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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 19 2010

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Ed Muchantef Susan McCann

Staff: Yvonne Pelling Secretary
Helene Di Lallo P.C.L.
Chris Ramdhanie Custodian

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.

BAPTISM INFORMATION
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.
Thank-you
I would like to Thank everyone who was able to join me at my house for some Christmas Cheer last Friday. It was truly a wonderful night! Fr. Stephen

Warden’s Election
We are pleased to announce that Nick Pinto has been voted in as our new Warden.

Gazette
Check out Monday’s Gazette! Mike Boone, City Columnist, will be writing about St. Willibrord’s Parish. He came by on Friday December 17th and witnessed our many efforts to provide a Merry Christmas to those in need.

Pope Benedict writes:
How easy it is to fall into a type of desperation as we await the coming of our Lord: for the days can pass into weeks and years in which we often experience long periods of emotional, physical and spiritual trial. Met with what seems a great emptiness in the world, the darkness that "came over the whole land" (Mt 27:45) becomes a familiar experience within the mysteriously complex and unfathomable depths of the human soul. Perhaps this darkness or despair we encounter weighs on us as it does because our thirst for God is of a magnitude that approaches the infinite. Yet Christ is this moment on his way: "Behold, I am coming soon. I bring with me the recompense I will give to each according to his deeds" (Rev 22:12).

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
There will be no exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the following dates:
Dec. 24th, 2010.
Dec. 31st, 2010.
Effective January 7th, 2011, and until further notice, the Blessed sacrament will be exposed from 8:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M.

Have you Noticed?
A big thank you to Dan Boyer who has been working hard to finish the front panels of the sanctuary area for the Christmas Season.
“Look for the Silk Screen of St. Willibrord to be moving to a new location in the church.”

International Pot-Luck
On Sun. Dec. 26th after the 10:30am Mass, please feel free to join us as we celebrate Christmas around The World. Tired of eating turkey? Bring your specialty dish to share with the group.

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

Celebrate In Prayer
A Green Peace Mass will be celebrated New Year's Eve at St, Monica's parish 6405 Terrebonne at 9pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Everyone is invited

Christmas Pageant
We are still looking for volunteers for our annual pageant at the 7:00 pm Mass, December 24th 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.

SPAG-I-OKE
Thanks again to everyone who supported this year’s Christmas Basket fundraiser. We were able to raise $3,300.00 for our project.

Mary and the Maternal Face of God
Reimagining Ourselves as Church: A new book on Christian Spirituality by Sr. Marie Azzarello, CND will be available in January 2011 from www.Chapters.ca

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