This Week

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ | 18th June 2017

IN OUR PARISH...

A Father’s’ Day Prayer
Loving God, we thank you for the
gift of good fathers, and everything
that they do for us.

They show patience when we’re
difficult, offer wisdom when we
can’t see the way, strength when
we need comforting, and love at all times.

Bless them and support them in the work they have to do
protecting those who look to them.

Through them may we get a little glimpse of
how you feel about us.

Thank You
As the pastoral year draws to a conclusion for the summer break, we would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to the many parishioners who contribute their time and talent over the year.
To the members of our Liturgical ministries:
– Lectors,
– Eucharistic ministers,
– Hospitality,
– Altar servers,
– Choir and Cantors;
– Sacristans,
– Catechists,
– office volunteers:
please accept the appreciation of the parish community for all you do for the Ascension Parish!
A very special thank you to Olga Overbury for her years of service as Coordinator of our Hospitality ministry from which she is retiring this weekend.

We wish all parishioners
a peaceful and restful summer.


“Be My Disciples” 2017-18  Registration:
Faith Education program for Children
Registration in our faith formation program for children grades 1 to 6 continues.
We encourage you to 
complete yours as soon as possible in order to help us plan for the fall. Forms are available at the back of the church. For new registrations or any additional information please contact Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate
by email: wiltshirecl@msn.com
or by phone 514-932-3131 (Mondays & Thursdays)

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, June 17th
4:30 Dr. Bruce Williams by Rosemary Torres & Wendy Lynch

Sunday, June 18th
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
10:30 Barthlomew Blain by Joseph Blain

Monday, June 19th
St. Romuald
9:00 Lacasse and Cross Families

Tuesday, June 20th
9:00 Aurora Castillo by Robert Lopez

Wednesday, June 21st
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
9:00 Myronick & Blizchuk families by the Estate

Thursday, June 22nd No Mass
St. John Fisher & St. Thomas More St. Paulinus of Nola

Friday, June 23rd
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
World day of Prayer for Priests
9:00 Lacasse and Cross families by the Estate

Saturday, June 24th
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist
4:30 Art & Eileen O’Connell by the Estate

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...

This has been a month of celebrations for us as Catholics. Today we celebrate the Solemnity (Feast) of Corpus Christi during which we commemorate the great gift of the Eucharist which stands at the heart and life of the mission of the Church. This is not only a time to celebrate this gift to us from Christ, but to consider its meaning and richness both in the life of the Church and in our lives as Catholics.

The celebration of Corpus Christi commemorates the presence of the Body and Blood of Christ, one of the Sacraments of the Eucharist. On Holy Thursday Jesus met the Apostles for the Last Supper, when He said, “This is my Body (indicating the bread) and this is my Blood (designating the wine).” We as Catholics acknowledge the gift of the Eucharist, as this is the food of our souls.

Twelve times during the Last Supper Jesus reminds us that He is the Bread of Life. He is quite definite about this reality. It is He Who gives us eternal life. Every Catholic Mass, not just this one, is both a memorial to Christ’s life, death, and Resurrection, and also a participation in the sacrifice which Christ made on the Cross for us. When we approach to receive communion, we are in reality at the foot of the Cross, adoring, asking forgiveness, and offering ourselves to Christ Who loved us to His death.

Today, and every day when we approach the Eucharist, we need to keep this in mind. We need to receive this incredible gift and then as good stewards we need to share it by being disciples, by sharing the Good News in our lives and how we live them.
www.catholicsteward.com/blog/

SANCTUARY LAMP...

This week the Sanctuary lamp will burn for peace.

ACTIVITIES...

MONDAY   6:00 PM
Christian Meditation in the Church
For Information call 514-931-5536

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...

 

Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva, Founder of Opus Dei
All are cordially invited to a Solemn Mass presided by Archbishop Christian Lépine on Monday, June 19, 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (1085 de la Cathedrale St., Montreal). Confessions will be heard starting at 7 p.m.
Visit www.opusdei.ca.

Camp Caritas a Summer Sports Camp – With a Difference!
A sports camp for boys ages 12-17 from August 1st to 15th, 2017. Camp Caritas situated on Lac La Belle in the Laurentians promotes an open spirituality for teens of all faiths. Great friendship, sportsmanship , character development and so much more! All-inclusive cost: $500.
For information, contact camp Co-Director, Deacon Richard Brisebois, at 514-826-0278
or dcan1000@gmail.com.
Visit the website: www.campcaritas.ca

Summer Retreat
Montreal Directed Retreats offer the opportunity for a silent, personally-directed summer retreat from August 7-11, 2017 in Rougemont at the Cistercian Abbey (471 Principale), a quiet oasis of peace and tranquility in the countryside.
Cost is $295, all-inclusive. Limited space.
For further information, call Paul Empsall at 514-626-9462 or visit
www.montrealretreats.org

Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum Discovery Tours
Discover a unique archaeological site, including the remains of Montreal’s first stone chapel along with some very early traces left here by Indigenous people. See how the site was transformed with the arrival of influential women of Bon-Secours, such as Marguerite Bourgeoys and the first women colonists. 30-minute tours will be offered Tuesdays to Sunday afternoons until September 4.
For details contact the office at 514-282-8670 ext. 221 or
visit  
www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com/site