This Week

January 20th, 2019 | Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

IN OUR PARISH...

Coffee Sunday & Bake Sale
Following Mass on Sunday January 27th  a special fundraising Bake Sale will be held  in support of Logifem, an Montreal organization which  provides food, shelter and care to women and children in difficulty. All are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and purchase some delicious baked goodies. Monetary donations  will also be accepted. For more information on Logifem and its mission visit their website: www.logifem.org

Weekly Donation Envelope Boxes
Parishioners are reminded that the 2019  boxes for weekly donations are available at the main entrance of the church. Please be sure to pick up only the box that has your name and number on it.  Boxes are in alphabetical order. If you don’t have a donation envelope box—but would like to make your weekly donations to the parish using this method, or if you have any questions please contact the parish office.  

“For I was hungry and you gave me food”
During these cold winter months we are reminded that hunger does not take a break. With the Christmas food drives ended, we would like to invite you to continue to “Feed the Hungry” by remembering to  bring 1 non-perishable food  item to Mass every weekend. Donations can be left in the special bins 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.

A Note From our Accountant  
For the persons with envelope numbers 59, 212 & 335 : we thank you for your donation, but request that you please write your name & address on your envelope  so that we can appropriately record the donations and send you your tax receipt at the end of the year. Thanks. God Bless You!

Week of Prayer
All are invited to a celebration of prayer will be held this Sunday, January 20th 3PM at the Church of St Andrew and St. Paul.


Our Mass Setting
Our choir sings the Mass of St. Frances Cabrini Mass Setting by Kevin Keil.  It is simple and 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).

Printed Psalm Sheets
You can print a copy of the Psalms which we use each Sunday by visiting the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops website:
   Responsorial Psalm


“For I was hungry and you gave me food” (Matthew 25:35)
We have a tradition in our parish to support the hungry on a 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.

  • 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, January 19th
4:30 Sally Donohue Bobkowicz by Andrea & Aidan Bobkowicz

Sunday, January 20th
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Day of Migrants and Refugees
10:30 Filippo Coviello by Diana & Peter Blusanovics

Monday, January 21st | No Mass
St. Agnes

Tuesday, January 22nd | No Mass
St. Vincent

Wednesday, January 23rd | No Mass

Thursday, January 24th | No Mass
St. Francis De Sales

Friday, January 25th  |   No Mass
The Conversion of St. Paul

Saturday, January 26th
St. Timothy and St. Titus
4:30 Sheila Sullivan Brown  by Gregory Brown


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...

Cana: New wine for life
The human side of the gospel today is the huge need of a young couple on the best day of their lives. Jesus hears of their need and the result is the wine for the wedding, but more so, it is the promise of the fullness of God. We look for the fullness of life in money, food, sex, travel, security, reputation-none last. Only the simplest joys of life really satisfy in the end, like the joy of love, the thrill of friendship, the caring in family and the ways we enjoy the goodness of creation.

A man asked once in the hospice at the end of his life -‘what is happiness?’ ‘Find happiness now’ was his answer -‘be satisfied, be grateful, for what you have, for what you have received, for what God has given you.’ There is a fullness of life in being happy with who I am, what I have… and asking God for what he knows I need.

No matter what our .age, we can do good for others, we can share the graces of life and the soul can grow. That’s what I hope can happen for me as life goes on. In any group of people, some look happy and some look miserable. The happiest are not always the ones who had or are having the easiest life. They are the ones who have found peace with themselves, others and God.

Because of the gift of the fullness of God in ‘new wine’, we always have a home, here and after – in the heart of our God in Jesus Christ now and for eternity.

Jesus of the wedding feast of Cana, give us the faith and hope to know that you can always make a change for the better in our lives, and the love to live by what we receive.

Donal Neary SJ

SANCTUARY LAMP...

This week the Sanctuary lamp will burn for peace.

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...

Come and See Evening: Discerning a Call to the Priesthood
The next ‘Come and See’ Evening intended for men who are discerning a vocation to follow Jesus as a priest will be taking place Friday, January 25th , 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish (71 Roosevelt Ave. TMR). These evenings are an excellent opportunity for those discerning a call to the priesthood to share in fellowship & to explore their call together.  
For information: Fr. Robert Clark at 514 903-6200 or
mtlvocations@hotmail.com.

St. Monica’s Parish: Video Divina
This year, Fr. Lloyd’s film series, “The human journey to Wholeness”, looks at movies from different cultural and religious traditions and considers how their deity invites believers to undertake the journey towards holiness which is wholeness. Join him Friday, January 25th at 7 p.m. in the parish rectory (6405 Terrebonne) to view the film “Decalogue Eight “.  Free admission & popcorn, with discussion to follow!
For more information, contact Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J. 514-481-0267 ext. 32 or
lloyd.baugh@stmonica.ca.

Montreal Directed Retreats
Be refreshed in body, mind and spirit…Silent directed weekend retreat at La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame (180 De Normandie Blvd., Longueuil). Friday evening, February 15th  to Sunday afternoon.  Cost $150.
To register, or for more info, call 514-626-9462 or 514-633-1172 or visit
www.montrealretreats.org