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
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.
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 sponsor.
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.
R.I.P. Please keep in your prayers THELMA MALCHELOSSE, former parishioner and Warden, who passed away on February 8th and was buried from here on Thursday.
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.
Lent is more than a season of fasting – it can also be a joyous season of feasting. The following are excerpts from the writings of William Arthur Ward (American author, teacher and Pastor: 1921-94):
Fast from judging others;
Feast on the Christ dwelling in them.
Fast from emphasis on differences;
Feast on the unity of Life.
Fast from apparent darkness;
Feast on the reality of light.
Prayer to St.Valentine
Almighty God, grant we beseech You, that we who celebrate the glorious martyrdom of Saint Valentine, Your servant, may, by his intercession, be filled with the love of God and neighbour and be delivered from all the evils that threaten us. We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord, AMEN.
Prayer with Songs from Taize
-Meeting with Brother Emile -
Saturday, February 20th at 7.00 p.m.
c/o St. Nicholas Antiochian
80 de Castelnau Street East
Info: Suzanne Lavigueur:
YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, let us meditate on
the words of Pope John XXIII as written in Sacerdotii Nostri Primodia #107:
“For, at a time when you find flourishing everywhere the power of money, the allure of pleasures of the senses, and too great esteem for technical achievements, people want to see in the Priest a man who speaks in the name of God, who is animated by a firm faith, and who gives no thought to himself, but burns with intense charity.”
Let us keep our Clergy in prayer during this special year.
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