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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 13 2013

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


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 pre-requisite.

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

2013 National Vocation Awareness Week
January 13-19 "Baptized in the Spirit"

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week, January 13-19.

God calls us all to live our faith and seek out our vocation to become a deacon, priest, religious sister, married or single person. Perhaps God is calling you to the priesthood or consecrated life. Will you have the courage to follow your heart? We are all called to love and serve Him and one another. As we continue to walk in the light of Christ and to serve our Lord with our whole heart, mind and soul, may we be filled with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seek to forgive all who have hurt us. National Vocation Awareness Week is a time for reflection. During the week of January 13-19, we encourage all Catholics to:

• Take time to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

• Reflect on our own vocation and strengthen our personal relationship with Christ.

• Educate our young people about the importance of silent prayer and taking the time to truly ...

• Listen to God's voice in our hearts.
This is needed in Canada and Quebec as well!!

Bilingual Mass for the 70th Anniversary of l'Œuvre des Vocations, on Saturday,
February 2 - 7:30 P.M. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.

Founded by Bishop Joseph Charbonneau, Archbishop of Montreal from 1940 to 1950, “L’Oeuvres des Vocations”, which means works for vocations, has been the major support that has help to provide for the formation of priests for the Montreal diocese.

We still need priests, today more than ever. As Archbishop of Montreal, I ask for your support and fervent prayers for those whom God is calling to be priests in Montreal.
Thank you for your generosity.

Mgr. Christian Lépine
Archevêque de Montréal

As Vocations Director for the English speaking community of Montreal, I am pleased that there is renewed effort being made to support vocations in our Diocese. With Archbishop Lépine and my counterpart in the French sector, Father Silvain Cloutier, we are creating a vocations office to help, first and foremost, promote vocations to the priesthood throughout the Diocese, help men discern their calling, and support those already in formation at the Grand seminary.

Supporting L’Oeuvres des Vocations as well as Pillar’s Trust, which support the vocations’ work for the English Community, we are contributing to the spiritual well being of our Catholic community, promoting the new Evangelization in this Year of Faith, and helping to seek the salvation of souls.

I invite you all to this 70th Anniversary Mass for L’Oeuvres des Vocations and implore you to keep supporting and praying for vocations.

Your Pastor and Diocesan Vocation Director
Fr Stephen Otvos

Pulpit Switch

Let us welcome Fr. Fred Kirouac who will preside this weekend’s Masses of January 12 and 13, while Fr. Stephen Otvos will be at St. Veronica’s Parish.


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