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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 05 2012

Board of Wardens
Angele Lafleche Joseph Brisindi
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nicholas Pinto Susan McCann

Staff: Yvonne Pelling Secretary
Helene Di Lallo Coordinator.
Chris Ramdhanie Custodian

351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email ~ stwillibrordparish
Parish website ~ www. stwillibrord
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvos

Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am
Tuesday 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:00am
CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays and weekends.

Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 12:00 noon. Parents wishing to have their child baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office, 514-769-9678, 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.

Saint Paul of Verdun (Bishop † c. 647)
Celebrated on Wednesday February 8th
A native of Autun, France, Paul was devout from his childhood, making it his habit to give to the poor everything beyond what he needed to sustain himself. He left his native land to find a place of solitude where he could devote himself to God as a hermit. Paul settled first on a mountain (later named Paulsberg) near, Trier, Germany. In this settling he made great spiritual progress, but soon found that, despite his isolation, his piety was becoming known and admired. Seeking to escape this adulation, he entered the German Monastery of Tholey. As a monastic student, he showed a remarkable capacity for learning that led to his becoming the abbey’s most gifted professor in both sacred and secular studies. In 630 Paul was consecrated bishop of Verdun, France. Finding the diocese spiritually and materially impoverished, he set about to restore his see (parish), governing with holiness and wisdom. Among his objectives was the restoration of the fitting celebration of the sacred liturgy at the cathedral church of Verdun. Paul’s prayer wrought numerous miracles both during his life and after his death.
Let us pray that the renewal St Paul accomplished in Verdun, France can be accomplished here in Verdun. Montreal
St. Paul of Verdun Pray for us!

Part 3 – Movie Night
The next evening will be Friday Feb. 10th at 7pm. Don’t’ hesitate to come out, even if you missed the first evening, as each episode deals with a unique topic of the faith. Everyone is welcomed, feel free to invite your friends.

Flea Market
Thank you to all those who volunteered or shopped at the flea market. It’s wonderful to see this Willibrord tradition continue as it is such an important social and economic
opportunity for growth and outreach.

Maintenance projects
• The painting is now completed and clean up is in progress. With the purchase of a few new bookshelves our library will be reinstalled shortly.
• Recently the trees were trimmed on Church property, which were threatening power lines, to the cost of $750.00
• Gaz metro has advised us that a major pipe needs to be changed at a cost of $1,500.

Fr. Stephen Away….
This coming week, from Monday Feb. 6-Thursday Feb. 9th Fr. Stephen will be away on spiritual retreat. Please be advised that there will be NO MASS on Tuesday Feb. 7th at 4:30pm. All other masses will continue as scheduled.

Sign up Day
Starting Feb. 11&12 please take the time to see one of the volunteers at the back of the church to update your contact information. This will help stay in touch and keep you informed as we approach the 100th anniversary. If you know anyone who would like to be on the parishioners list, who lives out of town, please fill out a form for them.

The CCSM Annual Retreat – The Joy of Forgiveness
The Catholic Charismatic Services of Montreal invite all to attend. RETREAT FACILITATORS: Fr. Cyril Mac Neil, Pastor of Holy Name Parish LTM - Fr. Jean Yves Isabel, Foreign Mission Socie, Fr. Michael McKenna, CCSM Chaplin - Sr. Pat O'Neil, SNJM. & René J. Brimo, Faith Experience Ministries

Location: Villa St-Martin, 9451 Gouin Blvd. West, Pierrefonds
Dates: February 17 - 19 – 2012
Contact: To reserve call Hal Horwood at 450-621-6775


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