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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday November 27 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.

Pew Cards

Just a reminder that the pew cards are to remain here at the church to assist everyone with the changes to the Mass.

It is fine to take it home, as long as you bring it back the next week. We have a limited number.

A New Liturgical Year and a New Translation of the Holy Mass.

“Just as we celebrate a birthday or a wedding anniversary each year, so too the Liturgy celebrates over the course of the year the most important events in Christian salvation history. These events, ‘memories’ of Jesus’ life and teachings are simultaneously encounters with the living God. (Youcat #185)

“The Church year, which makes present and portrays anew the life of Christ, is mankind’s greatest work of art; and God has acknowledged it and allows it year after year, always granting it new light, as though one were encountering it for the first time.
(Jochen Klepper 1903-1942, German writer)

This advent we begin a new liturgical year awaiting with joy the coming of Christ, not just at his birth date but for his second coming. The New translation of the mass can help us enter into the mystery of Christ’s coming, for the Eucharist is the summit of our Christian life. It is Christ with us, and within us. The greater focus on scripture in the new translation can help us focus on the Gift of God’s Son. Advent Mission
Come to “Rediscovering Christmas Joy through the Basic Gospel Message”
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 .

St. Patrick's Basilica
On Thursday Dec 1, 2011 starting time: 7:30pm - doors will open at 6:30pm
Performing will be:
The Black Watch, Highland Dancers, St. Gabriel's Parish Choir, Dir. Terry Clahane, Bernadette Short Irish Dancers, SHELDON KAGAN INTERNATIONAL
Instrumentalists and Vocalist
Gen. Admission tickets: $18.00 or $20 at the door.
*Patron Seat tickets: $95.00/2 or $100/2 at the door
*(Includes: Reserved seats, Inc. Tax receipt and Wine and Cheese) Please call: (514) 481-1346 - (514) 386-8082,

Christmas Basket Fundraiser
It’s that time of year again! On Saturday December 10th starting at 6pm we will be hosting a dinner, dance and late night karaoke fundraiser. Featuring DJ Marc Favreau and live musical guest Ron Taddeo.
Tickets are $20.00.
Bring your Own Wine
Selected Bar Available
Door Prizes!!

Christmas Baskets; A December Project.
This year we hope to help many more people in need in our community. It is only through generous supporters that we are able to meet the demand.
How can you help?
Volunteering- We are looking for parishioners to help prepare the baskets and help with delivery. Please contact the rectory to leave your information.
Donations - Groceries are getting more expensive for all of us. Since, we purchase a lot of supplies and groceries for this project, your donation can go a long way
Food Drive - We will be collecting non-perishable food items at each mass and at Christmas Dance, December 10, we can also provide you with a bag to fill with food.
Toys: In the coming weeks you will notice a Christmas tree at the back of the church. Tied to the tree will be small scrolls with a child’s gender and age. Help us by purchasing an appropriate toy for that specific child. Please DO NOT wrap the gifts.


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