JANUARY 10, 2021
Closure of Churches:
Measures tightened to curb spread of COVID-19
The Archdiocese of Montreal has advised all Montreal parishes, missions, and religious communities to close all places of worship, suspending gatherings for the celebration of Mass effective Saturday, January 9, 2021.
This follows Wednesday’s announcement by the Quebec government to return to stricter province-wide conditions of confinement, beginning January 9 through to February 8, 2021. Funerals will be permitted, but limited to a maximum of 25 people in attendance.
Online Masses are permitted exclusively.
For more details on how the new measures will affect other areas of parish and sacramental life, ministries and services, you may consult the diocesan website.
DECEMBER 24, 2020
In the Spirit of Christmas Giving:
to all parishioners
for your goodwill and kindness in donating to our Advent Mass of Concern which will assist many of our less fortunate neighbours to purchase food and other necessities this Christmas
to the children and families in our “Be My Disciples” program
who despite pandemic restrictions, donated over 60 gifts and to “mom-elf” Ingrid Liebich and family who delivered the gifts to Share the Warmth which will allow needy parents to select Christmas gifts for their children this year.
to all of you who continue to bring in the non-perishable foods
that we send to St. Willibrord’s Foodbank to feed the needy- especially in this year which has been so difficult for so many.
DECEMBER 24, 2020
The flowers which decorate our church this Christmas are courtesy of donations offered in loving memory of the following:
John & Edith McCormack
Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Meehan
Deceased members of the Carlin Family
Horacio Limgo & Uy Kin, Alex Ang, Antonio Ang
Leonardo Umale Ricardo & Teresita Lopa
Edilberto Perez, Antonio & Clariza Diokno
Daniel C. Lopez, Luciano & Justina Lopez
Aurora Castillo, Petronilo & Eugenia Enrile, Kristoffer Limgo
Cecilia & Harrison Joseph
George Frédéric Rochon
Additional donations were received from:
Frances De Verteuil
Judy Jokinen Hollingsworth
Enrico & Paola Moscatelli
Patricia & Damon Smith
DECEMBER 20, 2020
At a meeting of parishioners held Sunday, December 13th, two wardens were elected:
Pino DiIoia was elected for a second term,
and Edmund Nash was newly elected to serve a first mandate.
Congratulations to both!
We thank Bonnie Auger who served on the Board for two terms and who did a wonderful job.
The term of office for the two new Wardens begins on January 1st, 2021.
DECEMBER 13, 2020
Weekly Donation Envelope Boxes
Parishioners who use the envelope system for their parish contribution will find the 2021 boxes available at the main entrance of the church.
Please be sure to pick up only the box that has your name and number on it. Boxes are in alphabetical order.
If you are currently not able to attend Mass in person or if you don’t have a donation envelope box—but would like to make your weekly donations to the parish using this method, or if you have any questions please contact the parish office.
Thank you for your faithful generosity.
DECEMBER 6, 2020
Restoration of our organ
Suzie Charpentier and Jens Peterson, both involved in the restoration of our parish organ, give us an inside look at the progress Casavant is making.
OCTOBER 25, 2020
Sunday Missals 2021
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.
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 >>>.