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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 07 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

General Meeting

There will be a general meeting held on November 14th following the 10:30am Mass. Your Warden’s will have a chance to update you with our Parish’s finances. You will find a copy of the 2009 financials in the bulletin for your consideration.

The Feast of St. Willibrord

Willibrord founded the monastery of Echternach, Luxembourg, to serve as a center of missionary endeavors, and extended the efforts of missionaries into Denmark and Upper Friesland. He faced chronic dangers from outraged pagans, including one who nearly murdered him after he tore down a pagan idol. In 714, Duke Radbod reclaimed the extensive territories acquired by Pepin, and Willibrord watched all of the progress he had made be virtually undone. After Radbod's death, Willibrord started over with great enthusiasm, receiving invaluable assistance, from St. Boniface. Willibrord died on retreat at Echternach on November 7, hence his feast is on this day. For his efforts, he is called the Apostle of the Frisians.

Everyone is invited to join us right after mass as we celebrate the Feast of St. Willibrord. We will gather at Marcel Giroux Community Center located at 4501, rue Bannantyne corner Willibrord Ave. We will enjoy great food, drinks and each other’s company.
Hope to see you there

Heiliger Willibrordus!

Spag -I-Oke Christmas Fundraiser

Come one; come all to this year’s Christmas Basket Fundraiser. Join us, on Saturday December 11th in Cameron Hall for a night of Spaghetti, Karaoke, and dancing. Doors open at 6:00pm and dinner will start at 6:30pm. Tickets
are $20.00 each. You’re sure to have a fantastic time, for a great cause! If you would like more information, please contact the Rectory at 514-769-9678.

Our Christmas Baskets
We are putting out a call for food donations. Please bring in any non-perishable food items for the Christmas baskets. Each year we help as many as 350 families in need by providing them with this gift during the Christmas season. Thank you in advance for all you donations.

As well, if anyone would like to volunteer their time helping with registration, packing, or delivery please call the Rectory 514-769-9678.

St. Thomas à Becket Parish

(4320 Ste. Anne St., Pierrefonds) – All are welcome to attend Day CAFÉS (Catholic Adult Faith Education Sessions) – an opportunity to learn more about our Catholic faith and how to enrich prayer life - with facilitator, Samia Bogdady – Friday, November 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Contact 514-626-4111 or

Catholic Women’s League
The Catholic Women's League is having their monthly meeting on Wednesday, November 17 at 1 P.M.

St. Thomas More Parish
St. Thomas More Parish will hold their Bazaar on Saturday November 13th, 2010 from 9:00am-3:00pm in the parish Hall, 978 Moffat Ave (Corner of Bannantyne & Moffat, Verdun. There will be a variety of booths selling fudge, home baking, Christmas decorations, raffles and games. There will also be a Tea Room with delicious refreshments, served at reasonable prices. A mini sale will take place on Sunday November 14th from10:00am-12:30pm.


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