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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 09 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 12.00 noon. 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.

“Happy Mother’s Day” to all Mothers, Grandmothers and Godmothers!
May Our Lady, Mother of our Blessed Savior, guide you in your personal ministry of nurturing your child /children and may She obtain for you peace and harmony in your daily life. Amen. 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 Lakeview Memorial Gardens, the stolen plaque has been replaced and will be suitably mounted on the exterior of the Church. Reception to follow the Mass.

VERDUN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
REUNION: Class of 1980 is holding their 30th reunion. Get-together on Friday, May 21st and reunion Dinner/Dance: Saturday May 22nd. For details, please contact;
Debra Blanch – debrasspace@yahoo.ca – Willie Gilchristcolossal_salmon@yahoo.ca
Liz Mica – rclauder@sympatico.ca
Other V.C.C.S.H. grad years welcome!

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.

PARISH PILGRIMAGE:
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 Sisters’ 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. A donation of upwards of $20 would help to subsidize the bus fees for those unable to afford a similar donation. The Sanctuary will be providing coffee etc. to us, therefore a free-will offering to the Sanctuary is encouraged. You will also have an opportunity to support the Sanctuary by visiting their Gift Shop. Space is limited, so please call the Parish Office to reserve your seat on the bus.

20/20 BOOSTER CLUB
Membership is now being accepted
in the current booster club. The
next drawing will take place following
the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday,
June 20th. Tickets are $20 each
and are available from Cathy
Desautels after Sunday Mass
or, during the week, at the
Parish Office.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST

May the Virgin Mary, the Woman of the Eucharist, introduce us into the secret
of true adoration. Her humble and simple
heart was ever pondering the mystery of
Jesus, in whom she adored the presence
of God and of His redeeming love. May
faith in the Eucharistic Mystery, joy in participating in Holy Mass, especially on Sundays, and enthusiasm in witnessing to Christ's immense love grow throughout the Church through her intercession.

(Pope Benedict's Angelus 2007)

Let us also, through Mary, Woman of the Eucharist, pray for our Priests.

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