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THIRTY-SECOND 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 Wisdom 6;12-16 9 (The availability of wisdom to those who seek)
Reading II 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (resurrection of the dead)
Gospel Matthew 25:1 (parable of the ten virgins)-13
Key Passage Jesus said, “keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour”.
Adult When have you regretted that you did not look ahead and foresee the consequences of an action?
 

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-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME NOVEMBER 6TH, 2005

WED. Nov. 09 - 9:00 a.m. Raymond Kane by William Lawless.
Edward Krawczyk by Paul Bajenko
SAT. Nov. 12 - 7:00 p.m.

All Parishioners of St. Malachy & OLV by the Pastor

SUN. Nov. 13 - 9:00 a.m.

Kirk Actell by Barry & Betty Green

NOVEMBER - THE MONTH IN WHICH WE REMEMBER THE DECEASED
November is traditionally the month in which we give more attention to the remembrance of the deceased. Christians do so in a unique way based on what is central to our faith; the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ

You will see for all the month of November, or at least until Advent starts, the so-called Book of life at the front of the church. The Book of Life contains the names of deceased parishioners and relatives. Some additional pages are provided at the back of the book for that purpose, unless you decide to make up your own page.

It is one way of expressing our faith that the dead find peace with God and will be raised to life when the Lord Jesus comes in glory. The Book is placed next to the Easter Candle which speaks of the ultimate victory of life over death, of light over darkness, in the dead and risen Jesus in which we are called to share.

THAT WAS A REAL GOOD SUPPER! THANK YOU!
Lots of work went into preparing and putting on last Friday’s Harvest Supper. The time for a drink before and the quality of the supper itself drew many compliments. And it was nice to see that all of the tickets were gone.

One aspect of the event deserves also mention: the beautiful cooperation between members of both parishes. No fuss. The work simply got done.

Many thanks to those who put on the supper. And many thanks too to those who supported the event by participating and enjoying the fellowship and the supper.

NEXT SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12th - ENGLISH PARISHES MEET
It will be about two years ago that we had a meeting of this kind. And it is no luxury for us to get together. As English parishes in a predominantly French diocese we want to touch base with each other, but we also need to stay in touch with the basic pastoral orientation of our diocese.

For the latter we received from the bishop a little document Discovering Jesus Christ: The path to freedom

Over the last year, individual parishes and the Zone Pastoral Council have spent a fair bit of time on getting a handle on the document. The going is tough, because it asks from us that we find new ways of making the Gospel of Jesus Christ present in the world that has undergone and is still undergoing drastic changes.

So let us get our heads and our hearts together: PC members, Wardens, members of parish committees, all parish Ministries, interested parishioners Together we can accomplish more than when we stay on the sidelines.

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.

BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME: (5)
If we want to get to what it means to be baptized in Jesus’ name we cannot get around the story of Moses, the Old Testament Giant! After all, Jesus Christ is often described as the New Moses, the real Moses for good reasons.

What about Moses? Look at his name: Moses means “taken out of the water.” That refers to the incident following his birth when he is put in a basket to float in the Nile and then picked up by Pharaoh’s daughter. That often happens in the Bible. You get a name that evokes your mission in life, your speciality.

Moses’ mission in life is to lead captive Israel out of Egypt through the Red Sea into the land of freedom. It is the great story of the Exodus, where Moses as God’s servant brings captive people to freedom. If we attend to the symbolism of the raging waters, then it is Moses mission to provide a safe passage through all the hostile powers that threaten Israel and to bring them safely home. That is the reason why the Jews always speak of God as the one who brought them out of slavery through his servant Moses. By the way, that is also the reason why that story of Exodus plays such an important role in the readings of the Easter Vigil.

What is the link? Moses foreshadows Jesus Christ as the New Moses. In his dying and rising Jesus Christ as the New Moses leads us from the darkness of sin and death into the light of God’s grace and life. In his submitting, momentarily, to the hostile power of sin and death in his own death Jesus Christ, in his being raised from the dead, overcomes all the hostile powers for our sake.

And that is precisely what we celebrate in baptism. We give ourselves over to our New Moses, to Jesus Christ. We are made with him so that with and through him we may find our home with God.

This also serves as an explanation for our preference to celebrate baptism by immersion Let us be honest, a few drops of water on the fore head (while valid) can in no way express adequately the immersion reality of baptism. “They just don’t cut it,” as they say. Drowning in Jesus Christ brings salvation! We die with Christ Jesus in the waters of baptism in order to be raised with and through Jesus Christ to fullness of life. In that sense, it can be said of us too what was said of the earlier Moses: “we are taken out of the water.

OUR SYMPATHY TO:
- The Dunnigan Family on the loss of their husband and father Basil
- Betty Filiatreault on the loss of her son-in-law.

BIRTHDAY WISHES TO:
Betty Filiatreault who will celebrate her birthday on November 8th.

HARVEST SUPPER:
We thank everyone who helped in anyway to make our supper a great success. The proceeds from the supper were $1,988, and this was divided equally between our two parishes. The paintings were won by Virginia Sellers and Gail Dunnigan. (Signed Lorraine McDermott & Babe St.Jean)

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WATER: LIFE BEFORE PROFIT!
The Transformation Committee would like to thank all those who signed the Fall Campaign action postcards, asking the Canadian Government to ensure access to clean water for all – now and for future generations. The postcards will be forwarded to the Gatineau Diocese and once the postcards have been received from all the parishes, the Diocese will forward them to the Prime Minister’s Office in Ottawa.

Thanks also to those who took the time to hear Linda Cameron’s presentation of her exposure trip to El Salvador.

Weekly Receipts O.L.V. St. Malachy  
Regular
$ 995

$ 440

THANK YOU!

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