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ASCENSION

OF

THE LORD

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 Acts 1.1 - 11 Responsorial Psalm God mounts the throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
Reading II Ephesians 4. 1 -13 Gospel Mark 6.15 - 20
Food for Thought
  • Because of Jesus’ ascension to the Father, humankind now has a place in heaven. We will no longer be out of place there. ‘’One of our own’’ sits at God’s right hand.
  • If I have difficulty appreciating this, I can look at the disciples in the scene. Even at the end they seem not to understand.

 


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

SAT. May 30th - 07:00 p.m. ST. MALACHY Susan Burke by her Estate
All Parishioners of St. Malachy & Our Lady Of Victory
SUN. May 31st - 09:00 a.m. OLV Siobhan Burke Robitaille (3rd anniversary) by Evelyn & Jean Paul Robitaille
Marcelline Rowe Strati by Val & Lewis Rowe

FATHER GYAN
Father Gyan has sent a message this week and it follows. Please continue to remember him in your prayers:

I am at a Catholic hospital run by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, for tests and treatment. Due to excessive heat (48 degrees) I could not undergo any test for the first 3 days. Now the doctors are looking into my problems. So far it has been good.

Thanks
(Fr. Gyan)


ASCENSION OF THE LORD

Rising Again: On this date Samuel Morse sent the first telegram in the form of a question, “What hath God wrought?” It’s a great question for today, for it seems a bit odd to be glad and celebrate that Jesus has left us. What was God thinking? Didn’t Jesus know how much we’d need him? When we celebrate the rising of Christ at the Ascension, we need to keep it in the context of all of his risings – the rising of Easter, the rising he accomplishes in each of us through Baptism, and the rising that he will accomplish in us at the end of time. All of the prayers insist that the solemnity of the Ascension is primarily about how we join in the Ascension. “It is our glory and our hope,” says the Opening Prayer. The Ascension, then, is something that God is doing for us, so that, as the Alternative Opening Prayer says, we “might seek him in his glory.” In Jerusalem the place of the Ascension was open to the sky until the middle of the 12th. century, presumably to allow Jesus to “come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1.11), but it also allows us to see that there is a path for us to follow, a way to rise with him, a way, even now, to be Easter with him. So Christ has not left us after all. That is why we no longer observe the former custom of extinguishing the paschal candle after the gospel on this day. Easter is not yet over.

(From Celebrate by Novalis)

OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE

55TH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2009
PRESIDER AND HOMILIST: FR. PHILIPPE GENDRON, VICAR GENERAL

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO STE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRE & CAP–DE –LA-MADELEINE
Presided by Archbishop Terrence Prendergrast s.j., August 8-9, 2009. Info: Mike Budge at 613-224-8110.

OLV & ST. MALACHY WARDENS
Saturday, May 30th, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, Wardens of the English parishes in our Diocese are invited to meet with Diocesan staff at the Diocesan Centre. Marie Roy, the administrator of the diocese, has a number of items to inform us about and that Wardens should be familiar with. There will also be a period where we can ask for clarification.

OPENING AN ENGLISH/FRENCH CHRISTIAN HOME SCHOOL
Do you want to have a safe Christian environment for their schooling years? If you said “YES”; we have an alternative.

The ACE program offers a high-tech, Bible-centered, value-oriented curriculum. Your child will benefit from an individualized curriculum. A French curriculum is available for the early elementary grades.

We Offer:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Mastery-based learning
  • Academic excellence
  • Phonetic-based reading
  • Character development
  • Traditional values
PLUS
  • DVD curriculum enhancements
  • Online technology training
  • Grades K-12

Enrollment deadline is July 15, 2009 .  For more information on this program: http://www.aceministries.com/Default.aspx or http://www.acecanada.net

CHANTERELLE 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Under the musical direction of Daniel Lafleur, the Community choir, La Chanterelle, presents its 25th Anniversary Gala Concert at 7 p.m. June 14th, 2009. The concert will be held at La Maison de la Culture, 855 boul. La Gappe in Gatineau, Salle Odyssee. The $25 ticket includes the best songs of the past 25 years, as well as a Cocktail reception that immediately follows the concert. The choir will be accompanied by 4 musicians and it will truly be a spectacular event not to be missed. You may purchase your tickets by phone 819 243-2525, in person, or via internet: www.maisondelaculture.ca.  If you are interested in buying tickets and cannot get to  Gatineau , call Cheryl Cameron 819 986-7828 and she will make arrangements with you.  The members of La Chanterelle await you with a song in their hearts ....  see you June 14th, 2009 .  You will not be disappointed!

OLV GARAGE SALE
Just a reminder about our garage sale to be held on Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th. Please note the hours:
Saturday: 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

DON’T THROW OUT your items RECYCLE them for our sale.
On Friday, September 19th the church will be opened from 9:00 - 15:00 for you to drop off your goods. If you can not wait until that day, give me a call at 986-3166 and pick up will be arranged. Thanks, (signed) the OLV Society.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
HÉ MA~ QUEBEC will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in your area and we would appreciate your support.

AT: GATINEAU — Secteur Buckingham
PLACE: Carle Ford (Showroom) 901 Dollard Street
DATE: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 1:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m.

We thank you in advance for your support in helping our humanitarian cause.

(signed) Valmond Desrosiers
Blood Donor Clinic Coordinator

CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE 2009
Just a reminder that the Buckingham Relay for Life will take place on: Friday, June 5th, starting at 7:00pm Friday until 7:00 am Saturday morning at McAndrew Park. There are 35 teams registered for the Buckingham Walk.

USED STAMPS
Just a reminder that used stamps are still being collected for the 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

     May 16/17 Sunday $   495.00    $   348.00   
     May 16/17 Papal Charities    272.00       115.00   


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