Dear Parishioners and Friends,
As Our Lord enters the Holy City, let us enter with him and journey through Holy Week to the foot of the Cross. A full Holy Week schedule is included below to help you plan a fruitful and grace-filled week!
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, April 9 to April 15:
Saturday, April 9 – 2:00pm: Stations of the Cross; 2:30pm: Reconciliation Liturgy and Confessions; 4:00pm: Mass, offered for all Parishioners
Sunday, April 10 (Palm Sunday) – 9:30am: Brendan Stephen Abraham by John Abraham
Tuesday, April 12 – 11:00am: Anniversary of Mary Cameron by Bill & Denise
Thursday, April 14 – There is no 11:00am Mass on Thursday, April 15
To help prepare for Confession before Easter, the USCCB has a selection of Examinations of Conscience available here: https://bit.ly/35tOaKe
Listen to a parishioner’s testimony of the impact the Sacrament of Reconciliation on the St Willibrord homepage (scroll down to the section “Why go to Confession?” and hit play): https://www.stwillibrordparish.org/
Support & Solidarity
A thousand words of thanks!
A heartfelt thank you to all who contributed to Annual Development and Peace Collection last weekend! Through your generosity, our parish's contribution amounted to $1,016.50 for Development & Peace. You can still make a contribution using in the blue maintenance envelope for April and dropping it in the regular collection.
Religious Roots of the War in Ukraine, by our very own Professor Brian Butcher
This free event at the McGill School of Religious Studies, focuses on East Slavic history with special attention given to the determinative role that the Orthodox and Byzantine-Rite Catholic communities have played therein. All are welcome to join Dr Brian Butcher and Rev Dr Ihor Sutash to pray, learn and discuss. A collection will be taken to support relief efforts in the war zone.
Do Some Good on Good Friday!
Annual Holy Land Collection
The Good Friday Collection is requested by the Holy See to help maintain the Christian sites of the Holy Land and to support the Church in the pastoral, educational, and social works that contribute to a sustained Christian presence in the land where Jesus the Christ once walked. Envelope users are asked to use the envelope in their set.
Roll up a sleeve and give blood with the Archbishop
Help the Archdiocese achieve its goal of 50 donors at the Good Friday Blood Drive! For more information, including how to check your eligibility as a potential donor, click here: https://bit.ly/3v3nYz9
Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly +