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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

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DECREE OF THE BISHOP
 
Paul-André Durocher
Archbishop of Gatineau
Decree

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



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


 

Thank you for putting People and the Planet First


A major focus of Development and Peace — Caritas Canada’s People and Planet First campaign is advocating for a law that compels Canadian companies to respect human and environmental rights across their overseas operations. Thousands of Canadians signed the petition in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the Global South who are protecting the Earth and asserting their rights.

We are also delighted to welcome new members who will help amplify the voice of our movement by acting for peace and justice. On behalf of all those who struggle to preserve their lands, lifestyles, livelihoods and lives, Development and Peace thanks you for your commitment and mobilization.

Please see the insert in the bulletin for more detailed information about the campaign. You can also go to the website at devp.org for more up to date information on all the work of Development and Peace.

Together, we are building a world of justice


 

HELP A CHILD SUCCEED

Dîner pour mieux apprendre’s annual fundraising campaign

Dîner pour mieux apprendre, formerly La Table de Bethléem / Oeuvre d'Edna Charette has launched a first major fundraising campaign. Under the theme Help a child succeed, the population, merchants and businesses are invited to contribute generously to feed economically disadvantaged children attending elementary schools in the Lièvre territory.

The overall goal of the campaign is $100,000, 100% of which will be invested in meal preparation. Feeding one child for the duration of the school year costs approximately $900 in food, and the organization expects to feed over 100 children. This food security project has a direct impact on physical health, but also promotes education, socialisation, and integration into society. It gives every child an equal chance to succeed because hunger is a barrier to their growth, health and learning ability.

If parishioners were not able to participate in the October 29th day of fundraising and food collection, donations can always be made by contacting Anne Mercier at dinerpma@gmail.com or at 819-281-3231.

Donations can also be made online at bit.ly/dpmadons.

OUR NEEDS
  • Cash Donations
    • Possibility of giving on line: bit.ly/dpmadons
    • Cash, debit and credit accepted
    • Possibility of issuing a receipt for donations of $20+

  • Supermarket gift cards

  • Non-perishable food items

  • Peanut-free snacks:
    • Compotes / fruit cups
    • Chewy bars
    • Small muffins
    • Juice boxes
    • Etc.



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/



READINGS & REFLECTION

5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - 05 February 2023

First Reading:
Responsorial Psalm
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Second Reading
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Gospel
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Isaiah 58.6-10
Light rises in the darkness for the upright
1 Corinthians 2.1-5
Matthew 5.13-16
The word "salt" pervades the English language and its phrases; it is found in most parts of the human body; it is essential to the health of the planet and its creatures. It is vital and everywhere.

Jesus sets the bar high. As his followers, we are called to draw others to the love of God, to stay alert despite the distractions and even opposition of those around us. Lord, keep me refreshed.

 



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