Montreal's The Phare

Montreal’s The Phare, a mission corps (church) of The Salvation Army, is also part of the Booth Centre Community Ministries. It grew out of the chaplaincy department at the Booth Centre and was created to meet the needs of residents, former residents, employees and interested members of the community. It was inaugurated in 2013 as a local church and opened a community centre in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve in 2014.

Le Phare is a participant in the work of the Booth Centre and in the community to work at the transformation of the community by fighting harmful psychological, social and spiritual forces and by offering resources for the growth of the members of the community.

Services in-house:

Le Phare works with the chaplaincy department of the Booth Centre to assist residents and staff who wish to embark on a Christian spiritual journey or have done so through the in-house local corps (church). It offers:

  • Worship services on Sunday evenings,
  • Course on  Salvation Army soldiership;
  • Spiritual counseling and prayer;
  • Christian discipleship training.

Services to the community
The community centre in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is linked to the local corps (church) at the Booth Centre. With the help of pastoral care staff and volunteers from the Booth Centre and the community, it offers:

  • A monthly breakfast
  • Twice-monthly food distribution
  • A drop-in centre 2 days a week
  • A weekly evening coffeehouse with a variety of activities (concerts, documentaries, movies, testimonies, etc.)
  • Active listening, counseling, spiritual guidance
  • Referrals to the Booth Centre, Salvation Army centres, and other resources

Le Phare is a means to develop relationships with the community outside the Booth Centre, provide a network for residents and former residents which includes opportunities for volunteer work, offer assistance for the spiritual and social well-being of the residents of the neighbourhood, and develop partnerships with other helping organizations.

Community Ministries Team

  • Daniel Bourque, Assistant Director of Community Ministries
  • Germain Fortin, Chaplain;
  • Mélissa Bourque, Director of Music
  • Other member of the Pastoral Care Committee: Mr. Ducer Kamgang

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

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Update : September, 2016