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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 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

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.

Weekly Collection
The collection for March 9-10 was 850.00.

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
“Like all good things, prayer requires some discipline. Yet I believe that life with God should seem more like friendship than duty. Prayer includes moments of ecstasy and also dullness, mindless distraction and acute concentration, slashes of joy and bouts of irritation. In other words, prayer has features in common with all relationships that matter.”
~Philip Yancey

The Daniel Fast – Reward
After studying Isaiah 58 you might feel totally incapable of fulfilling such high standards. Don’t despair! The Lord knows that we can’t do it on our own. Isaiah says “Then you will call, and the Lord will answer: you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.” (Isa 58:9) The Lord promises to guide us, to satisfy our needs and to strengthen us (v.11). He assures us that obedience in fasting results in blessing, healing, and protection. Finally, the Lord says we will find our joy in him. Can’t think of a better reward!

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.

Called home to God

Mrs. Irene Guerin,
Whose funeral was celebrated here on Monday March 11th.
Mrs. Guerin was a parishioner and friend of
St. Willibrord’s Parish.

Mrs. Jessie Marie Piper
Whose funeral was celebrated here on
Thursday March 14th.
The Piper family has had a long association with St. Willibrord’s and
the Verdun community.
Mrs. Piper is the grandmother of
Fr. Jason Piper, (St. Patrick’s Basilica)
who officiated at the funeral Mass.

Our thoughts and prayers are with their families.

Diocesan Folk Music Camp Reunion!
June 29 & 30, 2013
From 1972-1982, young people from parishes around Montreal gathered at Camp Kinkora for an unforgettable week. The Diocesan Folk Music Camp was a week filled with faith, fellowship, , making friends and creating music. Now, 30 years later, it is time to come together again and remember those songs, those people and that fellowship! For more information about the Folk Music Camp reunion, go to our website at or call 514 697-4002

Spring is Just Around the Corner!
Spring cleaning is in the air! Remember our monthly flea markets. We are accepting household articles, books and items in good condition. They can be dropped at the church on the day of the sale.
All proceeds help the parish!

An Irish Blessing
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command. God and his angels close to hand. Friends and family their love impart, and Irish blessings in your heart!


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