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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 02 2011

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

Staff: Yvonne Pelling Secretary
Helene Di Lallo Coordinator.
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.

Called Home to the Father:

Rolland Ramdhanie
Father of Chris Ramdhanie
And Father in law to Leyla Ramdhanie

On Wednesday September 28th at 11:00pm in Trinidad. He was 76 years old.

Chris has travelled to Trinidad to be with his family. Please pray for him and his family.

The New Translation
Adapted from the article
By Father Nicholas Zientarski

I would like to propose here one important positive aspect of the upcoming translation: a better contextualizing of our faith. By this, I mean, a better translation will reveal a richer, deeper theology and enhance the spiritual lives of the faithful.
Let us consider this example from the third Eucharistic Prayer:
The text as it is now states: “From age to age you gather a people to yourself so that from east to west a perfect offering may be made to the glory of your name.”
The text in the new translation will read: “You never cease to gather a people to yourself, so that from the rising of the sun to its setting a pure sacrifice may be offered to your name.”
The new translation shows a better biblical and theological context. Biblical because of passages like Psalm 113:3 “From the rising of the sun to its setting the name of the Lord is to be praised.”
And Theological in the fact that the bible portrays all of creation involved in the story of salvation, as shown in the book of Revelation(Rev 21:1).
The Eucharist is a celebration of thanksgiving for all of Creation and is experienced in the world in which people live. They pray in a structure made of stone, metal, glass, and wood – matter from the earth and indeed, from the universe. Bread and wine exist purely from the benefits of the sun: light enables the growth of wheat and grapes used to make bread and wine which is essential for the Mass. This new context will help us to better grasp how the liturgy involves the world around us.

Called Home to the Father:

On Tuesday September 27th 2011 at 6:00pm at the Notre Dame Residence in Kingston, Ont. She was 68 years old.
There will be a wake on Friday, November 30th at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home: 435 Davis Dr. Kingston.

Hours: 2:00pm-4:00pm
With a prayer vigil at 7:00pm

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday October 1st 2011 at 11:00am in St. Joseph Church,
Palace Road, with burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kingston.

Fr. Stephen – Away on Retreat
From October 10-14th he will be away on a spiritual retreat. Please prayer for his safety.

Concert benefiting Diocesan Camping Association camps (Youth in Action, Diocesan Family Camp, Diocesan Liturgy Camp, Visions) featuring Kinkora alumni performers and the Kinkora Youth Choir on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Eric McLean Auditorium, Loyola High School.

Grand door prize: 4 round-trip Air Canada tickets anywhere in Canada or U.S. (except Hawaii) Tickets 5$ each or 5/20$. Presence not required to win prize.
For info please contact Kathleen Griffin 514-697-3134 or at To purchase tickets at St Willibrord's Parish see Paul LaFontaine.

Thanksgiving Lunch
Family live out of town? Friends away? Don’t spend the day alone, come and join Fr. Stephen for Thanksgiving turkey, Sunday October 9th after the special liturgy session. Call the rectory to reserve place.


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