Dear Parishioners and Friends,
Father Robert’s Sermon Series on Discipleship continues this week!
As we continue praying and discerning our calls to discipleship, this week’s readings speak of the first Disciples building up the Kingdom, of God making all things new, and of Jesus’ commandment for us to love one another. How might we, here in Verdun 2000 years after the first Disciples, carry on the God-given mission to love, to serve, and to proclaim the Gospel?
Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, May 14 to May 20
Saturday, May 14: Anniversary of Mary McIver by Her Family
Sunday, May 15: For All Parishioners
Tuesday, May 17: Fr. Murray McCrory the McIver Family
Thursday, May 19: Mary Speer & Roger Lavigne by Their Family
Upcoming Special Masses!
Sunday, May 22 – 9:30am, St Thomas More Parish
This Mass includes the First Communions of the Children in our Family Faith Formation program. Their journey towards making this Sacrament began in the midst of the pandemic, but the faith and support of their families, our Catechist Team, and the parishes of St Thomas More and St Willibrord have helped these children grow in Christ and prepare to receive the Eucharist.
Pray for: Santo, Rocco, Luca, Isla, Liam, Lucas, Matteo, Cristian, and Rosa
Consider making this special Mass your Sunday Mass next weekend – families from both St Thomas More and St Willibrord have children in this program, and your continued support of their journey in Christ is most welcome and greatly appreciated!
Our Chief Pastor is coming!
On Saturday, May 28 at 4:00pm Archbishop Christian Lépine will celebrate the 4:00pm Mass at St Thomas More and the Sacrament of Confirmation. Let’s join together for this wonderful and unique occasion!
**There will be no 9:30am Mass at St Thomas More and no 11:15am Mass at St Willibrord on Sunday, May 29**
Update on Masking
As the province is no longer requiring masking indoors, it now becomes a personal choice to mask indoors. We encourage all of you to continue acting with charity and compassion in order to protect our vulnerable parishioners, as you have done so far during the pandemic.
Individuals experiencing symptoms are strongly called upon to isolate themselves, to take a rapid test, and follow the instructions that apply in such cases.
Look ahead to the parish’s future with the Visioning Committee!
If you have hopes, dreams, and expectations for the parish’s future, please speak to Fr Robert or send him an email to join the next meeting of the Parish Visioning Committee, which is happening on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00pm (location TBD).
Jump back into The Chosen!
Information, including how to register: https://bit.ly/3yB0ogy
Fr Raymond Lafontaine and his team at the Office of English Pastoral Services return on May 18th with the next instalment of Fr Raymond’s synodal exploration of The Chosen. Journey with Catholics all over the Archdiocese to discover how the First Disciples can inspire change and reignite your faith!
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+