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MOST HOLY

TRINITY SUNDAY

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


F O O D   F O R   T H E   W E E K

Reading I Exodus 34:4-6,8-9(renewal of the tablets)
Reading II

2 Corinthians 13: -13 (farewell)

Gospel

John 3:16-18 (belief in the Son sent by the father)

Key Passage

For God so loved the word that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ( John 3:16)

Every Sunday, when we enter the Church, we place our hand in the Baptism water, make the sign of the cross on our bodies, and name God Father, Son and Spirit,...it says that we are loved by God and that there is a place for us in God's very own life.
 

Pastor
William Marrevee s.c.j.
Email
Rectory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Secretary
Monday and Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone
(819) 986-3763
Fax
(819) 986-9889

A sincere welcome to those who are new among us. We hope you find a warm and welcoming faith-home with us. Please introduce yourself after Mass and call the Rectory to register.

MOST HOLY TRINITY (A) MAY 22, 2005

WED. 25 - 9:00 a.m.
Hugh Berndt by Ray & Marcella Berndt
SAT. 28 - 7:00 p.m. Harold & Annie Burns by Agnes, Erma & families.
SUN. 29 - 9:00 a.m. Mac Dorion by Margaret & Tom Dorion

OPPORTUNITY TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO DOROTHY CASEY:
After more than 14 years of faithful service to our two parishes as secretary Dorothy Casey has submitted her resignation from that position. We would not want to let that go unnoticed. The June 5th Coffee Sunday gives us a good opportunity for that. So, after Mass on Sunday June 5, our PPC and our two Fabriques and many of our parishioners will gather to say a more formal "thank you" to Dorothy. That is no doubt very well deserved.

A FEW BUSINESS ITEMS ON JUNE 5TH AS WELL:
As we may expect a good number of parishioners to be part of that special June 5th Coffee Sunday Gathering, our PPC and Fabriques would like to deal with a few business items. These will be easily dealt with and will not overshadow our thanks to Dorothy.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) CONSTITUTION TO BE RATIFIED:
For most of this year our PPC has been working under a temporary Constitution. We had been thinking of making the June Coffee Sunday (June 5th) into our Parishes' General Assembly for this year. That would be a good occasion to have the Constitution ratified so that we are fully legitimate. To that end you can see the Constitution posted at the entrance to the church. For those who are inclined to examine it in more detail, some extra copies are available at request. If you like to make changes or need clarification, please, let us know before June 5. If no major changes are called for by then, the ratification on June 5 can go rather quickly.

GETTING READY FOR BAPTISM TO BE CELEBRATED IN JUNE:
It is not that long ago that all you needed to do for the baptism of infants was to show up and "get it done". Perhaps it is not fair to put it that way. It is simply meant to draw the attention to the different way of doing things.

It varies a bit from parish to parish, but in our parish after the parents have let us know that they would like to have their son/daughter baptized we arrange for three sessions with other parents who have made a similar request. At those sessions we reflect on the significance of what the parents have asked for both for themselves and for their children. It is not a course that they have to follow, but rather three evenings of reflection during which they prepare for the baptism-event. Part of that preparation is for the parents to join in with their child in one of our Sunday Masses so that the parish community has the opportunity to welcome the children to be baptised.

Is it all a bit complicated? Not really, but it is certainly indicative of the fact that we can no longer take baptism for granted. Do we achieve 'The hoped for goal with this preparation'? It is hard to say. To be honest, tangible results are quite meager, at least to the extent that we can measure them...

YOUTH ACTIVITY (FINAL ONE PRIOR TO SUMMER VACATION):
We would like all children to join us after Mass starting next Sunday May 29th for another Youth activity. We will be teaching the children a song about St. Francis. With the words of the song our budding young artists will design and paint a mural for presentation to the congregation. We figure that it will take two Sundays (May 29 and June 5th) to complete the mural and learn the words of the new song. Presentation of the mural and song will take place during Mass on Sunday, June 12th. All ages are welcome(from the very young to the not so young) as we know that everyone has something to contribute!

IN "CHURCH LANGUAGE" WE ARE BACK IN ORDINARY TIME:
The Church's year is made up of two high seasons(Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas) and two blocks of ordinary time. After the 90 day Lent-Easter season we are now back in Ordinary Time. It is most noticeable in the changed decor of the church. The Easter banners have gone and on most Sundays the priest wears green vestments. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. This Sunday (Trinity Sunday) and next Sunday (Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ). The vestments are white to mark the two feasts that the Church observes on these Sundays. These two Sundays could be seen as spin-offs from the enormous and foundational event we celebrate in the 50 days of Easter: the crucified Jesus being raised from the dead.

WE NEED A NEW WARDEN:
Now that Alma Miller has become the new secretary she must let go of the position of Warden she has held since January of this year. Anyone interested? The Wardens (or Fabrique) look after the financial and administrative features of parish life. That is different from the Parish Pastoral Council; which together with the Pastor looks after the pastoral side of Parish life.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COUNT THE COLLECTION (O.L.V.):
This is not a big job, but it is a job where confidentiality, accuracy and reliability are most important. It would be ideal if we could get two or three teams of two or three persons to look after this. May we hear from you?

PRAYERS:
Please pray for Bill McDonnell who died recently. Our sympathy to his family.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$  665

$  381

THANK YOU!
Papal Charities
$  230

$  128

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