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

Mass:     Sunday   9:00 AM
            Thursday 10:00 AM




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

Mass: Saturday 7:00 PM
 



New Mass Restrictions

Once again, we are faced with closure of our church as a result of the spread of the coronavirus.

      These new restrictions will result in the cancellation of mass celebrations from Saturday, Jan. 9th to Monday, Feb. 8th.      

Click here here for more detailed information.

New developments will be posted as they become available.


Virtual Mass Celebrations – January 9, 2021 to February 8, 2021

In a continuing effort to offer mass celebrations to our parishioners for the next four weeks, we have come to an
agreement with St. Aloysius to join their Zoom mass at 11:00 am on Sundays. The following is the Zoom link:

ZOOM MEETING INVITATION - ST ALOYSIUS SUNDAY CELEBRATION

Meeting ID:    910 8890 8876
Passcode:    D8z45N

The link will be open 15 minutes before the celebration.

In addition, Mass will be live streamed on the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish Community page on Facebook.
Make sure to “like” and "follow" their Facebook page (see link below) to be able to view the live stream at 11am.

https://www.facebook.com/StAloysius-Gonzaga-Parish-Community-141740569252256

The live stream will be saved on the Facebook page to be viewed at any time.

PILGRIMAGE - OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE

OLV MEETING MINUTES


Fr. Albanus’ Reflections on the Sunday Liturgy - 17 January 2021

The Christian Vocation



First Reading:
Psalm:
Second Reading:
Gospel:
1 Samuel 3.3b-10, 19
Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will
1 CORINTHIANS 6.13C-15A, 17-20
John 1.35-42

Today readings speak of Divine vocation. Each of us is called by God to be a witness for Christ by doing something for others with our unique gifts and blessings. They, therefore, remind us of our personal and corporate call to become witnesses for Jesus, the Lamb of God, by leading lives of holiness and purity. The first reading describes the call of Samuel. It tells us how Yahweh called Samuel to His service and how the boy Samuel responded to Him, saying, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” Samuel was called to communicate the will of God to the people as they were going through a difficult and uneasy period. God blessed him in the mission entrusted to him, and Samuel became an illustrious figure, ranking with Moses and David as a man of God. The Responsorial Psalm (Ps 40), says, “Here am I Lord, I come to do your will,” indicating that our vocation is to obey, to do what God commands us to do. In the second reading, St. Paul explains to the Corinthians that their Divine call is a call to holiness. They, thus, need to keep their bodies pure and souls holy because by Baptism they have become parts of Christ’s Body and the temples of the Holy Spirit. Sexual corruption, according to St Paul therefore, is totally incompatible with the life of the baptized because they are now united to Christ and are one with Him. The thoughts, words and actions of the call (baptized) have to be those of Christ.

The Gospel of Today describes the meeting that every person is invited to have with Christ. Christ has the message of eternal life and many can meet Him only if someone tells them about Him. In it, John the Baptist claims that his vocation is to introduce Jesus to two of his disciples as the “Lamb of God,” an expression that recalls the Paschal Lamb, whose blood was smeared on the doorposts of the Jews to save them from death (Ex 12:13). The expression also suggests Jesus’ vocation to become a sacrificial lamb to atone for our sins. Every time we celebrate the Eucharist, Jesus is presented to us with the words of the Baptist “Behold, the Lamb of God.” The disciples followed Jesus to his residence, accepting his invitation to “come and see.” They stayed with him that day. They called Him “Rabbi” which means ‘master,’ or ‘teacher.’ Then Andrew brought his brother Simon to Jesus, introducing Jesus to him as the Messiah.

This Gospel describing the call or vocation of the first apostles challenges us to invite others to Christ by our Christian witnessing. Our Christian vocation is to live and die like the Lamb of God. We do that by leading pure, innocent, humble, selfless lives, obeying Christ’s commandment of love; by appreciating the loving providence and protecting care of the Good Shepherd in his Church; by partaking of the Body and Blood of the Good Shepherd in the Holy Eucharist and deriving spiritual strength from the Holy Spirit through prayer and the Sacraments. We are called to die like the Lamb of God by sharing sacrificially our blessings of health, wealth and talents with others in the family, parish and community; by bearing witness to Christ in our illness, pain and suffering through our graceful acceptance of all of it; by offering our sufferings for God’s glory, as penance for our sins and for the conversion of sinners. Bearing witness to the Lamb of God requires a personal experience of Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. We get this personal of experience of Jesus in our daily lives through the meditative reading and study of the Bible, through personal and family prayers and through our active participation in the Eucharistic celebration. Once we have experienced the personal presence of Jesus in our daily lives, we will start sharing with others the Good News of love, peace, justice, tolerance, mercy and forgiveness preached and lived by Jesus. This is what John the Baptist did. It is what Andrew did. Philip (Jn. 1: 45-51) and the rest of the Apostles also did that. We are all called to do the same.

Happy Sunday!

 

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