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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 24 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

Let us mourn the passing of our dear Hilda Donovan who went to be with the Lord the morning of October 17th, 2010.

General Meeting

Our annual general meeting will be coming up in November. The Warden’s will have a chance to update you with our Parish’s finances. If you have questions in the mean time, please feel free to call the rectory.

St Willibrord’s 2010 Bazzar
For the success of our Annual Bazaar I would Like to take a moment to give thanks for the generous service that so many of you provided. Each year so much work goes into the success of this event. The bazaar plays an important part of maintaining our ministry of outreach. The funds you helped raise are used to feed the hungry at our soup kitchen as well as provide groceries on a monthly basis. We are so blessed to have such dedicated people who care so much about their community. I know I cannot name all of you but there are a number of people that need mentioning.

I would like to thank Dan Boyer and Marie La Fleche for taking on the coordination of this year’s Bazaar. As well as, Chris and Layla and the numerous volunteers that worked so hard to set up our basement. My many thanks go out to all Booth managers who once again did not fail us. As well as those who shared their talents with us through baking and cooking, you know who you are. A special thanks to Nancy Gagnon and the Pearson Adult and Career Centre, a culinary School, who generously contributed to our Baked goods table this year. To all who helped in the many various ways, I and St. Willibrord’s community thank you. May the blessing of our Lord continue to foster in us the spirit of generosity and service, for the building up of the God’s kingdom.

Fr Stephen Otvos

World Mission Sunday
This October 24, “l’Oeuvre Pontifical de la propagation de la foi” invites us to share in the mission of the church to help the poorest of the poor through prayers and donations. When all the world wide donations are gathered up, wonders are accomplished all over the world: Thousands of missionaries dedicate their lives to the Gospel, thousands of catechists leave to evangelize, the bible is translated in various dialects and the smallest and the poorest are treated, educated, comforted. This Sunday’s Collection will go to the World Mission.

Pillars Trust Fund
Celebrating 38 years
The theme of the Pillars Trust Campaign this year is “Building for the Future.” Beginning in 1972 through the inspiration of Bishop Leonard J. Crowley Auxiliary if Montreal during those times, the Pillars Trust was develop to help foster Support to our English speaking Catholic Community. Since those Early years the Pillars Trust find has helped Support the community in many various ways, yet the three basic pillars have always remained: 1)for the Formation of Priests, 2) for Youth Ministry and the McGill Newman Centre and 3) Adult religious education, spiritual needs and communication . To find out more on just how important the Pillars Trust Fund is to Montreal and to make a contribution see the Pillars Trust envelopes at the back of the church.

St. Thomas More Parish
St. Thomas More Parish will hold their Annual Flea Market & Craft Sale on Saturday October 30th, 2010 from 9:00am-3:00pm in the parish Hall, 978 Moffat Ave (Corner of Bannantyne & Moffat, Verdun. Over fifty (50) booths will provide you with many bargains. Refreshments will be available at reasonable prices.

Newman Centre, McGill University
(3484 Peel St., Mtl.): Christophe Potworowski, the Kennedy Smith Chair in Catholic Studies, will be giving a public lecture on “Saints” – a reflection on the significance of saints for our lives, on
Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. Contact 514-398-4106.

Retreat for Men from November 5 to 7 at Villa St. Martin (9451 Gouin Blvd. W., Pierrefonds). For further information contact Doug at 514-941-3934.

Pastoral Home Care Services: “Communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s disease” with guest speaker Laura Guershanik, Alzheimer’s Society of Montreal on Thursday, October 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish (5333 Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Mtl.). Register by contacting Cathie Macaulay at 514-931-7311 ext 354 or


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