Dear Parishioners and Friends,
The Holy Triduum of 2022 was a beautiful experience for our parish, sharing liturgies with Saint Willibrord and Notre Dame de la Garde. Father Raymond Lafontaine, Episcopal Vicar, presided at our Easter Vigil, where we also welcomed a new sister in Christ through Baptism, and then celebrated three adult First Communions and five adult Confirmations.
Starting next Sunday and continuing throughout the Easter Season, Father Robert will be doing a Sermon Series on the topic of Discipleship. As we move through the Easter Season towards Pentecost, let us not abandon the spiritual efforts we made throughout Lent. Instead, let’s reflect on what we cultivated during our Lenten Disciplines – what’s taken root and what can bear more fruit throughout this joyful Eastertide? How can we follow the Risen Lord through this season and truly live in him?
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, April 9 to April 15:
Saturday, April 23rd – 4:00pm: Communion Service
Sunday, April 24th – 9:30am: For All Parishioners
Tuesday, April 26th – 11:00am: Anniversary of Dave & Eileen Watson by Bil & Dense
Thursday, April 28th – 11:00am: Florence Douglas by Ann Foran
The Life’s Work of the First Millennial Saint is coming to Montreal!
Blessed Carlo Acutis’ Exhibition: The Eucharistic Miracles of the World
April 25 – May 13 at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Blessed Carlo Acutis (May 3rd 1991 – October 12th 2006) was an amateur programmer best known for documenting Eucharistic miracles on his website before his death from leukemia. Beatified in October 2020, he is the first person of the Millennial generation to be on the path to Sainthood, and is the patron of programmers and youth. The travelling exhibition of his life’s work - which will be of particular interest to youth! - will be on display at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral from April 25 to May 13, with opportunities for guided tours and presentations as well as a special Mass to venerate Blessed Carlo’s relic. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3K0nEX7
Calling All Parish Youth!
The Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement is coming to St Willibrord Parish, Friday May 6th to Sunday May 8th and invites parish youth between the ages of 18 to 30 to join them for an encounter with Christ alongside other young people journeying in faith! Learn more about Challenge and register for the retreat at https://www.montrealchallenge.ca/
Joyful noise for a good cause: L’Air du Temps, a Cathedral Concert featuring Gregory Charles OC
Saturday, May 28th at 7:30pm ($50) – Mary Queen of the World Cathedral
Known for his stage presence, energy, creativity, and dedication to Canada’s performing arts and culture, musician Gregory Charles lends his talents to the Permanent Diaconite of Montreal with this benefit concert. For more information visit https://bit.ly/37u939q
Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly+