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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 26 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

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

There will be no bulletin next week, January 2nd 2011 due to office closure.

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.

Feast of the Holy Family and a Christmas Blessing!
“This is Christmas! A historic event and a Mystery of Love that for two thousand years has moved the hearts and minds of people everywhere. It is the day that shines ‘a great light’ which is Christ, the gift of peace”. To recognize and welcome this light, we need faith and humility; the humility of Mary and Joseph who believed in the word of God spoken to them; Mary and Joseph who were the first to behold the Christ child over the poverty of the manger. They were the first to experience and adore the presence of God in our world. A light has come into the world and “darkness has not overcome it”.(Jn1.5) Christ Jesus, born of the Virgin Mary in the poverty of a stable, in the presence of Joseph, illuminates our lives.
We are called to marvel at God’s loving care for us, as he sends Jesus our light to enter our world through the intimacy of a family. The Holy Family, in their humble life reveals to us that all families and all people are meant to be blessed with His divine presence. May God bless all of you and all your families.

Fr Stephen Otvos

A big thank you to Angele La Fleche and her team of amazing people who came out and accomplished another successful Christmas Basket drive. With 270 families reached, we must also thank everyone who organized food & toy drives at their work, school or social clubs. To our parishioners far and wide a huge thank you for your support. We are truly blessed to have such great people share with us in our ministry to the community.

The Christmas Pageant
Thanks to Marie La Fleche, Dan Ormsby and all the children who so beautifully re-created the Christmas Story.

Christmas Music
Thank you to Tom Battcock, Paul La Fontaine and our choir for their gift of music at the Christmas Eve masses. We also wish to thank Johanne Patry and Sarah Fraser for also sharing their gifts on Christmas Day.

A Great Big Thank You
Thanks to Chris and Layla Ramdhanie, Lorraine Molloy, Lily Cavanagh and all their workers and volunteers for helping to make the church “sparkle and shine.” The atmosphere was inspiring.

To all those who are receiving or visiting family or friends we wish you a Happy and Holy Christmas and many blessings in the coming year 2011.

Christmas & New Year’s Schedule
Sunday December 26th
Feast of the Holy Family
Mass 10:30am
Friday December 31st
Mass 7:00pm
Prayer Vigil 11:00pm-12:00am
Saturday January 1st
Mass 10:30am
*Please note that there will be no 5:00pm Mass

St. Gabriel’s Parish
(2157 Centre St., Mtl.) – St. Gabriel’s youth group is holding a New Year’s Eve dance with music by “Amazing Sound Check” and a midnight buffet on Friday, December 31 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $20/person. Proceeds will go to World Youth Day. Contact Robyn at

St. Monica’s Parish
(6405 Terrebonne St., NDG) – Invites you to their New Year’s Peace Mass (Theme is Green) on Friday, December 31 at 9:00 p.m. Contact Sharon DiFruscia, Social Action Office 514-481-2981.


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