Saturday Sept 15th 5:00pm
Patrick Doyle By Adeleine Doyle
Sunday Sept 16th 10:30am
Maria Alice Teixeira Nunes
By her Children
Tuesday Sept 18th 4:30pm Pro Populo
Wednesday Sept 19th 7:30pm available
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotions
Thursday Sept 20th 9:00am
Wilfred Gilchrist By Kirk Bahen
Friday Sept 21rst 9:00am available
Saturday Sept 22nd 5:00pm
Todd Barnes By Patricia and Allen Kennedy
Sunday Sept 23rd 10:30am
Maria Alice Teixeira Nunes
By her Children
Prayer for Catechists
Dear Lord: You know that in my life I look for signs of Your presence. At times I search blindly in the darkness. At times, during the brightest moments of my daily life, I search for You.
You have already shown Yourself to me, and this is why again I look for You. I look for You in the witnessing of the people whom I meet. I remember in prayer all those whom I encounter as together we journey toward You.
Give me the grace to be a presence in a welcoming Church. Lord, may our dialogue and exchange be an echo of Your words in our lives and in our communities.
Lord, help us to transform our approach so that as we embark on our journey together with others whom you have placed on the same road, together we will recognize the signs of Your Kingdom. Lord, help us to transform our hearing so that we may listen to Your call to live the Gospel. Help us to transform our actions, so that we may continue to follow in Your footsteps, and make the world a more just and compassionate place.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
For those journeying through catechesis, as well as for those who are accompanying them, this expression brings to mind a journey, a walk which calls forth what is best within us, a call to transcend ourselves and produce astonishing results. This exclamation is an echo of the Word of God proposed for the Liturgy. The Gospel begins with a question which Jesus asks his disciples: “who do you say that I am?”(Mk 8, 27). Following Christ does not lead to paths that are easy, straight or without hazards. But Jesus assures us that “those who lose their life for me and the Gospel will keep it.” If the paths of our lives, with their twists and their turns and areas of darkness, are undertaken in God’s love and enlightened by the Gospel, they will lead us to Joy and abundant life beginning now. It is worth the trip! Bishop Pierre-André Fournier
Board of Wardens
Angele Lafleche Joseph Brisindi
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nicholas Pinto Susan McCann
Staff: Ann Daye Secretary
Hélène 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
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Tuesday: 4:30 pm
Wed 7:00 p.m. (Devotions)
Wednesday: 7:30 pm (Mass)
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am
Friday 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 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.
Catechetical Sunday and growing in the faith
This Sunday we have put an accent on all the ways our parish is called to educate us in the faith. We see this through the baptismal ministry, sacramental preparation for the children, RCIA classes for adults wanting to know more about the faith or who want to become catholic, and the liturgical and spiritual formation we get through participation in the parish life and liturgy. Another help for us in our journey is reading good holy books. Fr Jacque Philippe is one great author that writes profoundly on holiness of life. Here’s what he says:
Quotes from Fr. Jacque Philippe
For God, each person is absolutely unique. Holiness is not the realization of a given model of perfection that is identical for everyone. It is the emergence of an absolutely unique reality that God alone knows, and that he alone brings to fruition.
No individual knows what his own holiness consists of. Holiness is only revealed to us by degrees, as we journey on, and it is often something very different from what we imagine, so much so that the greatest obstacle on the path to holiness may be to cling too closely to the image we have of our own perfection.
— In the School of the Holy Spirit, p.18
Love is also a decision. Sometimes it comes spontaneously, but very often loving people will mean choosing to love them. Otherwise love would be no more than emotion, even selfishness, and not something that engages our freedom.
— Interior Freedom, p.96 Our Annual
Friday, October 26th
1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. &
Saturday, October 27th
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
To make our annual Fall Fair a success, we need your help in selling the many books of raffle tickets. Please see Joe Brisindi after the Mass to pick up a package of raffle tickets. Speak to your neighbours or friends to purchase a ticket of two.
Can you help by donating a few hours on either or both of these two days. It’s a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with friends and share in the fellowship that is so much a part of this yearly event. Please call the Rectory with any time you might have available. (514) 769-9678.
Beginning this Wednesday, September 19th in the Foyer of the Church Basement; we will gather at 6:00 p.m. for a light supper and time for fellowship in order to explore ways whereby we can better help serve our parish and community. Father Stephen and Joe Brisindi will be your hosts for the evening.
SPECIAL T H A N K S to:
To all who came together to create such a warm and wonderful success of Saturday’s “End of Summer’s Eve”. A great time was had by all with special thanks to those who came and enjoyed the evening, all who organized and cooked, those who "grilled to perfection meat with fire" and to our special and talented entertainers. Funds raised from this event are earmarked for the 100th Anniversary Fund.
R.C.I.A. Sign up
Once again we are holding classes for those who want a deeper understanding of the Catholic Faith and for those who want to become Catholic. Check at the back of the Church for the schedule of talks, and call us to register.
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