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.
FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING (C) NOVEMBER 21, 2004
||24 - 9:00 a.m.
||Lorraine Cullen by Evelyn & Jean Paul
||27 - 7:00 p.m.
||Annie & Harold Burns by Erma, Agnes &
Deceased members of Thomas Garvey family
by Brother Matt Garvey
||28 - 9:00 a.m.
||Julia Martin by the family
Bill Weir by Nan Sicard
SANCTUARY LAMP - ST. MALACHY:
November 20 - December 3 by a parishioner in thanksgiving for answered prayers.
THE ADVENT SEASON BEGINS NEXT SUNDAY:
The church will look a bit different next Sunday, and the music, prayers and Scripture readings will be of a different tone as well compared to what we have experienced for the last 5-6 months. We are moving out of "Ordinary Time" into the Advent season, the beginning of the Church's New Year, which is a little different from the calendar year.
As Church we set our eyes and our hearts on Christ's coming. Which coming of Christ? It is the coming of Christ in glory (His so-called Second Coming), which is the focus for the beginning of Advent. Indeed, Advent is very much about reawakening in us the hope for Christ's coming in glory, not something to be feared or to be indifferent about, to be eagerly awaited and to even be worked for. In fact, it is a hoping and longing for God's kingdom of peace, justice and love. That is what Christ was sent for in the first place, something that is still far from being reality.
Is it important to observe Advent? If we want to keep Christmas really Christian, then the best thing may be to keep the lid on "Christmassy things" in the next few weeks and observe the Advent season the best we can. Of course, society's pressure to jump the gun on Christmas is immense. But we can give it a try to keep things in balance.
ADVENT WREATH CANDLES - ADVENT REFLECTIONS:
It is difficult to observe the Advent season in preparation for Christmas. But putting the Advent wreath candles in a prominent place, lighting them as we take a few moments to reflect on the Scripture readings of the day may help. The better we observe Advent the richer our celebration of Christmas may be.
A set of Advent candles can be found at the entrance to the church; the daily Advent reflections will come with the Sunday bulletin.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS APPRECIATION DAY:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The plan is to start at 11:00 a.m. with expressing and sharing our experiences, concerns and questions. Around noon we'll have a light lunch to strengthen our fellowship. So welcome to all who "make our Sunday Eucharist work".
ANYTHING IN FAITH FORMATION FOR CHILDREN?
In the course of the year some parents have wondered what is being done or can be done in our parish for their children's faith formation. That is a legitimate concern. And, honestly, it plays on Ellen Butler's and my mind a lot. And at the Parish Pastoral Council we have discussed it too. What can we do? How about getting together on that? Ellen is contacting some parents who have expressed that concern for a get together on that this coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. We would not want to exclude anyone. So if you have not been contacted, but share that concern, please join us this coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the church hall.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION?
A few parents have contacted us to register their children for first communion preparation. On this issue too we want to get together to look at what can and/or needs to be done. Thursday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in this is welcome to join us.
DISCOVERING JESUS CHRIST: THE PATH TO FREEDOM (4):
Pages 1-4 of the diocesan catechetical project document make much of the fact that it was launched on the Feast of Pentecost and that the launching took place in the outdoors, in a public place. There is where the Spirit of the Risen Christ encourages us to leave our old safety nets, to allow Him to breathe new life into us, and to try new ways in announcing the Gospel in today's world and in offering Jesus Christ as the way to become fully human.
It is here in the Outaouais, in the world in which we live that we may know ourselves like the disciples on the way to Emmaus. They were - and perhaps we are - a pretty dejected and discouraged pair. But look at what happened to them - and what may happen to us - when the Stranger, the Risen Lord Jesus joins them. They were transformed, filled with hope, because they knew that the one who had triumphed over everything that smelled of death was journeying with them.
The Spirit of Pentecost may pull something like that off in us as well. He will assist us in discovering Jesus Christ as the path to freedom, as the path to a more fully human life.
St. Aloysius Church, Saturday, November 27, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, noon-2:30 p.m.
Please see poster at entrance for more details.
Centre d'Accueil, 111 Gerard Gauthier St., Sunday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
There will be food, crafts and Christmas decorations for sale. All are welcome!
Saturday, December 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Annunciation Church, Hull, December 8, 7:15 p.m. featuring the Castenchel Choir, Dennis Alexander & Jim Hunter, Stephen Picard, Kristina DaCosta and the O.L.A. Adult Choir. Adm.: $10. (advance); $12. at door.
For information please call 778-2827.
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are needed to look after Fellowship (Coffee & Cake) on the first Sunday of each month at O.L.V. If we can get enough volunteers, each person would be responsible for Fellowship only once a year. For info. please call Babe at 986-6900.
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