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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 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.

Weekly Collection
The collection for March 16-17 was 888.00.

Holy Week Mass schedule
Wed., March 27th, NO 7:30pm mass here at St. Willibrord. We are encouraged to attend the Chrism mass at
Mary,Queen of the World Cathedral
NO mass at 9:00am on Thurs. or Fri.

Famous Thoughts on Prayer
“Lord, make my life a window for Your light to shine through and a mirror to reflect Your love to all I meet”
Robert Schuller

What Fasting is and What it is Not
Fasting is an example set by Jesus,
It is an intense battle,
It give us victory over the enemy,
It empowers us for ministry,
It acknowledges our complete dependence on God,
Fasting is about food, it is a constant reminder that we desperately need the Lord every minute of every day,
Fasting is NOT about food, it is a physical and spiritual cleansing, heightened spiritual sensitivity and joy in serving others,
Fasting is about YOU, the Lord wants you to bring your needs before him,
Fasting is NOT about YOU, it is about
God and what he wants.
Fasting is life changing.

Easter Schedule

Wednesday March 27 at 7:30pm
Chrism Mass at
Mary Queen of the World Cathedral

Holy Thursday March 28 at 7:00pm
At St. Willibrord’s
(Silent Adoration until midnight – the Altar of Repose is situated in the Church Hall and Parishioners are encouraged to come and pray in silence until midnight)

Good Friday March 29 at 3pm –
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Good Friday March 29 at 6:45pm-
Outdoor Way of the Cross
through the streets of Verdun

Easter Vigil Saturday March 30 at 7:00pm
(Please Note – no Mass at 5pm)

Easter Sunday March 31 at 10:30am
Eucharistic Celebration

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

Montreal Pro-Life
is seeking the services of a Volunteer Treasurer. Duties involve paying utility bills, making deposits of donations, completing annual Government forms and preparing statement for Board Meetings. Work can be done from home. Offices located in Verdun. If interested, please call: (514) 849-8613.

Evening Soup Kitchen Update
We are now actively looking for volunteers! Are you interested? We are looking for people available in the evening for serving dinner and we have a need in the after noon for food preparation. Cooks, servers and cleaners! Please contact us if you are interested!514-895-7990 and


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