September 15th, 2019 | Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Season of Creation”
After the hottest July on record, it’s time to fight back against climate change as we care and give thanks for the world God has made. We can do that by joining Pope Francis and the Church as Catholics and fellow Christians worldwide celebrate the Season of Creation, September 1 to October 4. During this period, we unite in prayer and action for the protection of creation. This year, we focus on the web of life and how each plant and animal species reveals the Creator’s glory. To assist you there are calendars with reflections and suggested activities which you can use with your family or alone. Please help yourself to a copy which can be found at the back of the church. Further resources can be found at: www.creation.greenchurches.ca
Ascension of Our Lord Capital Campaign
We successfully launched our One-Million-Dollar Capital Campaign in May! Over the summer you received a beautiful brochure with a pledge form for your donation. No donation is too small or too large! As you will read in the brochure, the money raised will help to repair the bell tower, completely restore our 1928 Casavant organ and carry out required renovations to the church’s interior. We are counting on your generosity to help us achieve our objective. Extra copies of the brochure and pledge form are available at the doors of the church.
“Be My Disciples” 2019-20 Registration:
Faith Education program for Children
Registration for children grades 1 to 6 continues. Forms for new and returning families are available at the back of the church or can be obtained by contacting the parish office. An important Parents’ Meeting will be held on Tuesday October 1st at 7PM in the Church. The first Children’s Gathering and Family Mass will be Saturday October 5th at 2:45PM. For any additional information regarding the program please contact the parish office
The choir of Ascension Parish is seeking new members. Singing from September through June, we provide music for Sunday Mass and rehearse Thursday nights. If you have an appreciation of the rich liturgical music of the Church, you are warmly invited to information, please contact Music Director, David Szanto (contact info. is posted on the church bulletin boards).
“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)