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February 24th, 2019 | Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Exposure to scented products such as perfume and cologne can aggravate health problems for some people. In our parish we have a number of parishioners who are extremely sensitive to scented products to the point that they are not able to attend Mass or must leave the church before the end of Mass. We ask you to be thoughtful of the needs of these members of our parish community and invite you to refrain from wearing these artificially scented products at Mass. Thank You! Your thoughtfulness and assistance is greatly appreciated.
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, this year on March 6th. It commences a yearly journey of the whole Church in preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Mystery at Easter. During Lent we are invited and encouraged to pay closer attention to God’s Word through more fervent prayer, penance and almsgiving. These 40 days prepare us to be more in line with our roots and aware of the journey we began at Baptism toward our Eternal destiny.
On Ash Wednesday we will have two Masses, at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., with blessing and distribution of ashes. We hope this will provide all parishioners with the opportunity to begin their Lenten journey in prayer and devotion.
2018 Tax Receipts
The 2018 Donation Tax Receipts are ready. You can pick them up at the back of the church, arranged in alphabetical order. If your family is registered under two names, you should check under both names if you can’t find your receipt.
For any queries email: email@example.com or call the Parish Office on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Thank you.
Also, if you have not already done so, please remember to pick up the box containing the envelopes for your 2019 parish donations.
New Mass Setting
Last Sunday our choir introduced us to a new Mass setting. It is simple & 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 the Gloria, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation A, Amen and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
“For I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35)
We have a new tradition in our parish to support the hungry on a more 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)