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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 22 2009

Board of Wardens
Patrick Pellerin Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678 e-mail : stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca
Celebration of Eucharist:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m. Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m

CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays as well as on weekends.

BAPTISM INFORMATION

Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1.00 p.m. Parents wishing to have their children baptized are asked to contact the Parish Office for details.
A meeting with Parents and Godparents is a pre-requisite.

Please note: Godparents must be 16 years of age, and must be baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith to be eligible to serve as sponsors.
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CHRISTMAS CONCERT:
Sunday, December 6th at 1.00 p.m.
c/o St. Thomas More Parish sponsored
by the Verdun Catholic Women’s League
in aid of Christmas Baskets.
Entertainment by Terry Clahane and St. Gabriel’s Choir. Light refreshments will be served. Free-will offering appreciated.
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CHRISTMAS FAIRS
Saturday, November 21: 10am – 2pm
c/o Father Dowd Home, 6565 Hudson Road (near Kent Park) in Cote des Neiges.
Gifts, Home baking, Toys, Knitting,Tea Room, Raffles.

Friday, November 27
(3.00-9.00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 28
(10 am – 5 pm)
c/o Villa Maria High School,
4245 Decarie Blvd. (corner Monkland)
Designer Soaps, Woolen Wear, Fun Bags & Broaches, Jewellery, etc.

Saturday, November 28th (after the 5.00 p.m. Mass) and Sunday, Nov. 29 (after the 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.Mass)
c/o St. Patrick’s Basilica, 454 Rene Levesque Blvd. West.
Home-baked Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Muffins, Fudge & Christmas Candy and White Elephant Table. Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League.

PARISH CHRISTMAS DANCE
Parishioners and former Parishioners are invited to attend this year’s Annual Christmas Dance in aid of the Christmas Basket Fund. Once again, entertainment will be provided by The Fabulous Flashbacks with delicious food (served at 7.30 p.m.) and a Cash Bar. Doors open at 6.30pm.
Tickets are $20/person and are available at the Parish Office
(Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4pm).
Make up a table with your friends and enjoy the holiday season here at St.Willibrord’s!

JOB OPPORTUNITY:

French speaking person required as an Animator for children, teens and families of the parish. Computer knowledge and Internet use an asset. Flexible hours, part-time,
minimum 20 hrs/week.
starting salary = $12/hour.
Info: Fr. Jean Pierre Messier,
c/o Notre Dame de la Garde Parish.
Tel: (514) 766-2349.
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R.I.P. Father Donnell Lowe of Holy Family Parish in Two Mountains, called home to the Father Nov. 14th.

HEALTH CONCERN
In view of the current H1N1 Flu outbreak, the Archdiocese has issued a directive stating that Holy Communion will now be distributed only under one species (i.e. the Host). As well, please refrain from shaking hands with other parishioners during the Sign of Peace – a simple gesture of acknowledgment of your fellow parishioners is sufficient. It would also be prudent to avoid using the Holy Water font in church.

Children’s Faith Formation
Program
Parents with children whom they want to be formed
within the Catholic Faith, are invited to register on
Sunday after Mass.
Marie Lafleche will be on hand to explain the
content of the program which is held on Saturday
morning at 9.00 a.m.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration of the
Year of the Priest, and on this special occasion
of the feast of Christ the King, let us remember
the words of St. John Vianney who said:
“A Priest is above all a man of prayer”.

An article by Victoria Thorn states: “a Priest
is a man, clothed in tenderness, who speaks of
God’s mercy, who prophetically pronounces
the truth, unpleasant though it might be, and
who reflects God’s love to a hurting world.
Sometimes he is shoring up souls and sometimes
he is breaking up concrete. He’s comforting the
grieving and challenging the young. He’s soothing
the dying and blessing the newborn.”
N.B. full article can be found at: http://www.usccb.org/yearforpriests/thorn_victoria.shtml

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during
this special year.

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