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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 21 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.

R.I.P. Please keep in your prayers
former parishioner, Mrs. Jennie Lapello, sister-in-law of Edna and Carmen Lapello who passed away on February 16 and whose funeral will take place at Wilson’s Funeral Parlour on Tuesday morning, Feb. 23rd.

As well, please pray for the repose of the soul of former parishioner, Tommy Rodrigue, brother of Gerald and Bridget Rodrigue who passed away in the U.S.A. on February 17th.


Lenten Twilight Retreat
Sunday, March 21st and Monday, March 22nd at 7.00 p.m. our Parish will host facilitator Father Tom Dowd who will preach on “Parish renewal” on Sunday evening and “Renewal of the Heart” on Monday, with an opportunity for examination of one’s conscience. As well, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available with three Priests on hand on Monday evening. Everyone welcome!
CHALLENGE WEEKEND
Our Parish is hosting a “Challenge Weekend” from Friday, March 5th at 7.00 p.m. to Sunday, March 7th at 5.00
p.m. and all Youth (18-25) who are interested in exploring the Catholic faith with an open mind are invited to attend. Whether you’re a practicing believer or seldom go to church, CHALLENGE will provide you with an opportunity to learn, to share and to grow in faith. The retreat comprises of music, prayer, youth witness, sharing experiences and games. A great place to meet other young people who share the same faith in a fun and welcoming environment. A $40 fee covers all expenses of materials and food for the weekend – lodging on the premises.
Contact:
jennifer. richardson @gmail.com
or phone (514) 799-9133
DEVELOPMENT & PEACE
This year the theme of Development and Peace is “Food Sovereignty” - the right of small scale farmers to provide food for their families. To help bring this theme to fruition, Development and Peace follows two courses of action: the first being the Fall postcard campaign requesting the Prime Minister to raise the question of Food Sovereignty at the upcoming G8 meeting and the second is financially supporting small scale farmers in countries such as Haiti, Indonesia, Madagascar and the Sudan.
40 days for life is a peaceful campaign of prayer and fasting for the end of Abortion, including a constant prayer vigil across from Dr.Morgentaler’s abortion clinic located at 30 St.Joseph Blvd. East. The vigil is held for 12 hours each day and everyone is encouraged to actively participate in this event. For more information, check out the website:
http:/www 40daysfor life.com/
or contact Natalie Fohl atnatalie.fohl@mail.mcgill.ca.
Lent is more than a season of fasting –
it can also be a joyous season of
feasting. The following are more
excerpts from the writings of William Arthur Ward (American author,
Teacher and Pastor: 1921-94):
~ Fast from pessimism;
Feast on optimism.
~Fast from worry;
Feast on divine order.
~Fast from complaining;
Feast on appreciation.
~Fast from negatives;
Feast on affirmatives.
YEAR OF THE PRIEST
The following is an excerpt from John
Paul II’s Ecclesia de Eucharistia #31:
“If the Eucharist is the center and summit
of the Church’s life, it is likewise the center
and summit of priestly ministry. For this reason, with heart filled with gratitude to
Our Lord Jesus Christ, I repeat that the Eucharist is the principal and central raison d’être of the Sacrament of priesthood which effectively came into being at the moment
of the institution of the Eucharist. The
centrality of the Eucharist in the life and ministry of Priests is the basis of its
centrality in the pastoral promotion of
priestly vocations.“






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