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October 15, 2017 | Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Be My Disciples” Faith Education Program
This weekend we welcome 137 grade 1-6 students and their parents to our first Children’s Gathering and the beginning of their Be My Disciples journey for this year. We pray that God will lead them into a deeper relationship with Jesus and to a greater understanding of discipleship.
Fall Catch-Up Campaign
By now you have received the letter regarding our Catch-Up campaign. To date, the response to helping us to achieve our goal of meeting our budget requirements is encouraging. If you have not yet had a chance to respond, you may place your Fall Catch Up envelope in the collection plate at Mass, drop it into the mail slot at the rectory or mail it at your convenience. If you did not receive an envelope, there are some available at the back of the church. In addition, donations to the campaign can be made online through Canada Helps at www.Canadahelps.org. Thank you all for your generosity and continuing support.
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Our Thanksgiving Food Collection continues throughout the month of October. Please remember to bring nonperishable food items to church every weekend. Donations can be left in the special bin located to the right of the main Altar & at the back of the church and will be delivered to St. Willibrord’s Food Bank. We appreciate your consideration and generosity.
Feeding the Hungry: Move to Welcome Hall
To ensure our efforts continue to reach those most in need, we have decided to change the venue for our “Feed the Needy” program from Benedict Labré to Welcome Hall Mission. Welcome Hall Mission operates one of the largest food banks in Canada and serves up to 200 meals 7 days a week. Because we will be responding to a greater need than in the past, some changes will be necessary: the meal time will be 6PM on Sunday – and both more food & more volunteers (18 years of age and over) will be needed. Cash donations will still be accepted as we will still need to buy soup, bread, vegetables, ketchup and juice. Our first meal is planned for Sunday November 12. The details will be given closer to that date.
Save the Date! Choir Christmas Concert
Our Choir Christmas Concert will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, at 3:00pm in the church.
“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)