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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 03 2013

Board of Wardens

Joseph Brisindi Angèle La Flêche
Susan McCann Dan Ormsby
Paul Moreau Nicholas Pinto


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.

Sunday, February 17th – (after Mass)
February Madness

Our latest 100th Anniversary Fundraiser will feature deliciously cooked Parmesan Chicken, with a vegan meal on request. Our excellent entertainment will be John Cologgi. Ticket Price - $15.00 per adult: for children aged 5 – 12, the cost is $5.00 per child. There will be no cost for children under 5 years of age. Time: the doors will open promptly at noon to welcome you. Please see Joe Brisindi or Susan Charlebois (after the weekend Masses) for purchase of tickets. Tickets will also be available and can be purchased at the office.

Fr. Stephen Otvos - away

As Father Stephen will be away on retreat this week and returning Thursday evening, he requests that we pray for him as he prepares to shepherd us through this most holy time of the Christian year.
Please note that there will be no Mass celebrated on Thursday, February 7th.

Shrove Tuesday

On February 12th we will hosting our pancake supper. We are looking for volunteers who can help out with cooking, cleaning, and serving. The supper will be served after mass between 5:00 and 7:00 pm. Please call the office to sign up!

St. Willibrord Statue

You may have noticed that our statue of our patron is missing. St Willibrord decided to go for some rest and renewal. He has noticed that due to his work schedule and devotion to us that some of his paint has been peeling and getting too dry. He will be back soon looking refreshed and renewed. He told me that his prayers are still with us while he is away. Fr. Otvos

Weekly Collection

The combined collection for Saturday
and Sunday - January 26th and 27th was $795.50.

Flea Market – Sat., Feb. 2nd

Our first flea market of the year was a great success! We thank all of our volunteers for their help and support. A special word of thanks to all the many merchants who continue to support us by renting tables and to the many community members who come and support us with their purchases and donations.

"Development and Peace Share Lent Campaign”

Due to the major government funding cuts to D&P, it is more important than ever that our Lenten fundraising be fruitful because the human dignity and survival of our sisters and brothers in the Global South will be directly related to it. D&P has 45 years of experience coordinating efficient and effective programs in partnership with those at the grassroots level to address the fundamental causes of poverty and injustice.

On Sat. Feb. 9th at 9:00 a.m. at the Diocese (2000 Sherbroooke W, parking in back), all parishioners and social action ministry parish reps are invited to a workshop to prepare for Lent, and to discuss how to run a good Share Lent campaign. We will also have presentations to understand how the changes to funding policies hurt our world's most vulnerable people. We will equip the participants with concrete examples of how parishioners' donations to Share Lent help, and we will talk about how this work arises out of the Scriptures and Catholic Social Teaching. Call Deacon Michael Di Girolamo to sign up or for more information at : 514-797-7051.

100th Anniversary Alert!!

Tickets are now available for our :
100th Anniversary Weekend Events!
Friday, June 7th – Gala Reception - $100/ticket

Buffet BellaVista, 7777 Newman Blvd., Lasalle
Dinner, Special Guests,
Entertainment and presentations.
Limited Tickets are available.
Vegetarian Meal upon request.

Saturday, June 8th – Cocktail Reception

Cameron Hall – 325 Willibrord after Mass – 6:30 p.m. featuring:
- Invited guests, archival display, refreshments and more.

Limited Tickets (due to the capacity of the hall)
No charge – Ticket is required.
As tickets will not be available at the door, please call the office to reserve.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

To mark the hundredth anniversary of our Parish, we are looking to have 50 people to sign up and join us to walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 17, 2013. On this particular Sunday, Mass will be scheduled earlier at 9:00 a.m. so that we can all go to the parade and enjoy the day. Those who sign-up to walk with us will be carrying St. Willibrord banners.


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