This Week

May 20th, 2018 | The Ascension of Our Lord

IN OUR PARISH...

Celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage
Are you celebrating a special 5 year Wedding Anniversary this year?
(e.g. 10, 25, 50, 60 etc.)  If so, you are invited to renew your wedding vows at 10:30 Mass on Sunday, June 17th. A small reception will follow.
To participate, call the Parish office
by June 11th, with your names, the date of your marriage, and contact information, or email the parish at: info@ascensionofourlord.ca

 Sacrament of Confirmation
Next Sunday, May 27th, we will welcome among us Father  Francesco Giordano, Vice-Chancellor of our Archdiocese who will confer the sacrament of Confirmation  upon 29 young people during the 10:30 Mass. As a parish community let us pray that the Holy Spirit will inspire them to live lives overflowing with goodness and grace.

 


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 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)

ANNOUNCEMENTS...

You are not forgotten
If you, or a loved one, are not able to come to church, we would be happy to pay you a visit & bring you Communion. We can also send you a copy of our Parish bulletin.
Let us know by calling the parish office (514-932-3131) and we will get to you ASAP.

Parish Donations
You can now make your donations to our parish ONLINE through CanadaHelps.
It is a convenient way to donate to our parish even when you are away.
The process is simple and you receive your Tax e-receipt immediately.
Donations may be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal or Interac.


Thank you for your generosity and God bless you.

MASSES THIS WEEK...

Saturday, May 19th
4:30 John and Christina Flood by Lynn Loewen

Sunday, May 20th
Pentecost Sunday
10:30 Rizk Rizk by Ufemia

Monday, May 21st
St. Eugène de Mazenod
St Christopher Magallanes
9:00 Carmen Turcotte Hemens by Anita Pepper

Tuesday, May 22nd
St. Rita of Cascia
9:00 Mary and Edward Cross by the Estate

Wednesday, May 23rd
9:00 Anne and John Blizchuk by the Estate

Thursday, May 24th No Mass
World Day of Prayer for the Church in China
Blessed Louis-Zéphirin Moreau

Friday, May 25th
St. Bede the Venerable, St. Gregory VII
St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi
9:00 Anne and John Blizchuk by the Estate

Saturday, May 26th
St. Philip Neri
4:30 Mr. & Mrs. Kurt & Linda Krause by the Estate


SCHEDULED MASS HOURS

Weekday Masses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM.
There is no Mass on Thursdays.

Weekend Masses:
Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 10:30 AM

Mass Intentions
Please note that there are a number of Masses without intentions.
If you would like to remember a loved one or celebrate a special blessing,
we invite you to contact the parish office to book a Mass time or the Sanctuary Lamp.

REFLECTION...

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the 50th day after Easter (counting both Easter Sunday and today). Pentecost is often called “the birthday of the Church.” As we hear in Holy Scripture, today is the day that the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus’ followers, and with that Jesus’ mission on earth was completed.

Jesus calls His followers and literally all of us to be missionaries. The Latin root word for “missionary” is derived from the original Greek word apostolos, which meant “one sent forth.” Obviously, we get the word “apostle” from that as well. It is further defined as one who attempts to persuade or convert. It involves the “apostle” or “disciple” working outside of the community.

When Jesus spoke these words, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” That includes each and every one of us. We, too, are sent. Many times we have reiterated that being sent means that we live out our Catholic faith in everything we do. That is the best way to evangelize, to let those around us know what it means to be a Christian and a follower of Christ and His disciple.

The USCCB made the following statement about what it means to evangelize: “Here, there are two elements of evangelization at work: 1. Witness, which is the simple living out of the faith; 2. Sharing, which is spreading the Good News of Jesus.”

Do we follow the admonitions given us by the Lord? Are we examples of what it means to be a Catholic and Christian? Do we truly share the Good News?

www.catholicsteward.com

SANCTUARY LAMP...

This week the Sanctuary lamp will burn in memory of   

          Aurora Castillo

by the Family.


ACTIVITIES...

MONDAY   6:00 PM
Christian Meditation in the Church
For Information contact:
Diana Bennett        514-931-7984             bennett.diana@sympatico.ca
Barbara Dressler    514-488-5514            barbaraasgary@gmail.com

THURSDAY   7:30 PM
Choir Practice in the Choir Room
For Information contact:
David Szanto        514-932-3131              music@ascensionofourlord.ca

 

MASS HOURS

Weekday Masses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM.
There is no Mass on Thursdays.

Weekend Masses:
Saturday at 4:30 PM
Sunday at 10:30 AM

IN THE DIOCESE...

Montreal Directed Retreats
Be refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Silent directed weekend retreat at the Cistercian Abbey, Rougemont. Friday evening, May 25th to Sunday afternoon May 27th. Cost $140. Registration deadline May 11th.
To register, or for more info, call 514-626-9462 or visit www.montrealretreats.org

“The Joy of Marriage: Embracing God’s Vision. Humanae Vitae at 50.”
Conference sponsored by the Catholic Organization for Life and Family (COLF) May 31-June 1, will examine the profound implications of blessed Paul VI’s encyclical. Guest speakers include our Archbishop, Most Rev. Christian Lépine.  Held at the Infinity Centre, Ottawa with simultaneous translation provided. Cost: $195
For more information visit www.colf.ca
All are welcome.

Escaping the Messiah Trap
This workshop, animated by Cathie Macaulay, explores seven common styles of being a “Messiah” and some of the ways in which we can become aware of unhealthy patterns in our helping relationships.  In an interactive way, students will explore the balance in their own lives of service, increase awareness of how to make decisions & find balance in their busy lives. Saturday, May 26th, 9 am – 3 pm (please bring a lunch). Cost: $60.
For more info or to register, contact the Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.

Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva, Founder of Opus Dei
All are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. at Marie-Reine-du-Monde Cathedral. Confessions will be heard starting at 7:00 p.m.
For more information visit www.opusdei.ca