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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 07 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,514-769-9678for 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.


R.I.P. Your prayers are requested for
JOSEPHINE (Josie) BARRY, former parishioner and dedicated worker at the Flea Markets, who passed away on January 31st. Her funeral will be celebrated here on Wednesday,
February 10th at 10.00 a.m.

As well, please pray for Sister Odeline Morcy, S.S.A., a Haitian Sister who died in one of the four buildings in Port-au-Prince.


LENT 2010 Ash Wednesday is February 17th and the Ashes will be distributed at the 7.30 p.m. Mass. Please remember that this is also a day of fast and abstinence.
The following is an excerpt from the guidelines contained in the “Canonical and Pastoral Guide for Parishes”:
“Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fast and abstinence from meat or similar food. All other Fridays, unless they coincide with Christmas (December 25) and the Feast of Mary, Mother of God (January 1) are days of abstinence from meat or other similar food. In Canada, it is possible to substitute abstinence with works of charity or of piety”.
The faithful who are 18 years old and up to the beginning of their 60th year are required by Law to observe fasting. The faithful who have completed their 14th year of age and older are required to observe the Law on abstinence. The faithful who are exempted from fast and abstinence because of their young age are to be taught by their parents an authentic spirit of penance. Dispensation from fast and abstinence is granted to those in ill health, however, where possible, the practice of fasting and abstinence can be replaced by a work of charity or piety.


RETREAT Silent, directed weekend retreat at Villa Marguerite. Begins Friday evening, February 26 and ends Sunday afternoon.
Info: (514) 626-9462 or
(514) 697-6684
Don’t miss out on one of the final opportunities to make a retreat at The Villa before it closes in June.
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The Irish Season is upon us, so please mark your calendars for the following events:
Saturday, February 20th at 8.00 p.m. c/o Buffet Sorrento, Ville Lasalle = choosing of the Queen and her Court for the St.Patrick’s Parade. Info: (514) 866-3525 or ((514) 426-4588.

Friday, March 5th at 6.00 p.m.
Corned Beef & Cabbage Supper with Irish entertainment sponsored by the Knights of Columbus c/o St.Gabriel’s Parish.
Tickets = $15/person.
Info: Ernie Marchand
(514) 935-5547

VERDUN C.W.L. will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday,February 10th
at 1.00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church (Moffat & Bannantyne). All ladies welcome!

BOOK CLUB NEWS
The newly-formed Parish Book Club continues this Saturday after the 5.00 p.m. Mass.
New members most welcome!
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
Next Thursday, February 11th, the feast
of Our Lady of Lourdes, has been set
aside as the World Day of the Sick.
Let us remember in a special way the Parishioners of Saint Willibrord’s who
are struggling with health concerns in
their lives.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, the following is
an excerpt from Pope John XXIII’s encyclical letter Sacerdotii Nostri Primordia #52:

“If it is obviously true that a Priest receives
his priesthood so as to serve at the Altar and
that he enters upon this office by offering
the Eucharistic Sacrifice, then it is equally
true that for as long as he lives as God’s
minister, the eucharistic Sacrifice will be
the source and origin of the holiness that
he attains and of the apostolic activity to
which he devotes himself. All of these
things came to pass in the fullest possible
way in the case of St. John Vianney.”

N.B. St. John Vianney is the Patron Saint
of Priests ~ check out his life story at:
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08326c.htm




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