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November 18th, 2018 | Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Book of Remembrance
Throughout the month of November a Book of Remembrance will be available at the back of the church. You are invited to inscribe in it the names of all family and friends whom you would like remembered in prayer by our parish community at Mass during this month.
Election of Wardens
On Sunday, December 9th immediately following the 10:30 Mass, a meeting of parishioners will take place in the Parish room for the purpose of electing two new Wardens to replace the two who are completing their term of office on December 31, 2018. To be eligible to be nominated as a Warden, the person must be 18 years or older, a Roman Catholic who resides within the boundaries of the parish. Nominations, duly proposed and seconded, will be accepted at the meeting. The Wardens term of office is three years, renewable once. Please contact the Pastor for more information, or to propose a nominee.
Ascension Choir Christmas Concert
The members of our Parish Choir would like to invite all parishioners to join us Sunday, December 2nd, at 3:00pm for an afternoon concert featuring seasonal choral music, under the direction of our Music Director David Szanto.
Fall Catch-Up Campaign
By now you have received the letter regarding our Catch-Up campaign. If you have not yet had a chance to respond, you may place your Fall Catch Up envelope in the collection plate at Mass, drop it into the mail slot at the rectory or mail it at your convenience. If you did not receive an envelope, there are some available at the back of the church. Thank you all for your generosity and continuing support.
Sunday Missals 2019
A limited supply of the Mass books for the coming Liturgical Year are still available for sale at $5 each. We encourage you to purchase your copy as soon as possible & write your name in your book.
Christmas Flowers to Decorate the Church
All are invited to make a donation in the name of loved ones toward the purchase of flowers to decorate our church for the Christmas season. Donations should be received at the latest by December 17th in order to allow us to plan the decor of the church during this holy season.
Printed Psalm Sheets
You can print a copy of the Psalms which we use each Sunday by visiting the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website: Responsorial Psalm
Our Mass Setting
Our choir sings the Mass of St. Frances Cabrini Mass Setting by Kevin Keil. It is simple and should be easy for all to join in. However, for those who would like to accelerate their learning, a choral version of the Mass is available on Youtube:
Mass of St. Frances Cabrini Mass Setting by Kevin Keil.
The parts that we are singing include:
– Memorial Acclamation A,
– Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
“For I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35)
We have a tradition in our parish to support the hungry on a continuous basis.
Bring one non-perishable food item to Mass every weekend which will be sent to the foodbanks.
Donations can be left at the back of the church and will be delivered to St. Willibrord’s parish food bank. A list of suggestions for nutritious non-perishable items is posted below.
Keep in mind that over 860,000 Canadians visit food banks every month,
with over 36% of the donations feeding hungry children.
Foodbank Donation List
suggested nutritious non-perishable food items:
- Oatmeal (regular, no added sugar if possible)
- Pot barley
- Whole-grain high-fibre/whole wheat dried pasta
- Brown rice
- Couscous (whole wheat best)
- Canned salmon or tuna
- Canned beans (chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans)
- Peanut butter
- Tomato sauce
- Pasta sauce in jars
- Canned vegetables and fruit (no added sugar or salt if possible)