Saint-François-d'Assise Church

On 4 october 2009, during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, our parish (Saint-François-d’Assise) was declared a “Green Church”. It is situated in Montreal (in the Mercier-Est sector). The decision was made regarding the four following points:

  • A project of urban agriculture was developped in the parking lot at the back of the church, last summer. This project was possible thanks to a neighborhood committee (Solidarité Mercier-Est) which worked with a larger project from McGill University ;
  • For many years, the secondhand clothes shop recycles clothes to sell them at a low price for people in need ;
  • A particular effort to promote composting ;
  • Major works of restauration of the church and presbytery (including the « Maison des familles de Mercier-Est ») during the last two years in order to improve energy efficiency (roof and windows).

Thanks for your initiative … which helps us stimulate initiatives !

François Baril, priest

Saint-François d’Assise Catholic Parish
700 rue Georges Bizet, Montréal Qc, H1L 5S9
Téléphone: 514-353-2620
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