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THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY

IN

ORDINARY TIME

Our Lady of Victory
Sunday - 9:00 A.M.
CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST St. Malachy
Saturday - 7:00 P.M.


F O O D   F O R   T H O U G H T

Reading I Proverbs 31, 10-13, 16-18, 20-26, 28-31 Responsorial Psalm Happy are those who fear the Lord.
Reading II Thessalonians 5. 1 - 6 Gospel Matthew 24.36; 25. 13-30
Food for Thought
  • This is a difficult parable or the cautious an conservative, who want to keep things as they are. Risking nothing and avoiding adventures. Many have gifts for singing, sport, leadership, language, business or whatever, but do not use it, perhaps for fear of failure.
  • Am I allowing any of God’s gifts to me to rust unseen? Do I fear what might happen to my life if I fully embraced my gifts?

 


Pastor
Rectory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Secretary
Monday and Thursday - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Email
Telephone
(819) 986-3763
Fax
(819) 961-3159

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. Nov. 19th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Mass of Thanksgiving by a parishioner
Iris Butler by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
SAT. Nov. 22nd - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy George Roos & Emily Burke by Kay Roos & family
Deceased members of the Garvey & Hawkes families by Clare Hawkes
All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SUN. Nov. 23rd - 09:00 a.m. OLV Yves Tremblay (21st) Anniversary by Rita & family
Janet Lanthier by Betty Filiatrault
Genevieve French by Gen & Joe Rartsen

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER - WE REMEMBER THE DECEASED
The month of November is traditionally the month in which we give more attention to the remembrance of the dead. Christians do so in a unique way based on what is central to our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So, we have The Book of Life displayed in the center of the church next to the Paschal Candle. It lists, by year, the names of our family and friends who have celebrated life and death here. Parishioners are also invited to write the names of their deceased relatives, either on the blank pages provided, or by bringing in your own to add.

FALL WORKSHOP FOR ALL LEADERS IN ALL ENGLISH PRISHES OF OUR DIOCESE
Last Saturday morning, about 30 of our parishes' leaders got together in Hull for a workshop called "An Assessment of How Our Parish Communities are Doing in Light of the Challenge of Catechesis". It is never an easy task to honestly and constructively take a look at how we are doing both collectively and individually as parish communities in that mission that Jesus himself commissions us in our world -- in our slice of history. And we do live in such challenging times! We listened to each other report on what dialogue has and has not begun around the issue of the absence of the parish priest, reports on what was or was not accomplished for the first annual Catechesis Sunday in September, as well as reflections on what Catechesis Sunday should bring out throughout the whole year. Tough subject matter! And with no ready-made answers for anyone. Still, we must strive to do and be everything we can, to bring Light into the World, to be Light for the World, to be Light for each other. This exercise of coming together and sharing is both necessary and beneficial. These meetings are important because it is the only space we have to share ideas and initiatives, facing the challenges of today, together.

Once they become available, we'll have the minutes available on our website as well as at the office for anyone who is so inclined. The committees and joint-PPC also works with the documentation as best we can throughout the year, perhaps less visually than should be perceived by our parishioners. We can work on that too.

THE NEW “LIVING WITH CHRIST” SUNDAY MISSALS HAVE ARRIVED. SHOULD THEY BE USED? YES. THE QUESTION IS HOW?
That is the way Bishop Raymond Lahey begins his observations on pages 546-548. of the new Sunday Missals that we will begin using in a couple of weeks. As a general rule, their use during Mass should be very limited. It is not a good practice to follow the presider and the reader in their prayers and readings. Imagine, going to a play where everybody brought a copy of the play and followed the actors.. Of course, that presupposes that the presider and the reader speak their texts clearly and audibly. Let us work on that instead of bringing out the Missals. Naturally, for those who have difficulty hearing, it is entirely appropriate that they use the Missals. But for the rest of us, leave the Missals aside and listen attentively. That makes for better participation, and that is what we are aiming for. So, why have the Missals at all? Precisely for the purposes that Bishop Lahey suggests. We encourage you that you buy one (for $6.00) and that you use it at home. These Missals are now on sale.

ANOTHER VERSION OF THE 2009 SUNDAY MISSAL: ONE FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS
Novalis is providing an English version of a Sunday Missal that Jesuit Fathers in Mexico have put together with a younger public in mind. Do not let the title fool you. We adults can greatly benefit from it, too. Its most attractive feature is the explanation it gives of key words in the Sunday Scripture readings.

TWICE A YEAR A “MARRIAGE PREPARATION SESSION” IN OUR DIOCESE
The next Marriage Preparation Session for couples who plan to get married in one of our English parishes in the Diocese will take place November 28-30. The Session is usually held at the Diocesan Centre, 180 boul. Mont-Bleu (Hull sector). Those interested may want to contact Ginette Delorme at 819 771-8391 for registration. The next session will be held May 1-3, 2009.

OLV WARDEN VACANCIES
Please note that 2 wardens are required at OLV for full terms and there will be one vacancy for a one year term. If you wish to become a warden you may call the office at 986-3763 or contact one of the wardens. If you know someone who might like to become a warden and help his/her parish in that capacity, you may nominate that person, but please have their acceptance prior to the nomination.

ST. MALACHY VACANCIES
Please note that 2 wardens are also required at St.Malachy for a three year term, and there will be one vacancy for a one year term. If you wish to become a warden you may call the office at (819)986-3763 or contact one of the wardens. If you know someone who might like to become a warden and help his/her parish in that capacity, you may nominate that person, but please have their acceptance prior to the nomination.

KIDS CHOIR
Calling on all kids 7 years old and over, who like to sing in a choir. There would be a practice once a week for an hour at OLV Church, possibly on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30. The time and day could be discussed further. For more information or to join, please phone Sandra at 819-986-1185.

ALTAR SERVERS
Altar Servers for Sunday Mass are still needed. Please call Monique Simpson at 986-3166 or the Office at 986-3763, if you can help out.

CHRISTMAS TEA - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
     TIME - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
     PLACE - OLV Church hall
     COST - Adults: $4:00; Students: $2:50; Under 6 years: free

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
There will be a blood Donor Clinic on Wednesday, November 19th from 1 to 8:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall sponsored by ERCO Worldwide. Please donate and save a life.

BAZAAR AT THE CENTRE D’ACCEUIL
- to be held on November 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A bake sale will replace the Craft table, If any one is interested in donating baked goods, please call Clare Flynn at 986-2853 or Evelyn Robitaille at 986-2477.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday and Thursday:   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Telephone messages are picked up on a regular basis throughout the week.

If you have any items for the bulletin, please send them to Alma at olv@videotron.ca before Wednesday afternoon.


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

     Nov. 08/09 Sunday   $   308.00   
     Nov. 08/09 Missionary Bishops      120.00   
     Nov. 08/09 Donation      100.00   


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