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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 19 2013

Board of Wardens

Joseph Brisindi Angèle LaFlêche
Dan Ormsby Nicholas Pinto
Paul Moreau Jonathan Trabajada

Administrative Assistant: Yvonne Pelling
PCL, Coordinator: Helene Di Lallo

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

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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
Saturday June 8th – Cocktail Reception
Cameron Hall – 325 Willibrord
Invited guests, archival display, refreshments and more!
Ticket required – No Charge

Sunday June 9th – Block Party
After the 10:30am Mass we will open our doors to the community by hosting
“Sunday Fun-day”.
Hot dogs, popcorn, surprise treats, activities for the kids, tours of the Church. Bring your family and friends and help us to celebrate this special occasion.

New Mission
Dear Friends
Last May 2012, I was asked the question from our new Archbishop Christian Lépine, “If you were sent to study, what topic of interest would you choose?”. I told him about my interest in Spiritual Psychology. He suggested studies in Spirituality, which would look at the great spiritual traditions in the church and prepare me to become a Director of Spiritual Formation. In July of last year, I took my vacation in Rome and had a chance to look at the programs at the universities there. Even though studies were a possibility, I received no indication throughout the rest of the year that I would be sent. Some good friends told me though to keep this idea and God’s will in my prayer. I resigned myself to do whatever the Lord wills and be at the disposal of the Archbishop. Recently the Archbishop called me to his office for a five minute meeting. I believed it was to be concerning my work with vocations. He shared with me then that he wanted me to go to Rome and study in Spirituality this coming September. Vocations and Spiritual Direction, as you know, have been a major part of my ministry first, as Spiritual
Director to the Montreal Challenge Movement and then as Director of Vocations for Montreal since 2010. So it is with sadness that I will be leaving the parish, but in joy I will be taking on a new endeavor to prepare myself for a new mission. The four years spent with you have been a true blessing in my life and I give thanks to God for all of you. I will carry you all in heart and in my prayers.
~Fr Stephen Otvos

Annual Pilgrimage*
Our annual Pilgrimage to Notre-Dame de Bon Secours is scheduled for Wednesday May 29th at 7:00pm.
A group of parishioners, including Fr. Stephen, is planning to walk to Bon Secours, leaving the rectory at 4:30pm and stopping to enjoy a light supper in Old Montreal before the mass. Please call the office for more details. Should you require transportation, we will do our best to find something. *Note that there will be no devotions or Mass here that evening.

Weekly Collection
The collection for May 11-12 was 1023.00

All are invited on Sunday June 30, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eric Maclean S.J. Centre for the Performing Arts at Loyola High School, 2477 West Broadway Ave. Tickets are $25.00 ($10.00 for children under 12) and may be purchased from the website ( or at the door.
This CONCERT will feature some of the best pieces that Montreal musicians wrote for the Diocesan Folk Music Camp. Featured vocalists include world renowned tenor John Mac Master, Stephanie Martin, Nathen Aswell, and Julie Lafontaine and a choir of 50, backed by a great band! This will be an amazing CONCERT of wonderful, inspiring music – not to be missed!

Wedding Announcement
Congratulations to
Anthony Gomes
Marie-Pierre Bertrand
Who celebrated their marriage here on
Saturday May 18, 2013


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