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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 03 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

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.


Eucharistic Session
As you well know the tradition of receiving the Eucharist under both the Body and Precious Blood at the Sunday mass has been a long time tradition here at St Willibrord. Due to the health issues in 2009-2010, the C-dificile and H1N1 crisis, and following Diocesan norms we had postponed receiving from the cup until these issues were over. The pastoral council and I feel now that it is time to bring it back this October 3rd. We propose as well a session on the Eucharist and Eucharistic ministry on Saturday October 9th from 10am to 11:30 am. Those who are Eucharistic Ministers and those interested in Eucharistic Spirituality are invited to this reflection and spiritual formation morning.

40 Days for Life
Christians throughout Montreal are invited to take part in the international 40 Days for Life effort from September 22 through October 31. In addition to 40 days of peaceful prayer and fasting for an end to abortion, please consider volunteering to pray outside of the Morgentaler Abortion Clinic on St. Joseph Blvd during the 40 days, and spread the word to others about this important life-saving effort. To get more information, or to volunteer to help, please contact: Georges Buscemi at (514) 344-2686 or 40daysforlifemontreal@gmail.com. All are welcome!

Confirmation
"He that confirmeth us with you in Christ hath anointed us, is God who also hath sealed us, and given us the pledge of the Spirit in our hearts" (2 Corinthians 1:20-21).
Today, at Holy Cross Parish four of our young people will be confirmed. Let us recognize:
Claudia,
Shannon,
Michael and
Segen.

The English speaking Catholic Council
You are invited to attend a special community event co-sponsored by The English Speaking Catholic Council, McGill’s Catholic Studies Program and Newman Centre on Thur. Oct. 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Hall, 4455 West Broadway, Montreal. JOSÉ CASANOVA, a world-renowned Catholic Sociologist and Senior Fellow at Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., will address us on the theme: Critical Challenges in Contemporary Catholicism: A Lay Response. Admission is free. Parking ($5.00), is available on the Concordia Campus lot behind the Church.

Bazaar 2010 Update

The “Good Cheer booth: needs some “spirit” for the raffle basket. Let us know if you can help by Calling Bazaar Centrale at 514-769-9678.

Challenge Weekend Report
My Challenge experience was a real blessing from God. This retreat gave me the opportunity to deepen my faith in fellowship and unity with my peers. Spending three days in a welcoming parish like St-Willibrord allowed us all to experience another special Challenge Weekend to worship the Lord with other young adults by hearing touching witnesses, having meaningful conversations, by singing, by having a night of adoration and much more. All the Challengers were so warm hearted and with a real desire to know and thank God for all of His grace. The theme of our Challenge Weekend 23 was inspired from the Psalm 23! Therefore, at the end of this retreat we realized more than ever that the Church is filled with young Catholics, with a real passion for their faith, who can say with confidence that “The Lord is my Shepherd.” Thank you to Fr. Stephen Otvos and all the parishioners of St-Willibrord for their support to our youth movement, to take the time to be present at our closing mass and for allowing us to experience Challenge 23 in their parish. Thanks be to God.
Your brother in Christ,
Karim Khouzam

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.

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