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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 12 2010

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

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.

Rectory News

The Challengers are coming! The mission of Challenge is to bring young adults aged 18-30 into communion with Christ and His Church through Challenge Weekend retreats. Welcome our young people as they join us here at St. Willibrord’s September 24-26, 2010. Contact Karim at
'k_khouzam@hotmail.com' for further information.


Everyone come Celebrate the Canonization of Brother Andre!
This major activity for celebrating the canonization of Brother Andre takes
place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM. Bring a white kerchief or scarf so that you too can express your joy during the festivities of the solemn mass. This event will be televised on the Réseau de l'Information (RDI) and on the Internet across Canada...and across the world!

Our Parish has reserved 20 seats, if you would like to come please sign your name to the reservation sheet located at the back of the church or call the rectory. Space is limited so sign up today. Donations encouraged.

For security reasons, no bags or backpacks will be allowed beyond the entry hall. If you would like to check them, there will be a secured commercial Check Room available. Food service, in the form of box lunches, will be available before the mass. No food or drink will be allowed inside the Olympic Stadium. People who would like to eat lunch before the mass will have their choice of the many restaurants on the nearby Rue Sherbrooke

End of Life Issues, a conference on the Catholic Perspective
Besides the “big” end-of-life issues—euthanasia, assisted suicide, etc.—many
of us are touched in our own families by issues of “do-not-resuscitate” orders,
stopping treatments, nutrition and hydration, and so on. For some expert
guidance on these issues, Dr. Catherine Ferrier will be presenting at Holy Name of Jesus parish 899 Chomdey Blvd. Laval, on Thursday, September 23, at 7:30 p.m. She is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, McGill; works at the Geriatric Clinic, Montreal General Hospital; and is the President, Montreal Catholic Physicians’ Association.

For those who want to begin reflecting on End-of-Life issues in preparations for Dr. Ferrier’s visit on September 23, worth looking at is “A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions: An Explanation of Church Teaching on Advance Directives, Euthanasia, and Physician Assisted Suicide” http://www.ncbcenter.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=347, by the National Catholic Bioethics Center (in Philadelphia)

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 first class begins September 21rst. So Register Now By Calling 514-769-9678

Struggling with Grief?
Crib and Cross Franciscan Ministries offers two group workshop series: From Death to New Life – A Christian View of Loss, for persons struggling with a significant loss, such as the death of a loved one, divorce or other difficult change. Led by Deacon Richard Boileau, the workshop begins on Friday, September 17 until November 26. Cost $90. For information and registration contact 514-697-9813

Holy Cross Parish
Celebrates their 85th Anniversary of existence on Saturday, November 13, 2010. A Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at 5:00 p.m. followed by dinner and music in the church hall. Present and past parishioners are invited as well as the clergy who served the parish. Tickets will be available during the month of October


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