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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday September 11 2011

Board of Wardens
Marie Lafleche Steve Pine
Patrick Pellerin Dan Ormsby
Nicholas Pinto Susan McCann

Staff: Yvonne Pelling Secretary
Helene Di Lallo PCL
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.

New Translation, Not A New Mass

Many people are asking: “Why is the Church messing around with the mass again?” Since Vatican II we have seen big liturgical changes, biggest of which was the mass said in our own languages. The mass however has always remained, in its essence, the same. It is the sacrifice of Christ for our salvation and our paschal meal that brings us into communion with God and each other.

Why is there a need for a new translation?
Blessed Pope John Paul II issued the third edition of the Missale Romanum (Roman missal) during the Jubilee Year in 2000. This edition included new texts and prayers due to the many saints canonized by Blessed John Paul II. In addition, the liturgical experience after the Second Vatican Council gave rise to a desire for a more literal translation of the original Latin. This new translation will employ the best of what we have learned about liturgical language. It will provide an opportunity to reflect ever more deeply on the Eucharistic celebration that lies at the heart of the Church’s life.

To help in the transition to the new translation we will soon be having short sessions after the 10:30 mass to familiarize ourselves with it.
It is not a new mass but only a new expression of our faith.

Fr. Stephen Flea Market News
St. Willibrord’s will still be hosting flea markets in the coming year; the biggest change is that we will be renting tables only.
We thank Chris and Leyla for their hard work over the past many years in making this a successful event. As well, we thank all the volunteers who worked at these sales.
To all who have supported us through the years by donating clothes, books, furniture, household goods, toys etc. , we thank you so much, as our parish has benefited from your generosity.
With the coming changes, we will no longer be accepting any donations of goods. We would appreciate your help in spreading the word to your friends and family.
We are hoping to start some long due renovations and repairs to the Soup Kitchen and Cameron Hall, in order to have a more welcoming and pleasant place to host community events.
We will still have many opportunities for you to continue volunteering and building community!!

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.

40 Days to Bazaar 2011
Since there is no “formal committee” for Bazaar 2011, we ask everyone to revive that “St. Willibrord Spirit” by working together to make it a success.
Your Parish needs Volunteers!
Your Parish needs Prizes!
Your Parish needs Bakers!
Your Parish needs YOU!


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