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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 11 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.

Christmas Mass Schedule

Sat. Dec. 24th Family Mass 7:00pm
Christmas Carols 9:00pm
High Mass 9:30pm

Sun. Dec. 25th Solemn Mass 10:30am

Sat. Dec. 31st Mass 5:00pm
Wine & Cheese 6-7pm
(At the back of the church)

Sun. Jan. 1st Solemn Mass 10:30am

Mary the Immaculate Conception

The Church believes that “the most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her conception, by a singular grace and privilege of Almighty God and by virtue of the merits of Jesus Christ, savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of original sin.”(Dogma of 1854)
Belief in the Immaculate conception has existed since the beginning of the Church. (Youcat # 83)

“The More the Church models her life on Mary, the more maternal she becomes and the more a believer can be reborn of God in her and achieve reconciliation”
(Brother Roger, founder of the Taizé community)

To Learn from Mary how to pray means to join in her prayer: “Let it be to me according to your word” (Lk 1:38). Prayer is ultimately self-giving in response to God’s love. If we say Yes as Mary did, God has the opportunity to lead his life in our life. (Youcat # 479)

This third week of advent, beginning with Gaudette Sunday, let us live it with Mary as our Guide, and bring joy to as many people we can, especially those we know who suffer most.
Fr Stephen Otvos

Christmas Flowers!
Once again this year we are asking for your generous help in purchasing Poinsettia’s for the Church. We have discovered a florist who is eager to work with us, Nathalie’s store is located at 5002, rue Wellington (514) 766-4377 ‎(Atelier Les 4 Saisons).If you prefer you can donate using the special envelopes found in the pews. Please have your flowers delivered after the 18th of December.

Looking for a Driver
Stewart C. would like to come to Mass on Sunday’s but he needs a lift. He is doing well and currently living in Lasalle. Please call the rectory if you can help!

Warden’s Election
The Warden’s elections will take place next Sunday December 18th 2011 after the 10:30am Mass. A quorum of 10 Parishioners living within the Parish boundaries is legally required to hold the election. Please make an effort to fulfill this stipulation.

Should you wish to be a Warden please speak with Fr. Stephen or call the Rectory. Christmas Baskets; A December Project.
Toys: The Giving Tree is ready!
If you would like to put a smile on a child’s face please take one of the scrolls attached to the tree. Inside you will find information needed for your purchase. Please leave your gift unwrapped in a bag, under the tree and they will be added to the Christmas Baskets.

Christmas Dance
Thank you to Tony and his crew for helping to raise money for the Christmas Basket in such a joyful and spirited manner. It was nice to see how talented our parishioners are in singing and dance.
It was a nice start to the holiday season!

Christmas Pageant
We welcome Children of ALL ages, Parents and Grandparents too! Anyone of us who would like to be involved. There are many ways you can help: Planning, Preparing, Costumes, Rehearsals, AND of course we need at least 6 ‘Actors’ Mary & Joseph and Angels & Shepherds And An Inn-keeper. Our First Rehearsal is after the Sunday Mass December 11th at 11:30 a.m. in the church.


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