RADIO MARIA CANADA INAUGURATES THE RELOCATION OF ITS NEW OFFICE AND
BROADCASTING FACILITY IN MONTREAL
New location at Notre-Dame-de-la-Consolata, 1700 rue Jean-Talon Est, offers easy access to visitors and solid base for future radio and person-to-person ministry
MONTREAL, April 30, 2018 – Radio Maria Canada celebrated this spring the opening of its new home at Notre-Dame-de-la-Consolata parish, located at the intersection of rue Jean-Talon Est and Avenue Papineau, in the Archdiocese of Montreal. Just steps from the Fabre metro station on the Snowdon-Saint-Michel blue line, the new location offers easier access for visitors and volunteers at a time when the Canadian Catholic radio ministry is expanding its programming and seeking new volunteers.
“Having a visible, street-front presence in Montreal with easy access for all of our listeners is a great benefit,” says Dr. John Romanelli, president of Radio Maria Canada. “The parish offers us a welcoming physical space and the opportunity to connect with a greater number of people in our mission of spreading hope and helping listeners grow in faith.”
Founded in 1995 by Luigi Pautasso, an inspirational Italo-Canadian (1931-2013), Radio Maria has been broadcasting in Italian since its beginning and, since 2005, in English. A registered charity mainly operated by a dedicated team of volunteers and a small group of employees, Radio Maria Canada does not accept advertising or government funding – but rather relies on the providence of God and intercession of Mary. From its beginning, Radio Maria has had an agreement with its listeners, confirming that this wonderful adventure would continue so long as there is an audience willing to make sacrifices to support it. Through its two channels, listeners can tune into Holy Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, Rosary, catechism, programs on human formation, news in the global and local Church and music which elevates God, instils peace and encourages prayer.
“The voice of Radio Maria nourishes the faith of listeners and reaches out to the destitute internationally, through World Family of Radio Maria, and here at home in Canada,” says Fr. Charles M. Grech, ofm, director at Radio Maria Canada. “Our charity status means that we depend almost entirely on the support of donors and volunteers. Our new, more centralized location offers us the opportunity to work with more people who can join us in reaching those most in need, through radio, a medium that is readily available to all.”
Radio Maria networks are available to all, free, online and through an app for Apple and Android. Listeners who prefer a physical radio can purchase the Radio Maria WiFi radio for a one-time cost.
To become a volunteer, learn more about Radio Maria or to listen live, 24/7, visit radiomaria.ca.
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