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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 23 2012

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


351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email ~ stwillibrordparish
Parish website ~ www. stwillibrord
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvo
Find us on ‘Facebook’ under “Willibrord Parish”


Saturday: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am
Tuesday 4:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 p.m. (Devotions)
Wednesday: 7:30 pm (Mass)
Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am
Friday (Adoration)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.

R.C.I.A. Sign up

Once again we are holding classes for those who want a deeper under- standing 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.

Coming Soon from St Elizabeth Orthodox Monastery

Sister Alexandra is coming from the Diocese of Minsk in Belarus to share with us the wood working of their order and to sell their wares to help support their community and their charitable works. The community runs a shelter for women as well as an orphanage. They will join with our community on Wednesday, October 3rd at the 7:30 evening mass, as well on Friday October 5th at 9:00 in the morning. Please come and see their beautiful work and support them in their holy mission.

Opening Mass for the Year of Faith /
50th Anniversary of Vatican II

As we celebrate these events. Fr. Otvos has invited Fr. Eric Nicolai to come to the parish and give a talk on: - “Dispelling the myths and legends of Vatican II: what really happened!” Fr. Eric Nicolai is a convert to Catholicism from Lutheranism, and is a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature ordained in Rome in 1994. He is currently chaplain of Riverview Centre, a student residence close to McGill University in Montreal. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a light supper, the talk and then end with Mass upstairs in the church at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Montreal Catholic Challenge Movement

The mission of Challenge is to bring young adults aged 18 to 30 into communion with Christ and His Church through Challenge Weekend retreats, and to give them ongoing support and encouragement to live out their Christian lives. To that end, we help participants to grow in holiness, to evangelize other young adults, and to contribute to the parish life of the Church.
The next weekend is here at St. Willibrord from Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30If you know of someone who wants to join the retreat contact us at:

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal
(known for its academic excellence and timeless values) is hosting their Open House on Saturday, September 29th from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Entrance Exams take place October 11, 25 or November 1st. To learn more about Sacred Heart School, visit

Find God in the silence
of your own heart…

Personally directed weekend retreat at the Abbey of the Cistercian Monks in Rougemont. Begins Friday evening, October 19th and ends Sunday afternoon. Registration takes place before October 5th. To learn more, please call (514) 626-9462 or (514) 633-9542 or visit

40 Days for Life – Kick-Off Event

On Tuesday, September 25th, everyone is invited to gather at 7:00 p.m. in Lahaie Park (corner St. Joseph East and St. Laurent Blvds.) for a prayer vigil whose aim is to end abortion. The vigil runs from Sept.26 to Nov.4. For more information, please contact Brian Jenkins at 514 344-2686 or visit:

Mass Schedule

Saturday Sept 22nd 5:00pm
Todd Barnes by Patricia and Allen Kennedy

Sunday Sept 23rd 10:30am
Maria Alice Teixeira Nunes
By her Children

Tuesday Sept 25th 4:30pm
No Mass for Today

Wednesday Sept 26th 7:30pm Available
Our lady of Perpetual Help Devotions.

Thursday Sept 27th 9:00am Available

Friday Sept 28th 9:00am Available

Saturday Sept 29th 5:00pm
Todd Barnes By Mr. and Mrs. P McElroy

Sunday Sept 30th 10:30am
Maria Alice Teixeira Nunes
By her Children

Saint of the Week
September 27th - St Vincent De Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul was born in Gascony in 1581. After completing his studies, he was ordained a priest and went to Paris where he served in a parish. He founded the Congregation of the Mission to supervise the formation of priests and to give support to the poor. With the help of St. Louise de Marillac, he also founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. He died in Paris in 1660.

His fame and holiness spread primarily for his love of the poor. Here is an excerpt from one of his personal letters:
“Since Christ willed to be born poor, he chose for himself disciples who were poor. He made himself the servant of the poor and shared their poverty. He went so far as to say that he would consider every deed which either helps or harms the poor as done for or against himself. Since God surely loves the poor, he also loves those who love the poor. For when one person holds another dear, he also includes in his affections anyone who loves or serves the one he loves. That is why we hope that God will love us for the sake of the poor.’


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