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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 12 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.

National Flag Day of Canada

February 15 was declared National Flag of Canada Day in 1996. It marks the day in 1965 when our red and white maple leaf flag was first raised over Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and indeed, hundreds of communities across Canada. Red and white were designated as Canada's official colours in 1921 by His Majesty King George V. This is a perfect opportunity to celebrate our flag and what it stands for: a Dominion that is the envy of the world.

*from the Canadian Heritage website

The Credo*
The Credo (the Latin word meaning "I believe") has been the expression of the faithful since the early Christian communities felt the need to express in concise words their fundamental beliefs.
The first to be widely used is called The Apostles' Creed, signifying the direct link to the Twelve whom Jesus chose as companions. This is the creed that was most often used at Sunday Mass. Another one was later formulated during the 4th century, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan. This creed was the work of two councils, held to deal with numerous theological debates about Christ that were causing division among believers.
Be it The Apostles' Creed or The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, the Credo has a Trinitarian structure. The first part, very short, introduces the Father; while the second, the longest, relates to the Son. The last section is about the Holy Spirit and the Church.
The Credo is the response of the baptized to the three questions, which begin with “Do you believe?”, that the priest or deacon asks during the baptismal ceremony.
Why such an affirmation of our Christian faith? To understand better that which we believe - to proclaim it to all who thirst for the truth - and finally, to unite as one body the different Churches who profess the name of Christ.
*Adapted from the Diocesan Website*

100th Anniversary Chocolates
We will be selling chocolates to raise funds for our 100th Anniversary celebrations. Support your parish by either purchasing individual bars or better yet, buy a box ($60), to sell to your family, friends and co-workers.

40 Days for Life – Kick-Off Event.
You all welcomed to join us on Tuesday, February 21to inaugurate this Lenten prayer vigil whose aim is to end abortion. We will gather for 7 p.m. in Lahaie Park – corner St. Joseph East and St. Laurent Blvds, for prayers. Libations will follow. The vigil runs from February 22 through to April 1. To get more information, contact: Brian Jenkins at (514) 344-2686,

Challenge Weekend - March 9-11
Who is Challenge for? All youth ages 18-30
What do we do? Worship, music, prayer, youth witness, sharing experiences, discussions, and games.
Cost? $45
To apply, visit: or contact:

Sign up Day
Starting this weekend, Feb. 11-12th, and for the next 3 weekends, we will be asking everyone to fill out a form with your most recent contact information, especially if you have an email address as this will help us to reduce paper waste and costs. Please take the time to help us update our records.

You can now stay up to date on our events and related happenings online by becoming a “friend” of Willibrord Parish.


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