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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday October 09 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.

Thanksgiving Lunch Ė October 9th

Itís not too late! The door will be open to all who wish to enjoy a turkey lunch with Fr. Stephen.

Please join us at the rectory after the information session on the new translation of the Missal.

Hoping many of you will join me!
~Fr. Stephen

Revised Roman Missal and its Liturgical Norms

Many English-speaking Catholics will not notice many differences in the New Roman Missal. After all, the Mass always remains the same. We come together, glorifying God and confessing our unworthiness. We listen to the Word of God. We pray for all in need. We prepare the gifts of bread and wine which will become the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We recall his death and resurrection, and pray that the Holy Spirit make us one in the Lord. We pray in the words the Lord gave us. We deepen our faith, hope and love through communion with him and one another. We are sent forth again on Godís mission, strengthened by the life-giving Trinity.
Nevertheless, the revision does involve some changes. We will experience a change as to when we stand and kneel during the Eucharistic Prayer, obviously we must accommodate the physical needs of individuals. At the same time, we want to encourage a harmonious and reverent response to the words of the Eucharistic Prayer. The principles remind us that it is important for all liturgical texts to use terms and images from the Sacred Scriptures. The translations of the Roman Missal are to reflect the meaning of its original Latin text, as of Vatican II.
Roman Catholics, as distinct from Eastern Catholics, follow the liturgical tradition of the Church of Rome. In other words, the ďLatinĒ tradition is the common
heritage of Roman Catholics.

Blessed Marie Rose Durocher
October 6th was the 200th anniversary of the birth of the foundress of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. She was beatified in Rome by Pope John Paul II on May 23, 1982, and her remains are now at the Cocathedral of Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue, in Longueuil.

Fall Fair 2011
Itís right around the corner and we still have tickets to sell! Call the rectory to get yours today!
Donít forget to invite all your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers to the Bazaar on October 21st and 22nd.

Attention All Conveners!!
Meeting will be held next week on Thurs. Oct. 13th at 7-8pm in the Rectory.
Please call the rectory if you need a lift.

Fr. Stephen Ė Away on Retreat
We thank Fr. Muthu and Fr. Nunez for celebrating Mass here with us while Fr. Stephen is away.

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.

Lakeview Memorial Gardens
In the news we hear of the disrespect shown towards our Veterans. Join us on October 16th at 2pm for our 2nd annual visit to St. Willibrord Gardens of Lakeview/Pointe Claire and the nearby Field of Honour. We can show our appreciation and respect for our Veterans and the deceased members of our families. Please sign the register at the rear of the Church.


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