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December 17, 2017 | Third Sunday of Advent
Schedule of Christmas & New Year’s Masses
Sunday, December 24
7:15 p.m. Family Mass
9:00 p.m. Christmas Carols
9:30 p.m. Solemn Christmas Mass
Monday, December 25th
10:30 a.m. Christmas Mass
Feast of the Holy Family
Saturday, December 30th 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 31st 10:30 a.m.
New Year’s Day
Feast of Mary, Mother of God
Sunday, December 31st 4:30 p.m.
Monday, January 1st 10:30 a.m.
Election of Wardens
At a meeting of parishioners held on Sunday, December 10th, two wardens were elected: Bonnie Auger was re-elected for a second term and Pino DiIoia was newly elected to serve his first mandate. Congratulations to both!
I wish to express my gratitude to Andrea Bobkowicz for faithfully serving Ascension as a warden for two terms. Her gifts and abilities were much appreciated. Fr.MacEachen
Christmas Flowers to Decorate the Church
All are invited to make a donation in the name of loved ones for the purchase of flowers to decorate our church this Christmas season. Although donations will be accepted at any time, if you wish to have the names included in the Christmas bulletin, your donation would need to be made by December 17th.
Christmas Eve Children’s Gospel Pageant
All children whose families will be attending the 7:15 p.m. Christmas Eve Service are invited to participate in the Children’s Gospel Pageant. Visiting nieces, nephews and cousins are also welcome! A short rehearsal will be held following Mass this Sunday, December 17th. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Wiltshire at the parish office (Monday & Thursday) or by email at email@example.com
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
❆ to the children in our Be My Disciples program who donated 160 gifts and to “Santa’s elf” mom Ingrid who helped sort and pack the gifts for the Spirit of Giving campaign where they will be distributed to needy children this week.
❆ to those who have so generously donated to our organ restoration fund at the concert December 3rd and to our choir whose magnificent performance inspired us. To date we have raised approximately $6,800.
❆ to all parishioners for your goodwill and kindness in donating to our Advent Mass of Concern which will assist many of our less fortunate neighbours to purchase food and other necessities this Christmas as well as throughout the year .
Advent Mass of Concern
Have you shared in the parish Advent project by contributing to our Mass of Concern? Many of our less fortunate neighbours depend on our help for money to purchase food and other necessities at Christmas as well as throughout the year. Donation envelopes for this good work of the parish are still available at the doors of the church.
Thank you for your generosity.
Weekly Donation Envelope Boxes
Parishioners who use the envelope system for their parish contribution will find the 2018 boxes available at the main entrance of the church this weekend. Please be sure to pick up only the box that has your name and number on it. 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. Don’t worry – your number and name are all on our computer and lists. Thank you for your comprehension and faithful generosity.
Sunday Missals 2018
are available for sale at the back of the church. The cost is $5 each. As we have a limited supply, you are encouraged to purchase your copy as soon as possible and write your name in your book.
“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)