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TENTH SUNDAY

IN

ORDINARY TIME

 
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 Hosea 6:3-6 (insincere conversion)
Reading II

Romans 4:18-25 (inheritance through faith)

Gospel

Matthew 9:9-13 (call of Matthew)

Key Passage

As Jesus sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples. (Matthew 9:10)

If Jesus has "come to call not the righteous but sinners", where do I know myself as the one Jesus calls? Or do pretend not to need him?
 

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.

TENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JUNE 05, 2005

WED. 08 - 9:00 a.m.
Margaret McNamara by Evelyn & Jean Paul
SAT. 11 - 7:00 p.m. Frank Kane (35th Anniversary) by the family
SUN. 12 - 9:00 a.m. Marion Hewson (2nd Anniversary) by the family
Gary Simpson by Ken & Monique
WED. 15 - 9:00 a.m.
Janet Lanthier by Betty Filiatreault
SAT. 18 - 7:00 p.m. The Delcourt Family by iris
SUN. 19 - 9:00 a.m. Terry Charbonneau (20th Anniversary) by Nicole
Bill Farnand (23rd Anniversary) by Margaret & Family
Lena McFaul (6th Anniversary) by Hugh

OPPORTUNITY TO SAY "THANK YOU" TO DOROTHY CASEY:
After more than 14 years of faithful service to our two parishes as secretary Dorothy Casey has submitted her resignation from that position. We would not want to let that go unnoticed. The June 5th Coffee Sunday gives us a good opportunity for that. So, after Mass on Sunday June 5, our PPC and our two Fabriques and many of our parishioners will gather to say a more formal "thank you" to Dorothy. That is no doubt very well deserved.

A FEW BUSINESS ITEMS ON JUNE 5TH AS WELL:
As we may expect a good number of parishioners to be part of that special June 5th Coffee Sunday Gathering, our PPC and Fabriques would like to deal with a few business items. These will be easily dealt with and will not overshadow our thanks to Dorothy.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) CONSTITUTION TO BE RATIFIED:
For most of this year our PPC has been working under a temporary Constitution. We had been thinking of making the June Coffee Sunday (June 5th) into our Parishes' General Assembly for this year. That would be a good occasion to have the Constitution ratified so that we are fully legitimate. To that end you can see the Constitution posted at the entrance to the church. For those who are inclined to examine it in more detail, some extra copies are available at request. If you like to make changes or need clarification, please, let us know before June 5. If no major changes are called for by then, the ratification on June 5 can go rather quickly.

YOUTH ACTIVITY (FINAL ONE PRIOR TO SUMMER VACATION):
We would like all children to join us after Mass starting next Sunday May 29th for another Youth activity.

We will be teaching the children a song about St. Francis. With the words of the song our budding young artists will design and paint a mural for presentation to the congregation. We figure that it will take two Sundays (May 29 and June 5th) to complete the mural and learn the words of the new song. Presentation of the mural and song will take place during Mass on Sunday, June 12th. All ages are welcome(from the very young to the not so young) as we know that everyone has something to contribute!

NOW WE ARE REALLY BACK TO ORDINARY TIME - THE YEAR OF MATTHEW:
You will notice that from now on until Advent begins in late November the prist wears the green vestment for Sunday Mass. That is part of being in Ordinary Time. The more important difference is in the pattern of Scripture readings for Sunday Mass.

In Ordinary Time when it comes to the dominant reading - the Gospel reading - we simply walk through one of the Gospels (Mathew, Mark, Luke). This year which is year A, is devoted to Matthew's Gospel. It means that for the rest of the year we are being exposed to Matthew's version of the Good News concerning Jesus Christ.

Why make a point of that? Each Gospel writer has his own agenda or purpose for writing; and each Gospel has its own portrait of Jesus. So Matthew's Gospel is very Jewish in character. Matthew makes Jesus into a teacher and interpreter of Jewish law. Matthew's Jesus brings the Jewish law to its most eloquent and definitive expression.

In this case, law is not a burden , but a trusted friend. Jesus himself, as faithful Son of God, is obedient to it. Another characteristic of Matthew's Gospel is that it is made up of five major speeches by Jesus and six major narratives about Jesus. That gives Matthew the opportunity to present Jesus as teacher, the one who preaches the coming of God's kingdom. The narratives, on the other hand, give us the image of Jesus as leader for the crowds of people seeking health and liberation from pain and death and experiencing in Jesus the healing power of God.

Traditionally, the more general features of Matthew's Gospel appears only when we read the Gospel in its entirety. That is something that few of us do. We sort of get used to hearing little snippets of the Gospel at Sunday Mass. The potential problem with this piece-meal reading is that we miss out on the overall thrust of a particular Gospel.

WE NEED A NEW WARDEN:
Now that Alma Miller has become the new secretary she must let go of the position of Warden she has held since January of this year. Anyone interested? The Wardens (or Fabrique) look after the financial and administrative features of parish life. That is different from the Parish Pastoral Council, which together with the Pastor looks after the pastoral side of Parish life.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COUNT THE COLLECTION (O.L.V.):
This is not a big job, but it is a job 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?

OUR SYMPATHY:
To John Gorman on the death of his Mother.
To the Raby and Rose Families on the loss of their loved ones.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Father Bill will celebrate the 42nd Anniversary of his Ordination on June 15th.
Mary Stanyar will celebrate her 85th birthday on June 15th.
Jean Paul & Evelyn Robitaille will celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary on June 19th.
Congratulations & Best Wishes to all.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$  560

$  344

THANK YOU!

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