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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 03 2010

Board of Wardens
Patrick Pellerin Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine


St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678
email=stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca
Parish Website = www.stwillibrordparish.org
Celebration of Eucharist:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m. Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m


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CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays, as well as on weekends.

BAPTISM INFORMATION
Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1.00 p.m. Parents wishing to have their children 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.
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R.I.P. Please keep Paul O’Neill, brother of Sister Claire O’Neill, who passed away on Christmas Eve, in your prayers. As well, please pray for Canadian Serviceman, Lt. Andrew Nuttall, who was killed on duty in Afghanistan.
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Complimentary copies of the 2010 Scarboro Missions calendar are available at the back of the Church….please feel free to take one home and, perhaps, bring one to a shut-in.
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THANK YOU to everyone who helped make
this year’s Christmas Liturgies so special.
The Sanctuary was beautifully decorated thanks to our talented volunteers and, as well, to those who donated Pointsettias to enhance the Crib. The Church had a welcoming festive atmosphere thanks to Chris’s hard work – I’m sure everyone appreciated the warm atmosphere when they arrived for Mass. Participation at any Mass by the congregation is always valuable and the contribution of our younger parishioners who took part in the Children’s Liturgy made it very special.
Once again our Choir enhanced the Mass with their selection of Carols and traditional Hymns. To all who attended the various services, Thank You for having helped us to celebrate the birth of Our Lord ~ may His choicest gifts be yours this holy season.
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Liturgical Feast of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys
Everyone is invited to attend this year’s celebration on Saturday,
January 9th, 2010 at 4.00 p.m. at Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel (400 St. Paul Street East) in Old Montreal, Msgr. Sean Harty presiding. Info: (514) 282-8670.
Check out the website:
www.marguerite-bourgeoys.com

PARENTAIDE PLUS presents two courses to help parents. “How to Deal with Conflict” will start on Tuesday, January 5th from 7.30-10.00 p.m.-and-“Parenting Ages Birth to Twelve” will start on Thursday, January 7th from 7.30-10.00 p.m. at 1622 Herron Road in Dorval. Info: (514) 633-8944

St. Veronica’s Parish “Faith & Light” Fundraising Valentine’s Dance:
The Parish is holding a dance in support of families with persons having intellectual disabilities, both in Montreal and in Haiti. From 5 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, February 13th at the Dorval Community Centre. Dance lessons. Supper, Live Band & D.J.
Assigned tables available for groups. Tickets: $25/person.
Info: Donald Bidd (514) 631-3427





Mark your calendar:
Tuesday, Jan. 5th following 7.30 p.m. Mass
there will be a gathering of Adult Catholics
to explore the Catholic Faith. This week’s
topic is: Mary, Mother of God. All are
welcome in Marian Hall.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST

“Everything that the Priest is to do must flow
from his role as father to God’s flock. He will preside over family occasions, liturgical or otherwise. He will affirm his people, calling
them, as any good father must do, into their
true identities as sons and daughters of God.
He will bless and anoint them. He will
represent them before the throne of God,
standing as a mediator and pleading their
cause. He will then proclaim the Word of
the Lord and call others to embrace it and
live it out. He will call people to specific
ministries within the Body of Christ, prepare
them to fulfill their tasks, and send
them out to serve God’s purposes. He will encourage them, support them, be a steady influence for them, be their rallying point.
He will call them forth when they step out
of line, correct them, absolve them, and
heal their wounds. He will rejoice with them
in their good times and grieve with them in
their sorrows. All these things Jesus did.
All these things a father must do. This is
the Priest’s own mandate, his agenda.
(Fr. Bob Bedard, Companions of the Cross).

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