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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday March 14 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,
Mrs. Josephine Covelli, sister of
Sister Marie Azzarello, who passed away last week in Toronto.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS for the year 2009 were mailed out on March 1st. 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.


THANK YOU! To all who helped set up, serve, cook and clean up at this weekend’s Flea Market. Volunteers are the backbone of any non-profit organization and our Parish is very fortunate to have the assistance of so many dedicated helpers who make this monthly event such a success. To our donors who give us their “treasures” and to our “customers” who support us ~ many thanks!

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE
“Share LENT CAMPAIGN”
More than a billion people suffer from hunger throughout the world! In Latin America and the Caribbean 18 million; in North Africa 42 million; in sub-Saharan Africa 365 million; in Asia and the Pacific 62 million. 72% of Development & Peace funding goes to international programs to help people become self-sufficient; 9% goes to international solidarity education; 10% goes to national education and materials and only 9% goes to administration. From these staggering statistics, you can be assured that your donations really benefit those in need. 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 thoughts that
weaken;
Feast on promises that inspire.
~ Fast from shadows of sorrow;
Feast on the sunlight of
serenity;
~ Fast from idle gossip;
Feast on purposeful silence.
~ Fast from problems that
overwhelm;
Feast on prayer that
strengthens.
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!
EASTER LITURGY SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 31st:
Chrism Mass ~ 8.00 p.m.
c/o Mary, Queen of the World Basilica

Holy Thursday: April 1st
Mass of the Lord’s Supper ~ 8.00 p.m.

Good Friday: April 2nd
3.00 p.m. ~ Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
7.00 p.m. ~ Walk of Mercy

Holy Saturday: April 3rd
8.00 p.m. ~ Easter Vigil
N.B. No 5.00 p.m. Mass

Easter Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Solemn Easter Mass

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration
of the Year of the Priest, let us remember
the words of St. John Eudes who said:
“…the greatest effect of God’s mercy, the
most precious grace He bestows upon
mankind, is to send worthy Priests, men after His own heart, seeking only His glory and the
salvation of souls.

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during this
very special year.

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