Spiritual and Religious Care

The Chaplaincy services of the Booth Centre are available to residents and staff members who wish to voluntarily embark on a spiritual journey. The chaplaincy department is part of the Booth Centre Community Services which is supervised by a pastoral committee. It works with the various departments of the Booth Centre and with churches, social services, prisons and other missions similar to theirs. The chaplain is a member of the Quebec branch of the Church Council on Justice and Corrections.

To offer spiritual support to all individuals, residents or employees of the Booth Centre so that each person develops to a greater degree in his/her belief system.

Services offered:

  • Bible study and prayer groups;
  • Hospital visits and visits to residents;
  • Follow-up of residents who have indicated a spiritual interest;
  • Outside activities of a spiritual nature, listening, counseling;
  • Literature and films;
  • Sharing and support groups;
  • Referrals to outside spiritual resources.

The chaplaincy department accompanies the residents in their life journey, providing support and comfort on their way. It works closely with other members of the pastoral team and with the in-house Salvation Army corps (church), Le Phare.

According to the Gospel of Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the prisoner and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

The Salvation Army’s Booth Center
880 Guy St., Montreal (Quebec) H3J 1T4

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Update : December, 2020