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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 10 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.

100th Anniversary 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 March 2-3 was 1795.50, including the 2nd collection.

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
“Work as if you were to live a hundred years, pray as if you were to die tomorrow.”
~Benjamin Franklin

The Daniel Fast – Compassion
Fasting is both upward and inward. Upward in the sense that your focus is on the Lord and his Word, inward because you are bringing your needs before the Lord in prayer. Isaiah 58 shows us that fasting should be outward, demonstrated through acts of compassion. Verse 7 describes how God want us to reach out in his name. It’s a response of action. The resources that God has given us are not bestowed upon us merely for our enjoyment. God intends for us to use them to bless others. Verse 10 says that for our fasts to be acceptable, we must “spend” ourselves “in behalf of the hungry.” We must get involved and respond to the hurting people God places in our paths. With his compassion, we can help satisfy the needs of those he wants us to touch, both physically and spiritually. During your fast seek the Lord’s direction. Ask him to give you opportunities to bless others, and then get ready, because he will!
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.

Irish Pub Night
Join us on Saturday March 16 at 6pm in Cameron Hall for our St. Patrick’s Eve celebration. Enjoy an “everything” Irish evening: Irish stew, Irish beer, Irish music, Irish laughter!
Tickets are $20 and are available after the Masses or by calling the office.


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