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
ST. WILLIBRORD PARISH
351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email ~ stwillibrordparish @videotron.ca
Parish website ~ www. stwillibrord parish.org
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvos
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CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST
Wednesday: 7:00pm (Devotions)
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.
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.
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!
Exult, Let them Exult, the host of heaven
So begins the Exultet, an ancient chant that calls all of humanity, all of heaven, all of creation to rejoice in the resurrection of Christ. The Light of God conquers the darkness of sin and death. Pope Benedict tells us: “Faith in the Resurrection of Jesus says that there is a future for every human being; the cry for unending life which is a part of the person is indeed answered.”
In the catechism for youth called ‘Youcat’ it states: “Because death is now no longer the end of everything, joy and hope came into the world. Now that death “no longer has dominion” (Rom 6:9) over Jesus, it has no more power over us, either, who belong to Jesus.
Listening to the Exultet the German poet Friedrich Schiller wrote: ‘Anyone who has heard the Easter proclamation can no longer go around with a tragic expression on his face and lead the humorless existence of a man who has no hope.”
Brother Roger Schutz exclaimed of this night: ‘the Love of God passes by radiantly, the Holy Spirit goes through every person in his night like a lightning bolt. In his passing the risen Lord lays hold of you, he burdens himself with everything that is unbearable and takes it all upon himself. Only afterward, often much, much later, do you realize: Christ passed by and bestowed grace out of his superabundance.
We would like to acknowledge our RCIA group who, after being faithful to learning and growing in the love of the Lord, are receiving their confirmations today, April 7th .
Let us recognize:
Due to Holy week the sale has been moved to Saturday April 14th from 9am-3pm. Please stop by and check out our bargains, have lunch or a coffee. All proceeds help to build up our parish funds.
Will be away at a conference on Evangelization, in Boston, from Monday April 9th returning Friday April 13th. Please note that, all masses will remain as scheduled except for the cancellation of Tuesday afternoon.
State of the Parish address
We would like to thank all those who attended. An announcement was made about the proposal to increase the hours of the soup kitchen by opening 2 evenings a week – in order to accommodate families after school. This would require volunteers and cooks, please spread the word around and contact us for details and information.
Lenten Goal of the Week:
Enter into the death of the Lord this week by dying to yourself in your love for others
Lenten Question of the Week:
When have you found it hardest to accept God’s will? What enabled you to accept it?
Movie Night – Part 6
Join us this Friday evening, April 13th at 7pm, for the 6th part in our series on Catholicism. We hope to see you all there!
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