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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 28 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.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7.30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 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, Mr. Jimmy Moorehead, brother of Cecilia Bervaldi Wilson, whose funeral took place here Saturday morning.
 Knights of Columbus Fundraiser: Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner & Irish Entertainment c/o St. Gabriel’s Parish – Friday, March 5th at 6.00 p.m. Tickets: $15/person.
Contact: Ernie Marchand.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
This year’s host parish is St. John Brebeuf Parish in Ville Lasalle. The event takes place on Friday, March 5th at 1.00 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend this ecumenical prayer service whose theme for 2010 is “The Women of Cameroon”. Representatives will be on hand to demonstrate handicrafts, native foods and recipes. A Cameroon Choir, in native dress, will entertain and light refreshments will be served. Our Parish Liaison is Susan Charlebois – for further information, please contact her at: (514) 769-4199.

CHALLENGE WEEKEND There are still a few openings for participants at the upcoming Youth Retreat Weekend
(Friday, March 5th at 7 pm – Sunday, March 7th at 5pm). Open to Youth aged 18-25, this weekend provides an opportunity to learn, to share and to grow in faith. The retreat comprises of music, prayer, youth witness, sharing experiences and games. A $40 fee covers all expenses of materials and food for the weekend. Lodging on the premises. Phone (514) 799-9133 or
email jennifer. richardson @gmail.com


Development & peace
“share lent campaign”
Lent begins our journey to resurrection. It is a time when we strive to live a true Christian life. It is a time for sacrifice and positive action. It is a time to stand in solidarity with the poor and oppressed. It is a time to put God’s will in the forefront. This Lent let us partner with Development and Peace to work for the reign of God. Publicity material and donation envelopes will be available at the back of the Church during the coming weeks.
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OPEN HOUSE
St. Patrick Square (6767 Cote St. Luc Road) is holding an Open House this Sunday, February 28th between 2.00-4.00 p.m.
The apartment complex is a community environment for those who are active, autonomous and aged 55+.
Information: (514) 481-9609.
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ADULT CATECHIST EVENINGTuesday, March 2nd following the 7.30 p.m. Mass. This week’s theme: Sacrament of Healing, Confession and Anointing of the Sick. Everyone welcome!





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 unrelenting pressure;
Feast on unceasing prayer.
~Fast from hostility;
Feast on non-resistance.
~Fast from bitterness;
Feast on forgiveness.
~Fast from self-concern;
Feast on compassion for others.


YEAR OF THE PRIEST

In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, a Friday Morning
Prayer Group gathers during Adoration
and prays for Priests before the Blessed Sacrament.
This is an excellent way to lend your support
to our Clergy during this special year, particularly during the Lenten Season.
Everyone is welcome to attend following
the 8.00 a.m. Mass to join in prayerful
meditation for our Priests.

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