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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday February 20 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: 5:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am
Tuesday 4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:00am

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.
St. Gabriel’s
A Traditional St. Gabriel's Irish Celebration.
Directed by Terry Clahane & Lisa Forget
WHEN: Saturday, March 5, 2011
WHERE: St. Gabriel's Church, Montreal
ADDRESS: 2157 Centre St. Montreal
TIME: Concert - 7:00 p.m (in the Church)
Featuring St. Gabriel Choir & Guests
Pub Night (in the Parish Hall) - 8:30 p.m. Featuring Live Band - Clahanes & Friends
Concert and Pub Night (Hall) - $20.00
Concert Only (Church) - $10.00
Limited tickets available.
Tickets available through: Cathy Ross Doyle 514-767-0045 or or Parish Rectory at 514-937-3597

Feb 22nd Feast of The Chair of St Peter
The Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter commemorates the teaching authority of the Vicar of Christ. The Catechism teaches that “it is this Magistrerium’s task to preserve God’s people from deviations and defections and to guarantee them the objective possibility of professing the true faith without error” so that “the People of God abides in the truth that liberates” (CCC890). “How blessed is the Church of Rome, on which the apostles poured forth all their doctrine along with their blood!” (Tertullian).
“The Chair represents [the pope’s] mission as guide of the entire People of God. Celebrating the ‘Chair’ of Peter means attributing a strong spiritual significance to it and recognizing it as a privileged sign of the love of God”(Pope Benedict XVI).
“The Chair of Peter affords its occupant a unique view of the human condition, unlike that offered to any other global figure from any other vantage point. World political leaders see the flow of history in terms of interests, alliances, and powers. Intellectuals of international repute perceive humanity in terms of their philosophical, historical, or scientific theories. Leaders of great commercial enterprises analyze the world in terms of markets to be penetrated.
Popes, if they have the wit and stomach for it, see the whole picture—the entirety of the human drama, in both its nobility and its wickedness. And they see it through the prism of humanity’s origins and humanity’s ultimate destiny. It can be a dizzying, even disorienting, view.” (George Weigel from the forward of the Book “Light of the World by Benedict XVI”)
“Perhaps it would be a good thing if every Christian, certainly if every priest, could dream once in his life that he were pope, and wake from that nightmare in a sweat of agony” (Ronald Knox).

Lent and Easter Preparations
This Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:00pm in the Rectory, we will have a meeting to prepare for the Lent and Easter seasons. All who are involved in the different ministries and anyone who is interested in learning more or helping with liturgy are invited to attend. For more info, please call the rectory.

Shrove Tuesday – March 8th
To prepare for Lent we will be having a Pancake Supper after the 4:30pm Mass on Tuesday March 8th. All are welcome to attend. In the spirit of Lent and alms giving, we ask for a non-perishable food donation. As well, we are looking for volunteers to help Fr. Stephen prepare and serve the food.

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

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.

Montreal Challenge Movement
The Challengers will be ending their retreat with a closing mass, here at 3:00pm, this Sunday February 20th. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend, as it is so inspiring to see the faith of our young people alive and thriving.


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