The Advent Chapel is an outreach ministry of the Diocese of Montreal located in the old Diocesan Book Room space in the Promenades Cathédrale mall. This space will be set up to offer shoppers and others a ministry of presence in the mall: “an oasis of calm in a hectic mall.”
The chapel will be staffed by volunteers, and offer visitors hot drinks, crafts and toys, information on Anglican parishes and ministries as well as space for prayer, meditation and holy conversation. Mostly, the space will offer a break from the noise and pressure of the mall – a chance to sit down, rest, and collect one’s thoughts.
The chapel will be open December 1 – 24, 2011 on Thursdays and Fridays from 3 pm-9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.
Follow the evolution of the project through our general updates.
You can see where we’re starting from (including a video introduction) in The “Before” Picture.
Would you like to pitch in? There are a few things you could do to help out.
The Promenades Cathédrale mall is located underground underneath Christ Church Cathedral, at McGill metro.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Wednesday Festival: Advent Chapel
Today's Wednesday Festival celebrates a wonderful initiative of the Diocese of Montreal. Four friends of RevGals have set up a wonderful "oasis of calm in a hectic mall / Une oasis de calme dans un monde frénét..." (the site is bilingual.) Do visit the site, which describes the project and has Advent reflections as well. Also, please friend them on Facebook, and pray for the endeavor.
Posted by Mary Beth at 2:00 AM