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SECOND 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 Isaiah 35.1 - 10 Responsorial Psalm In his days many righteousness flourish, and peace abound forever
Reading II Romans 15.4 - 9 Gospel Matthew 3.1-12
Food for Thought

Isn’t it extraordinary how a mortified man draws people. We admire one whose needs are minimal, who is the master of his own appetites, who has a deep interior freedom. John the Baptist, with minimal clothes and minimal food, was a magnet. People trusted him because clearly he could not be bought.

Where are the chains on me, the appetites that I have not mastered, and that pull me in ways I do not want? Help me towards a freer heart and body, Lord.

 


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. 08th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Kellard McDonnell by OLV Society
All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Dec. 11th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Edward & Ruth Dunnigan & Basil by Sister Alma
SUN. Dec. 12th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Mary Stanyar by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
Ellard Belter by John & Valerie Belter Orviss
Mass of Thanksgiving by a Parishioner

RECONCILIATION/PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Penitential Service will be held on December 14TH, at 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Victory Church, followed by Individual Confessions.

THE NEW “LIVING WITH CHRIST” SUNDAY MISSALS & ADVENT CANDLES
The Sunday Missals and Advent Candles are still available at the entrance of the Church.


LIONS CLUB 2010 TELETHON

The Lions Club annual telethon will be held and broadcast on our local cable station on Sunday, December 5th 2010 from noon until 9:00 pm. As we have done now for the last 6 years, our two parishes will participate in the Lions Club Telethon. Contributions to the Telethon can be made by placing your donation – cash or cheque made out to the Lions Club – in a plain envelope marked Lions Club in front, and add it to the regular collections until the day of the Telethon.

If you wish a tax receipt from the Lions Club, please ensure that your name and address are included with your donation so that a receipt can be returned to you.

Christmas is a time of giving, of thanking God for all we have. It is also an opportune time to reach out and help those less fortunate than ourselves. Please give generously.

FUNDRAISER FOR BATTERED AND ABUSED WOMEN & AND CHILDREN
A Pancake breakfast with all the trimmings:

Where:   Legion Hall, Buckingham
Date:   Sunday, December 12th
Time:   9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost:   $5:00

All Veterans will be there from 10:00 AM. to greet the people. This will be followed by a Christmas party for the children at 1:00 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at the Legion on Nov.28th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All are invited. For more information please call 281-2482.


OLV - FUNDING THE ROOF PROJECT

Fundraising Ideas



The OLV Wardens would like to publicly acknowledge the generosity of the following donors:

Lions Club $   4,000
Brookfield Renewable Power 3,000
Tom & Isabelle Laframboise 2,000
Les Soeurs de la Visitation d’Ottawa 2,000
Valentine's Dance 1,640
Estate of Lowell & Rose Carriere 1,000
Caisse Populaire de la Basse-Lièvre 1,000
Anonymous Donor 1,000
OLV Society 800
Knights of Columbus 800
Hugh McFaul 500
Kathy Carriere Horton 500
Phillip D'Aoust (Junior) 300
Heart and Soul Gospel Choir 300
Anonymous Donor 300
Ladies of the Country Club 2000 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Arlene Brunke 100
Résidence Sérenité J.D.K. 100
Paul Jeffrey 100
Betty Bisson 100
Agnes Ducharme 100
Anonymous Donor 100
Anonymous Donor 100
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Total Donations to Date:                $ 20,840
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Amount Needed:                $ 18,000
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TWO FUND-RAISING CONCERTS IN DECEMBER

The month of December will see plenty of musical activity at Our Lady of Victory designed to meet different musical tastes. The first concert is scheduled for the 9th of December and will feature the styling of the Heart and Soul Gospel Choir. The theme for the evening will be a Gospel Christmas celebration. The admission price is only $ 5.00, with children under 12 admitted free. The concert will commence at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be obtained from members of the Choir, from Alma or at the door.

The second concert will be our annual Christmas Concert with La Chanterelle and will provide a completely different repertoire with a traditional bilingual flavour. This concert will be held on December 15th, with the ticket price being $10.00, children under 12 will also be admitted free and the concert will start at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be obtained from members of La Chanterelle, the Wardens, from Alma or at the door. Tickets will go on sale on November 22nd.

Following both concerts, coffee and desserts will be served in the church basement. Profits resulting from the concerts will be shared with Our Lady of Victory and will go to support our roof project. The wardens are encouraging as many parishioners to assist in these two events. While we recognize the proximity of both concerts, these concerts meet OLV’s fund-raising objective of bringing our community together through very affordable activities.

Bottom-line is for a total of $15.00, parishioners and friends can enjoy and support local artists, and at the same time help our funding drive and enjoy fellowship with family and friends.


Advent Reflections for Second Week of Advent

  • SUNDAY - Listen and prepare
    The promise of the Lord's goodness is all around us—we have only to listen. Prepare the Lord's way, we hear John the Baptist proclaim in the Gospel. We prepare by repenting, turning towards God. One way to turn is to listen to God's word, to listen to our neighbor, to listen to the world around us. Listening is an important part of preparing the Lord's way. Teach me, Lord, to be a better listener.


  • MONDAY - (Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26)
    Keep your ears open. If you're not attentive you'll miss the tone of voice as Jesus says, "Friend," to the paralytic lowered on a mat. Jesus combines healing with forgiveness of sins. You too can hear Jesus call you "Friend" with the warmth we all feel after receiving the forgiveness of our sins. Your parish has a communal penance service during Advent. Be alert for the times. Help me forgive others the way you forgive me, Lord.


  • TUESDAY - (Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-24)
    Apply the parables. The Good Shepherd leaves 99 sheep and looks for one that's lost. Advent is the season to shepherd your relationships. Is there one relative or friend you've lost touch with because of the 99 things you're caught up in? Can you give that person a phone call today while you're thinking about it? Lord, help me reach out to others with special care.


  • WEDNESDAY - (Is 40:25-31; Mt 11:28-30)
    Learn. "Learn from me," says Jesus, "for I am gentle and humble of heart." There are people in your life who are gentle and humble of heart too, but they're drowned out by noisier types. Maybe they're in your own family. They're worth listening to. Take time to draw them out, away from all the racket. Remind me to listen to your quiet ones, Lord.


  • THURSDAY - (Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15)
    Consider John the Baptist. A fiery preacher. Not exactly Brooks Brothers clothing. But oh, what a message! Would he have turned you off because of the externals? What would the nutrition police have thought? Lord, free me from being influenced by appearances.


  • FRIDAY - (Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19)
    Accept rejection. People took offense at the strictness of John the Baptist as well as the sociability of Jesus. If you're doing what you're called to do, someone will surely be miffed. This happens frequently with people of conscience in the Church. Be gentle with those who are offended, but not unduly surprised. Whether dancing or dirging, Lord, let me be doing your will.


  • SATURDAY - (Sir 48:1-4,9-11; Mt 17:10-13)
    Pay attention. "Elijah has already come," said Jesus, "but they did not recognize him." How alert we need to be so we don't miss what God's doing in our lives! Do you have a spiritual friend you can share with? Sometimes two pairs of eyes are better than one. Give me companions on the journey, Lord.

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.



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