NOVEMBER 29, 2020

On Sunday, December 13th immediately following the 10:30 Mass, a meeting of parishioners will be held in church for the purpose of electing two church Wardens to replace the two who are completing their term of office on December 31, 2020.

To be eligible to be nominated as a Warden, a person must be 18 years or older and a Roman Catholic who resides within the boundaries of the parish.

Nominations, duly proposed and seconded, will be accepted at the meeting.  The Wardens term of office is three years, renewable once.

Please contact Father MacEachen for more information, or to propose a nominee.

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

This weekend we show our concern for our less fortunate neighbours through donations to our annual “Advent Mass of Concern”.

In your Sunday envelopes; you will find one specific for this Mass. If you do not have Sunday envelopes, specially marked envelopes, labelled “Advent Mass of Concern” are available at the entrance to the church.

Both cash and cheques are accepted. Cheques should be made out to Ascension of Our Lord Parish. Your generosity in supporting our Advent project will help feed and shelter the homeless and poor this Christmas.

NOVEMBER 29, 2020

Christmas Flowers to Decorate the Church.

You are invited to make a donation toward the purchase of flowers to decorate the church and altar for the Christmas season.

If you wish your donation to be made in memory of a loved one please include the names with your donation.

Donations should be received at the latest by December 20th in order to allow us to plan the decor of the church during this holy season.

NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Throughout the month of November a Book of Remembrance is normally available at the back of the church in which you are invited to inscribe the names of all family and friends whom you would like remembered in prayer by our parish community during this month.

Unfortunately this year we are not able to set out the book.

However, at every Mass in November Father MacEachen will have a special intention for all who have died and whom we wish to have remembered.

OCTOBER 25, 2020

The Living with Christ Sunday Mass books for the coming Liturgical Year are available for sale at the back of the church as of this weekend.

The cost is $5 each.

The supply is limited so you are encouraged to purchase your copy as soon as possible, and to write your name in your book.

If you are currently not able to attend Mass in person, but would like a Missal, please contact the parish to make arrangements to obtain one.

Online Resources for Advent Reflection and Prayer

1. Praying Advent
offers many helpful resources for individuals and families who want some help to begin the season of Advent and move through it well.
There are a great variety of pages which will address the issues almost anyone is facing; in addition to Daily Prayer for each day of Advent. 

2. Loyola Press Advent Resources
includes interactive Advent calendars for adults, children and families, Advent activities for children and inspirational articles for all.

3. Ignatian contemplation and reflective prayer
encourage us in the season of Advent.
Resources include: Advent Weekly Prayer reflections, Video Reflections & Podcasts.

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 >>>.