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.
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.
Bazaar Report 2010
Thank you to all who made Bazaar 2010 a success!
Net profits were $23,300.00.
invites you to a musical event in celebration of the Nativity on Saturday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Viateur Church. Tickets: $15/adult,$10/student; free for children under 12. Contact Youth Ministry Office 514-925-4300 ext. 258 or the Dominican Convent at 514-731-3603.
Advent and a Meditation on the Twofold Coming of Jesus Christ by St. Cyril of Jerusalem
In his first coming he was wrapped in swaddling clothes in the manger.
In his second coming he is clothed with light as with a garment.
In his first coming he bore the cross, despising its shame; he will come a second time in glory accompanied by the hosts of angels.
It is not enough for us, then, to be content with his first coming; we must wait in hope of his second coming.
When we said at his first coming, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord', we shall repeat at his last coming...
-- From the catecheses of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.
HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
Catholics who have reached the age of reason are obliged to attend Mass and avoid unnecessary work on SUNDAY (commemorating the Lord’s Resurrection) as well as the following two days observed in Canada:
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God).
Father Otvos will be in the confessional 20 minutes before every Sunday Mass or you can also go to St. Joseph's Oratory
7 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.; 2.30 p.m.-5pm
and 7pm to 7.45 p.m.
Spag-i-oke Night Dec 11th
Tickets are moving fast, so don’t miss out on this year’s Christmas Basket Fundraiser - SPAG-I-OKE. Join us, on Saturday December 11th. Doors open at 6:00pm. There will be dinner, dancing and karaoke. Tickets are $20.00, with all proceeds going to our Christmas Baskets. Call 514-769-9678 for info.
Our Christmas Baskets
We are putting out a call for food donations. Please bring in any non-perishable food items for the Christmas baskets. 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 More’s Christmas Concert
Sponsored by the Catholic Women’s League Verdun Council, on Sunday December 5th at 2:00pm. Featuring Terry Clahane, choirs and more. Donations are voluntary, with all the proceeds going to Christmas Baskets for the poor. Refreshments will be served as well as raffle and door prizes to be won!
Advent Retreat Friday Dec 3rd @7:30pm
Guest speaker Fr Louis De Vaugelas L.C. will speak on the topic of “Spiritual Motherhood.” A very appropriate topic for this season of anticipation and joy. On hand will be some young mothers giving testimony to ‘the birth of their faith’ through the gift of their children. An opportunity for each of us to rediscover the Advent of our Faith.
Advent Prayer Vigil for Life Dec 4th
In union with the Pope and our Cardinal we will hold a “Vigil Prayer for Life” on Saturday Dec. 4th at 7:30pm. “The Prayer vigil is meant to be a cry, rising up to God, Giver of all good things, in order that every human life be respected, protected and loved!” Please join us for this important cause.
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