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January 14th, 2018 | Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christmas 2017 ~ A Thank you to all!
Christmas was celebrated in a festive spirit, and our services were well attended despite the frigid temperatures. I wish to thank all our parishioners for your presence and your continued support of the parish.
Many people were involved in the preparation of Christmas and also in the various services celebrated. I would like to express my gratitude to all who offered their time and talent- David Barrington for decorating the church and Sanctuary, our Lectors and Eucharistic ministers, our Choir and Cantors, our Ushers at each service, the Altar servers, members of our Parish Staff and the team who set up our outdoor crèche: Wilfrid deFreitas, Greg Dunning and Michael Gala.
Thank you to those who made an offering to purchase the flowers and decorations, to parishioners who so generously gave to the Mass of Concern appeal, and to the children from our Be My Disciples program who brought gifts to distribute to other less fortunate children.
I also express my gratitude to all of you who contributed to the various collections, and to those who sent greetings or goodies to me in the rectory. I promise to remember you in prayer and wish you many graces and blessings throughout the New Year.
– Father MacEachen
Weekly Donation Envelope Boxes
Parishioners are reminded that the 2018 boxes for weekly donations are available at the main entrance of the church. Boxes are in alphabetical order. Some of you will note that you have a different number on your box this year. This is due to our computer system and our new printer-producer of the boxes. If you do not currently have a box for your donations, please contact the parish office and we will be pleased to organise one for you.
Thank you for your comprehension and faithful generosity.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Every year from January 18-25, Christians around the world are invited to celebrate a Week of Prayer for the unity of all Christians. The Theme for this year, prepared by an ecumenical team from the Caribbean is “Your right hand, O LORD, glorious in power” (Exodus 15:6)-. the song of Moses and Miriam – a song of triumph over oppression . We are invited to reflect on scripture together, participate in jointly-organized ecumenical services and to share fellowship. In Montreal an Ecumenical Prayer Service organised by the Canadian Centre of Ecumenism will be held Sunday January 21st at 3PM.at Union United Church ( 2007 Delisle St.)
Judaism: Sacred Spaces and Objects
A workshop led by Catherine Cherry will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the parish hall of St. Monica’s Parish (6405 Terrebonne). An opportunity to get in touch with the Faith Tradition of our heritage – Judaism, we will explore God’s loving and active presence in their Sacred Spaces and Objects. For those who attend this presentation, a visit to a Synagogue will follow on Sunday afternoon, February 4. For information and to register by January 21, contact Anna at (514) 481-0267 ext. 22 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Coat Project! Help International Students Survive the Cold!
The Newman Catholic Centre of McGill University is now accepting donations of clean, lightly-used warm winter coats, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots. Donations can be dropped off at the centre , 3484 Peel Street, between 10:00am and 2:00 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. (Free parking for short periods of time in the Newman Parking lot for winter coat drop-off.) Please mark all bags clearly as “McGill Winter Coat Project” and drop them in the Newman lobby (basement entrance).
For more information email email@example.com.
“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)