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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 14 2012

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

Staff: Ann Daye Secretary (Interim)
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 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
Wednesday (Mass) 7:30 pm
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.


We would like to acknowledge and welcome our First Communion families (parents and children) who have gathered here today for their first class. A special pancake breakfast was shared earlier this morning at 9:00 a.m. They will be journeying with us for the next few months – let us all keep them in our prayers.

RCIA Group

Tuesday- October 16th – 7:00 p.m.
Members of the RCIA Group continue to meet – the theme for the evening is the Trinity – all are welcome to attend.

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

Legend tells us that the Rosary, as a form of prayer, was given to St. Dominic (1170- 1221) by Mary, the Mother of Our Lord, who entrusted it to him as an aid in the conflicts with the Albigensians. The practice of dedicating the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary developed toward the end of the last century. Pope Leo XIII strongly promoted the increase of devotion to the Blessed Mother by encouraging the constant use of the Rosary.
In this month of October, let us consider this beautiful prayer of the Rosary as a means that we too can use in order to draw closer to Jesus and Mary.
** Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his favorite prayer.

Opening Mass for the Year of Faith

A group of 25 gathered this past Thursday for the Opening of the Year of Faith and the special presentation by Fr. Eric Nicolai on the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II. Special words of thanks go to Fr. Nicolai for the excellent presentation and for his words of encouragement and wisdom during Mass through his homily.

FALL FAIR - 2012

Our annual Bazaar is just around the corner. Don’t forget to tell your neighbours and friends to join us, on Friday, October 26th (1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, October 27th (11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
Still have donations to offer - bring them to the Rectory or call (514) 769-9678 so that arrangements can be made to pick up your donation if unable to bring them. Looking for raffle tickets to buy or sell? See our volunteers at the back of the church after Mass or call the Rectory. We need your help to make this a success!
Don’t delay, call us today!

Finding Common Ground –
(an initiative of Parish Council Member – Karen Snair)

Next Saturday, October 20th – (7:00 – 8;30 p.m.) - St. Willibrord will be holding an ecumenical evening with several guests participating. The event will take place in Cameron Hall – all are welcome to attend.

Feast of All Saints & All Souls

To be celebrated Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 p.m. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one during the year and would like to remember and pray for them on this occasion, please call the Rectory so that we can offer their name in prayer during the Mass.

Celebrating Bible Sunday

Sunday – October 21st – 10:30 a.m. (Mass)
Bibles abound in our own language but not so with our aboriginal brothers and sisters. A short presentation will be given emphasizing the importance and joy of hearing the word of God in one’s own language. After Mass, we will have the opportunity to offer a donation to assist in the ongoing translation and distribution of Bibles to our brothers and sisters in Nunavut and outlying areas.

Lakeview Memorial Gardens

This is an invitation to join us at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Pointe Claire on Sunday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. This will be our 3rd annual visit to the St. Willibrord’s section and to the Field of Honour where we have an opportunity to express our appreciation and respect for the many veterans and for the deceased members of our own families. Should you require transportation, please sign the register at the rear of the church or simply call the Rectory.

L’Arche Montreal

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate this wonderful group as they celebrate their 35th Anniversary of presence here in Montreal. Their faithful attendance here at Sunday Mass both in the choir and congregation are a continuing inspiration and witness of God’s all-embracing love.


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