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351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, Québec H4G 2T7 - Tel: (514) 769-9678 - Fax: (514) 761-1717

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 08 2009

Board of Wardens
Patrick Pellerin Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678 e-mail : stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca
Celebration of Eucharist:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m. Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m


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CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays as well as on weekends.

BAPTISM INFORMATION
Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1.00 p.m.,the next one being Sunday, November 22nd. Parents wishing to have their children baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office (769-9678) for details.A meeting with Parents and Godparents is a pre-requisite.
Please note: Godparents must be baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith to be eligible to serve as sponsors.

St. Thomas More Annual Parish
Bazaar ~ Saturday, November 14th
from 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Home baking, Christmas items,
Raffles, Tea Room.
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SILENT, DIRECTED RETREAT:
“Searching in Silence” begins Friday evening,
December 11, ends Sunday afternoon. Registration: before November 20th.
Tel: (514) 626-9462 –or- (514) 697-6684
or visit www.montrealretreats.org.

“EXPLORING YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH:
Adults interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith are invited to join a newly-formed program starting this Tuesday, Nov. 10th following the 7.30 p.m. Mass. The theme of this week’s session is: “Man’s search for God, Faith, Revelation: introduction to the Bible, God as Father”. Please call the Parish Office (769-9678) to register.
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20/20 BOOSTER CLUB….only two Sundays remain until the drawing on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Please see Cathy Desautels after Mass to obtain your ticket.
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CHRISTMAS BASKETS ~ Registration will start NOVEMBER 16th. Please phone the office for an appointment.
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The Catholic Women’s League of Verdun is holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18th at 1.00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish (Moffat & Bannantyne).
All Ladies welcome!
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CHRISTMAS DANCE:

This year’s Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, Dec. 12. Tickets are $20, with all proceeds going to the Christmas Basket Fund. Live band, fabulous Door Prizes, Cash Bar and a great menu promises to make the event the best one ever!
Tickets available at the Parish Office from Monday to Friday between 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.

R.I.P. In your prayers, kindly remember the soul of former parishioner, Marjory Allaire, who passed away on October 31st. Her funeral service will take place on Saturday, Nov.14 at 1.00 p.m. c/o Urgel Bourgie, 3955 Cote de Liesse Road.

Also please keep in prayer Maye Timmoney-Cezar, sister of parishioner Jim Timmoney, who
recently passed away. Visitation November 13
from 1-5 and 7-9 c/o Feron’s on Shevchenko; funeral Nov. 14 at 1.00 p.m.c/o St. John Brebeuf. The family has requested donations to St. Willibrord’s Soup Kitchen in lieu of flowers.
REMEMBRANCE DAY ~ November 11th
A special commemoration of this important date in our history will be made during the Mass on Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 7.30 p.m. when we remember those of our Parish who lost their lives in combat, as well as our Canadian Servicemen and women who are currently serving overseas. Please plan to be with us for this memorable Mass.


THANK YOU! To the many volunteers who helped make this weekend’s Flea Market such a success. Thanks as well to our many “customers” who faithfully support this monthly event ~ your participation encourages us to keep going! The next Flea Market will take place on Saturday, December 5th.
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Children’s Faith Formation
Program
Parents with children whom they want to be formed within
the Catholic Faith, are invited to register after Mass.
Marie Lafleche will be on hand to explain the content
of the program which is held on Saturday morning at
9.00 a.m.
HEALTH CONCERN
In view of the current H1N1 Flu outbreak, the Archdiocese has issued a directive stating that Holy Communion will now be distributed only under one species (i.e. the Host). As well, please refrain from shaking hands with other parishioners during the Sign of Peace – a simple gesture of acknowledgment of your fellow parishioners is sufficient. It would also be prudent to avoid using the Holy Water font in church.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration of the Year
of the Priest, let us consider the words of our Holy
Father on the need of Priests for Conversation:


Even our shortcomings, our limitations and
our weaknesses must lead us back to the Heart of
Jesus. Indeed, if it is true that sinners, in
contemplating Him, must learn from Him the
necessary "sorrow for sins" that leads them
back to the Father, it is even more so for
Holy Ministers. How can we forget, in this
regard, that nothing makes the Church, the
of Christ, suffer more than the sins of her
Pastors, especially the sins of those who are
transformed into "a thief and a robber" of the sheep
(Jn 10: 1 ff.), or who deviates from the Church
through their own private doctrines, or who
ensnare the Church in sin and death?
Dear priests, the call to conversion and recourse
to Divine Mercy also applies to us, and we must,
likewise, humbly address a heartfelt and
ceaseless invocation to the Heart of Jesus to keep
us from the terrible risk of harming those whom we
are bound to save.
(Pope Benedict XVI, Opening of the Year for Priests,
June 19, 2009.)

"O wonderful dignity of the priests; in their hands,
as in the womb of the Blessed Virgin, the Son of
God becomes incarnate”.
–St. Augustine

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during this special year.

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