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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 26 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 child 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
Our Grocery Food Bag program has begun for another exciting year! We will be distributing a bag to those in need once a month, thanks to everyone who have contributed so generously to our “Helping Others” fund. A special thanks to Lily Cavanagh as well as Chris and his team who coordinated this effort.

Tess and her team will be kicking off another year at the Soup Kitchen starting this Monday Sept. 27th. Let us pray for another successful year!

Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, October 29th

Mi-Ca-El, or “Who is like God?” This archangel is the great protector of the faithful against the forces of evil. Devotion to Michael is the oldest angelic devotion, rising in the East in the fourth century. The Church in the West began to observe a feast honoring Michael and the angels in the fifth century.
Gabriel also makes an appearance in Daniel's visions, announcing Michael's role in God's plan. His best-known appearance is an encounter with a young Jewish girl named Mary, who consents to bear the Messiah.
Raphael's activity is confined to the Old Testament story of Tobit. There he appears to guide Tobit's son Tobiah through a series of fantastic adventures which lead to a threefold happy ending: Tobiah's marriage to Sarah, the healing of Tobit's blindness and the restoration of the family fortune.

Parish Upkeep
Projects for our immediate future :
1. The sanctuary carpet that is approximately 40 years old and needs to be changed. We have been working with a carpet company to find the best fit and price for our needs. The project costs approximately 11,000.00$, and we are amidst negotiations. Your gift to the building fund will be greatly appreciated at this time, to defray the cost and keep a worthy worship space for the Lord.
2. The pipes in the soup kitchen bathrooms are in urgent need of replacement. This is a necessary renovation in order to keep our soup kitchen bathroom in functional order. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Notre-Dame-du-Sacré Coeur Parish
Will be holding a Bazaar on Saturday October 2nd, from 9 :30-4 :00pm and on Sunday October 3rd from 10 :00am-2 :00pm. Entrance by the 55, 6th Aveune Lasalle, Locals a & B
You will find winter clothing for men, women and children, books, toys, dishware, jewels and also a snack lunch. For information contact: 514-366-8661


Celebrate the Canonization of Brother Andre!
The canonization of Brother Andre takes place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM. 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. Donations encouraged.

Visit St. Willibrord Gardens
Our first annual visit to St. Willibrord Garden’s will take place on October 10th 2010 at 1:00pm.
Please take a moment to sign the register at the rear of the Church.
For more information, please contact the Rectory at 514-769-9678.

Cursillo Weekend for Men Experience a weekend that offers you an opportunity to look at various areas of your Christian life, with oneself, others and Christ. Weekend begins on Thursday, September 30 (6:00 p.m.) to Sunday, October 3 (4 p.m.) at L’Ermitage Ste. Croix (21269 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds). Contact Tony at 450-466-8224

St. Luke’s Parish
(106A Anselme-Lavigne St., DDO) invites you to a workshop “Until Death Do Us Part” – understanding marriage and annulment in the Catholic Church with facilitator Fr. Mike Shaw on Wednesday, September 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact 514-683-4941 or faithed@st-luke.ca

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