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EASTER

SUNDAY

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 Acts10.34a, 37-43 Responsorial Psalm This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad
Reading II Colossians 3.1-4 Gospel Mathew 26.14 – 27.66
Food for Thought

Wherever we share compassion, justice, reconciliation, faith, and encourage each other to be people of hope, we are people of the Resurrection and ministers of the Resurrection.

Jesus is raised from death each time we live his way of life. We do this in our various ways by showing care and concern for the lives and troubles of others.

Lord, teach me to be a minister of the Resurrection.

 


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. Apr. 27th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Bernard Gravelle by Regis Lemieux
Kenneth Sarto & Collette Cameron by the Estate of Irene Gendron Cameron
All Parishioners of OLV and St. Malachy
SAT. Apr. 30th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Veronica Belter by Ken & Julie Belter
John & Ester Lavell by Patricia & Greg Lavell
A Special Intention by a Parishioner
SUN. May 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV Wendell & Bertine Hewson, & Georgette McDonnell by Fred and Family
Kellard McDonnell by John Gorman
Ginette Pearson (2nd anniversary) by Brian Pearson


EASTER SUNDAY – APRIL 24TH

TRUE JOY HAS ITS ORIGIN IN CHRIST

The Lord has risen from the dead, as he had foretold. Let there be happiness and rejoicing, for he is our King forever, alleluia.

Joy is never lacking during any part of the liturgical year, because the entire cycle is related in one way or another with the Easter solemnity. It is in these days, though, that this joy is particularly made manifest. By the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ we have been saved from sin, from the power of the devil and from eternal death. Easter reminds us of our supernatural birth at our baptism, when we were made children of God, and it is the guarantee of our own resurrection. St. Paul tells us that God has made us alive through Christ, and raised us up with him. Christ, the first-born of men, has become the true exemplar for us and the beginning of our future glorification.

Happy Easter
The Liturgical Committee



THE LORD IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!

Easter week - During this week, we continue our rejoicing over the resurrection of our Lord and his victory over sin and death.

Easter season - Fifty days of Easter joy will bring us to the feast of Pentecost. God’s gift of life is complete in the sending of the Holy Spirit. The Easter season is a time when Christians reflect on what it means to be God’s Church, his people established in this place, witnesses to his resurrection. The new life and joy of those baptized at the Easter vigil is shared by all and we remember that it is through baptism that Jesus has made us God’s holy people.



THE FOLLOWING EASTER REFLECTION IS TAKEN FROM:
DAYBREAKS – DAILY REFLECTIONS FOR LENT AND EASTER BY VALERIE SCHULTZ

A FORGIVEN PEOPLE

At long last, we celebrate Easter. It is a time of glory and jubilation about the fact that salvation is possible, and that Lent is over and we can make a joyful noise. We sing the Alleluia and the Gloria again, and they seem like old friends returning from an arduous voyage. We search for hidden eggs, and fill our baskets with the bounty of Easter – with milk chocolate, and also in a spiritual sense. We gather with friends and family. We share our hearts. We break bread together. We rejoice.

For followers of Christ, Easter is the high point of the liturgical year. We commemorate Jesus’ resurrection at the same time that we breathe deeply of the seasonal new life that comes with spring. We also are grateful that through Christ’s sacrifice, we are a forgiven people.

In fact, Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection are re-enacted every time we attend Mass. In a sense, we never leave Holy Week. We live it every day of the year and during every Mass. Every time we share in the breaking of the Eucharistic bread, the true gifts of Easter – forgiveness, redemption, and a fresh start – inspire our hearts and shape our lives.

As we allow Easter to permeate our souls today, our faith is awakened and called forth from the darkness of the tomb. We gather with family and friends to share the dawning light and love of Easter Sunday. Perhaps the faith of our family members or friends does not extend beyond chocolate bunnies. They may not subscribe to the creed of a benevolent savior. Even so, we can pray that the fresh spring air cleanses our hearts of old resentments. We can take a clear-eyed look at those relationships that need some spring-cleaning. And we can practice forgiveness. I believe these things can change the world.



THE APPARITIONS AT MEDJUGORJE

In this week’s bulletin, you will find the final segment of the story of Medjugorje. In addition, at the back of the church, there is a sign-up sheet for those interested in spending an evening with Father Daryl Kennedy from St. Patrick’s Basilica in Ottawa who will describe his experiences in visiting Medjugorje. Father Kennedy has visited Medjugorje 25 times and will be leading another pilgrimage in June. He will certainly have some very interesting insights to share with us. It is important that, prior to inviting Fr. Kennedy to visit us, we are sure there is sufficient interest from our parishioners.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Our Lady of Victory - This title was given to our Blessed Mother in honor of an important historical event, where Europe was threatened by a Turkish invasion. On October 7th 1571, the battle of Lepanto was fought and a decisive sea victory resulted in protecting the Christian faith. When the then reigning Pope St. Pius V realized the great danger the church was in, he called upon all the Marian groups in Rome to rally the faithful to pray fervently through the intersession of Our Lady to protect Europe from this grave threat. The faithful, through the rosary, prayed for victory and Europe was saved. In honor of her intersession, Pope Pius V named a feast day, Our Lady of Victory. The feast was later changed to Our Lady of the Rosary, so both titles refer to the same date.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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. Tickets will be available at the door, and can also be obtained from Alma, the OLV Wardens or from Lorraine McDermid. Admission is $10.00. Coffee, tea and desserts will be served following the concert. Donations for desserts would be appreciated. View Poster

  • HEART & SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR SPRING CONCERT – Concert at OLV Church on Thursday, May 12th at 8:00 pm. Ticket $5.00 – Refreshments will be served.

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

  • PILGRIMAGE ST. JOSEPH’S ORATORY, MONTREAL – St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Cantley, is organizing a pilgrimage to St. Joseph ’s Oratory, Montreal on May 25th, 2011 accompanied by Fr. Lomer J. Rooney. Cost $50.00 each. Details from Parish Office at 819 827-2004 or info@steelisabeth.org (Liturgy Committee at St. Elizaberth’s)

  • THE RELAY FOR LIFE FOR CANCER – The Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10th, 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 GARAGE SALE – When doing your Spring Cleaning remember there will be a garage sale on September 17th at OLV. Donations would be appreciated. Call Monique at 819 986-3166 for more information or for item 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

     Apr. 16/17 Sunday $   512.00  


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