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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 24 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

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”)

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 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.

Called Home to God
This past Thursday, Feb. 21, was held the funeral for Jacqueline Eberlin, long time parishioner and friend to the parish. Our condolences to her family and friends.

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

Famous Thoughts on Prayer
“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go”.
~Abraham Lincoln
“Often times God wants us to sit before Him in quietness. He doesn’t want us to do all the talking”. As Isaiah 30:15 says “In quiet and confidence will be your strength.”
~Charles Stanley

The Daniel Fast: Repentance
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:19)

Acknowledging our sin to the Lord at the beginning of a fast is crucial. If our hearts are not right, any fasting we do will be meaningless and in vain. The Lord will renew a right spirit in you, making you ready to undertake a fast that will be acceptable to him.

The Daniel Fast: Sincerity
If you want your fast to be pleasing to the Lord, begin by drawing near to him “with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith” (Heb 10:22). Examine your motives and ask the Lord to purify you from any unrighteous attitudes or behaviours. When the lord sees your genuine desire to honour him and to live a godly life, he will come near to you in return.

A good way to give to others, please consider the:
Share Lent Campaign
What is human dignity? It is the right to live without the threat of hunger; it is the right to fair and safe working conditions; it is the right to live on your own land; it is the right of women to be deemed equal in all areas of society. D&P along with its 90 partners around the world works to implement these rights every day by supporting our brothers and sisters throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, because, each and every one of us is made in God’s image. Look for the basket at the back of the church.
“Say not thy friend: Go and come again and tomorrow I will give to you, when you can give at present” (Prov 3:28)

Weekly Collection
The combined collection for Feb 16-17 was $1474.00

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!

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.)

Lending Library
We have noticed that many of our books have been missing for the past little while. We kindly ask that once you are finished reading them, you please bring them back for others to enjoy.

February Madness was a great success! Thanks to all our faithful volunteers and patrons who once again supported us with their time and efforts. All monies will help fund the 100th Anniversary events


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