Our Lady of Victory
Father William Marrevee, s.c.j.
St. Malachy - Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Our Lady of Victory - Sunday 9:00 A.M.
||O.L.V. - 1st Sunday 8:15-8:45 a.m. or by appointment.
St. Malachy - 1st Saturday 6:15-6:45 p.m. or by appointment.
||By appointment. Registration required. Please call the Rectory.
||Couples must call the Rectory for an appointment at least one year prior to their date of marriage to allow adequate preperation time.
Welcome to new parishioners : We welcome you to our parish! Please introduce yourself after Mass and call the Rectory to register.
TWENTY SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C) SEPTEMBER 26, 2004
SANCTUARY LAMP-ST. MALACHY
||29 - 9:00 a.m.
||Joseph & Bernard McFaul by Hugh
Claire O'Connor (15th anniversary) by Linda Cameron
||02 - 7:00 p.m.
||Rita Weatherdon (4th anniversary) by Rolly, Shirley & Philip
Terry Laforce (3rd anniversary) by Lynn
||03 - 9:00 a.m.
||Mac Dorion by Margaret & Tom
September 25-October 8 for the special intentions of Virginia Roos.
TWO DIOCESAN EVENTS COMING UP:
One concerns our bishop; the other concerns one of the principal activities in parish life: liturgy.
- Our bishop is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his ordination as bishop. That event will be observed with a celebration of the Eucharist in Saint-Benoit Church (171 rue Nicolet, Hull) on October 6th at 8:00 p.m. All are invited as a gesture of thanks to our bishop and as a gesture of support in the difficult service he provides in challenging times.
- On Saturday, October 16th at the Diocesan Center: a Diocesan Liturgy Workshop. This workshop is a follow-up to the pastoral message on Liturgy that the Bishop wrote and gave to the Gatineau-Hull Diocese on Wednesday of Holy Week at the annual Chrism Mass. The idea is that we take a look at our Sunday celebration of the Eucharist in our parishes in light of the principal elements that the Bishop spells out in his pastoral message. Let us make sure that we have a good contingent from our English parishes there so that we can form our own workshop. The workshop starts at 9:00 a.m. with Morning Prayer and is supposed to finish at 12:30 p.m.
HOW DID IT GO WITH LAST SUNDAY'S LAUNCH OF OUR PASTORAL YEAR?
Apparently, some parishioners thought that the get-together in the church hall after Mass last Sunday was going to deal with the schedule of Sunday Masses. The contrast with what was in fact being presented could not have been sharper.
Yes, Sunday Mass is very important to us as Christians. So it was encouraging to see that so many of our parishioners from our two parishes, O.L.V. and St. Malachy, came together for the one joint celebration of the Eucharist for this special Sunday.
It was even more encouraging that so many joined us in the church hall to be part of what our joint Parish Pastoral Council had prepared. The church hall was set up nicely. Wow! We even had to get a few more tables and some more chairs out to accommodate everyone. We had some coffee, tea, juice and something to nibble on.
Then we had a pretty professional, faith-filled and informative presentation of what makes up the pastoral life of our two parishes. It focused on the four poles, the four clusters of parish activities:
|Proclamation of the
Faith Formation rooted
in the Living World
Liturgy, Prayer, Praise
|Transformation of Society
Justice and Faith
After the presentation parishioners had an opportunity to visit the four booths (corresponding to the four poles, clusters) where more detailed information was available on what as parishes we do and need to do.
To all who had a hand in preparing this parish event and to all who participated in it our heartfelt thanks.
Naturally, the purpose of this
exercise was not only informing our parishioners of what goes on in our parishes. We also hope to receive some suggestions and a commitment to more involvement so that we can keep our parish activities going. Sign-up sheets to that effect were available and many were taken home. How about inundating us with your responses?
SOME LAUNCH PACKAGES STILL AVAILABLE :
At last Sunday's launch the booths had some information material for parishioners. Parishioners who were not able to be with us last Sunday may be interested in it. Please, feel free to take a package so that you may benefit from a tiny piece of what we were about last Sunday.
ST. MALACHY WARDENS :
Meeting, Monday, September 27, 7:30 p.m.
CONCERT : St. Andrew's United Church, 570 avenue de Buckingham, Saturday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. featuring Dominic D'Arcy ("The Singing Policeman") and his Rising Stars. Adm.: $6.00.
ANY ARTISTS OUT THERE? A group of artists will begin meeting to paint on Monday, October 4, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in O.L.V. hall. Some painting experience is preferable as there is no teacher. Cost is $2.00 per evening.
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