LATE SUNDAY MASS – TIME CHANGE
To better serve the Catholic community of Montreal, a late evening Mass is held every Sunday throughout the pastoral year. Everyone is most welcome to celebrate the Eucharist each week. Please note that starting JANUARY 7th, 2018, the Late Sunday Mass is being held at 7:00 pm
My brothers and sisters in Christ. Now that the Christmas holiday season is over, and we are able to catch our breath, it is a good time to look back on the last few weeks and reflect on the blessings, joys and even struggles we’ve experienced. As I look back, my heart is especially filled with thankfulness to Jesus for all that He has done for me personally, and for each one of you. Our Lord is Love, and He is generous with His love that He showers down on our community, on each one of us! I am also filled with thankfulness for this community, for all of you at Our Lady of Fatima and the love you express to me and for your community. It is a privilege to be here with you, to serve as your priest. Thank you for your support, and your patience with me, imperfect as I am!
I am also filled with thankfulness for the many people who help to keep this parish going. Without all of you who help in various ways, this parish would not function. We have a great parish staff, wonderful wardens, and many volunteers who are very talented and always flexible to meet the various needs that come up. Some volunteers are more visible; like our two choirs, the lectors and servers, the ushers and greeters, the collectors. Others are not so visible; like those who prepare the sacristy, the decorators, the cleaners, the candle stocking and re-fillers, the counters, snow removers and salters, and bulletin printer, and those who fold them… and so many more I fear I’ve forgotten to mention here. The priest is one among the many who make a parish community what it is. Thank you to all of you for all that you do for our community! And special thank you to Father Andrew for his help.
May our Lady place her mantle of protection over you, and may the blessing of God fill you!
Yours in Christ, Fr. Jason Piper
CFC-YOUTH WINTER CAMP
This three-day camp is an experience that will give youth (12-21 years old), the opportunity to know Jesus Christ in a personal way and build Christian friendships with other youth. This will be achieved through a program consisting of talks, sharings and fun-filled activities led by young adults who love and serve the Lord. Registration fee is $60.00. For details, please contact Allan at 514 213-4868.
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!
“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace.” -St. Alphonsus Ligouri
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.