February 14, 2021
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent,
this year on February 17th, 2021.
Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
This season offers us all a very special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to deepen our commitment to a way of life, rooted in our baptism. In our busy world, Lent provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon our patterns, to pray more deeply, experience sorrow for what we’ve done and failed to do, and to be generous to those in need.
This year, due to pandemic restrictions, there will be only one Mass at 9:00am, limited to 10 persons during which ashes will be distributed. Father will remain available immediately after Mass to distribute ashes to any parishioners who wish to be so blessed.
We would also remind you that Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are universal days of fast and abstinence from meat. All who are between the age of 18-59, and in good health are required to fast. Fasting means we can have only one full, meatless meal. Some food can be taken at the other regular meal times if necessary, but combined they should be less than a full meal.
February 14, 2021
2020 Tax Receipts
Your 2020 Donation Tax Receipts have been prepared and are being mailed out to you this weekend.
For any queries email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact the Parish Office.
February 7, 2021
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 pick it up 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.
JANUARY 31, 2021
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.
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.
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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 >>>.