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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 18 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
Find us on Facebook under “Willibrord Parish”


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.
State of the Parish Address
Please join Fr. Stephen and the Warden’s on Sunday April 1st after the 10:30am Mass as they will be discussing the parish financials and upcoming events and projects.

Immediately following the address, there will be an open Bazaar meeting where the new vision will be presented. Everyone is welcome to come.

St Patrick’s Breastplate
Saint Patrick's Breastplate is a Christian hymn whose original Old Irish lyrics were traditionally attributed to Saint Patrick during his Irish ministry in the 5th century; however, it was probably actually written later, in the 8th century. It is written in the style of a druidic incantation for protection on a journey.
It shows however Christian inculturation into Irish life, and how committed St Patrick was to Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Here is the last lines of the hymn and prayer that you may find familiar:
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me. I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity,
Through belief in the threeness,
Through confession of the oneness, Of the Creator of Creation.
For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way Good health, good luck, and happiness. For today and every day.

Lenten Retreat
On March 24th here at St. Willibrord’s at 7pm, join us as we welcome Fr. Brian Boucher as guest speaker for our two night Lenten retreat. This year’s theme is “Seeking the Face of Christ”
The second evening, (March 25th,) of the retreat will be hosted by Fr. Gerry Martineau and his parishioners at St. Jean Brebeuf parish in Ville Lasalle,(7777 George St – 514-366-0131), at 7pm. Please call the rectory if you need a lift or more information.

Pub Night
Thanks to all who purchased tickets for the pub night. You have helped to make it a great success. It was a great opportunity for community fellowship. All proceeds will go towards our 100th anniversary celebrations!!

Lent: Spiritual Goal for the week
How does following Jesus nudge you toward an attitude of greater love for your neighbour?

Lent: Question of the Week
Do you need to restart Lent?
It’s never too late to begin your spiritual journey. If you’ve been racing around life, too busy to stop and allow the Spirit to guide you, then make today the first day of Lent for you and just start over!

St. Joseph
St. Joseph was the husband of Mary and father of Jesus. We honour him as a patron of workers & fathers.
“Generations of fathers have followed in his footsteps, & imprinted on their children's souls
the inestimable value of faith…”
John Paul II. Angelus message, March 2002.

Easter Chocolates
The 100th Anniversary committee will be selling Easter chocolates at $3.00/each. It’s a great way to support your parish and buy great gifts for the kids!


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