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FOURTH 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 2:14,36-41 (Peter's discourse)
Reading II

1 Peter 2:20-25 (for the slave)

Gospel

John 10:1-10) (the Good Shepherd)

Key Passage

[The shepherd] goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. (John 10:4)

Coming together for Sunday Eucharist is really a profession of faith. It is our way of saying that the voice of Jesus is not the voice of a stranger - as the Gospel has it. On the contrary, he is our shepherd, our pathfinder who brings us to life and safety. How true is that for us?
 

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 OF EASTER (A) APRIL 17, 2005

WED. 20 - 9:00 a.m.
Hubert Giroux by his wife
SAT. 23 - 7:00 p.m. Robert Delcourt by Iris, Allan & Lucy
SUN. 24 - 9:00 a.m. Nell McGurn by Barbara Weir
Tommy & Jeffrey Preston (41) by Muriel
Gordon Miller by Gary Miller

YES, THERE WILL BE SPECULATION! BUT IT IS MORE USEFUL TO PRAY!:
This refers to the election of our new pope. No one can be prevented from speculating who the next pope will be or what sort of a new pope we will have. What is, however, more necessary is an honest prayer for the guidance of the Holy Spirit so that the Cardinals will make a choice that is wise and that will benefit the whole church.

NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 24th - "FIRST COMMUNION":
There are nine candidates this year. Is that a sign of the times? On the other hand, the number is really only secondary. Naturally, it is an important day for the younger members of our parish and for their families.

But it is also important for us as a parish community. The book we are using as a guide in preparation has as title "Come, Join Us at the Table". That title is quite significant. It suggests that we as a parish community are inviting our younger members to join us in what we need to do on Sunday: Come together as Christ's Body on the Day of the Lord around the Table of the Lord Jesus. It inevitably urges us to reflect on how important it is for us to come together as Church on Sunday to show that together we are Christ's Body. Are we prepared to give it priority and set other things aside for it, even if it is not always at a convenient time? How important is it to us that together we are Our Lady of Victory and St. Malachy parish. Do we express our loyalty to our parish communities by making our Sunday Eucharist central to our Catholic faith life.

In some way making "our First Communion" is relatively easy. Coming together and joining our parish community for Sunday Eucharist is quite a challenge today!

A JOINT MEETING OF PPC AND THE TWO FABRIQUES - MONDAY, APRIL 18, 7:00 P.M.:
Yes, that is something new, I think. And it is not to deal with a crisis-situation. What is it about?

On Pentecost Sunday 2004, our bishop gave the Gatineau-Hull diocese a document that tried to spell out the orientation for our diocese for the next 10-15 years: "Discovering Jesus Christ: the Path to Freedom". What our bishop would like to see happening is that our parishes become - what he calls - "schools of catechesis". This has less to do with teaching catechism than with forming not just the children, but all of us for the christian life. That is an ongoing process and applies to all age groups. It is not finished with receiving a sacrament; in fact, it is only completed when we finally come home in God.

That is a lofty vision. But how do we implement it?

We have sort of stumbled upon a little book by Bill Huebsch "Whole Community Catechesis". It seems to be a little more practical than the above mentioned document, but it operates from the same vision. In the meantime Bill Huebsch has put out a video "7 Key Principles" for whole community catechesis. It is that video that the PPC and the Wardens are going to see together. It is so important that the parish leadership is on the same wavelength. What better way than viewing and discussing the video together!

Please, let no one feel excluded. Members of liturgy committee, of choir, of O.L.V. Society and anyone else interested join us. The more the better. It can benefit our parish.

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?

GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO CHAIR LIFT IN MEMORY OF NELL McGURN:
Nell McGurn was very happy to use the chair lift of our church. It made joining us for Mass a lot easier for her. That is reflected in the donations made in her memory on the occasion of her death in February: $585.00 On behalf of Nell's family we thank all who contributed to this much appreciated amount.

UPCOMING "SPECIAL EVENTS":
Carmen Limmer, Genevieve French, Carmel Ryan and Kay Brazeau all celebrate birthdays this week.

Marjorie & Peter Burke celebrate their 50th Anniversary April 23. Congratulations to all!

PLEASE PRAY for Helen Desjardins and Marcel Clement who died recently. May they rest in the peace of Christ.

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

SPRING AUCTION:
Our Lady of Annunciation Parish Centre, 189 Archambault, Hull, May 3rd, viewing 6:00 p.m., auction 7:00-10:00 p.m. Adm.: $1.00 (includes refreshments). To donate goods or for info. call 771-4613 or 777-6416.

FUND RAISING EVENING (CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY):
Saturday, May 14, 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m., Buckingham Knights of Columbus Hall.
Music by Country Hill.
Admission: $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. To become a TVC 22 member, please call us at 281-8250 and we will be pleased to 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
$  720

$  285

THANK YOU!
Donation
$  500

 

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