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TWENTY-SECOND 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 Jeremiah 20:07-9 (Jeremiah's interior crisis)
Reading II Romans 12:1-2 (sacrifice of body and mind)
Gospel Matthew 16:21-27 (first prophecy of passion and resurrection; doctrine of the cross)
Key Passage Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me". (Matthew 16:24)
Adult What has it meant to you to take up your cross and follow Jesus?
 

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.

TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME AUGUST 28th, 2005

WED.  Aug. 31 - 9:00 a.m. Bill Murphy by Phil & Dorothy Casey
SAT. Sept. 03 - 7:00 p.m. Mercier & Cashman families by Theresa Mercier Cashman
SUN. Sept. 04 - 9:00 a.m. Gary Simpson by Bob & Maureen Dunning
Alice Cosgrove by the OLV Society
Helen Desjardins by Tom & Isobel Laframboise

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING MASS IS BACK ON SCHEDULE

SANCTUARY LAMP - O.L.V. :
September 4th to 17th for the intentions of Veronica Smith.

THIS YEAR'S OUR LADY OF KNOCK PILGRIMAGE:
It is already two weeks that at St. Malachy we had our annual big event: The Our Lady of Knock Pilgrimage. Beautiful! There must have been close to 700 participants. Everything worked quite smoothly and judging from several reactions, Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher was a "real hit".

Congratilations to all those who organized the event and who made it happen. What dedication! All the hard work paid off. A warm thank you for all the effort.

We hope that at the faith level, the event was a success too. That is, of course, difficult to measure. Still, one could not help but sense a profound devotion with which those present participated in the different events: a much appreciated and welcome faith-builder.

LET US MAKE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 SPECIAL :
Like last year, we want to give some special attention to the beginning of our pastoral activities for this year. Our joint Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) has designated Sunday, September 18th for that. We would like to bring our two parishes, OLV and ST. Malachy together in one mass on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. After mass we would like to see all parishioners together in the church hall where over some refreshments our PPC will launch our pastoral activities for this year. That should take about 1 1\2 hours. May we count on your presence there, because we need every parishioner of our two parishes "to keep us as parishes alive (and we don't mean finances). That by the way, is the motto for our pastoral launch this year.

As a build-up to that launch you will find next Sunday a "contraption" at the entrance of the church that, at first, may look strange, but that is very much in line with what as followers of Jesus Christ we are people on a journey.

NEXT BAPTISM TO BE CELEBRATED ON OCTOBER 2ND:
It is not that long ago that baptism could be celebrated any Sunday that someone requested it for their recently born children. That was the time that no preparation was required.

Over the past little while, we have arrived at a schedule that sees us celebrate baptism on five designated Sundays throughout the year: The last Sunday in September; the feast of Christ the King which is the Sunday before Advent begins; the last Sunday before Lent begins; the second Sunday of Easter; and a Sunday in the second half of June. That gives us an opportunity to properly prepare for it.

The actual preparation for each Baptism consists of three sessions with the parents who have requested that their children be baptized. It is not meant as a "preparation course", but rather we reflect in three evening sessions on the significance of what the parents request for their children. It is all part of the different times in which we live. Not all Catholic parents feel the need any more to have their children baptized. Those who do make a deliberate choice, a choice that as a parish community we want to respect and support in the form of getting together with them in the hope that the Baptism of their child may become a welcome opportunity for the parents to take a second and adult look at the faith that motivated then to have their child baptized.

Does this sort of preparation have any recognizable results? It is hard to measure that. But at least we try to sow some seeds that may bring forth fruits----.

At any rate, the next baptism will be celebrated on October 2nd. The preparation sessions begin Monday September 12 to be followed by September 19 and 26. The children to be baptized on October 2 will be introduced to and welcomed by the parish community at our Sunday Eucharist of September 25th. Naturally all parishioners will want to support this journey-in-faith with their prayerful interest.

PARISHIONERS OF ST. MALACHY - PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO MASS ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH:
Just for once, there will be no mass at St. Malachy that Saturday evening, but your are asked to join O.L.V. that Sunday morning. We already do a number of things together. What better way to express and strengthen that, than in coming together around the one Table of the Lord Jesus? After all, he is the one in whose name we gather and know each other as brothers and sisters.

ACTIVITIES AT O.L.V. - SANDBAG NIGHT:
Once again our fun Sandbag night is scheduled for Friday, September 16th at 7:15 p.m. The Entry fee is $6.00, which includes 3 games of 6 innings each and a light lunch served afterwards.

You have until Sunday, September 11th to register your team by calling Ken at 986-3166 or by filling out the form on the Church bulletin board. (Teams of 8 -12 players required). Captains are asked to be there at 7:00 p.m. and games begin at 7:15 p.m.

REMINDER: - A refreshment bar will be on site, therefore, no children under 18 years of age will be allowed. Make this a successful evening by coming out to play.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO:
Iris Butler who will be celebrating her birthday on September 1st.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
August 13 - Regular
$ 255

 

THANK YOU!
August 21 - Regular
$ 334

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