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EIGHTH SUNDAY

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ORDINARY TIME

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 49.14-15 Responsorial Psalm For God alone my soul waits in silence
Reading II 1 Corinthians 4.1-5 Gospel Matthew 6.24-34
Food for Thought

In this well-loved text, Jesus is not trying to make a moral point about whether or not we should spend time buying food and clothes. He is appealing to the imagination to focus his followers on the kingdom of God, to encourage them (and us) to put God first.

How much time and conversation do I spend on food, drink, and clothes? How much time do I spend speaking personally with the Lord, thinking about God`s role in my life?

I bring my priorities before God in prayer, asking if I have them properly sorted out. What might I do to change things around?

 


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

SAT. Mar. 05th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy John & Marjorie Lavell by Reginald & Nancy Lavell
Pearl French by Alvin & Ellen Butler
SUN. Mar. 06th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Veronica Belter by Art & Elaine Bouchard
Catherine (Lambert) McNamara by the Carriere & Findlay family
Bobby McDonnell 3RD anniversary by his wife Gertie

VALENTINE’S DANCE
The popular consensus is that it was a great night and a good time was had by all at last Saturday’s Valentine Dance. It has been a long time since a dance was held in the parish basement and the event proved that our parishioners like to party. A special thank you to Phil Casey and his band for donating their time without charge. Also, a special thanks to the following – Ken and Monique Simpson for managing the bar, Susan Lemieux for coordinating the food, Lyall and Gail Campbell for printing the tickets and setting up the hall, Claire Flynn and Ethel Pearson for working at the door and of course to all those who donated food, as well as our parishioners who bought tickets in support of this event. An appreciation as well for Maynard Robinson who volunteered to called a few square dances and Lyoness Woodstock for a few songs.

This was the last fund-raising event in support of our roof project and we are proud to announce this event raised a total of $1,640. This means that the total amount of money raised is $20,840. How amazing is that? Thanks once again to all those who made donations.

A LOVELY DISPLAY CASE
As you enter the church, you will notice to your right a beautiful wooden display case donated by the Campbell family (Lyall and siblings). The donation was made in honour of their parents Art and Eileen Campbell. Lyall’s brother, Hugh, was the craftsmen who built the case and did a fine job indeed. The display case will be used to highlight, through pictures, parish social events, baptisms, weddings, etc. Thank you to the Campbell family for this thoughtful gesture.

DID ANYONE NOTICE?
How many people noticed that the statute of the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Virgin and the infant Jesus were moved upstairs? They are located to the left of the stairs and seem quite comfortable in their new home. They were moved to make way for the new display case and the need for more space for bulletin boards.

ST-GRÉGOIRE CEMETERY

As our parishioners are aware, we have been working closely with the wardens of St-Grégoire to try to find families for gravesites where there is no family contact on record. Our partnership has been very successful, as the cemetery manager has received numerous calls from our parishioners and other English-speaking families.

However, they are concerned about the persistent rumours that monuments will be removed if there is no family contact. This rumour is false, as we have been assured that there is no plan to remove monuments. In fact, the cemetery manager is planning to work with the Buckingham Historical Society to start to identify historical gravesites. We have been asked to reassure our parishioners that monuments will remain in place.



DID YOU KNOW

The O’Neil Heritage Cemetery is located on Church Street in Buckingham and is managed by Our Lady of Victory Parish. In 1836, the O’Neil family donated 10 acres of land for a church, priest house and cemetery and some substantive farming. The cemetery covered an area of approximately 2.5 acres.

In the Parish ledger, there are the names of 674 people who were buried on the site. It is thought that there may be up to 800 people who were buried in the site, but that number has never been confirmed. The cemetery was operational from 1844 to 1879. It is believed that, at one time, the cemetery contained a grand total of 200 monuments and iron and wooden crosses, many of which were destroyed prior to Our Lady of Victory Parish taking over responsibility for the gravesite. In the early 1980’s, a major effort was undertaken to restore as many monuments as possible. All bits and pieces of monuments that were found were embedded in 4 concrete slabs around the central monument. There are 44 monuments that remain intact.

Responsibility for the cemetery was transferred to Our Lady of Victory Parish by Bishop Paul E. Charbonneau on April 22nd 1964. The cemetery was designated a “Historical Site” by the Town of Buckingham on September 8th 1964. Among those buried in the cemetery were Mary O’Farrell in 1856 and Ann Brady in 1867, mother and sister of Father John Brady, the first parish priest.




UPCOMING EVENTS

BUCKINGHAM FRIENDSHIP CLUB BAZAAR - The Buckingham Friendship Club will be hosting a Bazaar at the Knights of Columbus Hall scheduled for March 2nd, 2011 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a Bake & Craft Sale and a Bric-a-Brac table. A light lunch will also be served. Admission Fee will be $1.00 per person.

ST. PATRICK’S TEA - Our St. Pat’s Tea will be held on Saturday, March 19th – please reserve this date for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

GOSPEL MATTERS CONCERT - Concert at OLV Church on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm with Lyoness Woodstock and the Gospel Matters Band, featuring Judy Woodstock and Russ Orange. Also joining the concert will be Randy McDermid.

HEART & SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR SPRING CONCERT - Concert at OLV Church on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm.

SPRING SUPPER AND BALLOON AUCTION - To be held in OLV Hall on Friday, May 20th – more information to follow.


CANCER FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE
At the St. Pat’s Tea, there will be a table set up to purchase Salsa and butter tarts and a few handmade items. All proceeds from that table will go to Cancer for the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011 under the Brady Bridge. All are invited to attend this event either as walkers or visitors. Please note that soft drink cans, beer and soft drink bottles are still being collected by Monique and all money raised goes to this event.

HAITI PROJECT
A local group headed by Carolyn Maloney is collecting plastic milk bags in aid of Haiti. These bags, the outer bags containing the actual milk bags, will be made into sleep mats for Haitians. 250 bags are needed to make a single sleep mat. Containers will be left at the entrances to both churches to collect these milk bags. Once enough bags are collected, a call will be go out for persons willing to crochet the mats.

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. 19/20 Sunday $   534.00 $   214.00


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