November 10th, 2019 | Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Book of Remembrance
Throughout the month of November a Book of Remembrance is available at the back of the church. You are invited to inscribe in it the names of family & friends whom you would like remembered in prayer by our parish community at Mass during this month.
Our Capital Campaign is doing very well. Thanks to your generosity and to an anonymous donor who made an exceptional gift we have received pledges exceeding the $900,000. The Committee has now set a new Campaign goal of 1.3 million dollars in order to provide the parish with a contingency fund to address additional and unforeseen repairs and renovations. Even more important, at the moment, we have a participation rate of less than 30% of registered parishioners. We need to make a statement as a parish and arrive at a participation rate of at least 50% of our parishioners. If you have not made your contribution as of yet, please consider doing so at this time. Whatever the amount, it will be most appreciated and meaningful in helping us reach our goal.
Welcome Hall Mission
On Sunday November 17th Ascension will be providing and serving food for approximately 250 people less fortunate than us at the Welcome Hall Mission. We do this by preparing a meal and dessert in advance. Along with this we serve soup, bread and juice. This weekend we are supplying pans and recipes for the meal & dessert. If you are unable to prepare something, we gladly accept cash donations to buy other items. We serve more than 250 people, so we need all the help we can get!
For additional information, please contact Aletha Thompson at 514-482-5660 or see a volunteer at the back of the church.
Sunday Missals 2020
The Living with Christ Sunday Mass books for the coming Liturgical Year are available for sale at the back of the church. The cost is $5 each. The supply is limited so you are encouraged to purchase your copy as soon as possible, and write your name in your book.
Election of Wardens
On Sunday, December 8th immediately following the 10:30 Mass, a meeting of parishioners will take place in the Parish room for the purpose of electing two new church Wardens to replace the two who are completing their term of office on December 31, 2018. To be eligible to be nominated as a Warden, the person must be 18 years or older, a Roman Catholic who resides within the boundaries of the parish. Nominations, duly proposed and seconded, will be accepted at the meeting. The Wardens term of office is three years, renewable once. Please contact Father MacEachen for more information, or to propose a nominee.
Ascension Choir Christmas Concert
The members of our Parish Choir would like to invite all parishioners to join us Sunday, December 1st, at 3:00pm for an afternoon concert featuring seasonal choral music under the direction of our Music Director, David Szanto. The concert will highlight our rich choral tradition and our beautiful heritage Casavant organ. The proceeds will be directed to our Capital Campaign fund.
“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)