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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 25 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
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Saturday: 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am
Tuesday 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:00pm
(Devotions 7:30pm (Mass)
Thursday: 8:00am
Friday: 8:00am
(Adoration) 8:30am-10:30am

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

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to run a parish? Or how our money is used?
Fr. Stephen and the Board of Warden’s will be having an information session on the state of our parish’s finances and will be presenting a new vision for the soup kitchen as well as necessary renovations to see it come to fruition. Father’s target is total transparency; therefore you are encouraged to come forward with your questions on Sunday April 1st after the 10:30am Mass.

Most Reverend Christian Lépine named Archbishop of Montreal Born in Montréal on September 18, 1951, the Most Reverend Christian Lépine was ordained to the priesthood on September 7, 1983. He studied Theology at the University of Montréal and Philosophy in Rome. After pastoral work at the Montreal parishes of Saint-Joseph-de-Mont-Royal and Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, he served at the Vatican from 1998 to 2000. Upon returning to Canada, he was appointed to the Grand Séminaire in Montréal and then, in 2006, served as pastor for the parishes of Notre-Dame-des-Champs and Purification-de-la-Bienheureuse-Vierge-Marie. On July 11, 2011, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Montréal and his Episcopal Ordination took place on September 10, 2011.
On March 20 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of His Eminence Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte and named the Most Reverend Christian Lépine as Archbishop of Montréal.
The Archdiocese of Montréal is Canada's second largest Archdiocese, with 214 parishes and missions, with a Catholic population of 1,494,132, which is served by 440 diocesan priests, 572 priests who are members of religious communities, 3,678 Religious Sisters and Brothers, 96 permanent deacons and 105 lay pastoral assistants.

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.
If you are here for the 5pm Mass on Saturday and wish to stay for the retreat, please feel free to join us in the church basement for a light supper.

Palm Sunday – April 1st
The Commemoration of the Lord’s Entrance into Jerusalem
Weather permitting we will be gathering outside for the beginning of the celebration and we will then process together into the church.
Please note there will be no Children’s Liturgy this Sunday.

Lent: Spiritual Goal for the week
This week we want to see ourselves as persons who have been saved from darkness in order to live in the light.

Lent: Question for the week
How do you experience “being saved” from hatred, prejudice, isolation, greed and other forms of sinfulness?

Easter Chocolates On sale NOW!!
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!

Outdoor Way of the Cross
Our annual walk will be held on Good Friday, April 6th at 6:45pm. We will be processing our regular route. Please invite friends, family and any one you may think would be interested.

Spring has Sprung! It’s a great time to start thinking about donating some flowers to the church for Easter! Please contact Nathalie at Atelier Les 4 Saisons
5002 Wellington, (514) 766-4377


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