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March 18th, 2018 | Fifth Sunday of Lent
Share Lent 2018 “Solidarity Sunday”
We wish to thank you for your generosity on this Development and Peace Solidarity Sunday. Your donation will be used to help our sisters and brothers all over the world — from Lebanon to Cambodia, to Nigeria and beyond! The theme of our Share Lent campaign Together for Peace, invites us to build peace through dialogue and reconciliation and to consider mercy as a source of hope for the future. This is what Pope Francis underlined on the occasion of the Jubilee of Mercy: “Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life and instils in us the courage to look to the future with hope.”
Envelopes for your Share Lent donations are
available at the back of the church. Thank you
for helping us create a future filled with hope!
Flowers for Easter
You are invited to make a donation in the name of loved ones toward the purchase of flowers to decorate the church and altar for the Easter season. Donation envelopes are available at the back of the church and should be received by March 25th in order to allow us time to organize the decor of our beautiful church during this most holy and joyous season.
Schedule of Services
Holy Week and Easter
Holy Thursday March 29th 7:30 pm
Good Friday, Solemn Passion Service March 30th 3:00 pm
Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil March 31st 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday, Resurrection of the Lord April 1st 10:30 am
A SELECTION OF ONLINE LENT RESOURCES
1. Everyday Lent Resources
Everyday Lent Resources including a Lenten Online Retreat and Eight Weeks of Retreat
– Living Lent Daily, a daily email series designed to help you grow in friendship with God.
– An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat.
– Arts & Faith: Lent, a visual prayer experience this Lent.
Each week includes a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures
Take advantage of Lent as a wonderful time for spiritual renewal. You will find a variety of articles, activities, and other resources that will aid you in this special time of prayer and preparation.
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)