May 3, 2020
The first day of May marks the beginning an entire month to honour the Blessed Virgin Mary. CCCB President, the Most Reverend Richard Gagnon says,
“May is the month dedicated in a special way to the Mother of Christ. We believe that she is, in a spiritual but real sense, our mother too. We turn to her and ask for the help of her powerful and maternal prayers to God for us. To consecrate ourselves to Mary means to be united with her in entrusting our lives entirely to God.”
During this pandemic, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) invited their respective bishops to consecrate their dioceses to “Mary, Mother of the Church” on May 1. On Friday May 1st, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Archbishop Christian Lépine consecrated the Archdiocese of Montreal to Mary, Mother of the Church, seeking her protection during the Coronavirus pandemic. The president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops consecrated Canada on the same day.
We are all invited to participate actively by praying the Rosary at home throughout the month of May.
The Archdiocese is offering a free gift of Rosary prayer beads to anyone who asks during the month of May.
Kindly send your request by email to: email@example.com
You will receive it by mail, free of charge.
Our Capital Campaign continues throughout 2020.
Thanks to your generosity and to an anonymous donor who made an exceptional gift, we are doing very well.
If you have not made your Contribution as of yet, why not consider doing so at this time. Whatever the amount, it will be most appreciated and meaningful in helping us reach our goal. LEARN MORE >>>
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 >>>
Food Bank Donation
We have a new tradition in our parish to support the hungry on a more continuous basis. Over 860,000 Canadians visit food banks every month, with over 36% of the donations feeding hungry children.
During the COVID‑19 isolation, please leave your items in a bag at the door of the rectory. Donations will be delivered to St. Willibrord’s parish food bank.
See a list of suggestions for nutritious non-perishable items HERE >>>.