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.
Our annual Mass at Notre-Dame de Bon Secours is scheduled for Wednesday May 16th at 7:00pm. Should you be requiring transportation please call the office and we will make arrangements. Note that there will be no devotions or Mass here that evening.
May is the month of Mary, a good way to remember her is to pray the rosary daily.
Stewardship: Allowing for Community Growth .
Stewardship asks of us to make sure we return a portion of our wealth to the Lord. This is called sacrificial giving, and it as three parts. First, in gratitude to the Lord we return to him a portion of everything we receive, whether through inheritance, paycheck, investments, unexpected windfalls, allowances, or social security check. Secondly, your return must have a certain bite to it, it really means a sacrifice. Thirdly, we must get specific about the size of your donation. Many consider the biblical norm called a 'tithe', that is ten percent of ones gross income, meaning the initial ten cents per dollar earned. Of that ten percent half could go to the parish Sunday collection and the other half to people in need, such as catholic schools, diocesan collection, development and peace, pillars trust, aide to the church in need, and many of the other charitable organizations you know of. Some suggest giving one hour’s wages as your Sunday offering.
Stewardship, living requires a leap of faith, it isn't something you do, it is the way you live. It is about answering the call to renew the face of the world. Let us ponder on this maxim: "As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, and return with increase to the Lord."
Walk to Fight Hunger
Join us and Boardwalk Rental Communities on Sunday June 3rd for a 5km walk or 10km run. This fundraiser has been set up to help support our soup kitchen. The minimum donation is $20 per participant and Sam Kolias, Chairman and CEO, will match your donations two for one. Tax receipts will be given for donations of $100 and more.
Time: 10am – rain or shine
Place: Start & Finish at Vancouver Park - 201 Corot Rive – Nun’s Island
For more info: 514-769-8982
Fr. Cameron’s Birthday
On May 28th Fr. Cameron will be turning 80, and to celebrate this milestone, we will have a card available at the back of the church for you to sign with your birthday wishes. Knowing Fr. Cameron to be a humble person, we thought he would not mind if you wished to offer a mass of thanksgivings in his name to be celebrated here at the church. We will make sure he receives all your intentions and wishes in time for his birthday
Operation Clean Up
We have been invited to participate in the 21st edition of “Operation Clean-up” on Saturday May 5th . We would be joining Mayor Claude Trudel, Henri-Francois Gautrin and other members of council. The organizers will welcome us at 8:30am at 7000 Lasalle Blvd, (the greenhouse). The city will provide lunch and the day should end at about 1pm. We hope you will make a big effort to join us as it will not only help a good cause but also make St. Willibrord very visible amid the Verdun community.
“…With goodwill doing service, as to Lord….knowing that whatever good anyone does, he will receive the same from the Lord…” (Eph 6:7-8)
St. Anne de Beaupre
Tuesday May 22nd
We will be visiting the shrine of St. Anne just outside of Quebec City; traveling together by coach bus, (air conditioning and washroom on board), departing from the parish at 8am returning to the parish by 8pm. The cost is $40.00/person. Start inviting your friends and family! Limited spaces available.
GREAT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA!!
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