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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 13 2011

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

Are you interested in Liturgy?
Fr. Stephen is looking for those who are interested in helping him plan for the Lenten and Easter Seasons. Possible ways to get involved are: teaching, decorating, music, serving, and possibly planning a retreat. An initial meeting will be held in the coming weeks where the tasks will be divided. Please call the rectory and leave your name and number. .

Operation Andrew here at St Willibrord February 26th
Operation Andrew is a week-long program of vocation awareness and discernment that helps men discover the unique and rich call to serve God’s people in the diocesan priesthood.
The inspiration for the fourth annual Operation Andrew comes from the story in the Gospel of John, in which Andrew leads Peter to Jesus. Though, Jesus calls Peter, he relies on Andrew who creates the environment in which Peter will hear the call of Jesus. This is the ultimate goal of Operation Andrew: to lead men to Jesus, so that He might call them for ministry in the Church. To accomplish this, Operation Andrew relies heavily on the cooperation of modern-day “Andrews” – the priests and laity of every parish.
The week of prayer begins with Operation Andrew Sunday, when priests are invited to highlight vocations during the homily and give witness to their own priestly vocation. The culmination of the event is a diocesan convocation on the following Saturday for the priests and the men who have been invited. This day consists of times for prayer, presentations on the priesthood by priests and laity, along with opportunities to meet and chat with the priests of the Archdiocese. This convocation is happening here at St. Willibrord and I invite all of you to pray for its success. We all have a part to play in helping people answer God’s call.

World Day of Prayer for Women
World Day of Prayer for the Women of Chile will be held in our Church Friday March 4th at 2:00pm. All are welcome. Please bring canned or dried goods for our food bank. Refreshments to follow service. See Bulletin Board for more information or Susan Charlebois at 514-769-9678

100th Anniversary Celebration
We are currently looking for volunteers to form a committee that will be responsible for organizing our 100th anniversary celebration. We would like to hear your ideas, so feel free to put them in the suggestion box, located at the back of the church.

Thank you to the lectors who gathered this Saturday for a workshop on “Proclaiming the Word of God.” It was a time for replenishment and renewal for their ministry.

White Elephant Sale
Please note that our white elephant sale is canceled for February 19th. Our next sale will be the Flea Market on March 5th .

Our Food Pantry
This week’s special request is – Canned stew or hearty soup. Look to this spot each week as we will be suggesting a different item to bring in. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support!!

Queen of Angels Academy
Are you looking for a great high school for your daughter? QAA offers outstanding academics, a caring environment, energetic teachers and award winning activities. Call today, 514-636-0900 ext. 268 for admission’s information. Next entrance exam is Feb. 19, 2011

Montreal Challenge Movement
Next weekend, Feb 18-20th, St. Willibrord’s will once again be hosting the Challenge group as they gather for a weekend retreat.
The mission of Challenge is to bring young adults aged 18 to 30 into communion with Christ and His Church through Challenge Weekend retreats, and to give them ongoing support and encouragement to live out their Christian lives. To that end, Challenge helps participants to grow in holiness, to evangelize other young adults, and to contribute to the parish life of the Church.
Everyone is welcomed to their closing Mass at 3:00pm. Please try to encourage them by attending and keeping them in your prayers.


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