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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday June 10 2012

Board of Wardens
Angèle Lafleche Joseph Brisindi
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nicholas Pinto Susan McCann

Staff: Ann Daye 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 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Tuesday: 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 pm - (Devotions)
7:30 pm - (Mass)
Thursday: 8:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am followed by Adoration
8:30 am. - 10:30 am

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.

A Word From Fr. Cameron

"It was wonderful to receive the huge birthday card which was signed by so many friends. Take care of yourselves and enjoy summer.”
Sincerely, Joseph Cameron

Bible Camp 2012

Yes, it’s time to register! St. Willibrord’s Bible Vacation Camp will run from Mon. June 25th to Fri. July 6th(inclusive). Days start at 9:00 am, filled with stories, crafts, singing, swimming and the occasional field trip, all ending at 3:00pm. Cost is $50.00, lunch is included. Please call the rectory for more information; 514-769-9678. Tell your relatives and friends, all are welcome.

Eucharist: gift of God for the life of the world

On this Feast of Corpus Christi, we are called to reflect on the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the Church and the world. Some Christians undervalue the Eucharist and the celebration of the mass, believing it only a sterile action that the pious perpetuate to escape from real active measures to change the world.

In 2008 the Eucharistic Congress of Quebec taught that social justice is, and always should be, intimately connected to the Eucharist. During that week every catechesis, testimony and homily explained a different aspect of the Eucharist, underlining that true love of God and Eucharistic adoration must result in love of neighbor and social commitment.

Cardinal Ouellette,and Cardinal Tomko, taught;

"We celebrate at a time when all of humanity faces the possibility of a food crisis. Certain basic foods, like rice and corn, have seen their prices doubled or tripled and this to the great anguish of the poor who do not have the capacity to buy these foods at exorbitant costs. This situation is intolerable. "We ourselves who now celebrate the Bread of Heaven, the gift of God for the life of the world, we cannot take this bread of life without concerning ourselves also of the fate of those who are hungry. Let us call for some kind of political action, all the while committing ourselves for a greater and more just distribution of basic necessities.
May the Holy Spirit increase our faith and open our hearts to the gift of God who wants to flow in us and reach, through us, the life of the whole world. Blessed Mother Theresa of Calcutta carried painfully in her heart the distress of the poor and the thirst of love of the Heart of Jesus. May we also partake in the gift of God who wishes to satisfy all so that the poorest not be excluded from the common table" The Eucharist is a gift of God, a very special one, because it is the gift of God himself. The Eucharist is Christ himself, given to us. It is the body and blood of the Risen Christ present with us under the sacramental signs of bread and wine.

We celebrate now the memorial of the offering of Jesus. The Lord comes to meet us; He calls us and places us in the heart of His offering of love for the salvation of the world. By giving ourselves over with Him, in love, let us ask to be ourselves sources of love for the world.
Father Stephen Otvos, Pastor

Fathers Day Retreat

Next Saturday, June 16th, we will be hosting a special retreat day for dads. Our day will consist of meeting other fathers like yourselves, watching a movie, a little discussion, some refreshments, mass and then supper with your family joining us. We know how hectic family life can be and that is why we are offering you this opportunity to take some time to step away and to help you re-prioritize. Please join us by RSVP at 514 769-9678.

Will be held this Friday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. followed by a Eucharist Celebration with Fr. Stephen presiding. EVERYONE WELCOME.

Special Request

Feeling the desire to beautify the sanctuary, especially on feast days, a few parishioners have offered to purchase some flowering plants. They wish to extend this suggestion to anyone else who might feel the same. Just advise the rectory in advance if you wish to do so. It could be a way to honour a loved one!

Thank you to all who supported our flea
market, especially our many volunteers!
Next flea market Sat., July 7th.


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