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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 28 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.

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.

Weekly Collection

As promised in last week’s bulletin, we are happy to post the collection for the previous weekend. The combined collection for Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21 was $1289.00 of which $399.35 is being allocated for the special collection for World Mission Sunday. Why Have a Mass for a Deceased Loved One?

Since the Mass is the "source and summit" of the Christian Life, we naturally look to that Holy Sacrifice of Christ, containing the perfect prayer, to offer for our deceased relatives and friends who may still need the help of our prayers. Priests are under a strict obligation to remember in a special way the person for whom the Mass is being offered. Often you will hear the priests say the name of the person in the part of the Mass which specifically remembers those who have gone before us. The intention for the Mass here at St Willibrord is listed in the bulletin and announced before or during the Mass.

We believe that a Mass offered for a departed relative or friend may help hasten that final purification which he/she may still be undergoing in purgatory.

Searching in the Silence

Retreat at La Maison de Prière Notre-Dame beginning Friday, November 23rd ending Sunday afternoon. Registration to be before November 9th - please call (514)626-9462 or visit


Please note that we return to Standard Time next Saturday and gain one extra hour’s worth of sleep. Also ….

In anticipation of the Mass for the Opening of our 100th anniversary year, there will be no Mass celebrated on Saturday, November 3rd in the hopes that everyone will be able to attend our Feast Day Mass on Sunday, November 4th at 10:30 a.m. We will have as our guest, Bishop Thomas Dowd to celebrate this special event with a reception following the Mass.

Remembrance Day Mass, November 11th

We will have an opportunity to honour and name all the deceased parishioners involved in the Second World War.

100th Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner Sunday, November 18th - (after the 10:30 a.m. Mass)

Tickets are $10.00 each capping out at $25.00 for a family. A delicious spaghetti dinner (salad & dessert) will be served with optional vegan dish available followed by wonderful vocal entertainment. Tickets will be available in the days ahead.

St. Thomas More Church –CWL

Is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner following the 5:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 3rd. Tickets are $6.00 which includes supper, raffles, door prizes and a sing-a-long – family and friends are welcome. Please call Cathy at 768-6014 to reserve and purchase your tickets.

Saint-Gabriel’s Church –Annual Bazaar

Saturday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring raffles and games, lunchroom with many booths – bring the whole family.

Fall Fair – Thursday, Nov. 8th – St. Mary’s Hospital - 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Room B-309)

Hosted by the Auxiliary of St. Mary’s Hospital Centre in an effort to raise funds to enhance patient care and for the purchase of specialized medical equipment. All kinds of ‘goodies’ for sale – wheelchair accessible.

Notre-Dame-du-Sacré Coeur
Parish Bazaar

Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. featuring clothing, books, dishes, jewellery with hot food available on both days.


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