This Week

Ascension of Our Lord parish


As we enjoy our 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; our Sacristans, Catechists, and office volunteers: please accept the appreciation of the parish community for all you do for the Ascension Parish!

                                      A Summer Blessing

May you walk with God this summer in whatever you do, wherever you go
Walking with God means…Walking with honesty and with courage,
Walking with love and respect and concern for the feelings of others
May you talk to God this summer and every day and in every situation.
Talking with God means…Praying words of praise for the beauty of creation
Saying prayers of thanks for friends and good times,
Asking God’s help in all your decisions,
Expressing sorrow when you have failed.
May you talk with God every day.
– Author unknown    

We wish all parishioners
a peaceful and restful summer.

“Be My Disciples” 2018-19  Registration:
Faith Education program for Children
Registration for children 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. Forms for returning families are available at the back of  the church. For families new to the program, please contact Linda Wiltshire, Pastoral Associate by email: or by phone 514-932-3131 (Mondays & Thursdays).

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).

“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.

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)


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.



Summer Schedule Changes
June 17th is the last Sunday for the printed Parish bulletin until after Labour Day.
The weekly schedule of Mass intentions will be posted on the bulletin boards.


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.


This week the Sanctuary lamp will burn for peace.


MONDAY   6:00 PM
Christian Meditation in the Church
For Information contact:
Diana Bennett        514-931-7984   
Barbara Dressler    514-488-5514  

Choir Practice in the Choir Room
For Information contact:
David Szanto        514-932-3131    



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


Pillars Trust Fund – Call to Service
Pillars Trust Fund Inc. is opening to the community its annual recruitment of volunteers to serve on its Board of Directors. Pillars Trust is a Roman Catholic not-for-profit corporation which raises money from the Catholic community, primarily through its English-speaking parishes. Pillars would like to hear from Catholic persons, 18 years of age and older, who are interested in furthering the objects of the corporation and the Catholic identity of its works by serving on its Board of Directors. If you would be interested in serving our community in this way, or for further information,
contact Deacon Richard Brisebois, Executive Secretary
at 514-937-2301 ext. 255 or

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
or visit

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