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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 06 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.

Artisan Fair
Get your Christmas shopping done early by joining us for our 1st Annual Artisan Fair, Saturday Nov. 12th between 9am-3pm. Featuring local (and not so local), artists, community and social organizations, who will all be offering works of fine arts, crafts, bake goods and so much more. These works are unique and original and can’t be bought in stores. They are a pleasure to view and a joy to own. Fine dining at reasonable prices available.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
When a coach sends a soccer player onto the playing field, he puts his hand on his shoulder and gives him final instructions. We can understand Confirmation in a similar way. A hand is placed upon us. We step out onto the field of life. Through the Holy Spirit we know what we have to do and we have been given the power to do it. He has motivated us. His mission resounds in our ears. We sense his help. We will not betray his trust or disappoint him; we will win the game for him. We just have to want to do it and listen to him.
(Youcat # 203)

Like this analogy describes, God’s divine presence is placed in us through the Gift of the Holy Spirit at our confirmation. We have been forever marked as God’s own children. Through confirmation we enter more fully into a covenant relationship with God, who supplies us with the His own Spirit that we may always choose the true good, the blessed life to which we are called.

And so we pray: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.”
Ps. 51:12
Congrats to all the newly confirmed!
Fr Stephen Otvos

We would like to acknowledge the hard work and faithfulness of our confirmandi and their families throughout their preparation. Let us continue to pray for them:


Sacramental Preparation
Next Sunday, Nov. 13th at 9am, Fr. Otvos and Helene Di Lallo will launch the new year of preparation with a breakfast for the families involved. If you still wish to register your child, it is not too late. Please call the office.

Faith Enrichment Conference
This Friday Nov. 11th at 9am-10:30am, Fr. Otvos will be giving a lecture on Vocations as a guest speaker at the conference. As well, Helene Di Lallo will be speaking on practical programs for building Vocations in the parish. Feast of St. Willibrord
“O God, Who didst vouchsafe to send thy blessed Saint Willibrord to preach Thy glory to the Gentiles : we humbly pray Thee that, by his intercession, we may both see and know the things which we ought to do, and by Thy mercy be enabled to perform the same. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who livest and reignest with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.”
*Prayer taken from the Western Orthodoxy website.

Daylight Savings Time Reminder
Daylights savings starts(ed) on Sunday Nov. 6th at 2:00am. Hope you didn’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour.

Their retreat weekend is wrapping up with a closing Mass on Sunday Nov. 6th at 3pm. Please let us show our support by joining them at the Mass. We hope they have had a successful, faith enriching time and we continue to pray for them as they are our future.

Information Session on the New Translation
We will be continuing to learn more about the new translation of the Roman Missal, after Mass, on Sunday Nov. 13th and 20th.


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