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FIFTH SUNDAY

OF

LENT

 
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 31.31-34
Responsorial Psalm Create a clean heart in me, O Lord...
Reading II Hebrews 5.7-9
Gospel John 12.20-33
Adult
1.  What does it mean to speak of God’s law being written on our hearts? Can you name some “laws” or valves of the gospel that you have internalized?
2.  Share some times when you felt your prayers were not heard. Have you come to see things differently as you look back on those times?
3.  Describe a time when something in you had to die in order to produce fruit. Do such experiences help you face difficulties today?

 


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.


MASS SCHEDULE
WED. Apr. 05 - 9:00 a.m. The Bisson Family by OLV Choir
FRI. Apr. 07 - 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
SAT. Apr. 08 - 7:00 p.m. Basil Dunnigan by Richard & Madeleine Lavell
SUN. Apr. 09 - 9:00 a.m. Tommy & Jeffrey Preston (32 anniversary) by Muriel & family

THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF EASTER IS IN SIGHT:
We are getting things in place to celebrate the great event that the season of Lent aims at: the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is the source of our Christian identity. The Christian life is unrecognizable without it.

Yes, these coming two weeks are very intense. Our participation in what we do as Church is not just optional or desirable, but a must. At least, it is hoped that we can find a way to set other things aside and to give priority to what makes us as Christians.

We keep our focus on the upcoming Three Great Days, starting on Holy Thursday evening, including Good Friday ad Holy Saturday and concluding on Easter Sunday. Where ever possible, let us observe these important days of our Christian faith. Just this one weekend of the year doing other things than we normally do on weekends, just because we are Christians. The Muslims can do it, the Jews can do it. Surely, as Christians we can do it too.

Holy Thursday:
April 13th
7:30 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Good Friday:
April 14th
3:00 p.m.
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
 
7:00 p.m.
Reflection/Mediation at St. Malachy
Holy Saturday:
April 14th
9:00 p.m.
Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday:
April 16th
9:00 a.m.
Eucharist at St. Malachy
 
11:00 a.m.
Eucharist at O.L.V.

Yes, these principal services are all being held at O.L.V., but they are meant to include St. Malachy too. If at any time our two parishes should be together it is at these services which define us as Christians. After all, does not the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ have everything to do with transcending and breaking through differences and barriers?

GOOD FRIDAY: 3:00 P.M. AND 7:00 P.M. - ANY DIFFERENCE?
Yes, the service at 3:00 p.m. is the official liturgy of the Church. What we do at 7:00 p.m. is an optional, devotional practice that can vary from place to place.

AS PART OF PREPARATION FOR EASTER

Individual Confessions
Friday
April 07th 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday
April 09th After Penitential Service
Tuesday
April 11th 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Communal Penitential /Reconciliation Service
Sunday
April 09th 7:00 p.m.

Please Note: No individual confessions are scheduled during the Three Great Days. The reason for that is that Lent ends on Holy Thursday evening just before the Triduum starts. The Sacrament of Reconciliation, whether celebrated individually or communally, is a Lenten practice. In this way we keep the Three Great Days free for celebrating the immense mystery of faith that defines us as Christians.

THE ARCHBISHOP INVITES US TO THE CHRISM MASS, WEDNESDAY APRIL 12th, 7:30 PM.
The holy oils used for Baptism and Confirmation, and for the anointing of the sick are consecrated and blessed at the annual Chrism Mass over which the Bishop presides. It puts in focus that as baptized-confirmed people we have become a consecrated people filled with the Spirit of God’s holiness.

It will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church which from now on is the Cathedral of our Gatineau Diocese (yes, the “ Hull “has been dropped). So the bishop will take “his seat” for the first time at the Chrism Mass.
St. Joseph Cathedral is located at 245 St Joseph Blvd. (Hull sector).



Weekly Receipts

O.L.V.

St. Malachy


Mar. 26th  (Regular)

$   431

(Fuel)

     378


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