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THIRD SUNDAY

OF

ADVENT

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 Isaiah 61.1 – 21, 10 - 11 Responsorial Psalm My soul rejoices in my God
Reading II 1 Thessalonians 5.16 - 24 Gospel John 1.8-8, 19 - 28
Food for Thought
  • There is real comfort in this story. John the Baptist, the powerful, sincere man who held such a sway among the Jews, still had his moments of darkness. Imprisoned in Herod’s dungeon, he wondered: Am I fool? Is this all there is? Was I wrong about Jesus?
  • John does not just brood on the question. He acts; he sends messengers to Jesus. And Jesus does not send back reassurances; he just asks the messengers to open their eyes and see the evidence of Jesus’ life.
  • Lord, in my moments of doubt and darkness, may I fill my eyes with you.

 


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


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Dec. 17th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Rose Carriere by E. Rudo
All Parishioners
SAT. Dec. 20th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy All Parishioners of St. Malachy & OLV
Susan Burke by her Estate
SUN. Dec. 21st - 09:00 a.m. OLV Waldick & Edna Wallingford, & Terrence Laforce by the family
Bill Weir by Barbara, Kerry & Scott
Edmond Bedard by Diane & Larry Cameron

CHRISTMAS MASSES
WED. Dec. 24th - 07:00 p.m. OLV Christmas Eve
WED. Dec. 24th - 09:00 p.m. St. Malachy Christmas Eve
THU. Dec. 25th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Christmas Morning
WED. Dec. 31st - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy New Year's Eve
THU. Jan. 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV New Year's Day
 

GENERAL ABSOLUTION WITHDRAWN
At the beginning of the month of November, Mgr Ebacher visited the pastoral regions of the diocese to meet with all the priests and to present to them the pastoral orientation of the diocese in what concerns the celebration of the sacrament of confession and the general absolution.

In his letter dated 22 October 2008, the archbishop confirms that after serious considerations, discussions with the ''Conseil Presbyteral” and prayers, he considers, at this present time, that the conditions required by the “Mottu Proprio” of John Paul II and accepted by the decree of the “CECC” so that a third form of the sacrament of confessions (community celebration with general absolution) will no longer be optional in our diocese. Therefore, the Archbishop asked that all Parishes cease the practice of the confession of its third form (general absolution) beginning the first Sunday of Advent (30 November 2008).

On the 12th of November 1974, Mgr Adolph Proulx had authorized the general absolution as described in the ritual of Paul VI, The diocese official Web site contains all the appropriate references, including the letter from Mgr Ebadcher.

INDIVIDUAL CONFESSIONS
Fr. Gyan will be available for the sacrament of reconciliation, one half hour before mass (6:30 p.m. at St. Malachy & 8:30 a.m. at OLV} during each of the weekends of Advent.

THE NEW “LIVING WITH CHRIST” SUNDAY MISSALS FOR 2009
The Sunday Missals & the Sunday Missals for Young Catholics are available and will be sold at the entrance of the Church. The cost is $6:00.

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. The new term begins January 1, 2009

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. The new term begins January 1, 2009.

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
If you wish to donate for Christmas Flowers a basket will be at the top of the stairs for your donations.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND PRAYER
You are all invited to join the group of prayer and adoration in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 4 to 5 o’clock pm in St. Aloysius Church (300 rue, Abbe-Murray Gatineau) Please note that this coming advent 2008 will mark the 12th anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration and Evening Prayer at St. Aloysius Church.

In the words of Mother Julienne of the Rosary, who is presently a candidate for sainthood in Rome, “Pray that our Lord will send many adorators to His Church. My dream is that there be many priests, parishes, Eucharistic families, communities, prayer groups and generations of worshippers. Love and glory to the Holy Trinity through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.”

CEREAL BARS
There will be a box at the entrance of the Church to collect your cereal bars for needy children at the English Buckingham Elementary School, who come to school, without breakfast. Your generosity is appreciated.

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.

LIONS CLUB ANNUAL TELETHON
The Lions Club Annual Telethon held last Sunday, December 7th at the Knights of Columbus Hall was a huge success. The goal set by the Lions Club was $56,000 – and more than $60,000.was collected to date.

The Transformation Committee presented the Lions Club with a total of $865.00 which was collected from the two parishes. Because of an increasing number of requests from the Buckingham, Masson-Angers and L’Ange Gardien population, the Lions Club will be distributing an extra 40 Christmas baskets this year.

They wish to thank all parishioners of OLV and St. Malachy who participated in the telethon, either by including donations with the regular collections, dropping by the Knights of Columbus hall and making a donation, or by calling in their donation during the telethon.

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. 29/30 Sunday $   471.00    $   367.00   
     Nov. 29/30 Donation      215.00   
     Dec. 06/07 Support    260.00       197.00   
     Dec. 06/07 Donation      50.00   
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.


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