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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 04 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.

Fr. Stephen Otvos and the Parishioners of St. Willibrord’s request your presence on Sunday September 11th 2011 for a Luncheon given in honour of the CND Sisters who have faithfully served and worshiped in our Verdun Community. Join them and us in Cameron Hall (325 Willibrord Ave, Verdun). Please RSVP by Telephone: 514-769-9678

New school year 2011-2012

Dear Friends
I hope you’ve all had a great summer. As things are starting up again for the new pastoral year, I am eager and happy to see you all again after my holiday. Before leaving I had the occasion to go to the School of Evangelization and it was fantastic! I’m hoping to bring the speaker to meet with us some time this year.
The” School of Evangelization” explains well that every parish and every parishioner has the responsibility to share the joy of the faith with others, and it’s easier then you think!
We will be continuing many of our projects, such as the RCIA program, the Children Catechism Classes and Children’s Liturgy on Sunday, our Parish Supper Book Club; as well as our social justice programs such as our soup kitchen, and our flea markets.
I thank those who are here already helping us build our community, and I welcome those who are getting to know us. Come and join us in making a difference in our community here in Verdun and in getting to know each other as brothers and sisters united in Christ. There is a lot to look forward to.

Fr. Stephen Otvos

Quote: “Strive to live the ordinary extraordinarily!”
by Don Bosco
Labour Day Weekend
Labour Day has been celebrated on the first Monday in September in Canada since the 1880s. Many Canadians regard Labour Day as the last long weekend of summer. Since the school year generally starts right after Labour Day, we at St. Wililbrord’s have started the tradition of Blessing the School Bags and the students, praying that they will have a safe and successful year.

47 Days to Bazaar 2011
Raffle tickets will be on sale after all weekend masses until Bazaar time, October 21 & 22.
We need:
Workers – call Yvonne at 769-9678
Donations of “new items” for all the booths.
Reward point eg. Air miles, Canadian Tire Money, Esso etc.
Gift Certificates from your hair dresser, barber or favourite restaurant.
Since there is no “formal committee for Bazaar 2011, we ask everyone to revive that St. Willibrord spirit to make it a success…Invite your friends and co-workers. The More the Merrier!!

L’Arche Montreal
Invites you to a Spaghetti Supper Fund Raiser on Saturday 17th starting at 4:30pm. 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.

Children’s liturgy
Registration has begun! Please fill out a form found at the back of the church and return to the office. If you have any questions, please call Helene Di Lallo.

Hospitality Centre / Food Pantry
Summer is coming to an end but the fight against hunger never stops. As our outreach programs are soon to start up again, we find our cupboards bare. We ask that everyone please bring in a few non-perishable food items, to help us get started. Our goal is to not have to turn away anyone due to a lack of food.

Episcopal Ordinations
Our Cardinal Jean-Claude Turcotte will ordain Fr. Thomas Dowd and Fr. Christian Lépine as Bishops of the Diocese of Montreal, on Sat. Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Mary Queen of the World Cathedral.
Fr.Stephen has been asked by Fr. Dowd, his good friend, to “assist” him by accompanying him in procession and by taking part in the ceremony.
Everyone is welcomed to attend! Please do!


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