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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 03 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

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 23-24 was 888.00

Lenten Activities
Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction –
9:30am-3:00pm (Friday’s of Lent)
Way of the Cross - 3:00pm (Friday’s of Lent)

Famous Thoughts on Prayer
“Praying in faith is not an inner conviction that God will act according to our desires if only we believe hard enough. It involves believing that God will always respond to our prayers in accord with his nature, his purpose, and his promise.
~Alvin VanderGriend

The Daniel Fast – Intercession
Crying out to God for our own needs during a fast is important, but our prayers will be incomplete if we fail to intercede for others. “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16) Fasting is a tool of Godly love, we are to use for the good of others and any benefits we derive from it are wonderful blessings.
Challenge Retreat Weekend
Due to our renovations, this year’s retreat will take place at Jesus Light of the World Parish: Our Lady of Peace Church. Fr. Stephen, as their spiritual director, will still be very involved but he will still be here for our Masses.

Lenten Retreat
“A Faith that Works”
with Fr. Francis Donnelly
March 9 at the 5pm Mass
March 10 at 10:30am mass at St Willibrord &
7:30pm evening at St. Jean Brebeuf
March 11 at 9am Mass at St Willibrord &
7:30pm evening at St. Jean Brebeuf
March 12 at 4:30pm Mass &
7:30pm evening at St. Jean Brebeuf
Concluding March 13, 7:30pm mass at
St Willibrord

Passover Seder
On Sunday March 24 after the 10:30am Mass, will be having a seder meal to help us truly get into the spirit of Holy Week, following in the footsteps of Jesus. Come and discover the richness and fullness of our Jewish roots as they tie into our Lord’s Supper.

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!


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