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Our Lady of Victory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec
J8L 2K5
(819)986-3763
olv@videotron.ca

     
     
     
St. Malachy
3889 Route 315
Mayo, Québec
J8L 3Z8
(819)986-3763
olv@videotron.ca



UPCOMING MASS CELEBRATIONS


St. Malachy    Saturday    May 28th    7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory    Sunday    May 29th    9:00 a.m.
Our Lady of Victory    Thursday    June 2nd    9:00 a.m.
St. Malachy    Saturday    June 4th    7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory    Sunday    June 5th    9:00 a.m.



END OF THE PROCEDURAL MASK MANDATE IN QUEBEC

The government has announced that as of May 14th, masks will no longer be required in public, except on public transportation and in health care facilities. Masks are still recommended for vulnerable and elderly people. More information...


FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ARCHBISHOP

DIOCESAN SYNODAL ASSEMBLY

From 2018 to 2021, our diocese has been going through a synodal process under the theme "Christ, Us, Our Communities, Our Settings."

On Saturday, May 28, 2022 at Collège Saint-Alexandre (2425 Rue Saint-Louis Gatineau), we will experience an important event. We are invited to a diocesan synodal assembly. During this assembly, we will do a work of discernment under the action of the Holy Spirit: we will validate the reports of the dialogues from the parishes, and we will formulate a great diocesan synthesis. This synthesis will be integrated into a Canadian document that will be part of the preparation tools for the Bishops' Synod in Rome in 2023. The purpose of the assembly is also to allow us to look together at the road ahead.

Priests, parishioners delegated by their communities, delegates of the diocesan movements and religious communities are invited to this assembly.

Schedule of the Synodal Assembly

   8:30 a.m. Welcome
   9:00 a.m. Welcome and orientation for the day with an opening prayer
   9:30 am to 12:00 pm Diocesan Synodal Assembly sessions. Delegates work in workshops followed by a plenary session.
   12:00 pm Liturgy of the Word to conclude the synodal process
   12:30 pm BBQ picnic and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the episcopal ordination of Bishop Paul-André Durocher
   7:00 pm Concert with Robert Lebel at Maria Goretti Church (664 Rue de Duberger, Gatineau)

NB: The picnic and the concert are open to all diocesans. The picnic (BBQ) is free, but it is important to notify Mrs. Annie Esson Assoua assouaa@diocesegatineau.org ext. 306, in order to provide food accordingly.

For the Robert Lebel concert, tickets, at a cost of 10$, are now available online and will be available at the following outlets:
   - St-André-Avellin 819 983-2211
   - St-Grégoire de Nazianze 819 986-3381
   - Ste-Trinité 819 663-4240
   - St-Paul 819 684-5318
   - St-Joseph Cathedral 819 771-7454
   - Diocesan Center 819 771-8391, ext. 309


EASTER MESSAGE FROM MGR PAUL-ANDRE DUROCHER

 

A sixth wave of COVID, the crisis of climate change, renewed inflation, the war in Ukraine: we have so many reasons to feel discouraged. When will we finally get out of this?

We experience this kind of painful feeling every time it seems our life or our world is caught in a vicious circle. We repeat past mistakes, we return to unhealthy habits, we sink into renewed depression. We believed in peace, but here comes war again. We hoped for joy, but sadness overwhelms us. We expected healing, but the wound once again has been opened.

To believe in the resurrection of Jesus is to affirm that our perpetual restarts will not remain forever without a solution. It means finding hope in the heart of the vicious circles that surround us and committing ourselves to breaking out of them. It means refusing to be overwhelmed by discouragement and choosing to live fully, despite the limitations of the present moment.

Believing in the risen Jesus is to open ourselves to a living relationship, a source of courage and hope. We never walk alone, for he who conquered death walks beside us. Out of our curves and detours, he draws straight lines. With him, vicious circles become spirals that purify, transform and elevate us. Through him, forgiveness and reconciliation become possible, we can walk together despite our differences.

Let us therefore celebrate Easter with hearts inflamed by this conviction: in his Son Jesus, God opens a future for us. Christ is truly risen. Hallelujah!

See video message


OUR EASTER FAITH DISPLAYED IN THE BANNERS

    The set of banners you see in the front of the church at Our Lady of Victory will be with us for the next 50 days, covering the entire Easter season. They are more than a piece of decoration. In vivid images, they capture what as church we are about in the Easter season.

The cross, which on its own is an instrument of torture and shame, has been transformed into the tree of life. That is what the resurrection of Jesus makes possible. The sun of the new creation has dawned and the roots of the cross, of the tree of life reach into the darkest corners of our human existence to bring life. Part of that new creation is that the risen Christ shares his life-giving Spirit with us; that is captured in the red banner with its flames of fire. The lower banner shows us how in the waters of baptism we have got our feet in the new creation of the risen Jesus.

Thank you to all who participated in our Easter celebrations. Thank you to all who in any way contributed to the Chrism Mass, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday Vigil, Easter Sunday – Fr. Greg, servers, greeters, lectors, participants who received and presented oils, organists, choir, fire and light attendants, preparation of church for celebrations, preparation of reflections for bulletins, etc. These celebrations could not have been accomplished without your help.


OUR LADY OF VICTORY NEEDS YOU
Our Parish is at a crossroad when it comes to volunteers. We face a serious shortfall. There is an urgent need for Parishioners to come forward and volunteer as church wardens.

There is a myth that being a warden is a complicated and time-consuming commitment. This is not the case. What I am proposing is that interested candidates would attend an information session where questions and responsibilities would be addressed. Once all issues have been addressed, candidates could make an informed decision on whether to move forward or not.

We really need to address the Wardens issue as soon as possible in order to comply with rules and regulations that govern the administration of the Parish.

If you are interested in attending an information session on being a Warden, please contact me at 819-986-8901.

Bill Cameron, Chairperson of the Fabrique Our Lady of Victory Parish


GOLFERS, MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

The 10th edition of the Archbishop of Gatineau's Golf Open will be held on September 9th at Kingsway Park Golf Club. For Archbishop Durocher, who is also celebrating his 25th anniversary as a bishop this year, this will be an opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the tournament so that he can support the mission of community organizations in the region. So, you are invited to form your team, the registration period will begin in the next few weeks. Thank you!




NEW FROM THE DIOCESE

A FACEBOOK PAGE AND BLOG ADDRESSED TO OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE PARISHIONERS

The archdiocese has launched a new Facebook page specifically addressed to our English-language parishioners. You don't need to have an account to see posts, only if you want to comment, share and like them.
See the internet link: https://www.facebook.com/archgat

We also launched a new English-language blog entitled "Together on the Way". We'll be posting longer articles here, reflections and testimonies. If you want to share a story about something going on in your parish, please feel free to contact our communications team at the diocese.

See the internet link: https://archgatblog.blogspot.com/



FOOD FOR THOUGHT
ASCENSION OF THE LORD – May 29, 2022
     First Reading:
Responsorial Psalm
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Second Reading
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Gospel
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Acts 1.1-11
God has gone up with a shout, the Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Ephesians 1.17-23
Luke 24.46-53
I'm walking out to Bethany with Jesus and the disciples. He seems to be giving us final instructions. We are filled with love, but also with foreboding.

He constantly comes back to the promise of help, of the Holy Spirit, of the Comforter, of power from on high.

He raises his hand in a familiar blessing - and suddenly he is gone. Astonishingly I feel, in my companions and myself, not desolation. But joy.

 



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