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THIRD SUNDAY

IN

LENT

 
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 Exodus 3.1 - 8a , 13 - 15 Responsorial Psalm The Lord is kind and merciful.
Reading II 1 Corinthians 10. 1- 6, 10 - 12 Gospel Luke 13. 1 - 9
Food for Thought
  • Do I hear different voices of judgment in the passage? What do they spark in me
  • What about the gardener? What does he say?
  • Is there a tendency towards harsh judgment in me – towards others or toward myself?
  • Can I hear the voice of the gardener speaking within me?

March 11th, 2007


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

ARE YOU NEW TO OUR PARISH? WELCOME!
Welcome to those who want to make our parish their faith home. You may have come from other places. You may have been “away for a while”. Be assured that we love to have you among us. We would appreciate it very much if you identified yourself at Mass. It would also help if you would take the time to fill out a registration form. The next time you are with us, you may leave it in the collection basket or give it to one of the ushers or to the priest. Thank you and welcome.


M A S S       S C H E D U L E

WED. Mar. 14th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Jack & Josephine Miller by Iris Delcourt & John Miller
SAT. Mar. 17th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Agathe Somers ( 7th Anniversary) by Wilbert & family
SUN. Mar. 18th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Mr. & Mrs. Vincent Doherty & family by Regis Lemieux
Larry Miller by Roger & Bertha Rowe
Vic. Cossette by the St. Jean & Cossette families

LENT - WE CLIMB THE HOLY MOUNTAIN OF EASTER
The Lenten season gives us a rich fare of Scripture readings. That is especially true of the Scripture readings for the Sundays of Lent What they have in common is that they all prepare us for the celebration of the central mystery of the Christian faith: the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Not all Scripture readings can be mentioned here, but notice the fixed pattern of the Gospel readings in Lent. The first Sunday always deals with the Temptation of Jesus in the desert, temptations that threaten every Christian. The second Sunday always gives us the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration, a promise of his Resurrection and Glory in which we are called to share.

When it comes to the 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of Lent the Gospel readings follow a different pattern over a three-year cycle. This year we are in what is called “Year C”. The focus is on conversion and repentance. Quite appropriate for Lent because Lent is very much about the renewal of our baptism: our baptism needs to be continually deepened and re-appropriated through repentance and conversion so that the Risen life of Jesus may progressively take more hold of us.

KEEP IN MIND THE THREE GREAT DAYS WE ARE AIMING FOR - April 5 — 6 — 7/8
In another four weeks we will have arrived at the goal of Lent: the celebration of the core of our faith. It starts on Holy Thursday evening and concludes on Easter Sunday, the so-called Easter Triduum, the Three Great Days.

How about making sure that it is not going to be just another long weekend? For us as Christians it is infinitely more than that: Three Holy Days which we want to honour as being Holy Days, not just holidays. The Jews can do it; the Muslims can do it; we as Christians have very good reasons to do it too.

How about marking those dates on our calendar now and deciding now to take part in all we do as Church on those three most important days for us as Christians?

HANS KUNG GIVING A PUBLIC LECTURE AT DOMINION-CHALMERS UNITED CHURCH
Anyone remembering the excitement generated by the Second Vatican Council experience of the 60’s and by developments in the Roman Catholic Church following that Council may be familiar with the name of Hans Kung as a R.C. theologian. But he has not remained stuck in the 60’s and 70’s. He has moved on to such areas as World Religions, the search for a New World Ethic, theology for the Third Millenium.

He will be giving a bilingual lecture on the topic My Struggle for Freedom this coming Thursday, March 15. This will take place at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper at O’Connor), 7:30 — 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at Librairie Saint-Paul/Canterbury House Bookstore (249 Main, Ottawa) or at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper) or at the door.

The lecture is sponsored by Novalis Publishing and Saint Paul University.

SUMMER INSTITUTES AND SUMMER COURSES AT SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY
At the entrance to the church you find some brochures from Saint Paul University dealing with programs being offered this summer.

Summer Courses for May-June
Summer Institute in Pastoral Liturgy (SIPL), July 3-13
Summer Institute in Religious Education (SIRE), July 3-13

STATIONS OF THE CROSS DURING LENT
Stations of the Cross will be Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

FIRST COMMUNION PREPARATION
The next session in the preparation program will be on Saturday, March 20th, 7:30 pm. This is a parents session.

JOINT PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
The next meeting will be held at 7:15 pm on Monday, March 12th, in the conference room.

CHOIR PRACTICE
OLV choir practice will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

ST PATRICK’S DAY TEA
The St. Patrick’s Tea will be held on Saturday March 17th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost is $4.00 for adults, $2.50 for children 6-12 yrs. Children under 6 free. Adult servers will be on hand to cater to you. Cook Book will be on sale at the tea for $10.00. No Copies will be Available prior to March 17th. The church doors will be open at 9:00 AM to accept your goodies for the tea. This will give us time to prepare the items accordingly.

THE CANADA DAY COMMITTEE
is sponsoring our annual St Patrick’s Dance to be held on Friday March 16th, at 8:30 p.m. It will be held at the Centre Recreatif Forestier, Julie/Chantal 1361 Route 315 (Mayo Road). Music by Country Hill (Clifford Daly) Admission is $6:00. For information or tickets, please call 281-5487 or 986-3534.

ST. COLUMBAN’S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S PARTY
St. Columban parish will be holding their Annual St. Patrick’s Party on Saturday, March 17th at eight o’clock at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd. West, Gatineau. There will be a Country Music Band and Irish Entertainers. Great prizes and lunch will be served. Cost is $8. Tickets are available from St. Columban’s Wardens, Marty Bums, Jim Foley and Maynard Robinson or call 819-561-3352.


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

     Mar. 03rd Regular $   626.00    $   173.00   
     Mar. 04th Support    363.00       130.00   


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