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THE NATIVITY / THE HOLY FAMILY

 

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 Sirach 3.2-6, 12-14 Responsorial Psalm Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord
Reading II Colossians 3.12-21 Gospel Matthew 2.13-15, 19-23
Food for Thought

Like all of us, Joseph and Mary had their family difficulties---their child could have been killed by King Herod, and they couldn’t go home for fear of him: Joseph died leaving Mary a widow, and Jesus was murdered in front of his mother.

The Holy family knows what family life is about, in its good and loving times, and its bad times, and our faith is a support to family life. I pray today for my family, living and dead.

 


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

SUN. Dec. 26th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Bob Dunning by Maureen
Deceased Members of the Kelly, Martin & Weir families by the family
SAT. Jan. 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SUN. Jan. 02nd - 09:00 a.m. OLV Cotter & Patrick McNamara by Alma Chartrand
Eileen Jeffrey (2nd. Anniversary) by George Ryan
SAT. Jan. 08th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Clare McNamara by Pat & Greg Lavell
John Sellers by Virginia & family.
SUN. Jan. 09th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Imelda Maloney & Joe Duffy by Maureen Cook

Christmas Messages

FR. GYAN TOPNO
Peace on earth and goodwill to all men. This phraseology is often repeated at this time of the year. In reality, that is a vision we should all share not only at Christmas, but throughout the year. At times, we may be troubled by world events as they unfold or by the materialism and commercialism which abounds around Christmas, or by our own personal situation or that of a family member. Yet, when we really think about it, we are fortunate as a community, to be surrounded by generosity and goodwill. We see it when we provide weekly assistance to the food bank and soup kitchen, when we bring communion to the sheltered or when we warmly welcome parishioners at the doors of the church.

During this Christmas season, let us be grateful for our good fortune and let us take a moment to reflect and say a quiet prayer for those who may be troubled or less fortunate. To all of the Parishioners from both Parishes, I offer my prayers and best wishes as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child.

OLV WARDENS
The OLV wardens would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Parishioners a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. The generosity, good will and support we have received from this community has been truly inspiring for our team and we can’t say enough about how proud we are of this parish and the generosity of our parishioners who are always ready to reach out to help those in need. On this Christmas day, let us reflect on God’s presence in the love we show for each other.

ST. MALACHY (Wardens, Shrine & Cemetery Committees)
"To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord". (Luke 2.11). The Lord Jesus was born to enfold us all in a circle of this redeeming love. (Let us rejoice and be glad. We wish you, your family and friends a Blessed Christmas and may the Lord Jesus be your Peace and Joy in the New Year.

LITURGY COMMITTEE
The birth of a child is an amazingly wonderful event that leaves us in awe and wonder. Despite the commercialism that surrounds Christmas in our time, if we stop – be still and listen; deep within us, there is still that sense of wonder at the birth of Jesus Emmanuel "God with us". As we give gifts this Christmas, let us give them remembering Jesus Emmanuel “God with us,’’ the most wonderful gift of all, to mankind.

Wishing you a Blessed and Joyous Christmas and a Happy Peaceful New Year.

BAPTISM PREPARATION TEAM
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us." He is for us the fulfillment of God’s promise. He is the morning star, the new dawn and new day. He is our hope and the light that leads us out of the darkness. He is Emmanuel, God-With-Us. May we celebrate this special time in peace and love.

OLV SOCIETY
As you are aware, the Society undertook a successful pie venture with St. Malachy. This was a day of trading skills, building friendships, sharing plenty of laughter and ending with a commitment by all to do it again next year.

During this venture, one of the pie buyers, asked if we could deliver their purchase to a couple whose spirits were low because they had both fallen ill and were home bound. This small gesture opened our eyes to the fact that no matter what the Society undertakes, you ALL offer your time, help, advice and generosity in making this a stronger and caring Christian community. May we continue to open our hearts to answer the needs of our fellow men.

Wishing all parishioners, their families and friends a Christmas full of love, joy, happiness and kindness to all.

TRANSFORMATION COMMITTEE
The year 2010 saw many challenges. We responded generously to requests for aid to Haiti, our Development and Peace Share Lent campaign, the growing need for non-perishable food at the food bank and more recently, the Lions Telethon. The generosity of our parishioners illustrates that the giving of gifts is not only at Christmas, but year round. May your Christmas be a peaceful and joyful time, and the New Year bring you health, happiness and many blessings.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Our two parishes are in the process of determining if there will be sessions for sacramental preparation for Reconciliation/First Communion as well as Confirmation. In order to better plan for these sessions, parents should register with the Secretary no later than January 30th, 2011 for both sacraments. Once registrations are received, we will determine what, when and where these sessions will be offered.


MORE DONATIONS FOR OLV

Knights of Columbus
The Wardens would like to thank the Knights of Columbus for the donation of $800.00 towards our roof project. This $800.00 is in addition to a $1000.00 which was donated earlier this year to help out with our oil bills. We thank them for their continuing support.

Résidence Sérénité J.D.K.
The Residence donated $100.00 towards our roof project in appreciation for the support that our Parishioners provide, by bringing Eucharist to those living at this residence. We appreciate their gesture.

Anonymous Donor
A Parishioner who wishes to remain anonymous has donated $100.00 towards our roof project. We thank them for their support.

HELPING THOSE LESS FORTUNATE
The OLV Society has come to the aid of two local organizations that are helping out the less fortunate during the Christmas Season. The Society has donated 10 meat pies and 5 pumpkin pies to the local food bank for inclusion in their Christmas baskets and provided 10 meat pies and 2 pumpkin pies in support of a group of citizens who are holding a Christmas supper for the needy or for those who find themselves alone . The supper is being held at the Bowling Alley located on Dollard Street. All are welcome to attend this community supper: doors open at 5:30 pm on Christmas day. Congratulations to the Society for this initiative.


Do you have Family Members Buried in the St-Grégoire Cemetery?

For visitors to our parish, we would like to advise you that for the past few weeks, we have been publishing lists of families buried in the St-Grégoire cemetery. The committee at St-Grégoire who is responsible for updating the cemetery files has requested our assistance in trying to locate the descendants/relatives of certain persons buried in the cemetery. Many of these grave sites are very old and in many instances, there are no immediate family members or relatives, either alive or living, in this area. The lists of families who have no identified family contacts can be found on our web site at the following address: www.stmalachyolv.com. If you have any information regarding relatives/descendants, please advise Christiane Lefebvre at 819-986-8585. Christiane's office hours at the St-Grégoire rectory are from 12:30 to 4:30 PM. She is fluently bilingual. We will continue to publish more lists in the upcoming weeks.

ST. MALACHY WARDEN VACANCIES
Please note that one Warden is required for a three year term. If you wish to become a Warden, you may call the office at 819-986-3763, or contact one of the Wardens. If you know someone who might like to become a Warden and help with his/her parish in that capacity , you may nominate that person, but please have his/her acceptance prior to the nomination. Nominations are required by December 26th, 2010. The Term begins January 1st, 2011.

ST. MALACHY FABRIQUE
- will present a Financial Report for 2010, at a meeting of the Parishioners in January 2011.

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. 18/19 Sunday $   1,131.00 $   290.00   


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