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FIRST SUNDAY

IN

LENT

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 Deuteronomy 26.4 - 10 Responsorial Psalm Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.
Reading II Romans 10.8 - 13 Gospel Luke 4.1 – 13
Food for Thought
  • Lord, you deliberately told your disciples of these temptations, how else would they have known?
  • Can I put words on my own temptations, the weakness or wickedness that I am attracted to?
  • Can I see my temptations as you did, against the backdrop of the vocation to which you call me?

 


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. 24th - 11:00 a.m. OLV MASS CANCELLED - PLEASE SEE NOTE BELOW
SAT. Feb. 27th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Benjamin French by Pearl & family
Peter & Marilyn Roos by Kay Roos & family
SUN. Feb. 28th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Michael Carriere by the Cercle des Fermieres de Buckingham
Special Intentions by a parishioner
Deceased members of the Butler & Doherty family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine

WEDNESDAY MASS
Please note that Wednesday's Mass will be cancelled this week, as we will be in the process of painting the interior of the church.

RECONCILIATION & FIRST COMMUNION
On behalf of our faith community, a heartfelt thanks to Nancy Hewson Lemieux for accepting the responsibility of coordinating both the Reconciliation and First Communion of our young celebrants. This was a very important responsibility and Nancy did an outstanding job. Congratulations Nancy!

Also, thank you to the OLV Society for organizing a reception for the celebrants and their families after mass in the church basement. A special thank you also goes to Fr. Gyan for his support and guidance.

CONFIRMATION
The preparation sessions for Confirmation will take place at St. Aloysius parish, beginning in March. If you have not registered, and wish to do so, please call the office (819) 986-3763, by February 24. If you were not baptized at OLV or St. Malachy, you must request a copy of your Baptismal Certificate from the parish where you were baptized.


PENANCE IN EVERYDAY LIFE, AND IN SERVING THE PEOPLE AROUND US

The penance that God asks of us as Christians in the midst of the world should be discreet and cheerful. We should try to let it pass unnoticed, but we should not fail to practice it in a large number of specific deeds. In any case it does not matter very much if sometimes it is observed. If they have witnessed your faults and weaknesses, will it matter if they witness your penance? If other people have witnessed our bad temper or our lack of love or our laziness, or other sins of ours it should not matter to us if they know and see that we are making reparation for those weaknesses.

A Christian’s life can be filled with this penance that God sees. It could be the offering up of an illness or just tiredness; giving way and surrendering our own opinion; putting everything into our work, which we do well and finish off for love of God, imposing order on our effects and personal things…

The type of penance that is particularly pleasing to God is that which brings together many little acts of charity and which tends to make the way towards God easier and more pleasant for others. (The Liturgical Committee)


DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

Last week, you received a copy of the Development and Peace Lifestyle Awareness Calendar to help families reflect on the gifts they enjoy, and collect alms so that others may share in the feast of life. There are still some copies available at the entrance of the church.

Included with your bulletin this week is Archbishop Ebacher’s letter to Gatineau Diocese parishioners on Share Lent 2010: “Feed the Hungry”.

The annual collect for Share Lent will take place on the weekend of March 20-21, Solidarity Sunday.

OLV WARDENS
There is still a vacancy for one Warden, and we are looking for a volunteer. We are also looking for more Ushers. If you are interested and can help out, please call the office at (819)986-3763. If you are interested in any of the other ministries, help is always welcome. Just call the office and let us know.

MINISTRY MEETING - A REMINDER
A meeting of all volunteers who act as Ministers at both OLV and St. Malachy will take place on Saturday, Feb. 27th at 9:30 a.m. at O.L.V. Church. This includes: Choir Members, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Servers, Greeters, Ushers and all members of Liturgy Committee.

INCOME TAX RECEIPTS
If you wish to have a receipt for income tax purposes, you may do so at any time. Just put a self addressed stamped envelope in the collection basket or call the office at 819-986-3763.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN A WOMAN’S GOSPEL CHOIR?
For more information phone Sandra at (819) 986-1185 or Kathy at (819) 281-3457.

FUND RAISERS FOR CANCER:

CANS & BOTTLES DRIVE - Just a reminder that I am still collecting these for the Relay for Life which will take place on June 11. You can bring them to OLV Church and place them in the blue bin to the left when you enter or I can pick them up. This is a year round project and I thank all who have contributed. To date $135:00 has been raised.

BAKE SALE FOR CANCER - On Sunday February 28th from 10:00 am – 2:00pm, a bake sale (dessert only) will be held in the church hall. Please call Monique at (819) 986-3166, for more information.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB BAZAAR
The Buckingham Friendship Club will be holding their annual Bazaar on March 10, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m., at the K o f C. hall. There will be a Bake Sale, Craft and Bric/Brac tables, a raffle and light lunch will be served. Admission is $1:00. Everyone is welcome.

ST.PATRICK’S TEA
The OLV St. Patrick’s Tea will take place on Saturday, March 13th. Please mark your calendars to reserve that date. Further information will follow.

ST.PATRICK’S PARTY
St. Columban Mission is holding their annual St. Patrick's Party on Saturday March 13th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd. in Gatineau. Tickets are $8 and available from the St. Columban Fabrique or by calling (819) 561-3352. Irish entertainment, country band, refreshments and door prize.

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. 13/14 Sunday $   691.00    $   360.00   


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