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September 23rd, 2018 | Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Faith Education program for Children
The deadline for registration of children in grades 1 to 6 has arrived. Forms for new and returning families can be obtained by contacting the parish office and must be completed by September 24th. Next Saturday, September 29th we welcome back 125 young people for our first Children’s Gathering and Family Mass.
For any additional information regarding the program please contact Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate by email:email@example.com or by phone 514-932-3131 (Mondays & Thursdays).
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Are you someone or do you know someone who has expressed an interest in learning about our Catholic faith or becoming Catholic ? Was baptized Catholic asa child, but has had little contact with the church and would now like to complete their initiation and celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist?
We offer an opportunity for adults to begin a journey of faith as part of a small group focusing on the teachings and experience of Church. You are welcome to participate in the process with your questions, your insights and your faith story in a warm accepting setting.
For information please contact our pastor, Fr. MacEachen, or Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate, after Mass or by phone (514-932-3131) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 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 consider joining us. For further information, please contact Music Director, David Szanto – contact information is posted on the church bulletin boards, or by email: email@example.com.
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.
Guided tour: Westmount Houses of Worship
In collaboration with the Westmount Local Heritage Council and the Westmount Historical Association, guided tours of local houses of worship will be offered next Sunday September 30th at 2:00pm. This walking tour will start at the Lawn Bowling Club and will include interior and/or exteriors of six places, including Ascension of Our Lord. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore the rich variety and beauty of our local houses of worship.
For information: 514-989-5226
Season of Creation
From September 1st to October 8th we celebrate the “Season of Creation” a time for all Christian communities to give thanks to the Lord for the generosity of his creation and to pray for the wisdom and courage to tend it well. 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
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)