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February 25th, 2018 | Second Sunday of Lent
Share Lent 2018
During this second week of Share Lent, we focus on the organization Adyan, a Development and Peace partner that contributes to peace in the Middle East by fostering cultural and religious tolerance. Adyan offers a wide range of programs, including conferences, training sessions, and workshops on peace, reconciliation, and coexistence.
There are many ways to be part of Share Lent. Use the Solidarity Calendar with your family or read inspiring testimonials in the Mini-magazine available with other resources, including the Solidarity Calendar, at the back of the church. And don’t forget make a donation on Solidarity Sunday, which will take place on March 18.
Welcome Hall Mission: Thank You! Thank You!
Due to your amazing generosity, last Sunday we not only feed approximately 220 hungry people a wonderful, nutritious meal, but we also donated 100 pairs of socks, approximately 50 pairs of boxers/briefs, 50 undershirts, 100 razors and 2 sets of oven gloves to Welcome Hall mission. Thank you to all you amazing cooks, servers and donors. As a congregation, we are amazing.
2017 Tax Receipts
The 2017 Donation Tax Receipts are ready. You can pick them up at the back of the church, arranged in alphabetical order. If your family is registered under two names, you should check under both names if you can’t find your receipt.
For any queries email: email@example.com or call the Parish Office on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Thank you.
A SELECTION OF ONLINE LENT RESOURCES
1. Everyday Lent Resources
Everyday Lent Resources including a Lenten Online Retreat and Eight Weeks of Retreat
– Living Lent Daily, a daily email series designed to help you grow in friendship with God.
– An Ignatian Prayer Adventure, an adapted version of the Spiritual Exercises, perfectly timed as a Lent and Easter retreat.
– Arts & Faith: Lent, a visual prayer experience this Lent.
Each week includes a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures
Take advantage of Lent as a wonderful time for spiritual renewal. You will find a variety of articles, activities, and other resources that will aid you in this special time of prayer and preparation.
New Mass Setting
Last Sunday our choir introduced us to a new Mass setting. It is simple & should be easy for all to join in. However, for those who would like to accelerate their learning a choral version of the Mass is available on Youtube: Mass of St. Frances Cabrini Mass Setting by Kevin Keil.
The parts that we are singing include the Gloria, Sanctus, Memorial Acclamation A, Amen and Agnus Dei (Lamb of God).
“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)