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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 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.
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.

St. Patrick’s LUNCHEON
Wednesday, March 17th at 12 noon at St.Thomas More Parish. Hot & Cold Buffet, Glass of Wine, Dessert and Irish Music all for $10/person. Info: 768-7606
 INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
for the year 2009 were mailed out
this past week. The Wardens designed
a newly-revised form to incorporate
the signature of our new Pastor with
the pertinent donor information and
all receipts were handled by the
Wardens rather than the Parish
Secretary.


WELCOME! To the young people participating in this weekend’s
CHALLENGE RETREAT. Let us keep them in prayer that they enjoy a wonderful spiritual experience!

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE
“Share LENT CAMPAIGN”
Development & Peace is partnered with the Interchurch Justice & Peace Commission - some of their activities include: protecting people who are threatened, persecuted or attacked; defending community lands from agro industry that doesn’t respect the environment; seeking truth and justice when violence occurs and rights are violated as well as training and strengthening farming projects. These are just some of the projects that require funding. You are asked to consider these projects and make a donation to Peace and Development this Lent to ensure that their valuable work is maintained.

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: 1921-1994):
~ Fast from personal anxiety;
Feast on eternal truth.
~ Fast from discouragement;
Feast on hope.
~ Fast from facts that depress;
Feast on acts that uplift.
~ Fast from lethargy;
Feast on enthusiasm.
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SPRING CLEANING
Get a jump-start on your Spring Cleaning and, at the same time, help out the Parish by donating any unwanted Dishes, Glassware,
Knick-knacks, Furniture or Clothing to our upcoming Flea Market on Saturday, March 13th.
Any and all donations very much appreciated! invitation: The Children’s Liturgy
Committee invites Parents, Grandparents
and Children to make use of the facilities
set aside for the young ones. A display
with Noah’s Ark, complete with animals,
is at the back of the church for the
children to play with and a special
Children’s Library is set up in the Foyer – please feel free to take a home a book,
read it with your child and share it’s
message with your family.
Mothers with babies or toddlers are
welcome to bring their child(ren) to the
back of the church during Mass. If they
start to fuss the child can play with the
toys, parishioners won’t be disturbed
and the parent can still partake of the
Liturgy. Everyone is most welcome to
use our “kid-friendly” facilities!

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, we are reminded to:
Pray for your priest daily that he may lead many souls to Christ;
Always respect Christ in the priest, regardless of the personal qualities of the individual priest.
Pray for vocations to the priesthood when saying your family prayers.
Encourage vocations within the family, should such vocations be evident.

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