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Our Lady of Victory / St. Malachy
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Our Lady of Victory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec
J8L 2K5

St. Malachy
3889 Route 315
Mayo, Québec
J8L 3Z8


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The Church’s year is made up of two high seasons (Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas) and two blocks of what, in Church language, is called Ordinary Time. It is most noticeable in the changed décor of the Church. The Easter banners have gone and on most Sundays the priest wears green vestments. Some of the music which is integral to the Mass also tends to be different. We will be in that mode for a good stretch of time, basically until the Advent season begins, December 3rd, 2023.

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, this Sunday, Trinity Sunday and next Sunday, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The vestments are white to mark the two feasts that the Church observes on these Sundays. These two feasts could be seen as spin-offs from the enormous and foundational event we celebrated in the fifty days of Easter and for which we prepared in the forty-day Lenten season: the crucified Jesus being raised from the dead.

Trinity Sunday makes us focus on the source of that central mystery of our faith, the communion of life and love which is God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ makes us face the Mystery of the Eucharist where, ideally, we are formed as a communion which has its origin in the communion of God Father, Son and which is called to reflect that communion of Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, 10 June 2023. We are committed to honouring physical distancing and protecting the well-being and safety of people living with cancer, event participants, our donors, volunteers, staff and supporters. To ensure your safety, all public health guidelines and recommendations will be observed at Relay events. We will also adhere to any additional requirements set forth by our venues.

Event Schedule: Place:
2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m.
- Registration
- Opening Ceremony
- Luminary Ceremony
- Closing Ceremonies
Maclaren Park
575 avenue Buckingham
Buckingham, Quebec


Website: Relay for Life - Buckigham - 2023


For the 66th time, and the first since the pandemic, Our Lady of Knock Shrine at St Malachy’s Church in Mayo, QC. will be holding a pilgrimage to honour Our Lady’s apparition at Knock, County Mayo, Ireland on August 21, 1879. The Eucharist will be celebrated in English by Monsignor Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau, assisted by Father Greg Murray of Saint Malachy’s Parish.

Click here for more information on this event or contact:

    Mrs. Ellen Butler       819-986-3860
    Mrs. Virginia Sellers       819-281-6490


The 149th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré will be held on August 12-13, 2023. The weekend Celebrant is Bishop Guy Desroches, Diocese of Pembroke.

For more information contact the following:




For the sake of the little ones (Pr 31:9) …protect minors and vulnerable adults

(The following item is further to the Diocesan message that was published in the parish bulletin of April 22-23, 2023)

The second value in the Code of ethics: Autonomy and Self determination.

No matter where we come from, how we were brought up, or what we are capable of, each one of us has the right to express themselves, to make their own choices, to act and think for themselves. This is what the value of autonomy and self-determination in our Code of ethics means. Encourage your peers to express themselves and discuss their opinions. It is not always easy to accept having our ideas questioned by people whose opinions or experiences are different from our own. Of course, this needs to be done respectfully, that is, in consideration of others’ existence, ideas, and opinions. Maintaining prejudices, violating the right to speak, seeking to control others are just some examples of not living up to this value. “Love one another with mutual affection” (Romans 12:10).

With the people we serve and in our relationships with volunteers and employees, let’s encourage one another to express ourselves and share our points of view. Still to come, our third value.

Chantale Duguay, Coordinator for establishing safe environments


On Saturday, January 28th, Archbishop Paul-André Durocher met with the OLV Wardens and OLV representatives on the Inter-Parish Planning Committee. It was a very positive meeting with open and honest dialogue presented by the individuals at the meeting.

It is important to note that the discussion and the Archbishop’s intention was about addressing issues to ensure Parish sustainability and not about closing the parish’s doors. In fact, the Archbishop indicated that the responsibility for closing parishes was up to Parishioners, not the Archbishop.

It was pointed out to the Archbishop that we had a very strong core of volunteers that keep the parish going. For now, it is a stable core that has been volunteering for quite a while. We told him that this volunteer core totalled approximately 17 individuals and we are having a difficult time obtaining new blood. It was pointed out to him that the average age of parishioners was 75 plus and that typically, we have between 30 to 40 individuals attending Sunday mass celebrations. So this is a challenge that was identified.

On the pastoral front, the Archbishop mentioned that our partnering with St. Malachy through the Inter-Parish Planning Committee was a very important pastoral tool. We provided an overview of the Committee whose key elements are:
  • Provide leadership, information sharing and content planning
  • Respond to pastoral requests from the Diocese
  • Develop special pastoral projects
With respect to partnerships, the Archbishop suggested that the Parishes in the English Pastoral Zone get together to discuss pastoral issues, challenges, and possible solutions. He will follow up on this proposal.

A proposal for a Bible Study session was raised and the Archbishop mentioned he has a colleague who could facilitate such sessions - he will follow up. The study sessions would be open to all parishioners of the Diocese.

Archbishop Durocher commented positively on our use of Zoom technology during the pandemic to broadcast our mass celebrations. He mentioned that many activities are happening over the internet such as retreats and Lenten projects, etc. He is urging everyone to explore the possibilities of the internet.

With respect to the social environment, the Archbishop is very impressed with our involvement in the community at large. In particular, he was impressed with the current initiative where we invite community organizations to attend our fellowship and coffee gatherings and present their organization’s mandate and mission. The Archbishop sees this as an example of what it means to be an outgoing church.

We discussed the Parish’s financial situation and presented him with a chart that indicated that our financial position was solid. We did identify two areas of concern: one is a leakage of water in the basement, and the second, the fact that the wood paneling in the basement may not meet the city’s fire code. We also advised him that our properties (Rectory and Church) were in good shape.

In closing, due to illness, the Archbishop was unable to preside at Sunday’s mass celebration. We look forward to his returning to celebrate mass at Our Lady of Victory Parish once his tour of diocesan parishes will be completed.

Paul-André Durocher
Archbishop of Gatineau

Implementation of the policy for the protection of children and
vulnerable persons in the Archdiocese of Gatineau (2022 edition)



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:

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:



First Reading:
Responsorial Psalm
Second Reading
Exodus 34.4-4b-6, 8-9
Glory and praise forever!
2 Corinthians 13.11-13
John 3.16-18


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