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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday April 17 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

On Good Friday confessions will be available from 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Holy Week Schedule
Tuesday Mass at 4:30pm

Wednesday Chrism Mass
7:30pm at the Cathedral
(No Mass at St. Willibrord)

Holy Thursday Mass at 8:00pm
(washing of the feet)

Good Friday Veneration of the Cross
at 3:00pm
Verdun Walk of Mercy
at 6:45pm

Holy Saturday 8:00pm - Vigil
No 5:00pm Mass
Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30am

Called Home to God
Howard Roblee
(Long time parishioner),

husband of Suzanne Albert,
The funeral Mass was held here Thursday April 13th, 2011 at 1pm.

May He Rest in Peace

Diocesan WYD Celebration on April 16

In a few days, Holy Week begins anew. Ritually speaking, one Holy Week resembles another. However, each year, we are invited to take another look at Jesus' last days on earth. For us, these final days serve as the reference point, the model. Even today, they cast light upon our own path. They show us to what extent one can and must be prepared to go when it comes to love and self-sacrifice.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday). Solemn yet colourful, this liturgy invites us to proclaim Christ, reflecting not only on his triumphant entry into Jerusalem but also on his enthronement in glory on the day of his resurrection. For nearly 10 years now, we have incorporated the diocesan celebration of World Youth Day into our Palm Sunday liturgy.
This annual meeting with youth is of great importance to me. It is a special time of prayer, an event that reinforces my hope in the future of our Church. This year, Pope Benedict XVI chose the theme: “Planted and built up in Jesus Christ, firm in the faith” (cf. Col 2:7). I invite you to read the message that he has addressed to the youth of the world for WYD 2011 and to reflect on a passage that particularly touches you.
My prayers are with you for a good start to Holy Week.

† Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte
Archbishop of Montreal
National Volunteer’s Week
National Volunteer Week (NVW) pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who graciously donate their time and energy. This year’s 68th annual NVW took place the week of April 10 to 16, (see insert).
St. Willibrord’s would like to honour all of our volunteers who help create positive change within our parish, community as well as making Canada a better place to live.

Easter Flowers
As you may have read, we will be closing our Food Pantry early this year. Fr. Stephen and the office staff therefore do not feel that it is appropriate to spend any monies for flowers. If anyone would like to donate flowers or a plant, possibly as a memorial to a loved one, we would welcome the gesture.
If you are not sure what to purchase please contact Francis at Vogue florist on Wellington as he can help you. He has been working with St. Willibrord’s for many years,
(514) 769-1762.

A little Humour....
A little boy was listening to a long and excessively boring sermon in church. Suddenly the red sanctuary lamp caught his eye. Tugging his father's sleeve, he said, "Daddy, when the light turns green can we go?"

Our Food Pantry
This week’s special request Canned Tuna, Salmon, Turkey, Ham or Chicken.

Earth Day – April 22nd 2011
In 2011, watch for major campaigns to help get more people involved in recycling, planting a tree, and other activities aimed at helping people to protect the only planet we’ve got.

O Lord, my God, when I in awesome wonder
Consider all he worlds Thy hands have made.
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy power throughout the universe displayed.
When through the woods and forest glades I wander, And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees,When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee
How Great Thou Art!!


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