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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday June 17 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
Find us on Facebook under "Willibrord Parish”


Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Tuesday: 4:30 pm
Wednesday: (Devotions) 7:00 pm
(Mass) 7:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am
Friday: 8:00 am
Friday: (Adoration) 8:30am - 10:30am

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.

“Walk to Fight Hunger”

The event held June 3, 2012 at Vancouver Park on Nun’s Island amassed a total of over $25,000, which is being donated to our parish to help provide more meals in the Verdun area. We wish to express our gratitude to all who took part in the walk, to those who donated to the cause, and especially to Mr. Sam Kolias, Chairman and CEO of Boardwalk Rental Communities and of Structures Métropolitaines, who generously matched each dollar raised two for one. Mr. Kolias and his employees have played a big part in the success of our Soup Kitchen and our Christmas Basket Drive for many years and we are forever grateful for their time, efforts, donations but most of all for believing in the works we are trying to accomplish!

*An extra big thank you to Vera Pinto who continues to work wonders to serve the poor.

Communications Assembly

Last Saturday June 9th, we hosted the Montreal Catholic Communications Assembly. During this assembly we took a look at how we as a catholic community tell and communicate our story. It is of vital importance that we as a catholic community have a voice in society. The Catholic Times newspaper played an important role in giving us a voice and bringing us the catholic news. With the struggles of financing that all newspapers are going through and with modern technologies replacing the printed page, the assembly looked to the future of where we believe our Catholic Media needs to go. While many suggestions were put forth, the Assembly ended on a hopeful note entrusting the English Speaking Catholic Council to continue examining the issues and looking for solutions, where the assembly left off.

Some Catholic Links of Interest are:

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once tweeted: “A religion that doesn't interfere with the secular order will soon discover that the secular order will not refrain from interfering with it.”

We need our catholic voice in the world, for it often becomes the voice of Jesus.


Next Sunday at the 10:30am mass, we will be welcoming a group of new parishioners. For a number of weeks, Father Otvos and some of the elders of the Bangladeshi community have been meeting to discuss their desire to find a home for their faith community, which no longer had a central place in which to worship. It had been suggested to them, by the Bishop, to call upon us. It gives us great pleasure to announce that they have chosen to join us as full time parishioners and that they wish to become involved in the parish as well. Welcome to the Family!


We are pleased to announce that Mr. Alexandre TRAN, acolyte for the diocese of Montreal, intern at Sainte-Famille-de-Bordeaux-Cartierville parish, will be ordained deacon, at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, on Friday, June 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas Dowd, E.V., Auxiliary Bishop, will preside at this ordination.

Check out his vocation story at this link:
Let’s keep praying for vocations!!!

* 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 invitation 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!

Bible Camp 2012

Yes, it’s time to register! St. Willibrord’s Bible Vacation Camp runs from Mon. June 25th to Fri. July 6th inclusive. Days start at 9:00 am filled with stories, crafts, and exciting field trips, and ending at 3:00pm. Cost is $50.00 (lunch included).
Tell your relatives and friends, all are welcome! *If you would like to volunteer some of your time, either accompanying us on field trips, helping at lunch time or even cleaning up after crafts we would greatly appreciate it. Please call the rectory for more information. 514-769-9678

Happy Father’s Day to all our Dads
Thanks for all you do & for who you are!


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