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The Parishes

of

Our Lady of Victory

and

St. Malachy

Pastor
Father William Marrevee, s.c.j.

Eucharistic Celebrations

St. Malachy - Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Our Lady of Victory - Sunday 9:00 A.M.

Reconciliation: O.L.V. - 1st Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. or by appointment.
St. Malachy - 1st Saturday 6:15-6:45 p.m. or by appointment.
Baptisms: By appointment. Registration required. Please call the Rectory.
Marriages: Couples must call the Rectory for an appointment at least one year prior to their date of marriage to allow adequate preperation time.

Welcome to new parishioners:
We welcome you to our parish! Please introduce yourself after Mass and call the Rectory to register.

TWENTY SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C) OCTOBER 03, 2004

WED. 06 - 8:30 a.m.

Bill Weir by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
Lorraine Cullen by Helen Desjardins

SAT. 09 - 7:00 p.m. Lorraine Cullen by Lorene Farnand & Pat Lavell
SUN. 10 - 9:00 a.m. Jean Louis Proulx by Betty Filiatreault
Jean Luc Roy by Denis, Larry & Randy Roy
Agnes Batty (5th anniversary) by Ethel & Nancy

Please Note: The Mass on Wednesday is at 8:30 a.m.

SANCTUARY LAMP-ST. MALACHY:
September 25-October 8 for the special intentions of Virginia Roos.

NEXT BAPTISMS TO BE CELEBRATED: November 7th.
Preparation: Monday, October 18, 25, November 1, 7:00 p.m.

OFF TO HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY:
In case anyone wonders where I am this weekend, I will be in Happy Valley - Goose Bay in Labrador. I have never been in that part of Canada, so it will be a discovery.

It is not exactly a holiday. It is rather a leftover from my teaching days. I will be working with priests and lay pastoral workers of that area on the significance of baptism for our lives as Christians. Yes, we will be working on the ritual of baptism, but more than that. The focus is really on what ideally leads to the celebration of baptism and how baptism ideally shapes the rest of our lives as Christians, even to the point of what we may hope for when our life-stories here come to an end. It is all part of the slow process of rediscovering that baptism does a lot more than "taking away original sin". While that is part of baptism, baptism stands for so much more.

I'll be back on Monday evening.

THAT WAS A GREAT SUPPER, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24!
Our thanks to those who put so much work in preparing the Harvest Supper. The food and the fellowship were excellent. Our thanks as well to those who participated in the supper. There was a real interest in it. If the hall would have allowed for it, we might have sold even more tickets. As it was, all 150 allowable tickets were sold. And some $2300.00 were raised for the benefit of both parishes. Many thanks to all who made that happen.

FINE COOPERATION BETWEEN O.L.V. AND ST. MALACHY:
What is particularly gratifying is the way members of our two parishes cooperated on the two major events of the week September 19-24: the Launch on Sunday and the Supper on Friday. It all went so smoothly, and things that needed to be done simply got done. Beautiful! I am not suggesting that there was not that sort of cooperation before, but it was certainly very noticeable for a relative newcomer to the scene. Lots to build on!

FOLLOWING UP ON THE LAUNCH OF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th:
The power point presentation and the narrative that went with it were very informative. It was a good way of getting a picture of our two parishes, but also of what we need to be doing. You must have noticed how the four areas that make up parish life were the focus:

Proclamation of the
Good News
Faith Formation rooted
in the Living World
Celebration
Liturgy, Prayer, Praise
Worship
Fellowship
Fraternity, Solidarity
Community, Sharing
Transformation of Society
Justice and Faith
Social Responsibility

But we also have to move beyond the information stage. The direction we want to go is best summed up by the way Gale concluded the power point presentation. "By coming together just like this, we start exploring our capacity as Christians - for our personal selves, but also for our present community and that of the future as well. You may have noticed how intertwined those four areas of Parish Life were. They are as intertwined as the bits and pieces that make up our individual lives. We can't separate the pieces of our lives, nor can we, as Christians, separate our lives from each other! We are all connected by our baptism and by our baptism we have been give the job to follow in Jesus' steps. The first Christian Communities tried to figure out what that meant, and so we now have a good model to follow! If we don't take the baby steps now to learn and grow in our faith and our calling, there will be no community for our up-and-coming generations - that's what the first Christian communities faced and it certainly seems to be our challenge too. We can become these "schools of catechesis" - the term that our bishop uses in the little publication we received on Pentecost Sunday...But it has to start from where we are right now - so we can get on with the journey ahead of us."

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC:
Knights of Columbus Hall, 480 des Pins, Wednesday, October 6, 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

  • October 6, 8:00 p.m., St. Benoit Church, 171 Nicolet, Hull, celebration of Bishop Ebacher's 25th anniversary of his ordination as bishop.
  • Saturday, October 16, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Diocesan Center, Diocesan Liturgy Workshop.

PLEASE PRAY for Eleanor Kane who died recently. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

ARTISTS:
A group of artists meets Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in O.L.V. hall - no teacher. Cost is $2.00 per evening.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular - Sept. 12   $471  
19   $237  
26 $1,135 $320  
Fuel $   520 $177  
Canadian Bishops $   250 $140 THANK YOU!

Rectory 490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Telephone (819) 986-3763
Secretary Monday and Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.


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