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TWENTY-NINTH 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 45:1, 4-6 (rewards to Cyrus, King of Persia)
Reading II 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 (a model for believers)
Gospel Matthew 22:15-21 (paying tax to the emperor)
Key Passage At that [Jesus] said to them "Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor's and to God the things that are God's".
Adult How much responsibility do you feel the government should take for meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our society? How willing are you to contribute?
 

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-NINTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 16TH, 2005

WED. Oct. 19 - 9:00 a.m. Yvonne Assad by the O.L.V. Society
SAT. Oct. 22 - 7:00 p.m. Marjorie Miller (2nd anniversary) by the family
Raymond Belter by Irene Monaghan Harsmen
SUN. Oct. 23 - 9:00 a.m. Gary Pearson by Ethel Pearson
Kurtis Corrigan by Mom and Dad
Gerry Cullen O.L.V. Society

BAPTISM IN JESUS' NAME(3) (cont.):
In our sessions in preparation of the baptism of their children we usually start with a reflection on the impact of the arrival of the new person on the parents individually and as a couple. Interesting and thought-provoking comments are expressed. These comments often go the direction of feeling enriched by the presence of the baby in their lives. They feel transformed by the experience. They are now what they were not before: parents, givers of life. Yes, they make room for a new person in their life. There may be some "discomfort" and the new challenges, but they would not have it any other way. They cannot think of themselves anymore apart from their baby. What a wonder!

We can legitimately transpose that experience to our relationship with God too. God too makes room for us in God’s own life. God too feels enriched by having us included in God own life. God too would not have it any other way. That is the sort of thing that is celebrated in baptism. Just as a parents are fond of their newborn, so is God fond of us; yes, even more so if that is thinkable. In the celebration of baptism, we hear with the ears of faith, we see with the eyes of faith, we grasp with the heart of faith. What happened when Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan: the heaves open, the Spirit of God descends on us, and God’s irrevocable word is addressed to us: “You are my beloved daughter/son. My favour, my grace rests on you.”

And this is not just true for the moment of baptism. It is as with parents. They are parents of these children as long as they live and beyond. Of course, the parents-children relationship will see significant modifications, but the fact that they are parents of these children can never be undone. And we are forever the children of our parents. But that is true of our relationship with God and of God’s relationship with us too. We are forever “marked” by that. And the life of faith is first and foremost an appropriating of that relationship with God initiated my God out of pure grace and love, a sort of growing into it and responding to it.

Indeed, baptism covers a lot of ground.

REGISTRATION FOR FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION:
We would like to hear from parents who want to have their children make their first communion. Similarly, we would like to hear from parishioners who are 15 years and up and who have not been confirmed if they are interested in being confirmed.

In both cases, it is only fair that we express a caution. There is no guarantee that we will have a preparation for these sacraments this year. Why? It is part of the general orientation on our diocese (and in other dioceses as well) that makes us move ever so slowly, as our bishop describes it, from preparing for sacraments towards formation to the Christian life.

That may sound simple, but it is quite a challenge to make such a move. Why is such a move called for? An “isolated” preparation for this or that sacrament is, frankly, of little use. “You mean to say that sacraments are not important?” some may respond. Christian sacraments are very important. No question about that. However, Christina sacraments do not have much to stand on, if they are not embedded and rooted in the always evolving Christian life. It is precisely out of respect for the Christian sacraments that we have to become more serious about ongoing formation to the Christian life. That sort of formation has many features and is particularly important for adults who wish to see their children and grandchildren put on the path of Jesus.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE FALL CAMPAIGN – WATER: LIFE BEFORE PROFIT!
This is year three of the D&P water campaign. In 2003, we asked you to sign a declaration concerning access to clean water. In 2004, we asked you to sign an action card to our government regarding the World Bank’s lending policies to poor countries. Next weekend, you will receive documentation on the 2005 Fall Campaign – we will again be asking you to get involved by signing an action card.

The Transformation Committee is planning to distribute these action cards on the last weekend of the month, October 29th and 30th at a special event following the celebration of the Eucharist at at St. Malachy on Saturday and Our Lady of Victory on Sunday. Our guest speaker will be Linda Cameron who will provide an overview and impressions of her recent visit to El Salvador.

OUR LADY OF VICTORY SOCIETY:
The Society’s monthly meeting will be held on Thursday October 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the church hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, you may call Evelyn Robitaille at 986-2477.

PPC MEETING:
Monday, October 24th at 7:15 p.m.

MONEY COUNTERS:
A few more parishioners are needed to count the Sunday collections. It may be done immediately after mass or on Monday morning. If you are interested, please let us know.

HARVEST SUPPER:
A harvest supper is planned for Friday October 28th. Tickets will be available before and after mass starting on October 1st. Adults: $12.00,Children (5-12) $6.00, under 5: free. Last date to buy tickets is October 24th. No tickets sold at the door.

ST.ALOYSIUS SPAGHETTI DINNER & DANCE:
October 29th, 6 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Music by WRD (Country & Western). Dinner served at 6 p.m.. Adults: $12:00, Children 12 and under: $5:00. Music starts at 8 p.m. Costumes optional.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular OCT. 9th
$ 875 

$ 250

THANK YOU!

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