St Michael's Mission, 37 Avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H2X 3P6
St Michael’s Mission has existed for over 75 years as a day mission for the needy and homeless of downtown Montreal. Situated in the basement of St John the Evangelist Church it provides showers, clean clothes and a hot meal every weekday. For many years we have collected good used clothes and magazines in the Red Barrel which are delivered regularly when the barrel is full and every Christmas the St Michael’s tree is set up in November for donations of new socks, underwear, mittens, tuques and toiletries which are taken to the Mission in time to distribute at their Christmas party when the clients also receive a full turkey dinner.
Several years ago, when we began visiting the mission, groups of parishioners, 8 to 10, would arrive around 10AM and help to prepare and serve the days meal. We would arrive with homemade desserts to serve after the meal with usually enough left over to hand out again the next day. On a couple of occasions we also arrived at 7AM and cook up a pancake breakfast complete with real maple syrup. It proved so popular that over 500 pancakes were served and we hope to repeat this in future. St Michael’s Mission is near and dear to our hearts at All Saints and many parishioners make monetary donations which are always sorely needed and greatly appreciated. Executive Director George Greene visits us about every year or so, delivering a sermon in which he never fails to mention the special bond that exists between our church and the mission.