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SEVENTH SUNDAY

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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 Isaiah 43.18 – 19, 20 – 22, 24 - 25 Responsorial Psalm Lord, heal my soul for I have sinned against you.
Reading II 2 Corinthians 1.18 - 22 Gospel Mark 2. 1 - 12.
Food for Thought
  • There is goodness and ingenuity in this scene. The four friends of the paralytic were ready to take enormous trouble over him, to make sure he had contact with Jesus.
  • I can imagine the curiosity of the crowd, I can imagine Jesus smiling, and then surprising everyone by tackling the man’s inner sickness.
  • I can imagine the joy all around as the man obeys Jesus’ word, picks up his mat and walks away on his own feet.

 


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. 25th - 07:00 p.m. OLV Ann Smallian Sellers (1st Anniversary) by Erma Smallian
Appolonius, Louise, Kevin & Ghislaine Burke by Peter & Marjorie Burke
SAT. Feb. 28th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Maurice Maloney by his family
All Parishioners of St. Malachy & OLV
SUN. Mar. 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV Muriel Preston (1st anniversary) by Gail & Neil
Bernard Belter (9th Anniversary) by Veronica & family

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS - PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MASS ON WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK IS AT 7:00 P.M.

LENT 2009
This coming Wednesday, our church will look a little different; it will have a Lenten look. The cross with the burlap, the ashes, the banners, the purple – they underline the fact that as Christians, we are signing up for renewal on the way to Easter when we will have our baptism renewed. The Scripture readings and music will also sound different, as part of the Lenten repertoire.

During Lent, the Church asks for signs of penance, which bring us closer to God and give a special joy to the soul. She also asks us to be generous in giving alms. We should practice this with a merciful heart, wanting to console someone in need or to contribute, according to our means, to some work of apostolate for the good of souls.

This year, we have included the Development and Peace Lifestyle Awareness Calendar with the bulletin to replace the burlap strips previously handed out on the first Sunday of Lent. Place the Calendar in a prominent place in your homes so it can remind us of the great need in other countries. Imagine the new life we can bring to people in the developing countries by our Lenten effort.

Please Share Lent

LENT AND DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
The Liturgy Committee and the Transformation Committee are planning to use the Development and Peace symbols to decorate our two churches during Lent. We are asking parishioners for help in locating the required symbols, which are:

  1. Chatangas - a Zambian colourful woven cloth which can be worn as a skirt, or as a shawl. It can be used to carry babies or wound up to protect women's heads when they are carrying water or heavy loads on their heads.


  2. Woven baskets, in a variety of shapes and patterns, used to bring goods to market and home again.


  3. Maracas or drums - symbol of the way in which Zambians can transcend hardships to build a community of joy.

If you have one of these symbols and would not mind lending it from the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 28/March 1) until Solidarity Sunday (March 28/29), please contact the church Secretary, Alma Miller.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
DATE: March 6, 2009
LOCATION: St. Gregoire Church in the Sacristy
TIME: 1:00 P.M.
Everyone Welcome

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 01st to May 03rd. Those interested may contact Ginette Delorme at 819 771-8391 for registration.

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.

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.

ST PATRICK’S PARTY
It's that time of year again when we celebrate the luck of the Irish! St. Columban Mission is holding their annual St. Patrick's Party on Saturday March 14th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd in Gatineau. Live Country band, refreshments, spot dances and door prizes. Tickets are $8 and available by contacting any member of the St. Columban Fabrique, Kathy Amyot, Maynard Robinson, Marty Burns, Gregg Cybulski or by calling 613-859-5380/819-561-3352.

0LV SOCIETY
The OLV Society is organizing a Garage Sale on September 19th & 20th. Please keep those dates in mind. More information will follow.

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.

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.

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

     Feb. 14/15 Sunday $   609.00     


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