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May 19th, 2019 | Fifth Sunday of Easter
Ascension of Our Lord
Capital Campaign Launch
“Since the laying of (our) cornerstone in 1927, Ascension of Our Lord Parish has stood as a cherished jewel in the crown of Westmount’s English-speaking Catholic community, and in the broader community at large as well. Today in light of the various repairs, refurbishments and upgrades required, a significant investment is needed to ensure that our church can continue to serve parishioners for many years to come.” (Fr. MacEachen)
By now you will have already received an invitation to join us next Sunday, May 26th 11:15-12pm as we launch this Capital Campaign. Please remember to RSVP by this Tuesday, May 21st either by phone, 514-932-3131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Sacrament of Confirmation
All parishioners are invited to a special Mass and celebration of Confirmation Saturday, June 1st at 2pm. That afternoon we will welcome among us Father Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar for the English-speaking faithful of our Diocese, who will confer the sacrament of Confirmation upon 25 young people. As a parish community let us pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire them to live lives overflowing with goodness and grace.
We have quite a few Masses without intentions, particularly on weekdays. If you would like to remember a loved one in this way, or for another special intention, you are invited to contact the parish office to book a Mass time or the Sanctuary Lamp.
“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)