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

Parish Bulletin

Sunday December 18 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 ST. WILLIBRORD PARISH
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

IN THIS Sunday’s reading, an angel appears to Mary with a wondrous announcement, that she is full of grace and God chooses her, that she may bring Christ into the world. Her response is “be it done unto me according to your word.” We too are to pattern our response to God on Mary’s response and to witness to Christ present in our world. But in a another unique way we are also called to share this wondrous news as the Angel Gabriel did, to remind people that they too are blessed by God.
Fr Robert Rivers states: “It is the job of all Catholics to invite all people to hear the message of salvation. People’s responses, however, are up to God. We Catholics actually have the easy part. Both the proclaiming of the message of salvation and the response of the listeners are works of the Spirit of God. The power of God is what converts. We must learn to trust in God’s power to evangelize and play our part, by inviting people to hear the message of the gospel.
For my New Years project I would like to get to know each of you better and share our faith together. Let me come to visit you, we can eat together and share our faith. Let me know if you would welcome a visit from me.

Fr. Stephen Otvos

Warden’s Election
THIS 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.

Booster Club
It’s Back! Get your tickets today! Thanks to Marie LaFleche for taking up this endeavour which is vital to the parish coffers. We are starting anew so please do not expect tickets in the mail. They are available after mass or at the rectory. There are only a limited number of tickets which makes the draw more exciting and attainable. Tickets are $20.00 with a First Prize of $1,000.00

New Year Day!
Join Fr. Stephen on Sunday January 1st after 10:30am Mass at the Rectory for New years day pot-luck. Bring your best dish and share good food and good times with your fellow parishioners.

This will be the last bulletin until January 8, 2012.

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.

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.

Office Closure
Please note that the office will be closed from Monday December 26th and reopening on Tuesday January 3 2012.
Should there be an emergencies please do not hesitate to call as the messages will be checked regularly and Fr. Stephen will be notified.

Giving Tree
Please make sure to bring in your gifts by Tuesday Dec. 20th that we have enough time to sort and package them for the baskets.


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