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Friday, February 26, 2021

Soul Health XXXI

1- Parish Job Opening: We’re looking for a part-time Parish Catechetical Leader (PCL) to work with families and our amazing catechists. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please contact the office or reply to this email.


2- Three Habits To Get The Most Out Of Lent -- a video from Bishop Barron about fruitful habits for Lent


3- Let’s get parishes re-opened: Your Voice Matters

Several groups expressed disapproval of the government’s position that gatherings are allowed in movie theatres up to a maximum of 250 people in the red zone, while gatherings in places of worship are limited to only 10 participants.

Our Archbishop Christian L├ępine has published a clear message reminding us that spiritual needs are essential human needs, proposing setting the limit of participants at 30% of their usual capacity.

Make your voice heard on this issue:

A. By calling your Member of Parliament. Click for more information

B. By contacting the regional public health authority

C. By signing the petition "CHRISTIANS, as Easter saves us LET US SAVE EASTER

 

4- Until then, the Parish is open:

a- For weekday Mass in Lent at 11am Tuesdays and Thursdays. Enter by the side Moffat St. door

b- For Confession and Communion: Saturdays and Sundays as posted on our website

Always by appointment with me here or on your doorstep

Online, for our livestreamed 11am Sunday mass with Spiritual Communion: Click Here


May your Lent be Fruitful and Joyous,

Father Robert+


Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Soul Health XXX – Lent this eve, Ashes tomorrow

Lent is upon us this evening – The Church will be open weekdays, as follows:

TODAY: Shrove Tuesday (From Old English “Shrive” – to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation; “Shriven” – to have received the Sacrament with Absolution)

2pm – 3:30pm  Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and quiet prayer in the Church

Reluctant to come to Confession? Listen to this 2-minute spontaneous testimony of a reluctant St. TM parishioner: scroll down https://www.stwillibrordparish.org/lent

Also the topic, with Lent disciplines, from last Sunday’s homily, beginning at 16:30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioxHOfCifpA


TOMORROW: Ash Wednesday

10am – 11am  Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and quiet prayer

11am               Sung Holy Mass with Distribution of Ashes

                        pre-registration by phone or email to the parish office is required (up to 20 people)

Noon – 12:15  Distribution of Ashes and Communion in Church

12:15              Curbside Distribution on Rue Moffat

7PM               Come to St. Willibrord’s: Distribution of Ashes and Communion in the Church

7:15 PM         Curbside Distribution in front of Willibrord’s

8PM               Curfew

Thursday, and every subsequent Tuesday and Thursday during Lent

11AM            Mass in the Sacristy – enter by the side door on Rue Moffat

And always for the Sacrament of Reconciliation: by appointment with me

And finally, offer 2 minutes of your time as an expression of Thanksgiving for Pillars Trust financial support of our parish masses:

Pillars Trust Fund is wishing everyone at St Thomas More parish a happy valentine's day and a blessed and fruitful lent! Please take a look at our short video message here: https://www.pillarstrust.org/2021/02/february-heart-of-giving-month/


With my prayers for a Blessed Lent in Christ,

Father Robert+

Friday, February 12, 2021

Sunday 11am Mass with Spiritual Communion online


Click link below




Soul Health XXIX – Lent Sacraments Schedule

- Weekend Church Opening will continue as last week: See Soul Health XXVIII

- Click here to join our Sunday 11am livestream Mass with Spiritual Communion. This is now a high quality broadcast.

- This Sunday, I will preach on keeping a Healthy Lent, and the importance of spiritual disciplines including seizing these opportunities, as…

…Lent is upon us next week
The Church will be open these weekdays:


Shrove Tuesday

(From Old English “Shrive” – to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation; “Shriven” – to have received the Sacrament with Absolution)

2pm – 3:30pm   Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and quiet prayer in the Church


Ash Wednesday

10am – 11am     Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) and quiet prayer

 

11am               Sung Holy Mass with Distribution of Ashes Pre-registration is required by phone or                                    email to the parish office (up to 20 people)


Noon – 12:15     Distribution of Ashes and Communion in the Church 12:15 Curbside Distribution on                                   Rue Moffat

Thursday after Ash Wednesday, and every subsequent Tuesday and Thursday during Lent


11am             Mass in the Sacristy – enter by Rue Moffat side door


Other opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Always, by appointment with me.

Those of us on the Bishop Barron Sacraments course last night, where the topic was this Sacrament, heard him say that in Seminary he was taught when a priest is asked if a Confession could be heard, “The answer is simply and always, YES, even if the priest’s life is at risk.”


And at St. Willibrord’s in the Church:

Shrove Tuesday 4pm-6pm 

Ash Wednesday 5pm-5:45


And finally, offer 2 minutes of your time as an expression of Thanksgiving
for Pillars Trust financial support of our parish masses:

Pillars Trust Fund is wishing everyone at St Thomas More parish a happy valentine's day and a blessed and fruitful lent! Please take a look at our short video message here: 

https://www.pillarstrust.org/2021/02/february-heart-of-giving-month/


With my prayers for a Blessed Lent in Christ,

Father Robert+

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Soul Health XXVIII

We're open for Communion this weekend and/or Confession

(And invite those who don't receive this email)


With no new lockdown announcement pertaining to the Churches, for the next couple of weekends (come to either parish):

We've fixed the sound issues with the Sunday 11am livestream mass: Click here


St. Thomas More will be open: 

Saturday at 3:30 or Sunday 9am, for Confession, and quiet prayer before the Sacrament, and for Lighting of Candles.


FOR COMMUNION: Saturday between 4pm and 4:30 

                                    Sunday between 9:30 and 10am

CURBSIDE

Only Saturdays, at 4:30pm Confessions will be offered and/or Communion given to those in their cars on Rue Moffat (ignore our 'No Parking signs we set up for this)


Open St. Willibrord:

At 11:55 until 12:15 for those who wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and/or communion after the Sunday 11am livestream


And at 12:15 for curbside for those stopped in front of the church.

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For those who can’t get out and live in the SouthWest, contact the office. I'm more than happy to bring sacraments to you.


Announcements:

*Catechesis begins this Saturday for families, as preparation for children hoping to receive sacraments in the next three years. For info and registration, email Michelle.

* My prayer list since Christmas needs to be renewed. I've had the privilege of praying for over 80 people by name. If you would like names to remain on the list or add new ones, please email me or call the office.

*Ash Wednesday and Lent liturgies will be announced as lockdown information becomes available.

I hope to see you this weekend


In Christ,

Father Robert+