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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 05 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.
Warden’s Election
The Warden’s elections will take place on Sunday December 12th 2010 after the 10:30am Mass. A quorum of 10 Parishioners living within the Parish boundaries is legally required to hold the election. Please make an effort to fulfill this stipulation.

Fr. Stephen’s Christmas Social
All volunteers and staff are invited to this year’s exchange of Christmas Wishes on Friday December 10th as Fr. Stephen hosts a
5 à 7 (Happy Hour). Join him at the Rectory for a toast to the Season!

Do Not Fear
Vie liturgique has assigned this theme to the entire liturgical year. The prophet Isaiah addresses a nation of people questioning “where are we going?” Pope John Paul exclaimed “Do not be afraid!” He urged us not to fear but to look to our Lord for help. Courage can allow us not only to break the chains of fear but to face our challenges. So, for this season of Advent :
Do not fear! The Day is near!

Christmas Mass Schedule

Friday December 24:
Family Mass 7:00pm
Christmas Caroles 9:00pm
High Mass 9:30pm

Saturday December 25
Mass 10:30am
*Please note there is no 5:00pm Mass

Sunday December 26th
Mass 10:30am

Friday December 31st
Mass 7:00pm
Prayer Vigil 11:00pm-12:00am

Saturday January 1st
Mass 10:30am
*please note there is no 5:00pm Mass
Spag-i-oke Night Dec 11th
There is only one week left to get your tickets! 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 still looking for volunteers to help us with this year’s project. From packaging to delivery we need your help! Don’t have time? Why not donated non perishable food items, or small gifts for children. Call the office for more info: 514-769-9678

“The Gift: Your Call to Greatness” (simultaneous French translation): Prayer and worship evening with presentation by Christopher West – Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement (500 Mount Royal Ave., Mtl.). Free-will donation.

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.

St. Gabriel’s Parish
On Friday, December 10th from 10am-7:00pm and Saturday December 11th from 9:00am-4:00pm, St. Gabriel’s will be having their flea Market sale. For more information or to rent tables please call: 514-935-5547.

Sisters of Holy Cross
Don’t forget to save your used stamps for the Sisters of Holy Cross. These stamps are used for the Missions in Haiti and Mali to help school children. Please look for the box located at the back of the Church.


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