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FIFTH 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 Isaiah 43.16 -21 Responsorial Psalm The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy
Reading II Philippians 3. 8 - 14 Gospel John 8.1 - 11
Food for Thought
  • Where do I stand in this scene? Like the woman standing before her accusers? Like a silent sympathizer hoping that something will happen to save her? Like the skulking male adulterer who got her into this trouble? Like the bystanders already collecting the best stones with a view to a killing? Like one of the elders who slink away, unable to cast the first stone?
  • What goes though my head as Jesus is doodling in the sand?

 


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. 24th - 11:00 a.m. OLV NO MASS
SAT. Mar. 27th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Violet Butler (2nd Anniversary) by Lil Chartrand
All parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SUN. Mar. 28th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Joseph Doherty by his Nephews
Vincent & May Doherty & deceased family members by Regis Lemieux
Cotter McNamara by Rita Tremblay

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO MASS ON WEDNESDAY

MASS OF CHRISM
Archbishop Ébacher is pleased to invite all Parishioners to gather for the Mass of Chrism, on Holy Wednesday March 31st, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 245 St. Joseph Blvd. Hull Sector. During this Mass the Oils for the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed and the Holy Chrism consecrated.

THE EASTER PENETENTIAL SERVICE WITH CONFESSION
- will be held on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 P.M. at OLV.


THE NEED TO CARRY OUT THE PENANCE GIVEN TO US BY THE CONFESSOR

Generosity in our Reparation

Our sins, even after they have been forgiven, deserve a temporal punishment which has to be undergone in this life, or after death in Purgatory, which is where those souls go who die in a state of grace, but without having made full satisfaction for their sins.

Moreover, after its reconciliation with God, there are still left in the soul the remains of sin; a weakness of the will to abide in good. There will remain also a certain facility for making wrong judgments: a certain disorder in the sensual appetite ... They are the weakened scars of actual sin and the disordered tendencies left in man by original sin, which are brought to a head by our personal sins. It is not enough to remove the arrow from the body, says St John Chrysostom; we also have to heal the wound caused by the arrow. It is the same with the soul; after we have received forgiveness for our sins, we have to heal the wound that remains through penance. Even after absolution, John Paul teaches, there remains in the Christian a dark area, due to the wound of sin, to the imperfection of love in repentance, to the weakening of the spiritual faculties. It is an area in which there still operates an infectious source of sin which must always be fought with mortification and penance. This is the meaning of the humble but sincere act of satisfaction.

The Liturgical Committee

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Ebacher will be at OLV on Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 9:00 a.m. Mass to the group of candidates from OLV and St, Malachy, who are now preparing for this Sacrament.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEK-END
The next marriage preparation dates will be on April 23-24 and May 15th, 2010. Please contact Angela Davis from the Diocese to register. She may be reached at 613-237-0093, or by E-Mail at mangeladavis@hotmail.com.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY
Your prayers are requested for Bob Dunning whose funeral took place this week at OLV. Our prayers and sympathy are with Maureen, Jennifer, Julie, Scott and their families. Please remember them in your prayers during this difficult time.


ST.GREGOIRE CEMETERY PLOTS

The wardens at St-Grégoire are in the process of developing a policy on the maintenance of grave sites. Apparently, there are numerous families that have discontinued the payment of the maintenance fees for family sites. Grave site maintenance is not often something we think about, but it is important to remember that many families in this Parish have a long history in the Buckingham area and many of our descendants are buried in the local graveyard. We have been advised that a large number of gravesites, where maintenance fees have not been paid, have been identified as belonging to English-speaking families and thus associated with our Parish.

Once the new policy is developed and approved, it will be translated and published in our bulletin. The two Parishes have agreed to work together to ensure that all English-speaking families, who for whatever reason have not paid maintenance fees, are contacted and updated on the new policy and the status of their site(s). Any correspondence will be in English to better explain the situation.

Finally, a point of clarification: there has been some concern expressed that perhaps part of this new policy would result in St. Grégoire Wardens reclaiming plots for resale, plots where maintenance fees have not been paid, or where family members cannot be located. We have been assured that this is not part of the new strategy.

The policy will be transmitted to us in April for follow up action.


DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

    

Donations made by churches across Canada on this one day, Solidarity Sunday, allow Development and Peace to support more than 200 partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Ten percent of the Share Lent collection goes to help people living in emergency situations. Because of the special needs in Darfur, where people are suffering from the effects of 20 years of civil war, Development and Peace has made Sudan a priority country for special assistance until 2011. Joining forces with Caritas Internationalis, Development and Peace will focus on the needs of women and children living in internal refugee camps in Sudan.

Thank you for your generous contributions. Your gifts to Development and Peace today, given in love, will grow wisely in the hands of our partners. In solidarity, we can help peace and justice grow, and ease hunger in the world.

For those who wish to hand in their donation at Easter or a later date, may do so until the end of April.

REMINDER
Don’t forget about the Bowl-a-thon to raise awareness of Development and Peace. It takes place on Saturday, March 27th from 12 noon until 12 midnight. For more information, see the poster on the church bulletin board.

ST MALACHY WARDENS
The next St. Malachy Wardens’ meeting will be on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory.

THANK YOU
The OLV Society wishes to thank everyone who helped to make our St. Pat’s Tea a great success. A total of $969.30 was raised.

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

RELAY FOR LIFE - Cans & Bottles Drive
- is on-going in aid of the Relay for Life which will take place on June 11th. Luminaries (candles) are available at OLV & St. Malachy from team members. If you wish to purchase luminaries, sponsor the teams, or for any other information, you may contact Monique Simpson from OLV (The Robitaille Family Team) (819)986-3166 or Shirley Ellement from St. Malachy (the Prevention Team) (819) 281-7508. Luminaries will also be available during the month of April in the various stores in Buckingham.

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

     Mar. 13/14 Sunday $   515.00    $   352.00   


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