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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday January 09 2011

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nick Pinto 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.

It’s a New Year - 2011!
Have you made your resolutions yet? Why not try something different? Bring in one or two non perishable food items each time you come to Mass. Or buying something on special? Why not buy two and donate one?
Even items such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, diapers (adult and children) are greatly needed.

Super Sale
The first sale of the year is on Saturday January 22nd, 2011 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Volunteers are always welcome! Call us today – 514-769-9678.

On January 6, 1937 at 91 years of age, Brother André died at Hôpital Notre-Dame de l'Espérance in Saint-Laurent, a suburb of Montréal. Newspapers reported that well over a million people attended his wake and burial. His body lies today in a simple tomb in the beautiful Oratory that rises so gracefully on Mount Royal. To this day, thousands of visitors come to Saint Joseph’s Oratory to receive physical and spiritual healing.
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*Look for St. Br. Andre’s banner at the shrine to St. Joseph, next to the tabernacle*.

Brother André would only meet people for a few minutes at a time. Not all were healed, but all left consoled by his words.

He would either speak of the good Lord to others or he would speak of others to the good
Lord. All day long.
— Arthur Marcil.

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys was canonized in 1982. A pioneer woman who worked in an outpost of the French empire, she built houses and established a farm, and opened schools for native children as well as for children of the colony. She was deterred by neither bishop nor king in the pursuit of her mission. The Church presents her to us now as a model for modern times. A woman of courage, vision, compassion and deep spiritual strength remains with us today, part of the fabric of our lives.
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Feast of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
The feast of Marguerite Bourgeoys is January 12th . This year we are invited to celebrate this feast day on Saturday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. with celebrant Msgr. Sean Harty, Episcopal Vicar at Notre Dame de Bon Secours Chapel, (400 St. Paul St. E., Mtl.). Contact 514-282-8670.

Video Divina
“Who Is Welcome in Our Family?” BELLA (2007 Audience Award, Toronto Film Festival) – a beautiful and touching film focuses on the value of human life and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Free admission and popcorn and stimulating discussion to follow. Viewing at St. Patrick’s Square (6767 Cote St. Luc Road, Mtl.), Friday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m. For further information contact Georgia Remond at 514-481-9609 or; Fr. Raymond Lafontaine at 514-481-0267 or All are welcome

The Ignatian Centre,
4567 West Broadway,Montreal
A contemplative program in everyday life for those who have a longing for a simpler and more direct union with God, having meditated on Scripture with satisfaction, but feel an increasing frustration and inability to go on doing so. The program involves following a detailed guidebook, giving an hour a day to contemplative meditation, and meeting the director about once a week. When: On Going
Contact: The Centre, 514-481-1064

Saint Patrick’s Basilica’s
Has a new sound system is equipped with an audio system that enables hearing-impaired worshippers to tune their digital receivers into the frequency of the system in order to receive a broadcast of the Mass. If you wish to avail yourselves of this please bring your own digital receiver and earphones and tune into 89.9 FM.


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