Friday, August 5, 2022

Soul Health XC (90)


Soul Health XC (90)

Dear Parishioners and Friends,

This weekend, the English Roman Catholic Parishes of Verdun welcome three infants into the Church through the Sacrament of Baptism.  Please join us in welcoming Avery, Zoe, and Dominic to our spiritual family and to the Body of Christ, and in praying for them and their families as they embark upon their incredible journey towards Heaven!
Through Baptism, these children - and, indeed, all of us! - are given the gift of faith.  Described by Pope Francis as the greatest gift parents can pass on to the next generation, faith permeates all the readings this weekend.  We see that faith is our inheritance from our spiritual ancestors,and that even when given to innumerable descendants it is an inheritance that never diminishes.  
How have you used your gift of faith so far? Do you need to perhaps excavate it from a closet, or pull it down from a long-forgotten shelf and dust it off?  Is it possible that you might have never fully unwrapped it?  Whatever the case may be, your gift of faith can help move our parish forward in our mission-focused efforts - so don't hesitate to use it! 

Regular Liturgy Schedule & Intentions, July 30 - August 5
Saturday, August 6:  Tony Legault O’Neill by the Rowe Family
Sunday, August 7:  For All Parishioners
Tuesday, August 9:  For the Intentions of Angela Olaguera by Her Mother
Thursday, August 11:  Patricia McSharry by Her Family

DRUSA 2022:  What did we get up to?
In mid-July, the English Roman Catholic Parishes of Verdun and St Ignatius of Loyola sent Angela, Shawna, Terrel, and Mark to St Ann’s Parish in Dallas, Texas, for three days of learning, networking, fellowship, and prayer at the Divine Renovation Conference alongside 600 other attendees (including 150 priests)

Get a taste of what they experienced at this immersive conference and be inspired for our own mission-focused journey ahead at

Divine Renovation: Read all about it!
If you're interested in how our parish can transition from maintenance to mission and what that exciting journey might look like, copies of the Divine Renovation handbook are available as loans from the parish. Please contact Angela for more information!

Alpha is coming to Verdun!
Starts Tuesday, September 27 at St Willibrord's Parish

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring life’s big questions: is there more to life than this? What is my purpose?

Each session looks at a different question and is designed to create conversations. There is no pressure, no homework and no charge - it is just an open, informal and honest space to explore life’s big questions together!

Contact the St Willibrord office to register by calling 514-769-9678 or emailing!


Coffee Break Catechesis

  • Why self-care is important for loving others
    Self-care really blew up during the pandemic, and on social media this trend often comes across as a selfish vehicle for consumerism to run rampant.  But did you know that self-care can help us sanctify our lives and our relationships?  In this video from Ascension Presents, Father Mike Schmitz explores how this is not only possible, but also necessary for us to love others more fully.

Truth, Reconciliation, and Solidarity


Yours in Christ,
Father Robert Assaly+

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