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 NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C) OCTOBER 17, 2004
||20 - 9:00 a.m.
All parishioners/both parishes by Pastors
||23 - 7:00 p.m.
||Marjorie Miller (1st ann) by the family
||24 - 9:00 a.m.
||Bernadette Lawlis (17th anniversary) by Jeremiah
THE NEXT PREPARATION FOR BAPTISM STARTS THIS MONDAY:
This is in connection with the next celebration of baptism in our parish which will take place on Sunday, November 7. We normally have three evenings of reflection with the parents who have requested that their son/daughter be baptised.
We have only two children that will be baptised on November 7. The last baptisms we celebrated were on April 18. And that was for four children. Imagine! That is telling us something about the make-up of our parish.
DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE EASTERN ONTARIO FALL RETREAT 2004
The Ottawa D. & P. Diocesan Council invites you for a retreat experience on the weekend of October 22-24 at Waupoos Farm - 2050 Rideau Road, Gloucester (Ottawa). Father Michel Cote, o.p. will lead reflections and discussion.
For more information, see the flyer on the bulletin board at the church.
The Diocesan Pastoral Council is seeking a representative from the English Parishes. It meets nine times per year and its meetings are conducted in French, but our representative is welcome to speak in English. In other words, a functional bilingualism is required.
The next meetings are November 10 and December 8.
One of the four poles described in the Diocesan Catechetical Project is "Transformation of Society, Justice and Faith, Social Responsibility". After studying the booklet described at our Launch in September entitled "Discovering Jesus Christ, the Path to Freedom", OLV and St. Malachy parishes decided to resurrect the Social Action Committee, which had not been very active lately. The new Transformation Committee met last Tuesday and is composed of the following: Diane Cameron, Linda Cameron, Jean Dunnigan, Bill Marrevee and Shirley Plouffe. At this first meeting we spent a good amount of time on getting ready for the Development and Peace fall campaign about which you will hear very soon. Many other social awareness activities are in the planning stages and you will be kept informed as they develop. Anyone wishing to be part of this committee can leave a message with the secretary.
LOTS OF FOOD TO TAKE TO ST. GREGOIRE, THANK YOU!
It came from the food that was brought to Mass last Saturday at St. Malachy and last Sunday at O.L.V. as is usually done. But this was extra in light of Thanksgiving, I imagine. Beautiful! That made both the Mass and Thanksgiving real. From St. Gregoire it goes to those in need in our community.
THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETS THIS TUESDAY
Part of the meeting will be dealing with what we would like to see on our recently established website stmalachyolv.com And, of course, the follow-up to the September 19 launch will take a good amount of time.
HOPE AND COMPASSION: HIV/AIDS IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA:
Public Lecture at St. Paul University by Bishop Mlungisi Pius Dlungwane followed by panel discussion moderated by David MacDonald, Thursday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Amphitheatre 1124, Guiges Hall.
FILMS ON JESUS:
The Christian Century of October 5, 2004 carried a brief article covering a movie released last year: The Gospel of John. It considered that movie quite an accomplishment; and in the process it made a few comparisons with Mel Gibson's movie The Passion of the Christ. In case you are interested, there are a few copies of the article at the entrance to the church.
"THE DA VINCI CODE": INTERESTING, BUT...
During the summer I had a chance to read Dan Brown's best seller The Da Vinci Code. It makes for a fairly good read, but it is a novel. The problem with it is that in the novel Brown makes some statements about the Gospels and about Christianity that a lot of people seem to be taking as fact.
In the meantime I came across two critiques of the book, one by Ron Rolheiser in the Canadian Register and the other by Ted Schmidt in the Catholic New Times. You can find a copy of the critiques at the entrance to the church.
PLEASE PRAY for Winnifred Smyth Pelletier who died recently. May she rest in the peace of Christ.
A group of artists meets Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. in O.L.V. hall - there is no teacher. Cost is $2.00 per evening.
All are welcome!
ST. ALOYSIUS ANNUAL BAZAAR:
October 23, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., 300 rue Abbe-Murray. Bingo, crafts, books, baked goods, toys, clothing and white elephant table. Snack bar. All welcome!
Society will need a convenor for this event on December 4. Perhaps you, or you and some friends would like to take on this project. If so, please call Evelyn at 986-2477 or the parish office at 986-3763.
This would also be a good time to start thinking about your donation for either the Craft Table or the Christmas Craft table.
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