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FOURTH 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 Micah 5.2 – 5a Responsorial Psalm Restore us, O God; Let your face shine, that we may be saved.
Reading II Hebrews, 10.5 - 10 Gospel Luke 1.5 - 25
Food for Thought
  • Micah spoke out passionately on behalf of the poor against their exploitation by the rich and corrupt. Alone among the profits he names Bethlehem as the place the Messiah will be born; he will come from among the poorest, to represent their cause.


  • Let me sit and think about the poverty, the vulnerability of the Christ child, and what it means for my life, today.

 


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. Dec. 23rd - 11:00 a.m.   NO MASS
THU. Dec. 24th - 08:00 p.m. OLV All parishioners and deceased members of OLV
THU. Dec. 24th - 09:30 p.m. St. Malachy All Parishioners and deceased members of St. Malachy Parish
FRI. Dec. 25th - 09:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Dec. 26th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy All Parishioners of St. Malachy & OLV
SUN. Dec. 27th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Elmer Delcourt by Kay and Family
Larry Miller by Alma & family
THU. Dec. 31st - 07:00 p.m.   NO MASS
FRI. Jan. 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy

CONFIRMATION
Preparation for Confirmation will be offered starting in January 2010. Please call the office at (819)986-3763 ASAP, to register for the January session.

SUNDAY MISSALS
The Sunday Missals for 2010 are available at the church entrance. The cost is $6:00 each, and there will be a basket for your donation. There are also Children’s Sunday Missals. They are also $6:00.

SUNDAY ENVELOPES
Your 2010 Sunday envelopes are available to be picked up. They are at the top of the stairs. If you are not presently envelope holders and would like to begin, call the office (819)986-3763. Please be sure to write your name on the first envelope, as this is the only record for Income Tax purposes. Receipts are sent out by the end of February.

CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE
Please support our local food bank, La mie de l'entraide, by bringing non-perishables to the weekend masses of December 19-20.


Christmas Message 2009

Because of the present economic crisis, Christmas this year has exceptionally special significance. Our time of hardship leads us to think about our own values and lifestyle. Although an end to the crisis may appear to be in sight, its repercussions will certainly persist for some time to come. Our political leaders have already told us there will still be more job losses.

Where can we put our trust and confidence in this period of uncertainty, stress and questioning? What can we believe in, if anything? Is happiness possible only when we are buying and accumulating material things? Can happiness be possible if we are indifferent to the wellbeing of others? A monk who is a psychiatrist has suggested the following remedies during a recession: “Take 15 minutes of silence a day, and ask, in prayer, what it means to be a human being, what it means to love, and if it is possible for the world to be different ….”

Advent reminds us that “God keeps his word; his Light will dawn.” When we find ourselves caught up in decorations and advertisements, God invites us to take a moment to recognize the Light and the Word which is at the heart of our lives.

Jesus, the “Light of the world” (John 9.5), invites us also to be light (John 12.36). When we share his light, we transform our world -- if we love those with whom Christ is identified: the hungry, the stranger and the poor (Matthew 25.35).

May this Christmas season revive in us a sense of solidarity, sharing and simplicity. May it also help us rediscover what is most essential in life: to love God, and to love our neighbour even as we love ourselves.

Most Reverend Pierre Morissette
Bishop of Saint-Jérôme
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

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

     Dec. 12/13 Sunday $   523.00    $   388.00   


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