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Final Way of the Cross:
Friday March 23rd

at 7:00 p.m. in the Church


Holy Week and Easter Schedule available here

Wednesday March 21:
Reconciliation Evening 7:00 p.m.
Our Eucharistic Celebration will take place at 9:00 am.  Please note: No Rosary, Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help or Eucharistic Celebration Wednesday Evening; just the Reconciliation Service.

Wednesday March 21: High Tea              
In the Hall at 2:30 pm. For only $10.00 you will be served delicious sandwiches, tea biscuits, dessert and of course TEA!  Reservations are a MUST. Please call Dawn  at 514-366-0131 x 223 no later than Friday March 16 to reserve your place.

Friday March 23: Solidarity Meal and Film
Our Social Justice Group invites everyone to a simple Lenten Solidarity Supper at 6:30 p.m. in the Hall, followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m. of the award winning Canadian documentary We Were Children, about the experiences of First Nations children in the Canadian Indian residential school system.  Those who wish to Walk the Way of the Cross in the church may do so at 7:00 p.m.  

Friday March 30: No Pub Night
Due to Holy Week there will be no Pub Night in March. See you April 27th.

Around The Diocese

Annual St. Patrick’s Concert at St. Thomas More Parish
The 63rd Annual St. Patrick’s Concert will take place on Friday evening March 16th at 8:00 pm in the Parish Hall. This is also the 63rd year that Wally Gregory has produced this concert. Let us support Wally as well as the Parish in this delightful event. Admission is $5.00 per person. We hope to see you there.
St. Thomas More Parish: 980 Moffat Avenue , Verdun  H4H 1Y9 514-768-4741

St. Monica’s Parish - (6405 Terrebonne, Mtl., www.stmonica.ca) Video Divina – This year, Fr. Lloyd’s film series looks at movies that courageously examine the multi-faceted experience of Love.  Join him on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. in the parish rectory to view the movie RISEN.  Free admission and popcorn, and stimulating discussion to follow! For information, contact Fr. Lloyd Baugh, S.J., at 514-481-0267 ext. 32 or lloyd.baugh@stmonica.ca

St. Monica’s Parish - (6405 Terrebonne, Mtl., www.stmonica.ca)  Lenten Mission – Drawn into God’s Friendship: An Encounter with Christ through the Spiritual Exercises. This year, Fr. Gerry Westphal, Elizabeth Koessler and John Carey, from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, will lead us on a three-evening journey of discovery and growth with the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as our road map. Through word, prayer and song, we follow a path well-trodden by holy women and men throughout the centuries.  Drinking deeply at the sources of our faith and hope, we come to know Christ, to love Christ and to follow Christ more closely in every aspect of our lives. Join us on Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a truly enriching experience.     Our presenters will introduce the Mission at all the Weekend Masses of March 10 and 11. For more information, please visit us at www.stmonica.ca or contact Anna at (514) 481-0267 ext. 22, or at anna.diodati@stmonica.ca. All are welcome!

Finding God in All Things
The Examen Prayer is a transforming and ever-growing practice in Christian spirituality. It is a life-changing prayer because of its power of nurturing a reflective habit of mind that is continually attuned to the presence of God in our day-to-day lives.  In his DVD, Fr. Gallagher explains how this surprisingly simple prayer can make us more discerning and grateful individuals. The course will also include a guided discussion on the application of this teaching for us in our current lives, the sharing of our experience in the actual practice of this form of prayer, and mutual encouragement.  Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 p.m., from March 8 to 22 at the Ignatian Spirituality Centre. Cost: $65 (includes book). To register: Call the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or email at centre@ignatiancentemtl.ca. For further information: call Paul Empsall (514-626-9462) or Louise Eberwein (514-825-5198).

<I Call You Friend (Jn. 15:15)
In the season of Lent, we hear the call of Jesus to come spend time with Him in silence and prayer. This is a special callto be still...to listen...to allow Jesus to speak to our heart and call us His friend. You are invited to join us for a quiet day of prayer and reflection. Date: Friday March 23, 2018. Time: 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Eucharist at 11:30 A.M. Bring your own lunch (tea/coffee/ snacks provided). Location: Ignatian Spirituality Centre. Facilitator: Irene Miller. Fee: $20.00 or free-will donation. If you would like to register, please contact the Ignatian Centre at 514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.  

Contemplative Retreat in Daily Life
A contemplative program in everyday life for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having formerly meditated on Scripture with satisfaction, but feeling an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so.  The program involves following a detailed guidebook, giving an hour a day to contemplative meditation, and meeting with the group once a week and/or with a spiritual director. Suggested contribution: $100 for 21
sessions.  If you would like to register, please contact the Ignatian Centre at 
514-481-1064 or centre@ignatiancentremtl.ca.  

Deacon Brian Cordeiro is leading a pilgrimage to Portugal-Spain-France, October 13-27, 2018. The pilgrimage will visit the great pilgrimage cities of Fatima, Lourdes and Santiago de Compostela and famous Catholic cathedrals and churches of Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona (Sagrada Familia), Lisieux (St-Thérèse of Lisieux,Little Flower) and Notre Dame in Paris. There is an accompanying priest and daily Mass. The itinerary includes exposure to the culture of Portugal, Spain and France, e.g. Wine-tasting and hospitality in Portugal, city tour by night in Barcelona and who can forget Paris (including an evening cruise on the Seine). An unforgettable trip of a lifetime! Price: C$3,995. For more information, please call Deacon Brian at 514-545- 8709 or by email:brian.cordeiro89@gmail.com

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