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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 02 2012

Board of Wardens

Angèle Lafleche Joseph Brisindi
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nicholas Pinto Susan McCann

Staff: Ann Daye (Interim) 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 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, 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

*Please note: Godparents must be baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith to be eligible to serve as sponsors.

An Advent Related Quote

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
Oren Arnold

Advent Reflection Evening / Retreat
Tuesday, December 4th

Following the 4:30 p.m. Mass (to which you are invited), a light supper will be served (in the hall of the church) with our Advent Reflection / Retreat time together to begin at 6:45 p.m. in the church. The event will finish around 8:00 pm. You are welcome to attend all of the above or the retreat portion only. Come when you can!

Weekly Collection

Last weekend’s collection of November 24th and 25th amounted to $708.00 of which $5.00 was collected for Pillars Trust with a total of $412.00 to be remitted to Pillars shortly.

Parish Christmas Dinner Dance
(major fundraiser for Christmas Baskets)
Saturday, Dec. 8th – Cameron Hall

Our annual Christmas Basket fundraiser with tickets selling for $20.00 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.

Coming In Two Weeks – Sat. Dec. 15

All Things Christmas (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)
An opportunity to purchase all kinds of Christmas goodies from home baking such as mince meat tarts, plum pudding, fudge, specialty cookies to many varieties of pot pies (vegan meals, too). A tea room is in place which features home-baked goodies for your dining pleasure as well. You will also have an opportunity to purchase Christmas decorations and gifts – something for everyone - all most welcome.

Suggestions for Family Activities to Help get into the Spirit of Christmas (free Christmas Concerts)

The Christmas Story in Glorious Music
Come to a wonderful free concert by the 42 voices of the TMR Singers, directed by Manuel Blais, at St. Malachy Parish (5330 Clanranald Ave., Mtl.) on Friday, December 14 at 7:30 pm. Their Christmas gift to you! Contact Milda at 514-738-3998.

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel
(400 Saint-Paul St. East, Old Montreal), Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm and 3:00 pm, from December 1 to 23. Visit and click on “Programming” for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities – Christmas Baskets

As of Sunday, December 16th (following Mass), we will be hard at work in the actual preparation of the Christmas Basket endeavour. Whether we are assembling, filling or labeling, there will be an opportunity throughout the day and evening as there are only four days to accomplish this mammoth task. Equal opportunity for all ages – older children and adults. Our co-ordinator of this project is Angèle Lafleche – she can be reached by email at Or if not the owner of a computer, please don’t hesitate to contact the parish office and your time and availability will be relayed to Angèle. Basket delivery takes place Friday, December 21st from noon onwards. If you have a car, we can help provide carriers of boxes.


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