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TWENTY-FIFTH 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 Isaiah 55:6-9 (seeking the Lord)
Reading II Philippians 1:20-24,27 (spreading the gospel)
Gospel Matthew 20:1-16 (the laborers in the vineyard)
Key Passage {The landowner} said "take what belongs to you and go; I choose to give to this last the same as I give to you. Am I not allowed to give what I choose with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because i am generous?'(Matthew 20:14-15)
Adult Which has deepened your faith more - being treated justly or being treated with love and care? Who needs you to treat them with care this week?
 

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.

TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2005

WED. Sept. 21 - 9:00 a.m. Dora Kelly by Nan Sicard
Jacqueline Barre Matte by Susan Cameron
SAT. Sept. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Peter Roos by Kay Roos & Family
Maurice & Eleanor Doherty by Brian Doherty & family
SUN. Sept. 25 - 9:00 a.m. Henri Filiatreault by Betty
Marvin Green by Bob & Maureen Dunning
Nell McGurn by Lynn Laforce

DISCOVERING JESUS CHRIST - THE PATH TO FREEDOM:
That is the title of a little document that our Bishop presented to the Church of Gatineau-Hull on Pentecost Sunday of last year, 2004. You may have seen it around. In that little document the Bishop gives a vision of where he would like to see us as his diocesan Church going.

The basic question is : How are we today to live from and offer to others the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A tough question for which there are no easy answers. What the document does is outline the basic orientation for the next 10-15 years for our diocese. It is realistic and humble enough not to give pre-packaged answers. It is more inspirational in nature. That is why one cannot say "Oh, I have read it" and then leave it at that It needs to be read over and over again, and then slowly one begins to get the thrust of it.

The title is interesting and captures the orientation very well: Discovering Jesus Christ: The Path to Freedom: Yes, indeed Jesus Christ stands at the center of everything. What does he bring not first for the afterlife, but for the human project that we all are engaged in in different ways? Why would we "bother with him" as we try to shape our day to day lives?

"THE FOUR POLES OF PARISH LIFE": WHAT IS THAT? In the above mentioned document, mention is made of the four poles of parish life. Some may wonder what that is all about. Parish life is more than Sunday Mass, baptisms, funerals, weddings, some social activities, preparation for sacraments. All these are important, but where do they fit.

As church, as parish, as men and women baptized in Jesus' name, we have a mission to fulfill: Christ's mission. Christ cannot accomplish his mission today without us who are his Body. We accomplish that mission of Christ in four clusters of activities that together make up parish life:

These four areas of parish life are not four separate departments (everyone protecting their own turf): rather, they are interdependent, feeding each other. A parish cannot do without anyone of the four; a parish where one or more of these are weak or absent is not a healthy parish. At the same time, a parish where a few "do it all" is flawed as well. Of course, we need leadership, but baptized in Jesus' name we all want to take good care of the four areas that make up parish life. After all what is at stake is the mission of Jesus Christ that he has entrusted to us and for which he has promised us his Spirit.

COLLECTION ON SEPTEMBER 25TH:
The collection of the needs of the Church in Canada will be held on Sunday, September 25th. Why is this collection needed? Where does the collected money go? The money raised helps finance the activities of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops to which your diocesan bishop belongs. Along with his brother bishops, he can, thanks to the CCCB, access unique resources that allow him to better fulfill his mission as pastor. Your donation is essential and the Canadian Bishops thank you for your generous contribution toward broadening the reach of our church. Information: www.cccb.ca or cecc@cccb.ca.

"WHERE HAVE THOSE PEWS GONE":
You may have noticed that the last pews in the Church have been removed. It is time that they were. The favourite pews for some of our parishioners . So we hope that their removal does not inconvenience too many. It won't be too difficult to find a good place in the church. We are not really that crowded----unfortunately.

It is not a matter of simply having removed a few pews. Look what you find there in their place. We attach great importance to the material that is displayed there. Yes, there is a fair bit of material for children, but it would be unfortunate if we only looked at it as the "kids corner". There is a lot of other stuff there for which there is no adequate space at the entrance of the church. So take a bit of time to browse through it. And if you find something that catches your interest and that you want to take a closer look at home, please leave a note that you have taken it home and return it in due time. We trust that everyone will adhere to that.

If you have any ideas on how to improve and make a display area more effective, we would love to hear from you.

HARVEST SUPPER:
A harvest supper is planned for Friday, October 28th. More details will follow.

OLV WARDENS MEETING:
Tuesday, September 20th, 7:00 p.m.

OLK SHRINE MEETING:
Thursday, September 22nd 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal hall in Mayo.

PAINTING SESSIONS:
Sessions have resumed as of September 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.. The cost is $2:00. Some painting experience is required. To register call Lorraine at 986-3987.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
- Elmer Delcourt who will celebrate his 86th Birthday on September 19th.
- Douglas & Aline Butler who will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary on September 23rd.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular  Sept. 11
$ 540 

$ 371

THANK YOU!

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