June 9th, 2019 | Pentecost Sunday
Capital Campaign Launch
We have successfully launched our One-Million-Dollar Capital Campaign! You will soon receive 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.
Thank you to our Choir
This weekend our parish choir begins its summer break. We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for your hard work and dedication to the parish. By sharing your gifts of musical talent you greatly enhance our worship every Sunday.
We wish each of you a restful summer and eagerly await your return in the fall.
“Be My Disciples”
2019-20 Registration: Faith Education program for Children
Registration for children returning to our program in grades 1 to 6 has begun. We encourage you to complete yours as soon as possible in order to help us plan for the fall. Registration forms have already been sent out by email. If you have not yet received one, it can be obtained by contacting Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 514-932-3131 (Mondays & Thursdays)
Parish Food Drive
As we begin planning our summer vacations, please remember that hunger does not take a summer break. Help “top-up” our non-perishable food donations by bringing at least 1 food item to Mass every weekend while you are in town. Donations can be left in the special bins at the back of the church and will be delivered to St. Willibrord’s Food Bank.
“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)