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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday April 01 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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“Willibrord Parish”

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

We understand the Liturgy of the Day will be long but we really do appreciate your presence.

Holy Week and “Lectio divina”
The end of lent is near and the Easter celebration of the resurrection is just around the corner. Holy Week invites us to delve into the mystery of our salvation, especially through the liturgy and reading of scripture. It is a perfect time to enter into “Lectio divina.”
"Lectio divina" is a reflection on the Sacred Scriptures made by selecting a biblical passage and commenting on it with an attentive eye to the events and culture of today.
The essential spirit of "lectio divina" is the one expressed by Jesus when he was tempted by the devil in his "Lent" in the desert: "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."
Pope Benedict states: The Christian liturgy of Lent is intended to facilitate a journey of spiritual renewal in the light of this long biblical experience and especially to learn how to imitate Jesus, who in the forty days spent in the desert taught how to overcome temptation with the Word of God.
This Holy week is an opportunity to make time to spend with God by reading the scriptures prayerfully. Doing this regularly has been known to transform lives for the better.
If we are faithful to Jesus and follow him on the way of the Cross, the bright world of God, the world of light, truth and joy will be gifted to us once more: it will be the new dawn created by God himself.

Holy Week Schedule
April 5th - Holy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
(Silent Adoration until midnight)

April 6th - Good Friday 3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
6:45 p.m. Outdoor Way of the Cross

April 7th - Holy Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil
(Please Note – no Mass at 5:00 p.m.)

April 8th Easter Sunday
10:30 a.m. – Eucharistic Celebration

Easter Flowers
We have been speaking with Nathalie
At Atelier Les 4 saisons, 5002 Wellington, (514) 766-4377, she can help you with your purchase of flowers for the Easter season.

Office Closure
Please note that the office will be closed for Easter Monday, April 9th and will re-open with regular business hours on Tuesday April 10th.

Lent: Spiritual Goal for the week
Turing our heart’s to Christ requires constant attention to the presence of Christ around us. Simply pause now, let your heart drift towards him: listen, observe, share a thought, a prayer or a joke with Christ.

Lent: Question for the week
How do you “die to yourself” out of love of others? How does this bring you to new life?

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!


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