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FOURTH SUNDAY

OF

LENT

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


Q U E S T I O N    O F    T H E    W E E K

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT      Source of light

Reading I 1 Samuel 16:1b,6-7,10-13a (Samuel anoints David)
Reading II Ephesians 5:8-14 (duty to live in the light)
Gospel John 9:1-41 (the man born blind)
Key Passage

For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light- for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. (Ephesians 5:8-9)

To what extent do I allow Jesus to be the God-given light in our darkness?

 

Pastor
William Marrevee s.c.j.
Email
Rectory
490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Secretary
Monday and Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Telephone
(819) 986-3763
Fax
(819) 986-9889

A sincere welcome to those who are new among us. We hope you find a warm and welcoming faith-home with us. Please introduce yourself after Mass and call the Rectory to register.

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT (A) MARCH 06, 2005

WED. 09 - 9:00 a.m. All parishioners/both parishes by Pastor
SAT. 12 - 7:00 p.m.
Aileen Monaghan Kane (2nd) by the family
Jack & Josephine Miller by Iris Delcourt
SUN. 13 - 9:00 a.m. Mr. & Mrs. John Laluck by the family
Hugh Berndt by Doris Berndt
Colette Chartrand by the Dunlop family

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:
Friday, 7:00 p.m., O.L.V.

SANCTUARY LAMP - O.L.V. :
February 27 - March 12 for the special intentions of Roger Gauthier.

LENT - WE CLIMB THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF EASTER:
Yes, there is an end to Lent! And it is fast approaching and it is early this year: March 27. But the end of Lent is the very purpose for which we observe Lent: to make us ready for the annual celebration of the central mystery of our faith: the death and resurrection of Jesus, our Saviour.

This is not simply a remembering of an event that took place almost 2000 years ago. Rather, it is a bringing into focus and celebrating what is taking place now: Christ's dying and rising in us who are this Body ever so slowly as we are on our way to full sharing in Christ's glory.

Of course, it is still a few weeks away, but why not make plans to make sure that the Three Great Days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday/Easter Sunday) do not simply pass by or are another long weekend. If at any time of the year it should be visible that we are Christians, it is on these Three Great Days with their special services:

Holy Thursday
Mar. 24th, 7:30 PM
O.L.V.

Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday
Mar. 25th, 3:00 PM
O.L.V.

Celebration of the Lord's Passion

 
7:30 PM
Mayo
Reflection/meditation
Holy Saturday
Mar. 26th, 9:00 PM
O.L.V.

Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday
Mar. 27th, 9:00 AM
Mayo
Eucharist
 
11:00 AM
O.L.V.
Eucharist

Let us make sure to be part of these services, because they concern the very meaning and purpose of life as we Christians see it. The Jews can do this sort of thing; the Muslims can do it; we as Christians have very good reasons to do it too!

AS PART OF PREPARATION FOR EASTER - RECONCILIATION/CONFESSION:
If the season of Lent is about conversion, repentance and renewal, then it is quite appropriate to celebrate that in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We can celebrate it in two ways: in a more individual way and in a communal way.

The individual way of celebrating God's forgiveness in our lives (by going to confession) has been a unique feature for us as Catholics. But that is no longer the case for many of us for a variety of reasons. Our bishop, at the urging of the Pope, asks us to take a second look at it, perhaps to re-discover its true meaning as a sacrament of conversion. We certainly would not want to lose it as an important means to have Jesus Christ grow on us. That is why anyone can approach a priest at any time for this sacrament of God's forgiveness.

God's forgiveness can also be celebrated in a communal way. This communal celebration is not meant as an easy substitute for the individual confession. Both forms complement one another. In the communal celebration we reflect together on how we as individuals but also as a faith community stand in need of God's mercy and forgiveness. And as a community we celebrate in thanksgiving God's unmerited grace and forgiveness.

Individual Confessions:
  Saturday, March 19
11:00 AM.- noon
O.L.V.
   
6:00 p.m.- 6:45 PM
Mayo
  Sunday, March 20
after Penitential Service
O.L.V.
  Monday, March 21
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
O.L.V.

Communal Penitential/Reconciliation Service:
 
Sunday, March 20
7:00 PM
O.L.V.

THE DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE "SHARE LENT" COLLECTION:
In the course of the year we have a number of second collections for a variety of causes. The Development and Peace collection is different. Yes, the special envelope is part of this Sunday's bulletin. But ideally, what we put in there is what we have accumulated during all of Lent by our fasting.

So handing in that envelope at the next few Sundays is a real Easter gesture. Imagine the new life we can bring to people in the developing world by our Lenten effort!

SOMETHING IN THE WORKS FOR PALM SUNDAY?
After last Sunday's Mass a group of children met to see whether it is possible to do something with the Passion narrative for Palm Sunday. It would help the project if we had a few "older" children too.

One of the things they did was making candles in connection with Jesus as the light of the world. When I came back from St. Al's in Gatineau, I found about ten candles they had made. Thank you very much. I'll use them for my "prayer corner" in my house.

PLEASE PRAY for Mike Murphy who died recently. May he rest in the peace of Christ. Our sympathy to his family.

O.L.K. SHRINE MEETING:
Monday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m.

LITURGY COMMITTEE MEETING:
Thursday, March 10, 7:15 p.m.

ARTISTS:
A group of artists meets Monday evenings, 7:00 p.m. to 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.

ST. PATRICK'S DANCE:
Saturday, March 12, 8:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Centre Recreatif Forestier, Julie/Chantal, 1361 Rte 315, L'Ange Gardien, Sponsored by Canada Day Committee. Music provided by Gary Fairburne. Adm.; $6.00.

ST. PATRICK'S TEA:
Thursday, March 17, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RAFFLE:
Tickets on sale at O.L.V. for a painting donated by Jeanine Cressey. Drawing at the St. Patrick's Tea.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$ 725

$ 221

THANK YOU!
Fuel
$ 560

$  90


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