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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 31 2010

Board of Wardens

Patrick Pellerin Mary Furlong
Ed Muchantef Dan Ormsby
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine


St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678
email=stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca
Parish Website = www.stwillibrordparish.org
Celebration of Eucharist:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m. Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m

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.

We were so pleased to have had a visit last week from Ann Daye, looking fit and feeling chipper – her old self again! She would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, notes of encouragement and prayers and she asks that you remember her as she starts the second leg of her “journey” this coming week.
“May the Divine Physician keep you in His loving care, Ann “. Fr. Stephen.

Laugh every day – it’s like inner jogging!

THANK YOU! To all our dedicated Volunteers who worked so hard to make last weekend’s Super Sale such a success. Special thanks to Chris and Layla and their team for getting the hall ready for this event. And to all who supported the sale, our faithful customers, many thanks!

Attention Bargain Hunters:

Our next Parish Flea Market is:
Saturday, February 6th (9am-3pm).

St. Gabriel’s is holding a Rummage Sale on Thursday, February 4th starting at 10 a.m. and their next Flea Market is Friday, February 19th (10am-9pm) and Saturday, February 20th (9am – 4pm). For more information, please call St.Gabriel’s at: 937-3597.

AID FOR HAITI:
Thank you to all who donated so generously to our appeal for financial assistance to Haiti. As a result of the special collections held on the past two Sundays, St. Willibrord’s will be sending a cheque for $1,300 to Development & Peace.

BLESSING OF THE THROATS
To commemorate the feast of St. Blaise, Father Stephen will incorporate the blessing of the throats at the 7.30 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, February 3rd.

FEBRUARY 2nd – World Day for Consecrated Life
Celebration of the “World Day for Consecrated Life” is intended to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels and, at the same time, is intended to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment to God. We, here, at St. Willibrord’s give thanks for the presence in our Parish of the C.N.D. Sisters who have made, and continue to make, such a great contribution to our Parish community. Let us keep them, and all consecrated members in our prayers on this special day.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST

In keeping with the ongoing celebration of the Year of the Priest, the following is an insight into the life of the late Pope John Paul II: he once celebrated Mass in an open field in Poland. The weather was not very good so, after Mass, everyone immediately left. A Priest, who happened to be left behind, decided to check the field sacristy and there he found Cardinal Wojtyla on his knees, doing his thanksgiving after Mass.

Among the invocations dear to the late Pope was “Jesu, Pontifex qui tradidisti temetipsum Deo oblationem et hostiam” which means “Jesus, High Priest who gave Yourself to God as offering and victim have mercy on us”. How frequently he repeated this invocation. It expresses clearly the profoundly priestly character of his whole life. He never made a mystery of his desire to become increasingly one with Christ the Priest through the Eucharistic Sacrifice, a source of tireless apostolic dedication.

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

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