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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday May 01 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

ST. WILLIBRORD PARISH
351 Willibrord Avenue, Verdun, H4G 2T7
Tel : (514) 769-9678 Fax : (514) 761-1717
Email ~ stwillibrordparish @videotron.ca
Parish website ~ www. stwillibrord parish.org
PASTOR ~ Rev. Father Stephen Otvos

CELEBRATION OF EUCHARIST

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.

BAPTISM INFORMATION
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.

Called Home to God
John F. Sullivan
(Long time parishioner),
The funeral Mass was held here Thursday April 28th, 2011 at 1:30pm.

May He Rest in Peace

Don’t forget to get to the polls to vote on May 2nd 2011. All Canadian citizens 18 years of age and older have a responsibility and duty to exercise this
democratic right!


L’Arche Montreal
Invites you to a Spaghetti Supper Fund Raiser on Saturday May 14th starting at 4pm. Music and dance is sure to be a fun evening for all. Tickets are available for a $15.00 donation. Please see Tony
Di Lallo after mass or call the Rectory for details.



We welcome
Isla, (pronounced Eye-lah), Rachel Marie Lambert born Saturday April 23rd at Lasalle General Hospital to loving parents Christina Parsons and Sylvain Lambert. As you know Christina is a member of our Parish Council and also a lector. Big Brother David is delighted with his new role! Congratulations and Blessings!

Welcome!
Congratulations to Robin Hunt, Patrick Lau, and Julie Lapointe, as we welcome them into the Catholic community. They were confirmed last Saturday, April 23rd at our Easter Vigil. We extend a great big thank-you to everyone who helped with their preparation. Nathan Gibbard, from the Newman Centre, Dorothy Ormsby and Fr. Stephen Otvos were the primary teachers of these candidates. Alleluia!

Evening of Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood
Will be held on Wednesday May 4th at St. John Brébeuf Parish at 7:30pm. This evening’s purpose is to help build a culture of vocations and instil vocational openness and awareness. Our Faith First confirmation class has been invited as are all the parishioners. Our presence will help support Fr. Stephen Otvos who is the Diocesan Vocations Director.

Annual Pilgrimage
Our annual Mass at Notre-Dame de Bon Secours is scheduled for Wednesday May 18th at 7:00pm. Should you be requiring transportation please call the office and we will make arrangements.

Our Food Pantry
We will be doing a major overhaul of our food pantry, within the coming months in order to make the area more functional. We will still be accepting food donations for the soup kitchen and emergencies. Thank-you!

This week’s special request is Soups.



Feast of Divine Mercy
Sunday May 1st is the Feast Day of the Divine Mercy. There will be a celebration beginning with confession and adoration at 2:00pm followed by recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3pm, the Way of the Cross and at 5pm a bilingual Mass celebrated by Fr. McKee at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 11075 boul. Gouin West, Pierrefond.

(On Sunday April 30th 2000, Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass for the canonization of Sr. Faustina Kowalska, known as the apostle of Divine Mercy ).

This year Pope John Paul II is to be beatified on the feast day of the Divine Mercy. There will be a Mass presided by Jean-Claude Cardinal Turcotte at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral at 5pm.












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