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THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY

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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 Malachi 1:14b-2;2b,8-10 (punishment for imperfect sacrifices)
Reading II 1 Thessalonians 2:B-9,13 (Paul’s sincerity)
Gospel Matthew 23;1-12 (Hypocrisy of the scribes and Pharisees)
Key Passage

Jesus said “Therefore, do whatever they teach you and follow it; but do not do as they do, for they do they do, for they do not practice what they teach”. (Matthew 23:3)

Adult Is there an area of your life in which you sometimes feel like a hypocrite?
 

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.

THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 30th, 2005

WED. Nov. 02 - 7:00 p.m. Please note change of time for this week.
SAT. Nov. 05 - 7:00 p.m.

Sarah Doherty by Brian Doherty and family

SUN. Nov. 06 - 9:00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Farnand & Kelly Families by Margaret & family
Francis Cosgrove (5 th Anniversary ) by Irene & Family
Jos. McGurn (11 th Anniversary) by his family

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd - ALL SOULS, MASS AT 7:00 P.M.:
November 1 st and 2 nd are important days in the Catholic calendar. November 1 st is All Saints; November 2 nd is All Souls (or as the official title is (Commemoration of the Faithful Departed). We will mark that with celebration of the Eucharist on Wednesday Evening at 7:00 p.m. At that Mass we’ll make special mention of the parishioners we have buried this past year from O.L.V. and St. Malachy. Part of that will be the lighting of a smaller candle from the Easter Candle. That will be our faith speaking. We express our hope that our deceased may share in the victory that Jesus Christ won for us in his death and resurrection.

BAPTISM PREPARATION TO BEGIN SOON:
The next Baptism in our parish will be celebrated on Sunday November 27. That is the first Sunday of Advent. Normally, the season of advent is not the time to celebrate baptism, but with St. Aloysius having their baptism on November 20 we have no choice.

If there are any parents who want to have their infants baptized on November 27, please let us know. Then we will get our preparation in place which consists in three evenings of reflection on the significance of what parents request for their children

ANY CANDIDATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION?
Over the last few Sundays this has been a somewhat lengthy item in our parish bulletin. The familiar practice of getting children or teenagers ready for a sacrament must be handled with greater care. It is not a matter of making it more difficult or becoming stricter. Rather, it is the question of what we want to achieve

At any rate, parents who want to have their children make their first communion are asked to get in touch with us. That also applies to those who are 15 years and older and want to be confirmed.

BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME: (4)
When parents hold their new-born in their arms it is only natural that every so often they look ahead. What will this new-born be like? What will become of her/him? They will have hopes, dreams, expectations; they will also have concerns, even fears. What will her/his life be at 15, 35 etc?

In that light it is not a bad idea to take a look at the first creation story in the Bible (yes, there are two versions of the creation story).It is typical of the first creation story that it has God take a number of steps to finally arrive at the creation of us human beings. Before we get to that last step God is presented as being quite pleased with what he has created thus far. Then we hear God, as it were, talking to himself; not bad. Pretty good, in fact. But I can do better than that. “Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves---. God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.”(Genesis 1:26-27) Imagine! That is what God has in mind with us; that we be images, reflections of God-self. That is God’s dream about us, about each one of us. That is in the final analysis the true basis of our human dignity, of each human being’s dignity: to be created in God’s image and likeness! God took a fair bit of risk in dreaming that way. After all, we human beings have given enough evidence that we are pretty good in messing up God’s dream. That is why the creation story is followed by the story of the fall which is really the story of our messing up God’s dream.

But God does not give up on his dream that easily. He makes one more decisive move. He sends us his son Jesus with a message: Folks, what I really have in mind with all of you is what you see displayed in Jesus, my beloved Son. Follow him, give yourself over to him, let him shape your life. After all, what is said of Jesus in the New Testament picks up that theme of the first creation story: Jesus Christ is the perfect image and likeness of God. In Jesus Christ’s dream about each one of us is fully realized.

Going the path of Jesus Christ, being baptized in his name has a lot to do with saying yes to God’s dream about us.

GET-TOGETHER FOR LEADERS IN ENGLISH PARISHES - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th:
What for? To get ourselves more familiar with the basic orientation or our pastoral activities in the diocese for the next 10-15 years. They were outlined for us in the little document Discovering Jesus Christ; The path to freedom; It is not an easy document, so much so that some react ”I would not go near it with a ten foot pole”. It is not really that bad, but indeed it takes a bit of effort. That is why it is good to get together with representatives from other English parishes in the diocese. The Executive of our English Zone Pastoral Council has put together a format for the workshop that, we trust, will help us, when we get our heads and our hearts together we can accomplish more than when we stay on the sideline.

PPC members, Wardens, members of parents’ committees, all parish Ministries, interested parishioners are strongly urged to be part of this workshop. May we count on you?

When: Saturday November 12, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Where: Our Lady of Annunciation Parish Hall. 109 rue Archambault, Hull sector
What: “Wrestling” with the document and some other items.

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WATER: LIFE BEFORE PROFIT!
When you’re thirsty for water – do you go to the tap – or to the bottle? Read our Bottled Water backgrounder sheet for more information.

Development and Peace is in its third and final year of its program “Water: Life before profit!” We are asking our Prime Minister to ensure that water is recognized as a sacred gift that connects all life. Its value to the common good must take priority over commercial interests.

Join us in asking the Canadian Government to ensure access to clean water for all – now and for future generations!
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Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$ 611 

$ 285

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$ 285 
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