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SEVENTH SUNDAY

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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 Isaiah 43:18-19, 21,22,24b-25 (promise of redemption and restoration
Reading II 2 Corinthians 1:18 -22 (Paul’s sincerity)
Gospel Mark 2:1-12 (healing of a paralytic at Capernaum)
Key Passage Jesus said, ”Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and take your mat and walk?” (Mark 2:9)
Adult When has been the hardest for you to believe that your sins are forgiven?
 

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.

MASSES:
WED. Feb. 22 - 9:00 a.m. All Parishioners by the Pastor
SAT. Feb. 25 - 7:00 p.m. Mike Murphy (1st. Anniversary) by the family
Kurtis Corrigan by Greg & Pat Lavell
SUN. Feb. 26 - 9:00 a.m. Ben French (13 th Anniversary) by Pearl
Helen Desjardins by Lynn Laforce & family

SANCTUARY LAMP - ST. MALACHY:
February 5th to February 26th, for the intentions of George Roos, Jody Leach & Diana Aiello requested by Kathleen Roos & family.

FOR PARENTS WITH CHILDREN - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21st, 7:00 PM:
Over the last year a few parents with children have met a number of times in different settings. The purpose of these get-togethers was to find ways to have our children get a taste for the faith we cherish. The months leading up to Christmas they spend a good amount of time, energy, resources and – above all - faith around the Jesse tree which we gave a prominent place at our celebrations of Christmas. Great stuff!

This coming Tuesday evening the same parents will get together to plan the next adventure. They would love to see the numbers grow. So all parents with children are invited to take part in this session,

This is a great initiative. Is it necessary? Very much so! “How will our children have faith? “ That is an urgent question. It is also a challenge when we join forces and, in the promise, hold Jesus to his promise to send us his Spirit.

PLEASE NOTE - ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 7:00 p.m.:
At first we had thought of doing the service in Buckingham at 6:30 p.m. and in St. Al’s at 8:00 p.m., if the one priest has to do the service at both places on Ash Wednesday. But on second thought, that does not make much sense. For a week day, one is too early, the other too late.

So, is it OK to have the Ash Wednesday service for us here at O.L.V. on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.? It is not ideal, but in the circumstances that seems to be a reasonable thing to do. Many thanks for your understanding.

THE FIRST PART OF LAST SUNDAY’S MASS:
We changed the first part of the Mass a little bit, not just for the sake of the children who are preparing for First Communion. It was also meant to benefit all of us by highlighting and unpacking routine gestures that we take for granted or hardly pay attention to, but that are quite significant.

We started with the reading where Samuel hears himself called and after a few false starts gets it right answering “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.” The names of our first communion candidates were called forth; all of our names could be called forth here signifying that a gracious God call us all by name summoning us to come together as members of his family on Sunday, the Day of the Lord. Our going to church on Sunday is in response to God’s call and we show concretely and visibly that we are not believers all on our own, but together with others. That is a tough one to crack today, but it is an important dimension of our Christian faith.

Then we had the Baptism water coming over us. We are graced and blessed by God’s love and care. There is room for us in the life of God Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Thanks to Jesus Christ who by giving his life has become the source of new divine life for us, that is the significance of, upon entering the church, dipping our hand in the water and signing ourselves with the cross. That is the sign of our Christian dignity which says again that we are members of God’s holy people. We are precious in God’s eyes; our names stand written in the palm of God’s hand.

In response to God’s gracing us we sang our praise and thanks to God acknowledging that God’s love for us, God’s reaching out to us comes first. Whatever, we do is in response to God’s approaching us with love and compassion (rather than out of fear for what God may do to us).

The parents lit their children’s baptismal candle from the Easter candle expressing the fact that in baptism we are privileged to share in the risen life of Jesus who is God-given light on our human journey.

INTERESTED IN THE POPE’S ENCYCLICAL?
In last week’s bulletin mention was made of the fact that you can get the Pope’s new Encyclical at the website of the CCCB. That is no longer the case. Sorry about that.

But we can get it at a discount price: $4:00. So if you are interested (it is worthwhile reading) please let us know.

FUND RAISER FOR OLV & ST. MALACHY - FEBRUARY 26th:
Pancake Breakfast after Mass at OLV. Breakfast will be served at 10:30 AM. . No tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets will be on sale until February 20th. The cost is - Adults: $8:00, Children: $5.00 Under Six: Free.

OLV WARDENS:
One warden is still needed. If you would like to become one of our wardens, please call the rectory or Susan at 281-5487.

OLV SOCIETY:
New members are needed for the Executive. All Parishioners are welcome. The Society is also looking for a Convener for the St. Patrick’s Day Tea. For more information please contact Evelyn at 986-2477.

MEETINGS:
- PPC Meeting Monday February 20th, at 7:15 p.m.
- OLK Meeting Tuesday February 21st, at 7:00 p.m., at the Municipal Hall in Mayo.

CELEBRATIONS:
Birthday wishes to Rita Tremblay who will celebrate her birthday on February 21st. Congratulations!

FRIENDSHIP CLUB:
They are having a Bake and Craft Sale on Wednesday February 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus hall – Lunch – All Welcome. For more information please call Clare at 986-2853.

THE PAINTING SESSION GROUP:
invites anyone who would like to join them on Monday afternoons, 1:00 to 3:00p.m. to enjoy time to work on the craft of your choice. It is $2:00 per session and everyone is welcome.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY DANCE:
Friday, March 17th, 8:30pm – 1:00am. To be held at the Centre Recreatif Julie/Chantal (Charlie’s) on Route 315. Admission is $6:00. Irish and Country Music will be provided by Country Hill Band (Clifford Daly). Sponsored by the Buckingham Canada Day Committee. For tickets please call 281-5487 or 986-3534.

ST. COLUMBAN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY SATURDAY MARCH 18th:
St. Columban Mission is having a St. Patrick’s Day Party, March 18th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd. in Gatineau. Live band & refreshments. Tickets are $8:00 and are available from Blaise Foley (561-1038) or at 986-3534.

Weekly Receipts

O.L.V.

St. Malachy


Feb. 12 (Regular)

$   933

$   161


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