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TWENTY-EIGHTH

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 O U G H T

Reading I Wisdom 7.7-11
Responsorial Psalm Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy.
Reading II Hebrews 4. 12-13
Gospel Mark 10.17-30
Food for Thought
  • This is unusual: A young man runs up to Jesus full of enthusiasm. After his meeting we see him walk away, sad and dejected.
  • What happened here? Did he get a raw deal? Was h really unrealistic about his desire for eternal life? Does God simply ask for a lot?
  • Can I see anything of myself in this man?

October 15th, 2006


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.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Oct. 18th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Anne Marrevee, by the OLV Choir
SAT. Oct. 21st - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Marjorie Miller (3rd Anniversary) by the family
SUN. Oct. 22nd - 9:00 a.m. OLV Dorothy Teske & Larry Miller by Iris Butler
Gerald Limmer by OLV Society
Jos. McGurn (12th Anniversary) by the family

THE FOURTH POLE IS THE HOME FOR DEVELOPMENT & PEACE:
We are slowly getting used to speaking of the four poles or the four areas of parish life: Liturgy, faith formation, fellowship, transformation of society (or service/outreach). While the first three of these poles are already challenging enough, the fourth one, that of transformation or service/outreach, presents us with even more challenges. In the broad sense, it deals with peace, development, social justice issues. Tough issues, no doubt! Some suggest even that the Church should not meddle in that stuff. Stay out of it! But the Church teaches quite explicitly that that stuff is integral to the Gospel and to promoting God’s Reign. In fact, in the beginning of 2005 the Vatican published a 446-page official document entitled Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. It is the Canadian Catholic Church Organization for Development & Peace that sort of specializes in social justice issues. It applies the more general principles of the Compendium to more concrete situations. As someone put it, it brings out the Real Consequences of a Real Faith.


Who profits from resources?

Where there are minerals and gems, we expect to find rich communities. Where water is abundant, no one should be thirsty. Where the earth is fertile, we expect every person to be able to eat when hungry. But this is not how our world is organized. In many communities where natural resources are over-exploited, there is nothing but desolation and poverty. The hunger for profits threatens life.

So who profits from the earth’s resources? This is one of the main questions that will be explored by DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE in its education and action program between 2206 and 2011. This program, developed in consultation with our members, partners and allies, will help us analyze the causes of maldevelopment and denounce abuses.

We will promote sustainable human development through participatory management, democratic control and equitable distribution of resources with respect to mines, land and water. This is our central theme, the core of our program and it is based on a statement of six principles. The first principles are as follows:
PRINCIPLE 1
The Earth is sacred. All life is interconnected and interdependent. Therefore, the Earth’s ecological diversity, beauty and health must be protected.

PRINCIPLE 2
The Earth resources must be shared by peaceful means in an equitable manner that allows current and future generations to meet their needs.
More information on the fall campaign will be provided during the month of October.

ANY CANDIDATES FOR CONFIRMATION, FOR FIRST COMMUNION?
We would like to hear from parents who want to have their children make their first communion. The children would normally be about eight years old and up. Similarly, we would like to hear from parishioners who are 15 years and up who have not been confirmed if they are interested in being confirmed. Please, contact us before November 12th.

It would be helpful if you would draw this item to the attention of those who might be interested. Thank you.

GET TOGETHER FOR LEADERS IN ENGLISH PARISHES - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH
The English Zone pastoral Council has opted for a new formula. A few representatives from the English parishes used to meet 6 or 7 times a year to discuss issues that pertain to our English parishes. That formula has run its course.

Now the plan is to have those in leadership positions in our English parishes meet twice a year. That will be more representative, and it may help all those in leadership positions “to play from the same book.” That is especially important if we continue to work with the document of our bishop: Discovering Jesus Christ: The Path to Freedom.

So, PPC members, wardens, members of parish committees, all parish ministries, interested parishioners! We count on you!

      When: Saturday November 4th, 9:00 a.m. – 12th noon.
     Where: Our Lady of Annunciation, 189 rue Archambault (Hull sector).

MESSAGE FROM THE WARDENS OF OUR LADY OF VICTORY PARISH:
Last July, the wardens presented an overview of the Parish’s financial situation and future capital investments. At that time, we recognized that, while funding for our capital projects was available, we still thought it would be prudent to look at ways to raise some funding to offset our future capital costs. Our plan was to seek your input on what type of fund raising activities you would like to see.

It is our hope that any proposed activities will provide an opportunity for us to get together as a community and enjoy each other’s company.

Please provide any fund raising activity ideas you may have to one of the wardens by the end of October. After we receive your input, a fund raising plan will be developed and shared with the congregation.

OLV WARDENS
Susan Lemieux (Chairperson)
Bill Cameron
Lyall Campbell
Phil D’Aoust
Aggie Jeror
Roland Plouffe
Babe St. Jean

OLV & ST.MALACHY’S HARVEST SUPPER:
Sponsored by both parishes on Friday Oct. 20th 2006. Cocktails will be from 5 to 6:30, p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 in OLV church hall. The cost is $12.00 per person, Children 6-12, $6:00 and under six is free. Parishioners, please get your tickets early as this event is open to the public. Raffle tickets are available before and after the Masses.

A NEW COOKBOOK PROJECT:
Please remember to work on your favourite recipes for the cookbook. More information will follow.

CONCERT:
The Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Eireann 2006 North American Tour Concert, Echoes of Erin, will be presented at Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa on Monday, October16th at 8:00 p.m. This colourful and exciting show features a group of Ireland’s best traditional musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers. Tickets are $20 (including surcharge) and may be obtained from Centrepointe theatre, tel. 613-580-2700. For more information, contact Pat Cassidy at 819-778-2827.

CONGRATULATIONS TO:
- Michael Butler who celebrated his 90th birthday on October 13th.
- Ambrose & Dolly Butler who celebrate their 57th Wedding Anniversary on October 15th.

HALLOWEEN SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND DANCE AT ST. AL’S:
On Saturday October 28th there will be a Spaghetti Supper and Dance in St. Al’s parish hall. The musical group is WRD (Country-Western). Cost is $15 for dinner and dance (deadline for dinner ticket is October 21st). For dance only $8.00 at the door. Any questions or for tickets call Susan Arnold (819) 663-3619. We have great prizes.


W E E K L Y     R E C E I P T S
  Date Collection OLV St. Malachy

Oct. 8th Regular $ 616.50    $ 391   


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