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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 09 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

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.
(Adoration)

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 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.

Weekly Collection

Last weekend’s collection of December 1 and 2 amounted to $1,507.50.

Photo Ministry

As our regular person is not available, a photographer is needed to photograph and film this year’s Christmas Eve pageant. If interested, please call the Rectory and ask to speak with Fr. Otvos.

The Sacred Heart School of Montreal

is presenting its 24th annual Christmas concert on Thursday, December 13th at 7 p.m. in the school's chapel at 3635 Atwater avenue. Everyone is welcome! This 24th edition features students from the band program, vocal ensemble and guitar ensembles, performing seasonal hymns and songs. Please join us to celebrate the festive season.

An Advent Related Quote

“The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.”
Phillips Brooks

Christmas Baskets Project

How can you help?
Volunteering - We are looking for parishioners to help prepare the baskets and help with delivery (scheduled to take place Friday, December 21st from noon onwards.) Please contact the rectory to leave your name and telephone number.
Donations - Groceries are getting more expensive for all of us and this year is no exception. Since all non-perishable items must be purchased fresh for this project, your donation goes a long way to assist filling baskets for our friends.
Food Drive - We will be collecting non-perishable food items at each Mass to help in filling over 275 – 300 baskets.

Advent Wreath

Last Sunday we lit the first candle called the
“Candle of Hope”.
This week’s candle is the
“Candle of Peace”.
We light this candle to remind us that,

“He brings peace to all who trust in him”.

Fr. Stephen’s Christmas Social & Wishes
Friday, December 14th – in the Rectory

All volunteers and staff are invited to this year’s exchange of Christmas wishes next Friday, December 14th as Fr. Stephen hosts a 5 à 7 - (Happy Hour). Come one – come all - know you are invited to join with Fr. Stephen for a toast to the Season!

Coming Next Weekend – 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). You will also have an opportunity to purchase Christmas decorations and gifts – everyone most welcome

Christmas Baskets - A December Project
Toys - The Giving Tree is ready!

This Christmas you are once again invited to help put a smile on a youngster’s face. On this special tree, we ask that you take one of the attached scrolls - inside you will find information needed for your gift – for example – a girl or boy and their age. We suggest that no more than $20.00 be spent for this gift. Please leave your gift unwrapped in a bag, under the tree and they will be added to the Christmas Baskets.

Christmas Pageant

We welcome Children of ALL ages - parents and grandparents, too! Anyone who would like to be involved - so many opportunities to have fun, witness children ‘in action’ and be part of the wonderful re-enactment of the birth of Christ. There are many ways you can help - planning, preparing, costumes, rehearsals, AND of course we need at least 6 ‘actors’ - Mary and Joseph, angels and shepherds and let’s not forget the inn-keeper. Once again, we are blessed to have both Angèle Lafleche and Dan Ormsby assist and co-ordinate - our first rehearsal will be announced shortly.

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