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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 05 2010

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Ed Muchantef Susan McCann
351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email ~ stwillibrordparish
Parish website ~ www. stwillibrord

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.

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.

Rectory News

Let us all join together in thanksgiving as Father Stephen celebrates his first year anniversary as Pastor of St. Willibrord Parish. Thank you for dedication and leadership!

And as of Sept. 1st Fr. Stephen was officially appointed Vocations Director of Montreal.

Please Note that the office will be closed for Labour Day on Monday September 6th 2010. We will re-open on Tuesday September 7th 2010 with regular business hours.

New Pastoral Year Begins
A Note from Fr Stephen Otvos

Hello All! I‘ve had a wonderful time off and now I’m very enthusiastic about starting the new pastoral year. I started my holiday by energetically accepting to go on a canoe camping trip in Algonquin park in Ontario. There was a lot of rowing and prayer and friendship, and mass every day. The second part of my holiday I spent on the Saint Lawrence river near Quebec City where I did some biking and some art work. I also spent a week at a family camp called “Dominus Vobiscum” where I said mass and led some Eucharistic Adoration for the families. It was a very fun and restful time. While I was doing all these things, my thoughts often drifted back to all of you here at St Willibrord. I wondered what was happening here and I prayed for all of you. I begin this year with great enthusiasm and zeal to build our community and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ on whom our faith is founded. I count on your help in our pastoral action plan and I count on your support as I take on the duty of the Diocesan Vocation Director of Montreal for the English speaking Catholics.
Where there is strong faith, there are stronger families, and an abundance of vocations.
Let us answer the call to faith, let us not be afraid, the Lord knows what we need. Let us put out into the deep and follow Christ.

R.C.I.A. 2010-2011 Registration

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults course is for anyone who wants to know more about the Catholic Faith and those seeking to become a Catholic or receive the sacrament of Confirmation as an adult.
Every second Tuesday, beginning at 7:30pm, the evening starts with a lecture on the Catholic faith that teaches about the life of Christ and follows the four pillars of the Cathechism:1) What we believe, 2) how we celebrate our belief, 3)how we live our faith as Catholics, and 4) how we pray. The evening continues with a time of sharing and refreshments, and ends with bible reading and closing prayer. The first class begins September 21rst. So Register Now By Calling 514-769-9678

Blessing to Anatole and Maria
Anatole Lesyk and Maria Salceda have moved away to the west of Montreal. We wish God’s blessing upon them as they Journey with Christ in their new home. You will always have a home at St Willibrord.

St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish

5333 Notre-Dame-de-Grace Ave., N.D.G. invites you to attend an “African Drum Recital” – how drums help African culture glorify God and lift man’s spirit - on Saturday, September 11 at 11:00 a.m. A freewill offering is welcome.

Dessert with the Deacon

Begins Thursday, September 23 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Parish (2157 Centre St., Mtl.) with Deacon François Lehmann. A group of 10-15 people meet for dessert and coffee or tea, followed by a 90-minute period of learning and sharing. For further information and to register contact 514-937-3597 or

St. David’s Church
12450 Gascon St., Pierrefonds – Guidance in Christian meditation with facilitator Peter Jankowski every Monday in September beginning at 7:00 p.m. No cost. For further info contact 514-684-8434.

St. Veronica’s Church
1300 Carson, Dorval - offers meditation sessions on Thursday’s from September to May at 7:45 p.m. No cost. Contact 514-631-6381.


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