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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 13 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.

Information Session on the New Translation

We will be continuing to learn more about the new translation of the Roman Missal, after Mass.

Sunday November 13th Intro to the new music and responses (Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei)

Sunday November 20th rehearsal for the singing of the new responses.

Remembrance Day
On remembrance day members of the armed forces are commemorated. It marks the date and time when armies in general stop fighting. November 11th at 11am in 1918 marks the end of the first world war in the UK –

“We must remember. If we do not, the sacrifice of those one hundred thousand Canadian lives will be meaningless. They died for us, for their homes and families and friends, for a collection of traditions they cherished and a future they believed in; they died for Canada. The meaning of their sacrifice rests with our collective national consciousness; our future is their monument”.
~Heather Robertson, A Terrible Beauty, The Art of Canada at War, Toronto, Lorimer, 1977

Christmas Baskets
We’re looking for volunteers for Basket Preparation
You would be assembling boxes and organizing the food and packing the boxes

Delivery Day – Thurs. Dec 22
We are always looking for people that have cars, vans and trucks to help deliver the boxes. Drivers will be matched up with able volunteers to carry the boxes into the homes.

If you would like to volunteer or if you have a group, please contact Angele or the parish 514-769-9678.

Advent Retreat
We are in the final stages of planning an advent retreat with Guest Speaker
Michael Dopp of The Mission of the Redeemer Ministries.
Mission of the Redeemer Ministries, based in Ottawa, is a new and exciting lay movement in the Catholic Church. The retreat will take place from Sunday Nov. 27th to Tuesday November 29th .
Please make sure to sign up at the back of the church to reserve your place.
Call the office for further details.

I would like to congratulate the seven children who received confirmation this weekend. Know that the Spirit of God now dwells in you. Do not be afraid to ask God to activate the gifts of the Sprit in your lives, especially that of courage to practice and defend the faith, and the gift of a deeper prayer life, something we all need. It is up to you now as you get older to choose to nourish you faith life. I hope to see you and your families on Sundays
Let us worship the lord together.
Fr. Stephen Otvos Challenge
Dear Parishioners of St. Willibrord,
In the midst of a busy city, hectic school and work schedules and an increasingly secular society, we were privileged to be able to hold and attend what was a grace-filled weekend retreat this November at your Church. Your hospitality, prayers and support are appreciated ever so much and we have not felt so welcome and loved as we do at St. Willibrords. The palancas that you have offered as a community, in particular were extremely touching. Our combined efforts have impacted the lives of another 18 new Challengers who just finished the 25th Montreal Challenge retreat! Quite a milestone! Over the past year or more, we have been able to practice social justice and charity by assisting, in a small way, your successful soup kitchen program, as well as perform music at your Fall Fair. This collaboration of dedicated volunteers is slowly making a difference and we are proud to call this parish our home in the meantime.
We look forward to helping out at more soup kitchens, playing music at more of your events and finally, bringing more youth into Communion with Christ at future retreats at St. Willibrords.

Montreal Challenge Movement.


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