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SECOND SUNDAY

OF EASTER

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


F O O D   F O R   T H E   W E E K

Reading I Acts 2:42-47 (communal life)
Reading II 1 Peter 1:3-9 (thanksgiving)
Gospel

John 20:19-31 (appearance to the disciples; Thomas)

Key Passage

Then Jesus said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe." (John 20:27)

Can I imagine that I am Thomas and the others come and say: We have seen Jesus who died? What is my reaction?


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.

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER (A) APRIL 03, 2005

WED. 06 - 9:00.a.m.
All parishioners/both parishes by Pastor
SAT. 09 - 7:00 p.m. James Miller by Dorothy Teske
SUN. 10 - 9:00 a.m. Bea & Ed Dunlop by Maureen & Bob Dunning

SANCTUARY LAMP - O.L.V.:
March 27th - April 9th for the special intentions of Veronica Smith.

BAPTISMS - Our Christian families welcome:
           Karlie Butler, daughter of Andy Butler and Lea Berndt
           Sebastien Masserey, son of Jean Jacques Masserey and Stacey Ann Carbonaro
           Vaughn Roos, son of Mark Roos and Tracy Hewson
           Bryanna Freeman, daughter of Nathalie Lavoie and David Freeman.
May the Lord of Love bless and keep you.

NICE SHOWING FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE:
As mentioned before the Development and Peace collection in Lent is not just another second collection. It is more than that. It really is meant to be the result of our fasting and alms-giving effort in Lent in preparation for Easter when we celebrate Christ's new life overcoming all that hinders life. That is what our Development and Peace collection makes possible in developing countries. That is why the significant amount raised in this year's Lenten collection (O.L.V. - $2,570.; St. Malachy - $621.) is so encouraging and so very fitting for what as Christians we try to be all about.

DOROTHY CASEY IS RETIRING FROM THE POSITION OF PARISH SECRETARY:
Dorothy has held that position for thirteen and a half years. She has worked for the parish (and she has also provided secretarial services for St. Malachy parish) with six different priests, even during one year without a priest. So she has been a real rock of stability, and our parishes are most appreciative of her reliable and effective service during all those years.

Now we must get ready to see that position filled with a new person. It is a part-time position which made Dorothy work at the parish Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. Anyone interested in providing this service to our parishes is invited to submit an application not later than April 17. We hope to have the position filled by June 1, 2005.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COUNT THE COLLECTION (O.L.V.):
Considering the size of our parish it is not a big job, but it is one of those jobs where confidentiality, accuracy and reliability are most important. It would be ideal if we could get two or three teams of two or three persons to look after this. May we hear from you?

A SUMMARY PRESENTATION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH - THE CHURCH'S LITURGY (1):
Looking for a summary of the Christian faith we may be inclined to go to the Church's Catechism. That is not a bad place to go to. But we find the Christian faith just as authoritatively summed up in the Church's liturgy. That is especially true of the Liturgies of the Three Great Days that we experienced last week. For many these liturgies remain unfortunately unknown territory.

Which liturgies are we talking about? The ones that start on Holy Thursday evening and conclude on Easter Sunday. The sequence of services that mark these three days forms one liturgy in different stages. That is why it is good to see them first as a unified whole before we deal with each service individually. The inner coherence of the services together must be respected.

What holds these services together? It is the crucified, buried and risen Christ! It is the Passover of the Lord Jesus that we celebrate, his passing from this world to the Father. Talking about "the Passover of the Lord Jesus" reminds us of the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Through his servant Moses God had led Israel out of slavery in Egypt into freedom. It is now through his servant Jesus Christ, the new Moses, that God leads all humanity from darkness to light, from slavery to freedom, from sin to grace, from death to life, from the old way of life to the new of life.

This suggests that in these Three Great Days we do not simply celebrate the Passover of a solitary individual. No, we have become part of Jesus Christ, we have become his Body so that it is Jesus Christ who takes us with him in his Passover. What we are about in these three days is the fact that we are drawn into Jesus Christ and into his dying and rising, something that takes a life-time to succeed in us.

It is not a bad idea to once a year bring into focus what constitutes our Christian identity. That is what the services of the Three Great Days aim at. Naturally, it is an identity that has its roots in Jesus Christ. That is why he is at the center of what we celebrate in these Three Days.

WARDENS - ST MALACHY:
Meeting - Wednesday, April 6th, 7:30 p.m.

SPRING DANCE:
St. Aloysius Parish, 300 Murray, Gatineau, April 30th, 8:30 p.m. Music by WRD (Country - Western Band). Bar. Light lunch will be served. Adm: $8.00. For tickets call Carol at 663-5244.

FUND RAISING EVENING:
Saturday, May 14th, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society in the Buckingham Knights of Columbus Hall. Music: Country Hill. Adm. $5.00. For tickets call Regis - 986-2497; Alma - 986-3534; Sue or Edward - 281-5487.

TVC 22, BLITZ 2005, 33 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP...AND IT KEEPS ON GOING!
Blitz 2005: March 28th - May 17th
Membership card: $10 which includes two sheets of three cards each. Each additional card: $5. Existing members will be solicited by phone. If you are interested in becoming a member of TVC 22, please contact us at 281-8250 and it will be our pleasure to go and pick up your donation. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$  995

$  610

THANK YOU!
Fuel
$  505

$  181

Development and Peace
$  835
$  125
Holy Land
$  215
 

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