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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 17 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
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvos


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 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

Fr. Muthu has officially arrived! He will be staying with us while he gets accustomed to the Canadian lifestyle.

Let’s all make him feel welcome!

Br. Andre’s Thanksgiving Mass
Cardinal Turcotte has strongly suggested that on Oct. 30th 2010, the day of celebration for Br. Andre, there be no evening mass. Therefore, our 5pm mass will be cancelled on that day.

Mass intentions
By Fr. William Saunders
What does it mean to have a Mass "offered" for someone?

An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as on a birthday), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which benefit one’s soul. When a priest offers Holy Mass, he has three intentions: First, to offer the Mass reverently and validly in accord with the norms of the Church. Second, to offer the Mass in union with the whole Church and for the good of the whole Church. Third, to offer the Mass for a particular intention, such as the repose of the soul of someone who has died.

If you would like to have a mass offered for a loved one please call the parish at 514-769-9678. An offering of 15$ for a mass is the norm in every parish.

Remembering our Beloved Deceased
On Oct. 31st during the Procession of Gifts at the 10:30am Mass, we will have the opportunity to bring up a photo of our deceased loved ones. The photo will be placed in front of the altar, to remain there until the Feast of All Souls, Nov. 2nd .

Book Club
Come and join our Parish book club. It is a time to gather with friends for supper and discussion. We meet every other Saturday from 6pm-9pm. Our first selection was “Letters to a Young Catholic” by George Weigle. Our next selection is still to be chosen. Call the rectory at 514-769-9678 to join today!

Bazaar 2010
Our annual Bazaar is just around the corner. Don’t forget to tell your neighbours and friends to join us, on Friday Oct. 22 and Sat. Oct 23rd.

Still have donations to make? Bring them to Bazaar Central or call the Rectory at 514-769-9678.

Looking for raffle tickets to buy or sell?
See our volunteers at the end of the weekend Mass Or call Yvonne for more information – 514-769-9678.

We need your help to make this a success! Don’t delay, call us today!

St. John Brébeuf Parish
(7777 George St., LaSalle) – Invitation to a parish celebration for Father John Walsh on the occasion of his retirement on Saturday, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. with a musical tribute from Lisa Forget and Terry Clahane followed by a reception. Fr. Walsh will celebrate 4:30 p.m. Eucharist. Also, at 6:30 p.m. there will be a cocktail reception at Buffet Il Gabbiano, LaSalle at a cost of $25/person. RSVP at 514-366-0131 or

St. Mary’s Hosptial – will hold it Jingle Bell Fair on Thurs. Nov. 11th at 9:30am-4:00pm in the hospital auditorium, basement floor, 3830 Lacombe ave. Be an early Christmas Shopper! Jewellery, Country Kitchen, Odds & Ends, Handicrafts, Special Table, Chance Table. A lunch will be served in the Tea Room. For more info call Ann Kosiuk at 514-345-3511 ext. 3247.

ST. PATRICK'S SOCIETY - "Christmas Concert"
The Imani Gospel Choir, McGill Chamber Music without Borders, The Bernadette Short Dancers and Kathryn Humphries (Celtic Harpist), will be performing on Wednesday, Dec. 01, 2010 at St. Patrick's Basilica starting at 7:30pm. "Early Brid" tickets are now available for the month of October only @ $15.00 Gen. Admission as opposed to after Oct. @ $18.00. Patron Tickets for Oct. only @ $95.00/2 Tickets - after October $100/2 Tickets - Patron Ticket Holders will have reserved seats and enjoy a Wine and Cheese after the concert to meet the Performers. For tickets please call: Erin Matheson, SPS Office: 514-481-1346, or Carol McCormick, Concert Chair: 514-386-8082


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