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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday June 05 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.

Experiencing Pentecost Today

Many people ask themselves why canít I live more fully? Why canít I be more aware of God and of my place in the world? How can I live more authentically, a life worth living?
Many seek the answers to these questions from other sources, through accomplishments, making millions of dollars a year, and extreme sports.
The faith of the church has always reminded us that in God we have a spiritual inheritance, that Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit. At our confirmation we received the gifts of the Spirit which allows us to participate in Godís life more fully. We received the gift of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, right judgment, wonder and awe of Godís presence, reverence, and courage.
These gifts are just waiting for us to activate them in our life. We often fail in our prayers to ask for grace. These gifts of the Spirit are the most worthy Spiritual power that we should ask for, as they help us experience godís life in our own. It is a way for us to connect with God in putting these gifts at the service of our community, and helping us to live to the fullest.
I propose that learning to live the life in the Spirit is a life truly lived to the full, a life worthy of daughters and sons of God.

Fr. Stephen Otvos Congratulations!
We would like to acknowledge our four young people who, after being faithful to learning and growing in the love of the Lord, are receiving their First Communion today, June 5th.
Let us recognize:

Faith Dube Luce
Kyila Cameron Corbett
Julie-Ann Vaillancourt
Christian Dale Payawal

Parish BBQ
To help celebrate our fatherís, the parish council is hosting a BBQ here at the church on Sunday June 19th after the 10 :30am Mass. Welcome to all!

There is some interest in having a pilgrimage this summer possibly to Cap de la Madelaine. We are looking into all our options and we really need to know if there is enough interest to warrant this expense. Please call the rectory to confirm your interest. 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 weekís special request is Crackers.

Our Summer Bible Day Camp
Welcome to all youngsters aged 5-13
Monday June 27th Ė Friday July 8th
Through Bible stories, drama, song, and art, children will learn to explore their faith and discover their vocation
Youth 14 years of age and up are welcome as group leaders and junior leaders. If this interests you please see Helene Di Lallo or call the rectory.

Corpus Christi
Please note that there will be no Mass on Wednesday June 22nd, as we will be attending the Diocesan Celebration of Corpus Christi. Please feel free to join us at Notre-Dame Basilica at 7:30pm followed by procession with the Blessed Sacrament to St. Patrickís Basilica. See the posters at the back of church for more info.


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