Antoine Semaan returns as parish priest at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish. Arrived from Egypt the deacon Ragi Saleh.
2019 In June - Ordination by Bishop Ibrahim of Deacon Ragi Saleh as curate assigned to Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish.
2021 to 2022 Despite the pandemic of COVID 19 the parish consecrated the relics chapel and added several icons to its heritage.
 

Phone number

(514)822-1117

Email

paroisse-nda@videotron.ca

Address

9501 boulevard Gouin Ouest - Pierrefonds H8Y 1T7

Schedule of Masses

Sunday at 8:15 am and 12:00 pm / Tuesday at 6:30 pm / Wednesday at 6:30 pm / Friday at 6:00 pm (in French)
 

We welcome you to our parish family, the family of Our Lady of the Annunciation.

Like any other family, we function most effectively when all our members are involved in parish life.

If you are new to the parish, please make yourself known so that we can welcome you personally. You are welcome to join us at any of our weekend or weekday masses. You can also email us at paroisse-nda@videotron.ca or contact us at 514-822-1117.

We are constantly working to bring the message of Jesus Christ into the hearts and lives of others through our actions and words. We hope to do this through prayer, service, the sacraments and our warm and welcoming hospitality.

Please feel free to refer to our parish bulletin, on this website or our parish website, parish-nda.com, for our Mass times. We look forward to seeing you after the weekend masses, or when you visit the office. If there is anything you need, please do not hesitate to contact us or a member of our staff for further assistance.

Msgr Antoine Semaan, b.s.

Pastor of Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish

 

Sacristy and Mass Service:

Sub-deacons: Mr. Henry Awwad, Mr. Youssef Farah and Mr. George Latif

Preparation for Solemn Communion

Mrs. Christelle Constantine

Catechesis for 4 to 11 year old

Mrs. Sherine Saba

ADO NDA

Mrs. Sherine Saba and Mrs. Jacqueline Shatawy
 

Jeunes NDA

Cathie Chahoud, Manuella Doss, Julien Akl and Naim Karkour

Scouts 252 NDA

Mrs. Nadia Tooma

Famille Sainte-Rita

Mrs. Tania Rahbe

La Voix de la Parole

Mrs. Nevine Saba
 

SASMAD

Mrs. Nadia Tooma

The Melkite Ladies

Mrs. Amal Haffar

Foyer NDA

Mr. Emad Faddoul

Club Anda

Mrs. Madeleine Mercier
 

Club NDA

Ms. Caroline Lutfi

Focolare Group

Mrs. Dalal Abougaber

Soirées de prière et louange

Mrs. Sherine Saba

Sacred Heart of Jesus Family

Ms. Nathalie Ahmar
 

Les Dames Myrohores prayer group

Mrs. Josiane Mansour

NDA Choir

Mr. Ibrahim Shatawy

The Good Samaritan

Mr. Mansour Alnassar

Communication Group

Mrs. Aline Dermarkar and Mr. Tony Hana
 

Renouveau Spirituel

Mr. Robert Costantine

Famille Saint Joseph

Mrs. Hoda Tarzikhan

Ecole de langue Arabe

Mrs. Ghada Makhlouta