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.
Month of Mary
The month of May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady," and it is the occasion for a "moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world offer to the Queen of Heaven. During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no1)
This Christian custom of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin arose at the end of the 13th century. In this way, the Church was able to Christianize the secular feasts which were wont to take place at that time. In the 16th century, books appeared and fostered this devotion.
The practice became especially popular among the members of the Jesuit Order — by 1700 it took hold among their students at the Roman College and a bit later it was publicly practiced in the Gesu Church in Rome. From there it spread to the whole Church throughout the world.
With the view of honouring Our Lady, why not learn how to say the rosary, and commit yourself to saying the rosary daily throughout this month, or making a novena to our blessed mother for a special intention. Our new Archbishop invites us to join him at the Cathedral Mary Queen of the World every Monday night at 7:30pm to pray the rosary and receive a meditation on our mother the blessed Virgin Mary. May this month of Mary bring you renewed joy and peace, as we honour the mother of God.
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 of Boardwalk Rental, will match each donation $2 for $1. You can register at the Church on May 13th.
Time: 10am – rain or shine
Place: Start & Finish at Vancouver Park - 201 Corot Rive – Nun’s Island
ALL DONTIONS WILL BE MATCHED!!
Bras for Breast Cancer Research
Hi Ladies, St Willibrord's parish wants your bras. That's right, between Thursday April 26th and Sunday May 27th, 2012 we are helping a Challenger collect bras for breast cancer research. For every bra that is collected, a dollar will be donated for breast cancer research. A box at the back of the church will be available to drop off your bra (s). For more information, please check out this website. http://www.rubanrose.org/en/osez-le-donner-2012 You can also drop them off at several Omer des Serres locations or email Karen for more info at: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Anne de Beaupre - Tuesday May 22nd
We will be visiting the shrine of St. Anne just outside of Quebec City; travelling 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. Please make your reservation with us soon as we are booking up fast!!. GREAT MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA!!
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 intensions and wishes in time for his birthday
Don’t forget to come and check out the flea markets, held on the 1st Saturday of every month! Got items to donate? Yes, we are still accepting donations of goods, such as household articles, but only on the day of the sale at which time they will be sorted and sold. We can no longer keep inventory on hand as we are continuing to use our basement for special events. Any goods left outside will be disposed of!
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