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THIRTY-THIRD

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 Daniel 12.1- 3
Responsorial Psalm Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope.
Reading II Hebrews 10.11 -14, 18
Gospel Mark 13. 24 - 32
Food for Thought
  • We are coming towards the end of the Church’s year. In the scripture today we see Jesus approaching the end of his life in Jerusalem. In that context he asks us to consider the final end.
  • What does this talk of the end evoke in me? Does it seem remote and obscure? Does it excite me? Is it frightening? Is it consoling?
  • Jesus, who is “near, at the very gates.” invites me to trust him and share where I am at.

November 19th, 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. Nov. 22nd - 9:00 a.m. OLV Ann Marrevee by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
SAT. Nov. 25th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Mary Elizabeth Byrne by her Estate
SUN. Nov. 26th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Julia Martin by the family
Siobhan Burke by the OLV Choir
Larry Miller by Barbara & Scott Weir

THE NEW “LIVING WITH CHRIST” SUNDAY MISSALS:
How to use them? That is the question which Bishop Raymond Lahey addresses in the missal on pages 552-554.

As a general rule, their use during mass should be very limited. It is not a good practice to follow the presider and the reader in their prayers and readings. Imagine, going to a play where everybody brought a copy of the play and followed the actors.

Of course, that presupposes that the presider and the reader speak their text clearly and audibly. Let us work on that instead of bringing out the missals during Mass. Naturally, for those who have difficulty hearing, it is entirely appropriate to use the Missals. But for the rest of us, let us leave the Missals aside and listen attentively, that makes for better participation. And that is what we are aiming for.

So why do we have Missals at all? Precisely for the purposes that Bishop Lahey suggests. We encourage that you buy one for ($5.00) and that you use it at home. In that case you can prepare for Sunday Mass, go back over last Sunday’s readings and--what’s more--you find a rich selection of prayers (starting on page 527) that can be used for prayer time at home. So there is lots of use for it.

THIS COMING THURSDAY NOV. 23rd, 7:30 P.M.
The parents of the confirmation and first communion candidates will meet to take a look at what we want to do and what we want to achieve with the preparation for the two sacraments. “You mean to say you have not got the dates and the program fixed?” If it were only that simple?

We try to approach this thing in line with what November 4th meeting at Our Lady of the Annunciation in Hull was all about. Last Sunday’s bulletin reported on its basic orientation. “How do we move from preparing for the sacraments to forming to the Christian life” without giving up on the sacraments. If that makes you wonder, good. It has to do with recognizing that preparation for sacraments alone achieves very little. Much more needs to be done.


Canadian mining called to account!

The Transformation Committee wishes to thank all those who signed the Action Letter prepared by Development and Peace for the 2006 Fall Campaign – 30 from St. Malachy and 56 from Our Lady of Victory. This action letter supports Development and Peace by asking the Canadian government to:
  • Refuse Canadian government support to mining companies that do not respect international environmental and human rights standards; and

  • Develop legal mechanisms that ensure mining companies are held accountable for their actions in the Global South.
The Action Letters will be forwarded to the Gatineau Diocese who will then bring all the Letters from Canada to the office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Maybe you were away that weekend and did not have an opportunity to sign the Action Letter. If so, copies are still available at the entrance to the churches. Once signed, you can deposit these in the collection basket.

If you wish to know more about Mining and Resources, three Development and Peace documents can be found at the entrances to the churches. Or you can visit the Development and Peace website at: www.devp.org

WE HAVE A SAY IN OUR PARISH…….LET’S TAKE IT:
A parish is not run by a priest or by a few faceless individuals. We all have an opportunity to contribute to its life. That contribution of us all must be coordinated and channeled. Two important bodies in the parish are the forum in which that coordination and guidance take place. One of these bodies is for pastoral issues: The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC); the other is for administrative and financial aspects: The Fabrique or The Wardens.

We have a joint PPC for both O.L.V. and St. Malachy. Each of our two parishes has its own 6 Wardens. They are chosen by the parishioners for a three-year term, renewable once. At O.L.V. Rollie Plouffe is finishing his second three-year term; Phil Daoust is finishing his second three-year term. At St. Malachy Hugh Connolly is finishing his second three-year term; Terry Brennan resigned from his position earlier this year.

That means that for both parishes we need two nominations to fill the two vacancies. Please let us hear from you if you are willing or if you know of someone capable and willing to serve either O.L.V. or St. Malachy parishes in this capacity.

WE ARE RUNNING LOW ON SERVERS OR ASSISTANTS TO THE PRESIDER:
We used to call them altar boys. But language changes. So assistants to the priest who presides at Mass comes a little closer to reality.

Whatever the name, we are very low on them. For a variety of reasons we don’t seem to be able to keep our younger parishioners in that ministry a long time, Mind you, we don’t have to keep it limited to younger parishioners either. In fact, a mix of different ages would be great. It would certainly make our Sunday Mass more complete if that aspect of our Mass were properly looked after. Our Sunday Mass deserves better than having to wing it or scramble.

Could you help, please?

COOKBOOK FUND RAISER - DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31st TO SUBMIT YOUR RECIPES

CHRISTMAS TEA - DECEMBER 02nd:
If you would like to convene the tea, please contact Evelyn Robitaille at 986-2477.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY:
- to the Burke family on the loss of their mother Emily, who died this week .


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

Nov. 05th Regular $ 548.00    $ 173.00   
Nov. 05th Support 516.00    97.00   
Nov. 12th Regular 900.00    576.00   
Nov. 12th Missionary Bishops   60.00   


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