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The Parishes

of

Our Lady of Victory

and

St. Malachy

Pastor
Father William Marrevee, s.c.j.

Eucharistic Celebrations

St. Malachy - Saturday 7:00 P.M.
Our Lady of Victory - Sunday 9:00 A.M.

Reconciliation: 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.
Baptisms: By appointment. Registration required. Please call the Rectory.
Marriages: 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.

THIRTY FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (C) OCTOBER 31, 2004

MON. 01 - 7:00 p.m. Deceased members of both parishes by Pastor
WED. 03 - 9:00 a.m. Bill Weir by Nicole Charbonneau
Edward Krawczyk by a friend
SAT. 06 - 7:00 p.m. Deceased members of the Thomas Garvey family by Brother Matt Garvey
Eleanor Kane by Greg Lavell
SUN. 07 - 9:00 a.m. Deceased members of the Farnand & Kelly families by Margaret Farnand & family
Francis Cosgrove (4th anniversary) by Irene & family
Bill, Mally, Ted Cameron, Lyall Sicard by Nan Sicard

SANCTUARY LAMP - O.L.V.: October 24 - November 6 for the intentions of Veronica Smith.

NOVEMBER: THE MONTH IN WHICH WE REMEMBER THE DECEASED:
This week we begin the month of November in which traditionally we give more attention to the remembrance of the deceased. Christians do so in a unique way based on what is central to our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

You will see for all of the month of November the so-called Book of Life at the front of the church. The Book of Life contains the names of deceased parishioners and relations. Some additional pages are provided at the back of the book for that purpose, unless you decide to make up your own page.

It is one way of expressing our faith that the dead find peace with God and will be raised to life when the Lord Jesus comes in glory. The Book is placed next to the Easter Candle which speaks of the ultimate victory of life over death, of light over darkness, in the dead and risen Jesus in which we are called to share.

DISCOVERING JESUS CHRIST: THE PATH TO FREEDOM (2)
The Pentecost 2004 diocesan catechetical document sets the orientation for our diocese for the next 10-15 years. It begins with a meditation/reflection on the title. That cannot be summarised, so it is given here as it is found in the document. Much to chew on.

Discovering...

Because we are searching for life in abundance,
Because we are called to journey in our hearts,
Because following the path leads to discoveries, encounters, exchanges, challenges and adventure...
It is an invitation for us to explore the signs of God who likes to walk with us.

Jesus Christ...

Because walking with Jesus Christ transforms the way we see life.
Because walking with Jesus Christ becomes a meeting between brothers and sisters.
Because walking with Jesus Christ becomes the heart of the Good News.

The path to freedom...

Because through his resurrection, Jesus Christ went from death to life.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ became the Living One,
Following the Living One makes us free and more alive, men and women standing strong.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE FALL CAMPAIGN: CLEAN WATER FOR ALL
The same Zita Maier referred to in last Sunday's bulletin has this to say about the link between liturgy and justice: "The Liturgy must also be the inspiration for how we live; it has to move to social justice, otherwise it is not authentic. It has to move us to care for each other, to do what we can to care for the needs of the world."

That is what D. & P. "specializes" in. Every year, in the fall, Development and Peace alerts us to one particular aspect of social justice. You may remember that last year many of us signed a declaration affirming that:

  • Water is a sacred gift that connects all life
  • Access to clean water is a basic human right
  • The value of the earth's fresh water to the common good takes priority over any possible commercial value
  • Fresh water is a shared legacy, a public trust and a collective responsibility.

This fall Development and Peace still deals with the issue of water. But this year's fall campaign takes aim at World Bank policies. These policies try to prioritise the delivery and management of water systems. As a result prices often soar and water quality often plummets. Access to water then becomes restricted to those who can pay more for their water. And where does that leave the poorer countries?

Attached to this Sunday's bulletin you find a sheet entitled Drinking Mindfully. It is meant to help us reflect on the value and wonders of water. You are encouraged to use this reflection sheet at home for a while. It helps us appreciate the immense richness of the gift of water. But it will also stimulate us to come to the defense of so many whose access to clean water is being threatened or has already become a pipe dream.

PLEASE PRAY for Annie Rollins, mother-in-law of Dennis Butler of Sudbury. May she rest in the peace of Christ.

CRAFT AND BAKE SALE sponsored by Country Club 2000 Saturday, November 6, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Legion Hall, Joseph Street.

All are welcome!

ST. STEPHEN'S AUTUMN TEA & BAKE SALE:
Saturday, November 13, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Adults: $4.50; Children: $1.25.

All welcome!

O.L.V. CHRISTMAS TEA:
A convenor is needed for this December 4th event. Interested? Please call Evelyn at 986-2477.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular (Oct 17th)
  $399 THANK YOU!
Regular (Oct 24th)
$720 $435
Fuel
$435 $153
Propagation of Faith
  $123


Rectory 490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Telephone (819) 986-3763
Secretary Monday and Thursday 1:00-4:00 p.m.


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