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TWELFTH 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 Jeremiah 20:10-13 (Jeremiah's faith in crisis)
Reading II Romans 5 12-15 (mankind's sin through Adam)
Gospel Matthew 10:26-33 (reassurance to the Twelve)
Key Passage Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. (Matthew 10:28)
Adult When has your faith in Jesus been most seriously tested?
 

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.

TWELFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME JUNE 19, 2005

WED. 22 - 9:00 a.m.
Eleanor Kane by Isobel & Tom Laframboise
Ann Quibble by David Thompson
SAT. 25 - 7:00 p.m. Jacqueline Matte by Nan Sicard
James Miller by Sharron & Robert McDonnell
SUN. 26 - 9:00 a.m. Art & Eileen Campbell by their children
Bertina Gorman Cosgrove by Phil & Dorothy Casey
Hugh Berndt (1st Anniversary) by Huberte and family

NO WEEKDAY MASS DURING THE MONTH OF JULY:
Next Wednesday there will be Mass as usual
at 9:00 am.
For the month of July we'll give it a break. We hope to resume the schedule again in August.

A MUCH APPRECIATED YOUTH ACTIVITY:
At the end of last Sunday's Mass a good number of our younger and even our very young parishioners showed us in song and art what you can do with song 571 in our Catholic Book of Worship 111. Our thanks to some dedicated adults who had worked on that with the children the last couple of Sundays.It would be great if we could multiply this sort of activities throughout the year with different children and different adults. You may remember what they did on Palm Sunday and the preparatory work that went into that.

"More of that stuff" would be great for children and adults. Not first for the purpose of being entertained, but for the purpose of being formed in the faith we cherish. Anyone have more ideas and initiatives? They would be welcome.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT R.C.I.A.:
What does R.C.I.A. stand for? It is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It outlines the process by which adults who were never baptised as children or as adults become Christian in the R.C. Church. It is a relatively new thing for us as Roman Catholics and it takes some effort to apply it properly.

The Ottawa Diocese is sponsoring a Saturday morning session on it with Father Gerard Whitty as the facilitator. If interested, please register before June 30 at 738-5025, ext. 253. The session will be held at the Ottawa Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Place). Cost is $15.

The session will be held on Saturday, July 16, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon.

APRIL SESSION ON THE EUCHARIST:
On Saturday, April 16 our diocese had a session on the Eucharist for which Father Gaetan Baillargeon was the facilitator. He is the director of the National Office of Liturgy of the CCCB (the french sector). The session was held in French. It may be beneficial to pick up some of the highlights in Father Baillargeon's presentation.

Father Baillargeon insisted very much on the Sunday Eucharist, on our coming together for Eucharist on the Day of the Lord. It has everything to do with our identity as Christians. At the source of our Sunday Eucharist stands God's summons, God's convoking us as his people. That is a tough one for us today, that notion of assembling, of coming together. We tend to have individualized or personalized our Christian faith so much that we have difficulty recognizing that essential feature of our faith which makes us accept the implications of our faith being a communal faith.

The Christian faith is a communal faith. What does that mean? The purpose of God's sending his Son is not only to "save individual souls", but also to bring all together in Jesus Christ. He came to gather all. Our coming together on Sunday for Eucharist thus serves as a sign of the realization of bringing all together in Jesus Christ. You could say that in our coming together we jump the gun on what is the ultimate purpose of Christ's mission. Here is a portion of the people gathered by Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, that aspect of our Christian faith is very weak in many of our contemporaries. We are so imbued with the spirit of our culture that emphasizes the personal or individual at the expense of the communal. This then gets expressed in the line so often heard "I don't need to go to church; I can live a decent Christian life very well without it." A line like that says a lot. And it is hard to argue with it, because it displays the loss of what it means to be Christian with others.

Mind you, we are not the first generation of Christians to have difficulty with that aspect of the Christian faith. There is a third-century document which addressed the same problem: "Whenever you are teaching, command and exhort the people to be faithful to the assembly of the church. Let them not fail to attend, but let them gather faithful together. Let no one deprive the Church by staying away; if they do, they deprive the body of Christ of one of its members! For you must not think only of others but of yourself as well, when you hear the words that our Lord spoke: "Who does not gather with me, scatters: (Mt 12:30). Since you are the members of Christ, you must not scatter yourselves outside the Church by failing to assemble there. For we have Christ for our Head, as he himself promised and announced, so that "You have become sharers with us." Do not, then, make light of your own selves, do not deprive our Saviour of his members, do not rend, do not scatter his Body."

WE NEED A NEW WARDEN:
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 Agnes, Gail & Debbie on the death of their father and husband.
To the Archer and Nadon families on the death of their loved ones.
To Alma Miller on the death of her brother Larry.

SPECIAL EVENTS:
Happy 57 Anniversary to Evelyn & Jean Paul Robitaille on June 19.
Happy 58 Anniversary to Gerald & Carmen Limmer on June 23.

THANK YOU:
My sincere thanks to each of you who made my job such a pleasure over the years. (signed) Dorothy

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$  770

$  267

THANK YOU!

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