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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 17 2010

Board of Wardens

Patrick Pellerin Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine


St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678
email = stwillibrordparish @ videotron. ca
Parish Website = www. stwillibrordparish .org
Celebration of Eucharist

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday 7.30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday 8:00 a.m
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 1.00 p.m. Parents wishing to have their children baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office (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.


Complimentary copies of the 2010 Scarboro Missions calendar are still available at the back of the Church… please feel free to take one home and, perhaps, bring one to a shut-in.

PARISH WEBSITE
Remember to visit our Parish Website
to check out the latest Parish events, news, Pastor’s Message and past copies of the Bulletin. Your comments, pro or con, are always welcome, as are your suggestions for future content.
Visit: www.stwillibrord parish. org
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ELECTION OF WARDENS
There are two vacancies on the Board of Wardens for the three-year period of 2010-2012. To be eligible to hold the position of Warden, you must be 18 years of age or older and live within the Parish boundaries (between Champlain Blvd. on the north side, to Desmarchais on the west side, to the railway tracks on the east and to Lasalle Blvd. on the south side, including Nun’s Island). The Election will take place following the 10.30 a.m. Mass this Sunday, January 17th in the Parish Hall. Nominations will be accepted verbally from the floor. Please consider being part of this important Parish organization – everyone has a talent to contribute and we count on you to help maintain the vibrant work being done here at St. Willibrord’s.

BOOK CLUB NEWS
The first meeting of the newly-formed Parish Book Club will take place next weekend Saturday, January 23rd following the 5.00 p.m. Mass. A literary selection will be chosen from a suggested list of Catholic books, a light supper will be served and everyone is invited to share the evening with us. Please call the Office (769-9678) to indicate your attendance so that we can prepare sufficient food and copies of literature.
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“Faith” is the ability to not panic.

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meals on wheeLS
Home delivery of hot, home-cooked meals is currently available to all Verdun residents courtesy of St. Thomas More Parish. To avail yourself of this service, please call St. Thomas
Parish Office at: 514-768-4741.


“exploring your catholic faith” evening
The next session will take place on Tuesday, January 19th following the 7.30 p.m. Mass. The theme will be:
“How we celebrate the Faith: the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation”. Everyone welcome!


PLEASE NOTE:
The Diocese of Montreal will be responding to the need for financial aid for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Our Parish will be participating and we invite you to be generous in your collection this weekend. An announcement will be made from the pulpit as to how your donation will be included in the Diocesan contribution.



Mark your calendar:
Our next Super Sale will take place
on Friday, January 22nd (3pm-7pm)
and on Saturday, January 23rd
(9am –2 pm).
Come get a jump-start on your
2010 Christmas shopping – bargains
for everyone!


YEAR OF THE PRIEST
This week’s message is taken from the book “Dear Father” by Catherine de
Hueck Doherty:

“The Priest is a shepherd. He has a
flock given him by God. For this he
was ordained. God asks from his
Priests one thing: that he cleanse
his own soul, that he walk the path
of the Holy One. Now he falls down,
now he bruises himself, but the path
was made by God and so God is
around and will help the Priest to
stand up and to continue walking”.

Let us continue to pray for our Clergy during this Year of the Priest.





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