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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 17.3-7 Responsorial Psalm O that today you would listen to the voice of the Lord
Reading II Romans 5.1-2, 5-8 Gospel John 4.5-42
Food for Thought

The Samaritan women might have been angry or fled from this man who broke all the ``rules`` by speaking to her. Instead, she was astonished – and answered Jesus with a question of her own.

She may not yet have come to belief, but by her response she laid herself open to something new which might change her life.

Am I open to such a confronting, personal encounter with Jesus?

 


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. 30th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Veronica Belter by Frankie, Michelle & Pattie Lynn McDonnel
Kenneth Sarto & Collette Cameron by the Estate of Irene Gendron Cameron
Mass of Thanksgiving by a Parishioner
SAT. Apr. 02nd - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Iris Butler by Elaine and Denis Damphousse
SUN. Apr. 03rd - 09:00 a.m. OLV Rene Gauthier (2nd anniversary) by Margaret Gauthier
Joseph Doherty (29th anniversary) by Mary & Family
Nan Sicard (3rd anniversary) by Kathy, Donna & Dorothy
Special Intention by a Parishioner


3RD SUNDAY IN LENT

Truly following Christ implies practising a life of mortification and being close to the cross.

Mortification can appear to some to be a sign of madness or of stupidity, some kind of relic left over from earlier epochs which no longer fits in with or is inappropriate to the progress and cultural development of our twentieth century day. It could also be a sign of contradiction or of scandal for those who have forgotten about God. But none of this should cause us surprise. St. Paul had already written that it is a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles. And in the very measure in which Christians lose sight of the supernatural meaning to their lives, they fail to understand that we can only follow Christ through a life of sacrifice, juxta crucem, beside the Cross. If you don`t deny yourself, you never will be a soul of prayer.

The Liturgical Committee

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE - BUILDING A WORLD OF JUSTICE
Injustice affects the poorest by:

  1. Imprisonment for allegedly unproven crimes
  2. Unable to obtain land to cultivate in order to work & escape poverty
  3. Continually facing the challenges of oppression, exclusion, occupation, violence and harassment.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
When:   April 2nd, 2011
Where:   King Pin Bowling Lanes, Buckingham, QC
Organized by:   Members of Development and Peace from Our Lady of Victory, St. Malachy; St. Gregoire; St. Luc and Notre Dames de Neiges Parishes.
Activities:   Bowling to be enjoyed by families & friends.
 D & P Exhibit to be interesting for all.
 Spaghetti Supper, the Heart & Soul Choir and a Guest Speaker from Columbia.
For More info:   See the posters at entrance of our church.
(Announcement submitted by Jean, Shirley, Diane & Linda, Transformation Committee)



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

  • LEGION BINGO - EASTER HAM - The ladies auxiliary will be hosting a "Easter Ham Bingo" on Sunday, March 27th starting at 7:00 p.m. at our Legion Hall. All are welcome.

  • 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 and Soul Gospel Choir Spring Concert – Thursday, May 12th at 7:30 pm

  • Spring Supper and Balloon Auction – Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm. Ticket price will be $15.00 per person and will go on sale late April.


THE RELAY FOR LIFE FOR CANCER
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.

OLV SOCIETY

ST. PAT`S TEA
Thank you to all who made our St. Pat`s tea a great success. A total of $694.72 was raised.(The Society)

THANK YOU
I would like to thank all the parishioners who, over the past years, have helped with making the teas successful events.

I am stepping down from this role and putting my efforts into my other projects – Relay for Life, Funeral co-coordinator and Garage Sale chief. It has been a wonderful journey of learning new skills and having a ball doing it with a great group of volunteers, donors and parishioners.

The Society is now looking for a convener for our Christmas tea. If anyone is interested please see Evelyn, Clare or myself and we will be pleased to help you out.(Thanks, Monique)

MILK BAG PROJECT FOR HAITI
I am asking people to save milk bags (the outer printed bag) . These bags are cut into strips and put together to make sleeping mats for the people of Haiti, they are used as packing material to ship products and therefore there is no cost to ship the mats to Haiti. Insects and poisonous spiders do not like the plastic and will not hide in the mat. It takes 300 to 500 bags to make one mat. If you are interested in helping out please leave the bags at the entrance of the Church for pick up.

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. 19/20 Sunday $   499.00  


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