April 26, 2020
ALL MASSES CANCELLED
In response to the COVID‑19 outbreak, the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops has decided to cancel all masses, and the Quebec Government has suspended indoor gatherings, so until further notice the church is closed.
Online masses are available from neighbouring parishes:
– St. Monica
– St. Luke Parish
– St. Ignatius of Loyola
– Salt & Light
ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
A message from the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker
May 1st is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker and International Workers Day.
For its traditional message on this feast, the Council on Church and Society of the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops published a statement on April 22nd, Earth Day, titled “The Energy Transition: Workers are part of the solution”.
Faced with climate change, the council invites the population and institutions to take the necessary measures to ensure that the transition towards the use of green energies is done gradually and with a constant concern for justice. In accordance with the teachings of Christ Jesus, it is essential to take care of the most impoverished people and those most affected by the changes we will experience in the coming years.
To facilitate the adoption of this message, four questions are presented for reflection. You can access the complete statement at the Assembly of Quebec Catholic Bishops.
Parishioners who are able are invited to continue to make their weekly church donations (“collection”).
Envelopes can be left at the office (put through the mail slot), sent by mail, or click here to DONATE NOW.
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.
A list of suggestions for nutritious non-perishable items is HERE.
Archdiocese of Montreal
The diocese has also created a spiritual help‑line to offer support during the pandemic: 1‑888‑305‑0994