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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 24 2010


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.
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GET WELL PRAYERS and best wishes are sent to Rosemary Fox who fell this past week and is recovering at St. Mary’s Hospital.

APPEAL FOR HAITI Thank you for generously responding to our request for financial assistance for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. We will be collecting again this weekend for the relief fund so that everyone has a chance to donate. Please keep the Haitian community in your prayers – both here and abroad.



WELCOME to newly-elected Wardens, Mary Furlong and Dan Ormsby who joined our Board last Sunday. At this time we would like to thank Mala Ratnadurai and Bernadette Roach for their contribution of time and effort to the Parish during their recent term of office.

Queen of angels academy invites Parents and Grandparents who are looking for a superior High School for their daughter or granddaughter to call for application information (514-636-0900 ext. 268). Queen of Angels offers outstanding academics, a caring environment, energetic teachers and award-winning activities. Their Spring Open House will be held on March 31st from 3.00 p. to 8.00 p.m. at 100 Bouchard Boulevard in Dorval.

ST.THOMAS MORE Parish is holding its
Annual International Supper & Auction on Saturday, February 13th at 6.00 p.m.
Tickets are $10/person and are available from their Parish Office at 514- 768-4741.
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“A happy heart makes a cheerful face”.
~ Proverbs 15:13

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
“Mary’s Recovery” is a self-help group for people who need help in dealing with fear, anger, stress, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, insomnia and gambling addition. Bilingual weekly meetings are held at the Westmount YMCA. Phone (514) 485-2194 or email them at :
cogtherapy @sympatico.ca
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HEALTH CONCERN
Although the H1N1 Flu outbreak crisis seems to have passed and most people have now been vaccinated, the Archdiocese recommends that during this Cold and Flu season, Parishes still abide by their directive stating that Holy Communion will now be distributed only under one species (i.e. the Host). As well, please refrain from shaking hands with other parishioners during the Sign of Peace – a simple gesture of acknowledgment of your fellow parishioners is sufficient. It would also be prudent to avoid using the Holy Water font in church.
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REMEMBER -
“He who angers you, controls you”.




Children’s Faith Formation
Program

There’s still time to enroll your children /grandchildren.
Parents with children whom they want to be formed within the Catholic Faith, are invited to register this Sunday after Mass.
Marie Lafleche will be on hand to explain the content of the program which is held on Saturday morning at 9.00 a.m.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, let us remember
the words of St. Francis of Assisi:

“Let the whole of mankind tremble, the
whole of the world shake, and the heavens
exalt when Christ, the son of the living God,
is present on the altar in the hands of a Priest.”

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during
this special year.

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