Free Services and Support Groups

Pastoral HomeCare

“For more than 20 years the Archdiocese of Montreal has offered a service of spiritual accompaniment of the sick and elderly persons in their own homes, under the name SASMAD, or as it is known in English, Pastoral Home Care. This diocesan service is confidential and free, and is made available thanks to the visits of hundreds of volunteers who have received special training.”  SASMAD/PHC Therefore, please call the Rectory (514) 637-2379 and leave the names of any sick or shut-ins that you are aware of so that they can be visited (called) by a Pastoral Home Care volunteer once a week.

Kingdom Mindset

Are you feeling Anxious? Did you know that there is a support group that meets via webinar every couple of weeks?  Their support is Faith based.  The group is called the Kingdom Mindset and you can get in contact with Adam and Judy (Catholic Action) through their email address at  The next meeting is October 8th at 7:00 pm.

Friends of Mercy

At this time more than ever, Prayer is needed.  Why not join the Friends of Mercy Association?  There are NO fees, and NO meetings, just prayer. For more information please use the following email address at  

Seniors Action Quebec

Did you know that Seniors Action Quebec offers free webinars on a variety of topics that may be of interest to you?  The next one is on October 20th, 2020-Tools for Planning Ahead (Wills, Mandates, Power of Attorney, etc.)

Technology Assistance

Do you have problems with Technology? Consider contacting the Atwater library’s Connect project at for more information.

Spiritual Support Line

There is a Spiritual Support Line 1-888-305-0994 if you desire extra support. This service is set up by the Archdiocese in this time of pandemic and is manned by PHC volunteers who can speak to you in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. This is available to anyone who could benefit from a listening ear.

Widower's Support Group

COVID19 has left us feeling quite vulnerable especially since we cannot gather even in times of loss. There is a Widow(er)s’ Support Group that meet every 1st Monday of the month. Please contact Anne Parsons at (514) 457-2183 or

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