May 1: MORSL summer hours. Taking summer courses or working on campus from May-August? Gotten into a meditation routine you'd like to continue? Just looking for a place to unwind at lunchtime? If so, you'll be happy know that MORSL will remain open over the summer! As of May 1st, we welcome drop-ins from 10am-3pm Monday-Thursday (closed Fridays).
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: MSA McGill Friday Prayers
Approximate time 1-1:30 PM. The Muslim Students' Association's Facebook page provides details each week regarding Jumu'ah prayers on campus and at nearby mosques for Muslim students. Please visit their page for exact times and special considerations, particularly during Ramadan (May 6-June 5). As locations and times vary week to week, be sure to check regularly.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Shabbat services
Approximate time 7 PM. Some Jewish campus groups continue shabbat dinners and services all year round, such as Chabad at McGill, and local synagogues are always ready to welcome students over the summer.
May 5: CJDM's 40th Christian commemoration of the Shoah
2:00-3:30 PM (doors open at 1:30): Panel discussion in Fulford Hall of the Anglican Diocese of Montreal (1444 Union Ave.) Free tickets.
4:00- 5:00 PM: Commemoration of the Shoah (bilingual), in the Christ Church Cathedral (635 Ste-Catherine St. W.)
May 5 & 19: Cathedral at 6 Young Adult bilingual service
6:00 PM: Imagine a beautiful church in the heart of downtown, a historic site, but with inclusive values, contemporary music, bilingual worship, and a close-knit community. That's the Cathedral at 6! Christ Church Cathedral (635 Ste-Catherine St. W.)
May 6: Reconciliation as a Spiritual Practice
3:30 PM: Hosted by the Anglican Diocese, join Melanie Delva for a facilitated conversation on reconciliation, what it really means, why we should pursue it, and how. Event Details: At St. George's (1001 des Canadiens-de-Montreal).
May 8-9, 11-12: Sikh Heritage Month Exhibition. Four-day art, history and performance exhibit in collaboration with the McGill Sikh Students' Association and the Sikh Heritage Month Committee of Quebec. Free admission and food! Event poster.
May 8 & 9: 10:00 AM - 17:00 PM: Concordia's EV building (1515 Ste-Catherine W.)
May 11 & 12: 12:00 - 15:00 PM: Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar (7801 Cordner, Lasalle)
May 8, 15, 22, 29: Quaker contemplative meditation
5:30 - 6:30 PM: Mid-week Quaker meeting. Wednesdays in May. Come sit in silent meditation in the Newman Centre (3484 Peel), in the beautiful library on the 2nd floor. All are welcome!May 8, 15, 22, 29: Hungry Minds bible study
6:00 - 7:00 PM: Join this young adult group for dinner and bible study on Wednesday evenings, at the United Theological College (3521 University). Continuing through summer.
May 15, 22, 29: Spiritual Side of Yoga
5:30 - 7:00 PM: This special yoga series that began last fall continues over the summer with Hannah from the McGill Yoga Club. Come learn about the mind-body connection and yogic philosophy while practicing asanas, or poses, on Wednesdays. Open to all levels! Some mats available. *Registration required as there is only space for 12 participants.
May 16-21: Gnostic Retreat & Conference.
Full Schedule Here. 20th Conclave of the Apostolic Johannite Church, held at Westmount United. An opportunity for spiritual growth and insight to modern Gnostic practice with lectures, workshops and panel discussions on topics from Buddhism to meditation to mystical Christianity. Open to all, no matter the spiritual path. jonathanchristopherstewart [at] gmail.com (subject: AJC%20Conclave%20info%20request) (Email ) MORSL's Gnostic faith volunteer, Rev. Jonathan Stewart, for special student rates not listed on the website.
May 20: Interfaith Eco-Action Day
1:00-5:00 PM: Montreal's annual clean-up day in the park! Join social justice-oriented faith groups and multifaith centres like MORSL and Concordia's MFSC. Meet at Oscar Peterson Park to form teams to clean this area. Refreshments offered afterwards for those not fasting for Ramadan. Sign up on the Eco-Quartier form or just come meet us there! More event details on Facebook
May 22 & 29: Skills for Managing Stress & Anxiety
2:00-3:30 PM: Do you have difficulty coping with stress? Feel you lack a sense of personal control in your life or struggle with setting goals and problem solving? Join this group to learn cognitive behavioral techniques and mindfulness to help you manage stress. Register online through the Student Services Wellness Hub. Both sessions take place in Brown 3001 (3600 McTavish).
May 27: Interfaith Iftar
7:45-9:30 PM: Interfaith Ramadan Iftar + IDAHOTB. All are invited to a Ramadan fast-breaking supper (Iftar) to bring together the LGBTQ+ Community and the Muslim Community (with of course queer Muslim too), celebrating both the sacred month of Ramadan and the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). Wendy Patrick room (WIlson Hall, 3506 University). Registration required to help us with our logistics.
May 27: Deadline to submit events for our June newsletter
5:00 PM: Newsletter deadline. Make sure you let us know if you have events you'd like us to promote to our subscribers. Please use our online newsletter submission form to give us all the details.
June 3: Kirtan on campus
6:00 - 8:30 PM: Join the McGill Sikh Student Association for an evening of prayer through congregational singing and music. Open to all, including non-Sikhs, who wish to experience kirtan. Please wear a headcovering during the prayers. Presbyterian College (3495 University), 2nd floor.