Parish Council Members
Joseph Brisindi, Susan Charlebois,
Karen Snair, Dorothy Ormsby,
Tony DiLallo, Christina Parsons,
& Melissa Redrino
100th Anniversary Committee Members
Helene DiLallo, Susan Charlebois,
Joseph Brisindi, Tony DiLallo
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
Find us on ‘Facebook’ under “Willibrord Parish”
CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST
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, as well as on weekends.
Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 12.00 noon. Parents wishing to have their children baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office,at 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.
Last weekend’s collection of November 17th and 18th amounted to $1,313.00 of which $227 was collected for Pillars Trust with a total of $407 to be remitted to Pillars very soon.
Christ the King
On this final Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebrate the solemnity of Christ the King. What does his kingship mean, and how does it affect us? Media reports often portray royalty as privileged and self-indulgent. How different is the picture of Christ the Lord! In Jewish culture, kings were understood to be the servants of the people, not their lords and overseers. The king was responsible for unifying God’s people, for shepherding them in holiness and justice, and for protecting the rights of all, in particular, the poor and the powerless. Jesus Christ is just such a king, close to his people and concerned about their welfare, both physically and spiritually. Even the errant sinner finds comfort and healing in his words: “Today you will be with me in paradise.”
R.C.I.A. Classes Continue
Tuesday, Nov.27th – 7:00 p.m.
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. This coming week’s topic and sharing will be on the “Holy Spirit”.
Advent Begins Next Sunday, Dec. 2nd
As we look ahead, we can easily get caught up in the ‘busyness’ of this blessed season we call “Advent”. Why not allow yourself time to reflect on the joyousness and true meaning that is offered to us. In the weeks ahead, there will be several opportunities where you will be able to set aside some quiet time to really focus at this special time of the year.
T H A N K S to:
Everyone who came and made “Festa Italiana” such a big success – over $1,000.00 was raised for the 100th Anniversary Celebrations next June.
Special THANK YOU’s go to:
- The DiFasio family and friends for their wonderful culinary delights;
- Mr. John who provided the entertainment and our Bangladeshi families who brought along some wonderful home-cooking.
A great time was had by all.
Flea Market – Next Saturday – Dec. 1st
There is always a need for volunteers and we welcome you. For those who wish to browse or purchase, Christmas shopping opportunities abound with novelty and hand-crafted items. Please come and support this monthly endeavour –everyone is always most welcome.
Parish Christmas / Dinner Dance
Saturday, December 8th – Cameron Hall
Our annual Christmas Basket fundraiser with tickets selling for $25.00 per person is always a fun-time for parishioners and friends. Featured are the “Cadillac Music” band, door prizes and cash bar. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with dinner served at 7:00 p.m. (vegan meal upon request). As tickets will not be sold at the door, it would be important to call the Rectory to reserve. Make up a table with your family and friends – a wonderful opportunity to have fun and enjoy.
Upcoming Christmas Fairs
Holy Cross Parish Christmas Fair
(1960 Jolicoeur St., Montreal.) on Saturday,
December 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and on Sunday, December 2nd after the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Masses. For more information, please contact the office at 514 769-2717.
The Sacred Heart School of Montreal Christmas Fair - Saturday, December 1st from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. (3635 Atwater Avenue) . Proceeds go towards the Sacred Heart School bursary fund and their Sacred Heart missions abroad. For more information, please contact the office at 514-937-2845.
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