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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 10 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
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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WELCOME to Father Fred Kirouac, Pastor of St. Veronica’s Parish in Dorval, who is celebrating this weekend’s liturgy with us on the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord.
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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.

Thank you for your generosity during the Christmas season to the Christmas Basket fund, the “Helping Others” program and to the Parish in general = May God bless you richly in 2010.

IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY CENTER located at 4567 West Broadway (adjacent to St. Ignatius of Loyola Church) has revamped their website and invites everyone to check out their inventory of new books, the Center’s Prayer Board and news about upcoming seminars and workshops.
Visit: www. ignatiancentremtl. ca
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BOOK CLUB NEWS
The first meeting of the newly-formed Parish Book Club will take place on Saturday, January 23rd following the 5.00 p.m. Mass. A literary selection will be chosen from a suggested list of Catholic books, a light supper will be served and everyone is invited to share the evening with us. Please call the Office (769-9678) to indicate your attendance so that we can prepare sufficient food and copies of literature.
PARISH WEBSITE
Remember to visit our Parish Website
To check out the latest Parish events, news, Pastor’s Message and past copies of the Bulletin. Your comments, pro or con,
are welcome, as are your suggestions for future content.
Visit: www. st.willibrord parish. org
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Helpful hints: De-ice your car lock in seconds with Hand Sanitizer. Just put some Hand Sanitizer gel on the key and the lock and the problem is solved.










NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK
January 10th (Feast of the Baptism of the Lord) to the 16th:
National Vocation Awareness Week is intended to remind us that, by our baptism, we are commissioned to follow Jesus. The Church needs dedicated people, married and single, and others to serve as Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Brothers and Sisters. To learn more about Church vocations, contact Fr. Otvos at the Parish Office (514) 769-9678.

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS
Although the crisis for the H1N1 epidemic seems to have been averted, it is still prudent during this Cold and Flu season to avoid unnecessary physical contact with others, therefore please refrain from using the Holy Water font and from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace. As well, distribution of Wine from the Cup will be discontinued until further notice.
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VERDUN C.W.L.
The Council will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 1.00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Parish (corner of Moffat and Bannantyne). All ladies welcome.

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
and D.J.
Assigned tables available for groups.
Tickets: $25/person.
Info: Donald Bidd (514) 631-3427

Mark your calendar:
Our next Super Sale will take place on
Friday, January 22nd (3pm-7pm) and on
Saturday, January 23rd (9am –2 pm).
Come get a jump-start on your 2010
Christmas shopping – bargains for
everyone!

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
Pope John Paul II tells us that
Priests “should be able to know
the depths of the human heart
to perceive difficulties and problems.
All the difficult circumstances which
people find in their path as Christians
are sincerely suffered in the Priest’s
heart”.

“Exercise daily – walk with The Lord”

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