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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 12 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 this 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.

Office Closure
Please note that the office will be closed from December 27th and will re-open on January 4th with regular business hours.

Gaudete Sunday
Being the third Sunday in the advent season when we light the rose candle on the Advent wreath, The Latin Gaudete is translated as Rejoice, the first word of the entrance antiphon of this day's Mass: ‘Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice! The Lord is near.’ The third Sunday of Advent emphasizes the joyous anticipation of the Lord's coming.

Thank-you for your support
Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Christmas Basket Fundraiser – SPAG-I-OKE, a success. All the proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and the bar were donated to the Fund! Thanks to Tony Di Lallo and his crew for an enjoyable evening!

Our Christmas Baskets
We are still looking for volunteers to help us with this year’s endeavor. From packaging to delivery we need your help! Don’t have time? Why not donate non perishable food items, toiletries, or small gifts for children. Call the office for more info: 514-769-9678

Worldwide Candle Lighting
When a child dies, the holidays become a time of painful remembrance rather than a time of celebration. December 12th marks a day where families around the globe light candles in memory of all children who have died. Everyone is invited to join in this event by lighting a candle at 7:00pm for one hour. To learn more please visit the website

Celebrating 50 years of Marriage
Former parishioners, Margaret and George Langill, now residing in Ottawa, are visiting us at Mass this Sunday. They were married here at St. Willibrord’s 50 years ago and we wish to extend to them our congratulations and blessings for many more years together.

St. John Brébeuf Parish
(7777 George St., LaSalle) is holding a Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 12 at 2:00 p.m. Admission; freewill offering. Light refreshments and a bake sale at intermission.

Padua Centre
(1950 St. Antoine St. W., Mtl.) invites you to a Christmas Taizé: An evening of Readings
and Carols with voice and guitar accompaniment on Friday, December 17 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Contact or 514-485-0009.

Christmas Pageant
We will be having our annual pageant at the
7:00 pm Mass, December 24th and we are asking for willing (even unwilling) participants, young and not so young. So, if you don’t call us we’ll be calling you!!! Leave a message for Marie La Fleche at 514-769-9678. Thank-you.


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