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Friday, March 18, 2022

Soul Health LXXI

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

During the season of Lent, Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving help us cultivate holy ground within our hearts - the spiritual ground in which the seeds of Faith, Hope, and Charity are planted, so that we may bear much fruit for God.

Although giving during the Lenten season is often talked about in terms of donating money, remember that we are all called to give not just of our treasure, but of our time and talent as well. Consider making a gift of your time and talent by contributing to Coffee Hour either by setting up or by bringing goodies to share with your fellow parishioners!


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Regular Mass Schedule & Intentions for the week of March 19-25, 2022

Saturday, March 19th – 4:00pm: For all Parishioners

Sunday, March 20th – 9:30am: Adolf Schweighart by Mr & Mrs Denis Hebert

Tuesday, March 22nd – 11:00am: Anniversary of William Warren by Bill & Denise

Thursday, March 24th – 11:00am: Anniversary of Hugh McGlynn by His Family


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Help Wanted

The parish is in need of a part-time skilled handyman to help with maintenance and small repairs. This position will provide occasional work with compensation based on skills. For more information, please contact Father Robert by calling the parish office or emailing him at vicarofverdun@gmail.com


Ways to Give: The Weekly Collection!

The weekly collection is an incredibly important resource for the parish, and your contributions to it support our various programs and efforts to serve our parish and our community.

For parishioners who prefer to be paperless, regular or one-time donations can also be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/50630. Canada Helps is a secure online platform that’s a good alternative to envelopes for parishioners who cannot easily get to the parish to drop off their donations, or even for those who wish to go paperless.


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Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Archbishop Christian Lépine!

Sunday March 20th, 2:00pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral


On this milestone anniversary of Most Rev. Christian Lépine’s appointment as Archbishop, the Archdiocese of Montreal extends an invitation to all to a Mass of Thanksgiving at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral (downtown, at the intersection of Mansfield and René-Lévesque).


Unite in Prayer! Supporting the Indigenous Delegation to the Holy See

Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle is a Catholic coalition of Indigenous people, bishops, clergy, lay movements and institutes of consecrated life, engaged in renewing and fostering relationships between the Catholic Church and Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

In solidarity with the Indigenous Delegation to the Holy See, Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle has developed two resources to help Canadian Catholics unite in prayer for reconciliation and for the members of the Delegation meeting with Pope Francis between March 28th and April 1st, 2022.

Download the prayer card for the intercessions of Our Lady of Guadalupe here, and read more about the Sacred Fire prayer initiative here.

Click here for more information on the Delegation to the Holy See.


Just how many church belltowers does Montreal have, anyway?

Certainly more than 100 - but we invite you to explore La Ville au Cent Clochers (the City of 100 Belltowers) all the same! Consider visiting a new church as part of a Lenten pilgrimage, and with all the churches in Montreal you don’t have to go far, either! Check out La Ville au Cent Clochers on Facebook to make their virtual acquaintance: https://www.facebook.com/LaVilleAuxCentClochers/


Called to be peacemakers: Messages from the Pope & the Archbishop

Click here for Pope Francis' latest address and prayer for peace in Ukraine, from his General Audience this Wednesday.

Click here to read the Archbishop’s letter to the Catholics of Montreal, in which he invites each one of us to “fast and pray for peace in Ukraine, for victims of the attacks, the soldiers, the civilians, and the bereaved families.”


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Yours in Christ,

Father Robert Assaly +


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