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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY

IN

ORDINARY TIME

 
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 2 KINGS 4:8-11, 14-16 (Elisha and the Shunammite woman)
Reading II Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 (death to sin, life in God)
Gospel Matthew 10:37-42 (conditions and rewards of discipleship)
Key Passage Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:39)
Adult When have you felt more fully alive by giving of yourself to another?
 

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.

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JUNE 26, 2005

WED. 29 - 9:00 a.m.
Parishioners of OLV and St. Malachy's
Hilda McFaul by Hugh McFaul
SAT. 02 - 7:00 p.m. Eleanor Kane by Mary Nora Kane
SUN. 03 - 9:00 a.m. Gillian Proulx by Betty Filiatreault
Bertina Gorman by John Gorman
Margaret McMamara by Evelyn & Jean Paul
WED. 06
NO MASS
SAT. 09 - 7:00 p.m. Joseph Lamarche (17th Anniversary) by Vivian and family
SUN. 10 - 9:00 a.m. Lena McFaul by Hugh
Ted & Bernice Cameron by Nan Sicard
Father Fernand Langevin by Evelyn & Jean Paul

NO WEEKDAY MASS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY:
Next Wednesday (June 29th) there will be Mass as usual at 9:00 am.
For the month of July we'll give it a break. We hope to resume the schedule again in August.

THIS YEAR THE PILGRIMAGE AT MAYO WILL BE AUGUST 14:
That will be the 51st Pilgrimage. Quite an accomplishment! As the time comes closer you may want to consider giving a hand in making things work well.

APRIL SESSION ON THE EUCHARIST (2):
Spending an entire Saturday morning studying and discussing what we do "with ease" every Sunday? That is what we did on April 16 with Father Baillargeon as our guide. It was a real treat.

He got into some heavier stuff that, every so often, we need to be reminded of. In this case he insisted very much on what the Sunday Eucharist is: the weekly celebration of the Pascal Mystery of Christ. That sounds pretty heavy. What it comes down to is that each Sunday, the first day of the week, the day of the Lord, we are privileged to "keep memorial" of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the central mystery of the Christian Faith that is at the core of who we are as Christians and that makes us into the Body of Christ.

That "keeping memorial" is a notion we have inherited from the Jews. Jews "keep memorial" of their Passover, of their liberation from slavery through God's servant Moses. They bring that past event into the present so that it may serve as the solid basis from which they look forward with hope to the future when what God has accomplished through his servant Moses will be brought to completion. It makes them eagerly await the coming Messiah.

Christians give that keeping "memorial" a uniquely Christian twist on the authority of Jesus himself when he said at the last supper "Do this in memory OF ME". He is the new Moses, the servant of God who through his dying and rising liberates us from the slavery of sin and death and leads us into God's presence, into communion and friendship with God, Through the power of God's Spirit the mystery of Christ's death and resurrection comes into our present so it may serve as the solid basis from which we look forward with hope to Christ's future coming in glory. It is briefly captured in the acclamation we sing at Mass: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

It may all sound a little heavy. That is not surprising . After all, we are dealing here with the heart of the Christian faith. It is so central that "all other things we believe", are really the spin-off of the central mystery of our faith. That is why we need to celebrate it with great care, with gratitude, and with hope.

SUSAN LEMIEUX APPOINTED FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS:
The Archbishop has appointed Susan Lemieux for another 3-year term as chairperson of the wardens. We are happy and grateful that Susan has accepted to serve our parish in this capacity.

Joan Teske received the same 3-year appointment for St. Malachy's last year. Our thanks to Joan as well for her willingness to serve St Malachy's in that role.

We will need to fill the Warden vacancy at O.L.V., that Alma Miller left now that she is the secretary at our two parishes.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Happy 59th Anniversary to Roger & Carmel Gauthier on June 29th .
Happy Birthday to Father Bill on July 5th.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$  425

$  338

THANK YOU!
Donation
$  500
 

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