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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 30 2010

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche
Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin
Dan Ormsby
Ed Muchantef

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: 7.30 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 8.00 a.m.

CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays and 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.

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
If you've served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, choir member, greeter, flea market worker, soup kitchen helper, and cooking for events, join us on June 6th after the 10:30am mass for a luncheon of appreciation to share with each other about your ministry. Call to let us know what ministry you do and if you will be presence 514)769-9678

Diocesan Eucharistic Week
May 30th – June 6th

Following up on the Eucharistic Congress of 2008, the Diocese of Montreal invites you to a week of prayer and thanksgiving to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist.

Sunday May 30th , at 3pm at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral: Diocesan Award of Merit for Altar Servers.

Monday May 31st, at 7:30pm at Mary Queen of the world Cathedral: Pastoral Feast Day, mass of the Visitation of the B.V.M.

Thursday June 3rd, at Notre Dame Basilica: Feast of Corpus Christi, Mass at 7:30pm with Candlelit procession to St Patrick’s Basilica for benediction.

Sunday June 6th,
Concert: ‘Our Voices United’,
by Orbis Choir, at 309 Rachel Street, St Jean Baptiste Church.

The Joy of Creation

A Visual Arts Exposition
Sanctuaire du Saint Sacrament
June 4th -13th
Featuring two Haitian artists, the proceeds of the exhibit goes to aid the Haitians who are still struggling with the aftermath of the Earthquake

“Sacred Joy” Exhibits, Conferences and Concerts on Sacred Art.

May 30th to June 13, 2010
Call the Sanctuaire du Saint Sacrament for more info: (514)524-1131
or visit www.art-sacre.ca

PARISH PILGRIMAGE
35 people participated in Saturday’s Pilgrimage to the Sanctuaire Saint Mary Queen of Hearts in Chertsey, QC. We all enjoyed mass, a guided tour with the missionary priests of the Holy Apostles and our meeting with one of the Carthusian Sisters.
Thank you all for your prayers!

DIOCESAN COURSE
A Certificate in Adult Faith Formation for Parish Ministry course is being offered by the Diocese of Montreal. Beginning on September 18th, instruction will take place one Saturday per month from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. over a two-year period.

Register by June 1st with
Elizabeth Koessler at (514) 925-4315.
Cost = $150/semester

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
“We must begin by purifying ourselves before purifying others; we must be instructed to be able to instruct, become light to illuminate, draw close to God to bring him close to others, be sanctified to sanctify, lead by the hand and counsel prudently. I know God’s greatness and man’s weakness, but also his potential. (Who then is the priest? He is) the defender of truth, who stands with angels, gives glory with archangels, causes sacrifices to rise to the altar on high, shares Christ’s priesthood, refashions creation, restores it in God’s image, recreates it for the World on high and, even greater, is divinized and divinizes.”
(St Gregory Nazianzus, oratorio 2, 71,74, 73: pg 35, 480-481)

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