SAINTS ON DEATH & AFTERLIFE
“…is not he a fool who seeks after happiness in this world, where he will remain only a few days and exposes himself to the risk of being unhappy in the next, where we must live for eternity? We do not fix our affections on borrowed goods, because we know that they must soon be returned to the owner. All the goods of this earth are lent to us…”
– Saint Alphonsus Liguori
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 2019
MONTREAL CATHOLIC CHALLENGE MOVEMENT
Are you 18-30 years old? Come to Challenge! The Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement is holding its next retreat from November 29 to December 1 at St. Willibrord’s Parish in Verdun. Challenge retreats are a great opportunity to learn about your relationship with God and make Catholic friends. You can register on our website: montrealchallenge.ca.
Want to know more, or request an outreach visit to your parish? Email us at email@example.com, visit our Facebook page (Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement), or follow us on Instagram @challenge.montreal.
BE MY DISCIPLES NEWS
There will be silent adoration on a regular basis every Tuesday evening, following the 7 pm 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
Food for Oasis
Please remember to bring non-perishable food and leave them in the bins at the doors of the church…Thank you
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.