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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday June 26 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. Jean Baptiste Weekend
Dear Friends

As we enter the last weekend before the Summer we must remind ourselves that this period when many take their vacation is a time not to forget our duties and responsibilities but to rest and renew ourselves in holiness. Whether busy or at rest we are Christians, followers of Jesus, and are called by God to rest in his presence. Vacation time is not a time to do nothing, but a time to discover new things, life giving things, things we may have ignored or put aside.

Jean Baptiste weekend marks a time when we celebrate our Quebec heritage, it is also important to remember the saint who put Christ first. As He states in the Gospels: “I must decrease and he must increase.” This is a pattern that all Christians are called to follow. This is the Pattern in which our Quebec heritage for so long taught us.

As we celebrate this feast, let us pray for a renewal of faith in Quebec and a good rest from the business of the year.

Have a great summer!

Fr. Stephen Otvos
Enjoyable movies on DVD

1. Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. A great family movie that teaches as well shows us the dangers of temptation.

2. Of God’s and Men
The story of the last days of the Benedictine brothers living in Algeria and how their faith helped them decide to stay in their community in the midst of dangerous political turmoil.

3.The Kings Speech
A great movie also on DVD about overcoming personal limits and
discovering and accepting ones
place in the world

In theaters:

1. Kung Fu Panda (Cartoon)
The story of a Panda who must use his kung fu skill to save the land, but as well discover his own mysterious past, and just who his father really is.

Celebrations – July 1st!

Not only do we get to celebrate the birth of our nation but we also get to celebrate the birthday of our Pastor, Fr. Stephen Otvos. “Live Long and Prosper”.

Children’s Liturgy
Please note that there will be no children’s liturgy during the Sunday Mass for the summer months. Feel free to use the children’s area where colour activities will be made available. We will resume at the end of August with registration.

Office Closure
Please note that the office will be closed on Friday July 1st for Canada Day, and will re-open on Monday July 4h with regular business hours.

Summer in Montreal
We are so blessed to live in a place where we have many green spaces, even a mountain in the middle of the city, as well as cultural festivals, open air activities, fireworks, bike paths galore all which are accessible to everyone and require no expense. What a great opportunity to spend quality time with your family.


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