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TWENTY-THIRD

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 O U G H T

Reading I Isaiah 35. 4-7
Responsorial Psalm Praise the Lord, my soul!
Reading II James 2.1-5
Gospel Mark 7. 31-37
Food for Thought
  • The man couldn’t hear and couldn’t talk: “he was cut off”.
  • The touch of Jesus opened him up again to the world and to the people around him.
  • How am I cut off? Are there others who are cut off? How can the touch of Jesus heal us?

September 10th, 2006


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.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Sept. 13th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Charlotte Bastien by Guy & Shirley Roussel
SAT. Sept. 16th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Ray Belter (1st Anniversary) by Beverley Belter
SUN. Sept. 17th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Frances Costello by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
Gerald Limmer by Peter & Penny Dunlop
Bertina Gorman by Roger & Marie-Ange Mercier

AN EVENT WORTH TO RECALL - THE ANNUALPILGRIMAGE AT MAYO:
It is already four weeks ago that the annual Our Lady of Knock Pilgrimage took place. It is true that it involves more immediately St. Malachy Parish, but many parishioners from O.L.V. pitch in in a variety of ways. As a result it is a highlight for both parishes.

This is especially true when we consider the hard work and beautiful cooperation of so many that make the extra effort to serve the more than 600 pilgrims that come our way to express their devotion to Mary. From several we received positive comments on the “smooth operation” (if that is the correct word to use) we have in place. It is encouraging to hear that. At the same time, what is more difficult to gauge is the deepening and strengthening of faith that, we hope, occurred as well.

Many thanks to all who, in different ways, made it work.

A DONATION THAT COUNTS:
On Sunday, 24 September 2006, the annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held. The money raised will help finance the activities of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), an organization created by and for the Bishops of Canada to coordinate their national and international efforts, to support one another in their shared pastoral responsibilities, and to address major issues in Canadian society and the Church. Thank you for your generous donation. For more information go to www.cccb.ca.

If you do not use collection envelopes and decide to make a donation, you may want to put your contribution in an envelope marked “for the Needs of the Church in Canada”.

THE FOUR POLES OF PARISH LIFE:
The beginning of September may be an opportune time to be reminded of the make-up of parish life. Naturally, Sunday Mass is the most visible and tangible activity of parish life. However, it is by no means the only activity of a vibrant parish.

Ever so slowly we are getting used to what is described as the four poles of parish life: liturgy, faith formation, fellowship and service/outreach. These are not four neatly separate compartments. On the contrary, all four need to interact with, are dependent on and feed one another. If, for example, parish life were to be reduced to Sunday Mass, the occasional funeral and/or baptism, then it is safe to say that we are no longer dealing with a healthy parish, we are no longer fulfilling the mission that Christ has entrusted to us as his church.

So as a parish we are facing some unique challenges today. With a reduced membership and with reduced resources (in terms of personnel and finances) how do we keep all four poles alive? And who is responsible for keeping them alive? By virtue of our baptism we all are. So this may be a good time to ask ourselves: “Where can I make a contribution to my parish so that together we accomplish the mission of the church we are?” Who will lead us in activating those four poles of parish life? Naturally, the priest assigned by the bishop to our parish has an important role in that. But, again, it would be very unhealthy for a parish if the priest were to try to do it all (which he could not possibly do anyway) or to expect everything from him. That is why we have two representative bodies in our parish: the Parish Pastoral Council responsible for the pastoral life of the parish or the four poles mentioned above and the Fabrique or the Wardens responsible for the financial and administrative aspects of parish life.

In our case, we have a joint Pastoral Council for our two parishes; Our Lady of Victory and St. Malachy. This joint Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) is to provide leadership, direction, education, resources and encouragement in the accomplishment of the mission we have as parishes.

100th ANNIVERSARY OF BUCKINGHAM HOSPITAL - NOW THE PAPINEAU HOSPIAL:
This will be celebrated with tours of the hospital on September 16th & 17th, and a Mass at 10:30 AM at St Gregory’s Church on the 17th followed by a Brunch. There are historical exhibitions available at the Museum. More information available at the church entrance.

BUCKINGHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CEREAL BAR DRIVE:
The cereal bar box will be at the entrance of the church on the third Sunday of each month. This month it will be September 17th. Thank you for your support.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO:
- Louis Weatherdon who will celebrate his 87th Birthday on September 13th
- Elmer Delcourt who will celebrate his 87th Birthday on September 19th.
Congratulations to you both.

WARDENS MEETING:
Thursday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m.

PAINTING, ARTS & CRAFTS:
A group of local people meet every Monday from 1-3 p.m. in OLV Parish hall to do painting, or any arts & crafts that may interest you. The cost is $3:00 per week. There is no instructor. This is done on your own in a nice quiet environment. Every one is welcome. You may contact Lorraine at 986-3987 for more information.

IRISH DANCE LESSONS:
The Trillium Irish Dance Academy of Ottawa will be offering Irish Dance classes in Buckingham, beginning on September 23, 2006. Registration will take place at the first class at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory church hall for beginner to championship levels. These classes provide exercise, teamwork and fun. For rates and more info, go to www.Trilliumacademy.com or call 613-729-0434. See Poster at entrance to the Church.

W E E K L Y     R E C E I P T S
  Date Collection OLV St. Malachy

Aug. 27th Regular $ 559    $ 295   
Aug. 27th Fuel 365    140   
Sept. 2nd/3rd Regular 634    232   
Sept. 2nd/3rd Support 380    145   


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