Join us this Lent as
Season Three continues!

Called into Community:
Come and See!

A synodal journey inspired by




An online series Friday evenings:
Feb. 23, Mar. 1, 8, and 15, 2024
7-8:30 p.m. EST



What is
The Chosen?

The Chosen is the first multi-season television series about the life of Christ, as witnessed through the eyes of those He impacted. Directed by Dallas Jenkins and distributed by Angel Studios, The Chosen has grown to become the largest crowdfunded TV series of all time. Season Three is now available online.

In The Chosen, we experience the life and ministry of Jesus through the eyes of the people that walked on Earth with him: his disciples, his mother Mary, the children, those he healed and taught. We also see him through the eyes of those who opposed him: the Pharisees, the Roman authorities. The Chosen stays faithful to the Gospels, while attempting to tell us a wider story. Without ever contradicting scripture, it fills in some of the gaps: it puts familiar Bible passages in the context of the daily life of the people who encountered Jesus, so that we can more easily imagine, “What was life like with Jesus? How did meeting Jesus change people’s lives?”





A synodal journey…


Since Advent 2021, we have journeyed with the characters in The Chosen through Seasons One, Two and the first half of Season Three. Inspired by Pope Francis to dream and build a truly synodal church, we walked together and listened to one another, and together we imagined new ways of being church, of drawing people into a life-changing encounter with Jesus, and forming communities of welcome and belonging where each person knows that they too are “called by name.”

The fruits of our discussions, gathered through the practice of spiritual conversation and a process of communal discernment, represented an important contribution to the diocesan Synodal Report. This report was presented at a diocesan assembly on June 11, 2022 and was shared with the Assembly of Quebec Bishops to be incorporated into their summary report.


Continue the journey…


Consider continuing the journey over four Friday evenings this Lenten season, starting Feb. 23, 2024.

Although the life and ministry of Jesus remain at the heart of The Chosen, we delve into episodes four through eight,  where faith and friendships are tested as the apostles are sent out by Jesus. 

Unexpected alliances form, and characters confront deep fears, grappling with the challenges of their ministry:  the joy and cost of serving Jesus, the cost of seeking the Truth, the call to serve and listen with humility and compassion, and to sustain a faith that God refines through their trials.

Through it all, and in particular through the miracles of feeding the multitudes and walking on water, Jesus reminds the disciples in many different ways to “not be afraid”, for He came with hope

Be part of the dialogue. See Him in a new light, through The Chosen’s fresh look at the Gospel. Consider the challenges of living as a chosen disciple right here and now.

How can we create a church which goes out to “the peripheries”, encountering Jesus in all of our brothers and sisters, in all God’s creation?

What difference would it make for your personal journey of faith, your experience of belonging to a church community, your witness and service to the world around you?

You, your family members, and your parish teams are invited to journey into Season Three, led by Fr. Raymond Lafontaine, E.V.

Please feel welcome to attend one, some or all of the sessions.



Have a look at Season Three’s preview below.



  • Four Friday evenings
    – Feb. 23

    – Mar. 1
    – Mar. 8
    – Mar. 15

From 7-8:30 p.m. EST each evening, via the cloud platform, Zoom.


N.B. Before each Friday, view the upcoming episode in advance. Consider planning a film night with family/friends.

WHO is this for?

Open to all.

For those seeking a space dedicated to:

– taking part in a synodal exchange with your parish team, family and/or friends

– listening to God’s call to us, in our personal mission and our communal mission as Church.

– creating opportunities to foster a pastoral conversion as an individual and as community

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Freewill online donations will be greatly appreciated.

Four & Five:
Parts I & II

Feb. 23, 7 p.m. EST
Watch Episode Four,
Clean, Part I

Watch Episode Five,
Clean, Part II

Episode Six:
Intensity in
Tent City

Mar. 1, 7 p.m. EST

Watch Episode Six

Episode Seven:
Ears to Hear

Mar. 8, 7 p.m. EST

Watch Episode Seven

Episode Eight:

Mar. 15, 7 p.m. EST

Watch Episode Eight

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