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FIFTH 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 Job 7.1 – 4, 6-7 Responsorial Psalm Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
Reading II 1 Corinthians 9. 16 – 19, 22 - 23 Gospel Mark 1. 29 - 39
Food for Thought
  • Jesus liked physical contact. He lifted the sick woman by the hand. He put his fingers into the ears of the deaf mute and touched his tongue with spittle. He touched lepers. Jairus begged him: Lay your hand on my daughter to make her better.
  • Lord, let me not fear to touch, to bless, and to come close to others as you did.

 


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. Feb. 11th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Deceased members of the Doherty & Butler family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
SAT. Feb. 14th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy All deceased members of ST. Malachy & OLV
Ruth Dunnigan by the Estate of Susan Burke
SUN. Feb. 15th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Waldick Wallingford by Mr. & Mrs. Emmett Farnand
Eileen Jeffrey by Eric Ryan

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS - THIS YEAR THE ASH WEDNESDAY MASS WILL BE AT OLV
Mass will be on Wednesday, February 25th, at 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Aloysius will on Tuesday, February 24th.

FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The following reflection on today’s readings was written by Walter Vogels for the Novalis publication called Celebrate:

Today’s first reading presents a rather pessimistic outlook on life, like the suffering and injustice in our world that may seem hopeless. No human system has succeeded in solving these issues.

Like Job, we know that only God can give us hope: “Remember.” Jesus offers hope to the sick and to those who are imprisoned by evil.

Jesus proclaimed this in Galilee, Paul brought it freely to people in different parts of the world and each Christian is called to do this, not only in beautiful words, but also in deeds.
Today’s readings are challenging us to be “proactive Christians”. Are we up to the challenge? What good deeds are we prepared to do, both as individuals, and as a community?

TWO BAPTISMS
In the past few weeks, we have been fortunate to witness the baptism of two new members in our parishes: Riley Patrick Hawken, son of Jennifer Blais and Jeffrey Hawken, at OLV on January 18th, 2009 and Sarah Therese Cameron, daughter of Tracy Middleton and Brian Cameron, at St. Malachy on February 7th. Congratulations to both families and thanks as well for sharing this occasion with all parishioners during our regular weekend masses.

These events could not be done without the dedication of two parishioners from St. Malachy - Ellen Butler and Ann Price. Parishioners of both parishes are extremely grateful for this continued dedication. Many thanks Ellen and Ann!

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 May 01 to May 03. 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.

WARDENS MEETING
The next warden’s meeting will be held on February 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rectory.

WARDEN VACANCIES
There are Warden Positions available yet for the new term. If you wish to volunteer, please contact one of the wardens or call the office at (819) 986-3763.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY
Please pray for Sister Marion Farnand (Providence Order in Kingston), sister of Harold Farnand, who died recently. May she rest in peace. Our prayers and sympathy are with Harold and his family.

OLV SUNDAY ENVELOPES
You may request a receipt for 2008 Income Tax by dropping a self addressed stamped envelope in the collection basket of by calling the office. 2009 Envelopes are still available.

ST. PATRICK’S TEA
Please mark your calendars. The OLV Society will be convening the St. Patrick’s Tea to be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2009 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. This is the time to start planning ahead on what you would like to bake for this event.

CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE 2009
It is now official that the Buckingham Relay for Life will take place on:

DATE: Friday, June 5th, 2009.
TIME: 7:00pm Friday night until 7:00 am Saturday morning
PLACE: Park McAndrew
Registration for your team is now being taken by contacting Anne Mongeon at 819-986-5915.
Are you a cancer survivor? Please contact: Monique Simpson 819-986-3166.

The Food sale in the Church hall will end on February 8th. Thank you for your support. For more information, you may call Monique at 986-3166.

USED STAMPS
The response to the request for used stamps has been great. Please continue to donate your stamps. There is a container at the entrance of the Church and the stamps are then forwarded to Missions.

FUND RAISER FOR CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES
The Buckingham Canada Day Committee is sponsoring a Dinner Dance to be held at the Palais Gommè, 562 Doherty Road, L ’Ange-Gardien, on February 21st. A traditional Sugar Bush meal will be served. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Dance at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are Dinner and Dance: $20:00. Dance only: $8:00, Country Music by Lauren Hall and friends. For more information please call Susan at (819)281-5487 or Alma at (819) 986-3534.

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

     Jan. 30 / Feb. 01 Sunday $   583.00    $   211.00   
     Jan. 30 / Feb. 01 Support    371.00       152.00   
     Jan. 30 / Feb. 01 Brazil Missions      60.00   


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