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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 06 2009

Board of Wardens
Patrick Pellerin   Bernadette Roach
Ed Muchantef   Mala Ratmadurai
Marie Lafleche   Steve Pine

St. Willibrord Parish
351 Willibrord Ave., Verdun, QC H4G 2T7
769-9678
e-mail : stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca

Celebration of Eucharist:
Saturday, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10.30 a.m.
Tues. 7.30 p.m Wed. 7.30 p.m. Thurs. & Fri. 8:00a.m

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CONFESSIONS will be heard 15 minutes before each Mass ~ weekdays as well as on weekends.

BAPTISM INFORMATION
Baptisms will take place on the fourth Sunday of the month at 1.00 p.m. Parents wishing to have their children 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.
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R.I.P. Former parishioner, RONALD NEWBOLD, brother of Alan Newbold of this parish, who passed away on November 26th; funeral held in Toronto.

Please check out our newly-revamped, user-friendly Parish Website: stwillibrordparish@videotron.ca for information on Parish activities, a copy of the latest bulletin and much more.
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HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION
Catholics who have reached the age of reason are obliged to attend Mass and avoid unnecessary work on SUNDAY (commemorating the Lord’s Resurrection) as well as the following two days observed in Canada:
Christmas Day and New Year’s Day (Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God).

PARISH DANCE - tickets are selling fast and the event is only one week away, so please call the Parish Office as soon as possible to reserve your tickets.

Christmas Concert performed by The Orpheus Singers on Sunday, December 6th at 8.00 p.m. at St.Matthias Church, 131 Cote St. Antoine Road (corner of Metcalfe) in Westmount.
Tickets: Adults $20; Seniors & Students: $12

Children’s Faith Formation Program
Parents with children whom they want to be formed within the Catholic Faith, are invited to register Sunday after Mass. Marie Lafleche will be on hand to explain the content of the program which is held on Saturday morning at 9.00 a.m.

The 2010 Missals are available at the back of the church ~ feel free to use them during Mass. Should you wish to take a copy home, it would be appreciated if a donation of $4.00 be put in an envelope and put in the Collection Basket. Thank you!

Advent Booklets are also available at the back of the church. The daily readings are adapted to modern day life with a message that everyone can relate to. The booklet helps us to actively prepare our hearts for the birth of the Christ Child on a daily basis so that Advent isn’t just “for Sunday only”. Donation of $1.00 to defray the cost of printing and postage greatly appreciated!

A special THANK YOU to all the volunteers and customers who helped make Saturday’s Flea Market such a success! As this is the last Flea Market for 2009, I would like to reiterate my thanks for all the behind-the-scenes work done by our wonderful volunteers – it is truly appreciated. See you next year!

HEALTH CONCERN
In view of the current H1N1 Flu outbreak, the Archdiocese has issued a directive stating that Holy Communion will now be distributed only under one species (i.e. the Host). As well, please refrain from shaking hands with other parishioners during the Sign of Peace – a simple gesture of acknowledgment of your fellow parishioners is sufficient. It would also be prudent to avoid using the Holy Water font in church.

YEAR OF THE PRIEST
In keeping with the ongoing celebration of the Year of the Priest, let us consider the words of Pope Jean Paul II:

"Beloved, through Ordination, you have received the same Spirit of Christ, who makes you like Him, so you can act in His name and so that His very mind and heart might live in you. This intimate communion with the Spirit of Christ-- while guaranteeing the efficacy of sacramental actions which you perform in persona Christi-- seeks to be expressed in fervent prayer, in integrity of life, in the pastoral charity of a ministry tirelessly spending itself for the salvation of the brethren. In a word, it calls for your personal sanctification.

(I Will Give You Shepherds by John Paul II, on priestly formation)

Let us keep our clergy in prayer during this special year.

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