PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: November 21
This feast originated as a commemoration of the dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary’s the New in Jerusalem in 543. An apocryphal source recounts that Mary’s parents brought their three-year-old daughter to the Temple in Jerusalem to offer her to God, as was the custom. Inspired by a priest’s vision, they left her there to serve God. This custom continued for centuries.
The feast entered the Western calendar in 1585. Today, the feast celebrates the recognition of Mary as a temple where God lives. (Living with Christ, November 2017)
PILLARS TRUST FUND ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
For 45 years the Pillars Trust Fund Pillars has offered apostolic, religious, educational, and spiritual programs and services, to the English-speaking Catholic community of Montreal through services such The Catholic Information and Religious Education Centre, Benedict Labre House, Camp Caritas, West Island Citizens Advocacy, Adult Religious Education Services, Montreal Directed Retreats and The Ignatian Spirituality Centre, to name a few. Please support The Pillars Trust Fund. Donation envelopes are available at the entrances. Consider donating online and receive a tax receipt immediately. Visit www.pillarstrust.org. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 514-937-2301 ext. 255. (The Grapevine, October 26, 2017)
BE MY DISCIPLES NEWS
ADVENT CHRISTMAS TREE ornaments will be available for sale soon. Please look for the next announcement. Thank you everyone for your great generosity and support!
CATHOLIC CALENDARS FOR 2018
The Ladies’ Auxilliary will be selling the new calendars for 2018 starting the weekend of December 2-3. The price will be $5.00 per calendar and will be for sale after every Mass. We are hoping to have your support to raise money for the child we support through Chalice and for the elevator fund. Please help us to make this project a success. Thank you.
ELDER LAW AND YOU
Do you have questions about living wills, power of attorney, or mandates? Lawyer and Elder law specialist Ann M. Soden will be on hand for a free information session in order to discuss her work at the Elder Law clinic and to answer your questions. This free event will take place on Friday, November 24 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the New Hope Senior Citizens’ Centre (6225 Godfrey Ave., N.D.G., H4B 1K3). Please R.S.V.P. at email@example.com or 514-937-2301, ext. 252. (The Grapevine, November 1, 2017)
There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7pm mass (from 7:30pm to 8:30pm). Also, Adoration every Friday throughout the year, following the 9:00 am mass. Come and spend some time with the Lord!
RCIA, which stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process through which non-baptized men and women enter the Catholic Church. It includes several stages marked by study, and prayer. Participants in the RCIA program undergo a process of conversion as they study the Gospel, profess faith in Jesus and the Catholic Church, and receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Holy Eucharist. For more information contact Fr. Jason Piper
FINDING MASS TIMES WHILE AWAY
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Sick and Shut Ins
If you know of someone who is housebound or has difficulty coming to Church and would like a visit to receive Holy Communion, please call the office. If you can offer a ride to someone who cannot get here otherwise, please let us know…Thank you.
The Prayer Sheet is in the foyer of the Church. Please write prayer intentions so the Community can offer prayers for you.