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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 29 2009

Board of Wardens
Patrick Pellerin Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
St. Willibrord Parish

351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7 769-9678 e-mail :
Celebration of Eucharist:

Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m. Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m

CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays as well as on weekends.

Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1.00 p.m. Parents wishing to have their children 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 and be sixteen years of age to be eligible to serve as sponsors.

We welcomed Avery Ross Marcel ROY
into the community of St.Willibrord’s
at his Baptism on November 22nd.
Let us keep this new child of God and his parents in our prayers.
2010 MISSALS are now available in Church. We ask that you kindly leave the missal in the pew for the use of the next person. Should you wish to take a copy home with you, a contribution of $4.00 would be appreciated ~ simply enclose your remittance with your Sunday envelope or put in an ordinary envelope and put in the collection basket.
Thank you!
Upcoming Parish Events

Saturday,Dec.5th (9am – 3 pm)
Flea Market
Saturday,Dec.12 (6.30 p.m- ???)
Christmas Dance in aid of the Christmas Basket Fund.
Lasagna served at 7.30 p.m.
Entertainment by The Fabulous Flashbacks. Tickets $20/person
available at the Parish Office
(Monday-Friday: 10 am – 4 pm)

Advent Evening of Reflection with Eucharistic Adoration
Friday, December 4th at 7.30 pm.
Come before the Lord to pray and meditate on the three stanzas of the “Angelus” prayer – a perfect way to await the Lord’s coming at Christmas, with time for prayer, discussion and Benediction. Coffee & refreshments to follow.

“Rediscover Your Catholic Faith “
A newly-formed program for Adults who want to learn more about their faith. Please join us every second Tuesday in Madonna Hall following the 7.30 p.m. Mass. The next session will be on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception. The series runs through 2010 leading up to Easter.

INVITATION to attend a presentation of “A Christmas Carol” by the Loyola Drama Group on December 3rd and 4th at 7.30 p.m. at 2477 West Broadway.
Tickets available at the door. $10/adults; $5/students/seniors


Spirit of God, You stir our hearts in the Advent season to awaken us from the spiritual doldrums. You urge us to be alert to the coming of the Lord, whether now or at the end of time. You invite us to embrace our longing for the fullness of a life without end. Enlighten our hearts with Your holy wisdom so that we might seek and find You, especially in the needs of the poor. Give us the courage and perseverance to look for the Holy One, who offers us more than the world can ever give. Amen.

Advent wreaths are once again available at the back of the Church, thanks to the dedicated hard work of Lynn & Peter Folco
who have generously given of their time and talents to provide Parishioners with an Advent Wreath suitable for family use at home. A limited number of twenty have been prepared, so be sure to make your purchase early to avoid disappointment. Why not start a tradition in your family and make special memories for your children and grandchildren as you prepare for the birth of Our Lord.
Donation of $5.00 to cover the cost of material appreciated!

In view of the current H1N1 Flu outbreak, the Archdiocese
has issued a directive stating that Holy Communion will now
be distributed only under one species (i.e. the Host).
As well, please refrain from shaking hands with other
parishioners during the Sign of Peace – a simple gesture
of acknowledgment of your fellow parishioners is sufficient.
It would also be prudent to avoid using the Holy Water font
in church.

Children’s Faith Formation
Parents with children whom they want to be
formed within the Catholic Faith, are invited
to register Sunday after Mass.
Marie Lafleche will be on hand to explain the
content of the program which is held on Saturday
morning at 9.00 a.m.

In keeping with the ongoing celebration of
the Year of the Priest, let us remember that
today, more than ever, the Priest, a man of the Divine Word and of the sacred, must be a man
of joy and hope. To people who can no longer conceive that God is pure love, He will always affirm that life is worth living and that Christ
gives it its full meaning because He loves
human beings – He loves them all.
(Pope Benedict XVI)

“In vocal prayer we speak to God, in mental
prayer He speaks to us. It is then that God
pours Himself to us”. (Blessed Mother Teresa)

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during
this special year.


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