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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 20 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

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

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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.

How to Pray With Your Spouse:
Four Simple Steps by Chris Stravitsch, MA

Praying with one’s spouse by following the structure of the Mass can be simple and enriching. Here is a four-step process.

Step One: Reconcile and Rejoice

First, set time aside weekly for just the two of you. Come together in a comfortable place or hold hands on a walk. Make the Sign of the Cross and take a moment to focus on being present to each other and to God, as is done at the start of the Mass. As you begin, take time to reconcile. Talk about how you might have hurt each other during the week. Then apologize and offer forgiveness.

Step Two: Discover God Together

Step Two is modeled on the Liturgy of the Word. After reconciling and rejoicing, spend time discovering God together. You can do this my reading the upcoming Sunday Gospel. Another way to approach God together can simply involve talking about what is on your hearts and minds. What are you thankful for this week? What challenges are creeping up in your life? What do you need from each other and from God? Answer these questions honestly and then offer prayers of petition to God. Remember to give thanks as you see God faithfully answering your prayers.

Step Three: Share Your Love

Step Three relates to the Liturgy of the Eucharist. After discovering God together, you can deepen your prayer and intimacy by sharing your love with each other. Sharing your love in the context of prayer may include a kiss, resting in each other’s arms, caring for an ill spouse, giving words of affirmation, or any other meaningful way you communicate your love. Again, have a thankful heart as your intimacy is deepened in the presence of God.

Step Four: Serve Each Other

As your time together draws to a close, remember to go in peace and to serve the Lord in each other. Prayer and intimacy never ends! The fruit that will come from your prayer routine will bless your marriage, deepen your love for God and each other, and allow you to reflect the love relationship between Christ and his beloved spouse, the Church.

For the full article see: foryourmarriage.org

Come and See Evening – The Office for Pastoral Personnel is offering an information evening for men 55 years and younger who are discerning a call to follow Jesus as a permanent deacon. Takes place Thursday, January 24, 7:30 pm at St. Thomas à Becket Parish (4320 Ste-Anne St., Pierrefonds). Contact Deacon Richard Saint-Louis at 514-925-4300, x 278 or rsaint-louis@diocesemontreal.org.

Evening of Christian Reunion –

Join us for an ecumenical workshop service during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013 at 7 pm on Sunday, January 20 at St. Joseph’s Oratory (3800 Queen Mary Rd., Mtl.). Contact the Ecumenical Centre at 514-937-9176, x28.

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