This Week

June 9th, 2019 | Pentecost Sunday

IN OUR PARISH...

Capital Campaign Launch
We have successfully launched our One-Million-Dollar Capital Campaign! You will soon receive a beautiful brochure with a pledge form for your donation.  No donation is too small or too large! As you will read in the brochure, the money raised will help to repair the bell tower, completely restore our 1928 Casavant organ and carry out required renovations to the church’s interior.  We are counting on your generosity to help us achieve our objective.

Thank you to our Choir
This weekend our parish choir begins its summer break.  We would like to take the opportunity to say thank you for your hard work and dedication to the parish. By sharing your gifts of musical talent you greatly enhance our worship every Sunday.
We wish each of you a restful summer and eagerly await your return in the fall.

“Be My Disciples”
2019-20 Registration: Faith Education program for Children
Registration for children returning to our program in grades 1 to 6 has begun. We encourage you to complete yours as soon as possible in order to help us plan for the fall. Registration forms  have already been sent out by email. If you have not yet received one, it can be obtained by contacting Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate by email: wiltshirecl@msn.com or by phone 514-932-3131 (Mondays & Thursdays)

Parish Food Drive
As we begin planning our summer vacations, please remember that hunger does not take a summer break. Help “top-up” our non-perishable food donations by bringing at least 1 food item to Mass every weekend while you are in town. Donations can be left in the special bins at the back of the church and will be delivered to St. Willibrord’s Food Bank.


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, June 8th
4:30 Deceased members of the Blizchuk Family by Ron & Maureen

Sunday, June 9th
Pentecost Sunday
10:30 The McCauley and O’Donnell Families by Constance O’Donnell

Monday, June 10th
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Tuesday, June 11th
St. Barnabas
9:00 The Serrao- Cordeiro Families

Wednesday, June 12th
9:00 Lea Avoli by Massimo Avoli

Thursday, June 13th | No Mass
St. Anthony of Padua

Friday, June 14th

Saturday, June 15th
4:30 Willa Loewen by David and Lynn Loewen

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 we reach the finale of the Easter season with the celebration of the great Feast of Pentecost. Reflecting on today’s readings inspires a sense of awe as we consider the mighty power of the Holy Spirit at work giving birth to and sustaining our Church. Just as awesome — the same Spirit is calling to us this day to take up our part in the Church’s saving work.

In the first reading  from Acts we see the creative genius of the Holy Spirit moving through the newly confirmed Apostles “who began to speak in different tongues as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” The large crowd,  gathered from all over the world were “amazed” and “astounded” that each one could understand the Apostles speaking in their own language.

Each one of us, young and old alike, is personally called today by the Holy Spirit into the same mission as that of the first Apostles — to advance the Kingdom of God in our corner of the world. Just as He did on that Pentecost day, the Holy Spirit speaks to us in our “own language” to give us the Good News of the Gospel and urge us to share it. We can think of our own language as the particular gifts, talents and passions we possess. We experience the presence of the Holy Spirit through them and we are meant to put them to work in grateful service of the Kingdom of God.

When we consider the stewardship way of life we are called to live, we often focus on the challenges it poses. Surrendering ourselves to God is indeed a challenging way to live. But it leads to a life that is exciting, creative and deeply rewarding. Stewardship allows us to experience life as a great adventure because it is a life guided and directed by the very source of power and creativity— the Holy Spirit!

www.catholicsteward.com 

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...

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

Diocesan Celebration of Corpus Christi
All the faithful of the Archdiocese of Montreal are invited to participate in the Celebration of Corpus Christi Thursday, June 20th, at 7:30 pm. The Mass, presided by our Archbishop Christian Lépine, will take place at Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral Basilica, followed by the procession of the Blessed Sacrament to St. Patrick’s Basilica for Benediction.

English Speaking Catholic Council  AGM
The ESCC is pleased to invite you to its Annual General Meeting.  Learn about the highlights of the past year and hear the results of our “Parishes & Newcomers Survey.” Refreshments will be served following the meeting. Join us on Wednesday, June 12 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (1857 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.).
Please RSVP to 514-937-2301 x252 or escc@bellnet.ca