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ELEVENTH 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 2 Samuel 12.7 – 10, 13 Responsorial Psalm The Lord has put away your sin; you shall not die.
Reading II Galatians 2.16, 19 - 21 Gospel Luke 7.36 – 8.3
Food for Thought
  • To live in faith is to risk looking and feeling like nothing – nothing that can be possessed, sold, measured merited, or even accurately communicated.
  • The consumer, functional, and materialistic age finds this faith almost impossible.
  • Do I want religion, but resist faith?

June 17th, 2007


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

ARE YOU NEW TO OUR PARISH? WELCOME!
Welcome to those who want to make our parish their faith home. You may have come from other places. You may have been “away for a while”. Be assured that we love to have you among us. We would appreciate it very much if you identified yourself at Mass. It would also help if you would take the time to fill out a registration form. The next time you are with us, you may leave it in the collection basket or give it to one of the ushers or to the priest. Thank you and welcome.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Jun 20th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Mr. & Mrs. Apolonius Burke by Peter & Marjorie Burke
SAT. Jun 23rd - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Brian Doherty by John & Fay Doherty
Al Duval by Phil & Winnie Roos
SUN. Jun 24th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Hugh Berndt (3rd Anniversary) by Huberte & family
Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Hewson by Fred McDonnell & family
Earl Cameron (17th Anniversary) by Suzanne
SAT. Jun 30th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Connie , Bobby & Brian Doherty by John & Fay Doherty
SUN. Jul 01st - 9:00 a.m. OLV Georgette McDonnell ( 2nd Anniversary) by Fred & family)
Valerie Bruneau by Barry & Betty Green
Bernadette Woods by Karen Laframboise

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO WEDNESDAY MASS DURING JULY AND AUGUST

SANCTUARY LAMP JULY 17-30TH
For the intentions of Veronica Smith.

NEXT BAPTISMS FOR OUR LADY OF VICTORY - ST. MALACHY - SUNDAY JULY 29TH
We normally celebrate baptisms 5 times a year. One is usually towards the end of June. This one is delayed a little, but we hope that those requesting baptism for their son-daughter can fit into what is possible for us.

Baptism does not stand on its own. Our normal practice is to have three evenings of reflection in preparation for the baptism. For this July 29 baptisms, we still have to settle on the dates for the preparation sessions.

OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE PILGRIMAGE - SUNDAY, AUGUST 12TH
We receive a number of flyers or brochures announcing various pilgrimages. Many people love to take part in those. But let us not forget the one closer to home, actually in our own backyard. That is the one in Mayo. It is usually celebrated around the 15th of August, the feast of the Assumption of Mary and honours Our Lady of Knock. This year it takes place on Sunday August 12th.

You can make a complete day of it in beautiful surroundings. And there is a real prayerful atmosphere. The major components are:

  • Celebration of the Eucharist at 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch is available after Mass
  • The Rosary is recited on the way to the Cemetery where prayers are said
  • Adoration and Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament
  • Healing Service concludes the day.

A good number of O.L.V. parishioners help in putting it on. That is much appreciated. In fact, it would be a great development if we could make it into a joint effort of both St. Malachy and O.L.V. parishes.

TWO TWO-WEEK SUMMER INSTITUTES AT SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY - JULY 3-13TH
- Pastoral Liturgy
- Religious Education

What these Summer Institutes offer can be very helpful for those who work in the area of liturgy or in the area of faith formation (for adults and for children and youth) in the parish.

Pastoral Liturgy
- Introduction to Liturgy
- Liturgy and Social Justice
- Celebrating Liturgy with Children
- Music for the Sacraments
- The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
- The Ministry of Healing and Consolation
Religious Education
- Introduction to Liturgy
- Foundations in Religious Education
- Jesus: an Introductory Christology
- Speaking the Stories: Voices of Women in Scripture
- Introduction to Transformative Facilitation
- Catechesis: The Church and its Documents

For more information: 613-236-1393, ext. 2247 or fquesnel@ustpaul.ca

BACK TO "ORDINARY TIME", WITH LUKE GIVING US HIS PORTRAIT OF JESUS
That is typically church lingo. It refers to the fact that we have come out of the high season of Lent-Triduum-Easter and have come back to ‘normal’, what is called Ordinary Time. You see it in the priest wearing the green vestments (with some possible exceptions).

When you follow the so-called three-year cycle of Scripture readings for the Sunday Eucharist and when we allow for the central place of the Gospel, then you notice that in this Year C we get exposed to Luke’s vision of Jesus which is quite different from Matthew (read in Year A), Mark (read in Year B) and John (read through the three years, especially in the high seasons).

Here follows a few observations that Norman Bonneau makes about Luke’s portrait of Jesus:

There is something unique in the way Luke has structured the story of Jesus’ public ministry. After the Infancy Narrative (chapters 1 & 2), Luke divides the story of Jesus into three main sections: the Galilean ministry (3:1-9:30), the journey from Galilee to Jerusalem , also called the travel narrative ( 9:31-18:14 ), the Judean ministry ( 18:15-23:40 ). That second section with its travel motif is especially unique to Luke. It gives Luke the opportunity to pattern Jesus’ turning to Jerusalem along the lines of the Exodus – Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem becomes a passage through death to new life.

In the course of this Year C we will hear stories of Jesus that we do not find in Matthew, Mark or John. Among these are such well-beloved passages as the episode of Martha and Mary, the healing of the ten lepers, the story of Zacchaeus, and the parables of the Good Samaritan, the Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus, the Unjust Judge, the Pharisee and the Publican. From these and similar stories Luke paints his distinctive portrait of Jesus as a man of goodness and gentleness, who seeks out the poor and the lowly, who is merciful and full of compassion, all this to let us know what God is really like.

These stories of Jesus that Luke gives us are not isolated incidents; they are very much part of the larger story of Jesus, his ultimate transforming passage through death to life which we as disciples of Jesus are called to participate.

ENGLISH RETREAT - "ENCOUNTERING THE HEALING GOD" - AT CHAMPSOISÉ
Champboisé Solitude Centre has included in its 2007 program a retreat which will be given in English. The title of the retreat is Encountering the Healing God. It is a 6-day retreat given by Sister Lise LeRiche, fdls, from Friday July 13th to Thursday July 19th.

For more details there are leaflets at the entrance to the church or you can investigate at www.champboise.org.

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