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THIRD 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 Exodus 3.18a, 13-15 Responsorial Psalm The Lord is merciful & gracious
Reading II 1 Corinthians 10.1-6, 8 + 11(r.8a) Gospel Luke 13.1 - 9
Food for Thought
  • Jesus chose Peter, James & John to witness his glory before he faced the passion. It woke them up, this mysterious and memorable moment on Mount Tabor.
  • Thank you Lord, for the moments when I feel you close to me. They strengthen me to face desolate lowlands of my life.

 


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. Mar. 10th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Genevieve French by the family
Deceased members of the Doherty & Butler families by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
SAT. Mar. 13th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Eileen Monaghan Kane (7th anniversary) by the family
Agathe Somers (10th anniversary) by Wilbert & family
SUN. Mar. 14th - 09:00 a.m. OLV John & Madeleine Laluck by the family
Larry Miller by Alma & family
Special intention by a parishioner

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Those who have recently registered for the Sacrament of Confirmation from OLV and St. Malachy will be prepared by the team at St. Aloysius in Gatineau. However, the Archbishop has indicated to Fr. Gyan that our young parishioners from OLV and St. Malachy will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at the regular 9:00 am mass at OLV on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010.

BAPTISM
Any parents requesting Baptism for their child should call the parish office (819)986-3763. There will be several evenings of preparation and the parents will be contacted.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE
The next marriage preparation course will be April 2010. Please contact Angela Davis from the Diocese to register. She may be reached at 613-237-0093.


A 2010 LENTEN RETREAT - TRUSTING IN GOD, WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES

“Join us at St. Aloysius Parish for an evening and a day”

Father Bob Poole will once again be with us on our Lenten journey. With his teachings and through prayer, we focus on TRUST and its meaning for us in our faith.

Date: Friday, March 19th - 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, March 20th - 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: St. Aloysius Parish
300 Abbé Murray Street
Gatineau, QC
Details: FRIDAY - the group of 20+ preparing for Confirmation will join us and we will begin with the Way of the Cross.
SATURDAY - we spend the day together with teachings, prayers, songs of praise and adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. Be sure to bring a lunch.

May this Lenten season be a time of renewal for all.

St. Aloysius Pastoral Team


ASKING FOR HUMILITY

The help of our Lady is the surest guarantee of progress in this virtue. Mary is both mother of mercy and of affection, to whom no one turns in vain; entrust yourself confidently to her, asking her to bring this virtue (of humility within your reach, a virtue which She highly appreciated.

Don’t be afraid of not having your request heard by her. Mary will ask this of God, who exalts the humble and brings down the proud. And as Mary is all powerful beside her son, your prayer will certainly be answered.

Having considered the Lord’s teachings, and having contemplated the example of humility in Our Lady, we can finish with this petition: Lord, take away my pride; crush my self-love, my desire to affirm myself and impose myself on others. Make the foundation of my personality be my identification with you.

The Liturgy Committee


DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

    

This year, the Development and Peace Partner in Action sheet (included with the bulletin) features a full-colour story in drawings about the communities our Columbian partner, Justice and Peace, helps. During our Fall campaign, we showed how the spread of agrofuel crop plantations in the Global South leads to the loss of land and livelihoods for small-scale farmers. In the Choco region of Columbia, small rural communities have been persecuted, their houses burnt to the ground, and family members assassinated to clear land for these plantations. Justice and Peace helps them reclaim their land and their rights. “Thanks to Justice and Peace, we have some peace,” say community members.

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

For the last three years, the local Catholic churches have hosted a “Hunger Meal” to raise awareness of Development and Peace. This year, there will be something different: a Bowl-a-thon on Saturday, March 27th from 12 noon until 12 midnight. For more information, see the poster on the church bulletin board.


THINKFAST 2010

Come join us for our annual THINKfast event (which helps support the work of Development and Peace) and we guarantee you a good time! Last year, over $250 000 was raised across Canada to support development projects in third world countries.

What is a THINKfast event? THINKfast is a 25-hour famine which will begin and end with a wonderful meal together. Throughout the event there will be many activities, movies and lots of fun while we learn about world issues, development projects, peace initiatives and most importantly, what we as individuals can do to make a difference.

Location: St. Mark the Evangelist Parish
160 rue Principale
Gatineau (Aylmer sector), Québec
Time: 6:00p.m March 12 – 8:30p.m March 13
(Ending meal will follow the 7:00p.m mass on Saturday evening. This will be a pot luck supper.)

For more information, or to register, please contact Chris Santillán: (819) 684-6374 / chris-santillan@hotmail.com or Bob Rutter: (819) 685-1968. Participants will be encouraged to raise a minimum of $25 through pledges for the event.

SIGN-UP AND VOLUNTEER OLV
As mentioned last week, in an effort to reduce costs, the wardens are hoping parishioners will provide some of their time and volunteer to assist with specific tasks. You will find sign-up sheets at the back of the church. The tasks are sub-divided as follows;

- Cleaning of the Rectory (i.e. washing walls, windows, carpets cleaning etc.)(If any one has used curtains/drapes suitable for the rectory, you may drop them at the office. There is a volunteer who will do the adjustments to fit our windows.)
- Small painting jobs
- Dry Cleaning of Vestments
- Minor repairs
- Plumbing and Electrical work
- Pruning of shrubs

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.

REMINDER - FUND RAISERS FOR CANCER:
CANS & BOTTLES DRIVE - in aid of the Relay for Life which will take place on June 11th.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB BAZAAR
The Buckingham Friendship Club will be holding their annual Bazaar on March 10th, 1:30 – 4:00 PM, at the K of 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
EVENT: The OLV St. Patrick’s Tea
DATE: Saturday March 13th
PLACE: OLV Church Hall

A Reminder - If you have not been contacted to donate to the St. Pat’s please consider this your invitation.

The church will be open on the following days for you to bring in your donations.

Friday, March 12th - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday, March 13th, - 9:00 AM onwards

All our volunteers will be waiting to sell you some home-baked goodies and serve you tea, coffee and sandwiches.

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. 27/28 Sunday $   495.00    $   442.00   
     Feb. 27/28 Fuel    440.00       184.00   


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