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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 02 2010

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin Mary Furlong
Ed Muchantef Dan Ormsby
ST. WILLIBRORD PARISH
351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email = stwillibrordparish @videotron.ca
Parish website = www. stwillibrord parish.org
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvos CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST

Saturday: 5.00 p.m.
Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tuesday: 4.30 p.m.
Wednesday: 7.30p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 8.00 a.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.

WELCOME to Michael Preston Sendecki who is being baptized during this Sundayís Mass.

MASS CANCELLATION:
Please note that there will be no Mass on Tuesday, May 4th, as Cardinal Turcotte has convened all the Priests of the Diocese to a day-long meeting.

R.I. P. Please remember in your prayers the soul of the late Christina Smith Stewart who passed away on
April 22nd.

As well, please pray for Mrs. Jean Baxter Pomkoski, mother of Father Paul Pomkoski, Pastor of St.Brendanís Parish, who passed away on April 23rd.

Kindly also pray for the soul of Maria
Emanuela, mother of Michael Campolieto who is one of our Soup Kitchen volunteers.

INVITATION
Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Blessing of the Church plaque which will take place on Sunday, May 16th as part of the 10.30 a.m. Mass.
Thanks to the efforts of Marie LaFleche and Dan Boyer in collaboration with Rideau Memorial Gardens, the stolen plaque has been replaced and will be suitably mounted on the exterior of the Church. Reception to follow the Mass.
MAY PILGRIMAGES

The Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel in Old Montreal will take place on Wednesday, May 19th at 7.30 p.m. where Mass will be said in the Chapel. Everyone is invited to attend ~ please arrange for your own transportation.

A special pilgrimage to commemorate the month of May is scheduled for Saturday, May 29h to the Shrine of Mary, Queen of Hearts in Chertsey, Quebec. The pilgrimage will include a visit to the Monastery of Bethlehem complete with a guided tour of the Shrine, a visit to the Sistersí chapel, Mass at 11.00 a.m. and a picnic lunch (provided by everyone individually). Departure is at 8.00 a.m. from the Church, returning at 4.00 p.m. An offering of $10-$20 to defray the cost of the bus is appreciated. Space is limited, so please call the Parish Office to reserve your seat on the bus.
INVITATION:
As part of the ongoing special
events in our Diocese commemorating
the Year of the Priest, a special
Eucharistic Celebration in honour of deceased Priests, presided by
Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte,
will take place on Tuesday, May 18,
2010 at 12:00 p.m.(noon) at
Mary-Queen of the World Cathedral. Everybody most welcome!

YEAR OF THE PRIEST

"The aim of the Priesthood is to give
wings to the soul."
(St. Gregory Nazianzen)

"The Priesthood in our day has
problems, hard and thorny ones
that we must address with strength
and resolve. But the Priesthood
itself is not a problem. For me and
for most of the Priests I know, it is
still a privilege, a rare and precious
gift, the specific path we've been
given toward salvation."
(Michael Heher, The Lost Art of Walking
on Water, 2003)

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