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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 27 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: 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: (Devotions) 7:00 p.m.
(Mass) 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m.
(Adoration) 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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.

Pentecost: the life in the Spirit

The Holy Spirit is revealed as the giver of life, the One who spoke through the prophets and today is revealed as the Lord who leads us into all truth and enables us to grow in the likeness of Christ. The Holy Spirit gives us Gifts we need to strengthen our relationship to God: wisdom, understanding, knowledge, courage, reverence, right judgment, wonder and awe.

What are the gifts that the Spirit
has bestowed upon me?

How does the Spirit work through me?

How is that same wind blowing in my life as I look at the work I have been given to do?
What are the gifts that I see manifested in those with whom I meet every day?
Where do I see the Spirit at work in the world around me?

Do I live my life in a way that opens up space for the Spirit in the midst of a world that wants to forget God, or even rejects him in the name of a falsely conceived freedom?

Reflection on God’s action in daily life:

We celebrate the Holy Spirit as the power of God among us that heals, forgives, inspires, and unites. Images of wind and fire describe the Spirit poured out on disciples of all nations. In the one Spirit we were baptized into one body, and at the Lord’s Table the Spirit unites us for witness in the world. The Spirit calls us to follow in the way and in the pattern and in the shape of the life of Jesus.

Things to Do

Explore the images of the Spirit – life-breath (ruach), wind, fire, water.
How do each of these images speak to your understanding of the Spirit in today’s world? Read the Acts of the Apostles to discover how the early church began.

WELCOME – Fr. D’Souza

In the absence of Fr. Otvos, who will be representing our Parish in next weekend’s Walk to Fight Hunger, we welcome Fr. Kim d’Souza of the Kingston Diocese.

Flea Market –(Next) Saturday, June 2

You are welcome to browse, have fun and to bring the day of the sale your gently used items – no clothing, please.


WHEN: Yard Sale: Saturday June 2nd –
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Festival - June 2 & 3 (go to for details in on-line bulletin) WHERE: St. John Brebeuf Parish, 855 Bishop Power (corner George), LaSalle
(Buses: 58, 109, 110, 112, 120, 123)

Movie Night

Our last gathering will take place this Friday, June 1st , 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory.

Last Call - Walk to Fight Hunger

Join us and Boardwalk Rental Communities on Sunday, June 3rd for a 5km walk or a 10km run. This fundraiser has been set up to help us expand our soup kitchen. The participation fee is $20.00. Sam Kolias, Chairman and CEO of Boardwalk Rental, will match all donations $2.00 for $1.00.
Time: 10:00 a.m. – rain or shine
Place: Start & Finish at Vancouver Park
201 Corot Rive – Nun’s Island
You can register at the back of the Church or make a donation by seeing Dan Ormsby.

***Are you buying or selling a home or business property?

You can support the pro-life efforts of Priests for Life Canada at no cost to you.
Contact Real Estate for Life at 1-877-543-3871 or see: or call 1-888-300-2007.

Free Concerts at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church - (4949 Verdun Avenue)

Every Wednesday beginning June 6th until August 29th (7:30 p.m.), a series of concerts is being offered featuring jazz, popular, classic, choral singing, and Celtic music. For more information, please see the brochure which is posted on the bulletin board. Our own Saturday leader of song, Johanne Patry, is featured in one of the later concerts.


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