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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 17 2013

Board of Wardens
Joseph Brisindi Angèle LaFlêche
Susan McCann Dan Ormsby
Paul Moreau Nicholas Pinto

Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Pelling
PCL, Coordinator: Helene DiLallo
Custodian: Chris Ramdhanie

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
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 child baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office at, 514-769-9678.
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.

100thAnniversary Tickets -Now Available

Friday June 7th – Gala Reception - $100/ticket
Five course meal, invited guests, presentations and entertainment
Buffet BellaVista ,Ville LaSalle
(Limited Tickets available.)

Saturday June 8th – Cocktail Reception
Cameron Hall – 325 Willibrord
Invited guests, archival display, refreshments and more!
Limited Tickets (due to capacity of the hall)
No charge
Ticket is required: call the office to reserve.

Weekly Collection
The combined collection for Feb 9-10 was $2270.00(including the special collection for heating)



Lenten Activities
Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction –
9:30am-3:00pm (Friday’s of Lent)
Way of the Cross - 3:00pm (Friday’s of Lent)
Lenten Retreat: “A Faith that Works”
with Fr. Francis Donnelly
March 9-13 with St. Jean Brebeuf Parish

The Daniel Fast
The guidelines for this fast are based on the experiences of the prophet Daniel (Book of Daniel chapters 1 and 10). Daniel’s passion for God caused him to long for spiritual food more than physical food. During his fast, Daniel was not focused on his own needs; he was broken and grieved in his spirit for the people he loved, who continued to reject God’s gift of salvation.
As he fasted he cried out to God in fervent intercessory prayer for his family and friends.
During the next few weeks we will summarize some key themes of biblical fasting such as,
repentance, sincerity, intercession, compassion and reward.

Thoughts on Prayer

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than to have words without a heart.” John Bunyan
“Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare
tire?” Corrie Ten Boom
Thoughts on Almsgiving
(encyclical letter Centesimus Annus,1991)
“It will be necessary above all to abandon a mentality in which the poor – as individuals and as a people – are considered a burden, as irksome intruders trying to consume what others have produced.” by John Paul II

Jewish scholar and sage Maimonides created a
scale for charity listed here:
8) Give begrudgingly
7) Give less than you should, but cheerfully
6) Give after being asked
5) Give before being asked
4) Give when you do not know the recipient’s
identity, but the recipient knows you
3) Give when you know the recipient, but the
recipient does not know you
2) Give when neither party knows the other’s
identity
1) Enabling the recipient to become self-reliant!!!


Lenten Readings

There is an assortment of literature available at the back of the church for your prayer time during this season of Lent. We often desire to hear the Lord’s voice speaking out to us; maybe this quiet activity will help us to recognize Him when He does.
















Exhibition "Persecuted Christians Today"
February 18 to March 3, 2013
Crypt of the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament
(Organized by the Aid to the Church in Need in collaboration with the Relais Mont-Royal)
Near Mount-Royal Metro station
(Aid to the Church in Need is the association for which our good friend and warden, Joe Brisindi works so hard.) St Patrick’s Day Parade
To mark the hundredth anniversary of our parish, we are looking for 50 people to sign up and join, with us, as we walk in the St Patrick’s parade on Sunday, March 17th. On this particular Sunday, Mass will be scheduled for 9:00 am 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.
Call the office, or look for a sign-up sheet at the back of the church.
p.s. EVERYONE is Irish that day!


GOSPEL FEVER
AT NOTRE-DAME-DE-BON-SECOURS CHAPEL
2013-02-22 - 2013-03-02

During MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, head for Montreal’s oldest stone chapel and find yourself caught up in the energetic world of gospel choirs. Move, sing and dance to the lively sounds of gospel choirs. Four magical evenings are on the program, including three performances during the closing all-nighter, Montreal’s Nuit blanche. A remarkable experience awaits you in Old Montreal during this Rendez-vous gospel happening! Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint-Paul St. East, Old Montreal
8pm, 12$ a ticket 514.282.8670 #221 or info@marguerite-bourgeoys.com


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