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Our Lady of Victory
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 Amos 8. 4 - 7 Responsorial Psalm Praise the Lord who lifts up the poor.
Reading II 1 Timothy 2.1 - 7 Gospel Luke 16. 1 – 13
Food for Thought
  • Can I allow myself to hear the rugged voice of the prophet Amos with its fiery passion and righteous anger?
  • He speaks for the Lord when he says that cheating the poor and the weak is truly a shameful sin.
  • Can I allow myself to be moved by the passion of Amos, the passion of God, for justice and for the poor?

September 23rd, 2007

490 Charles Street
Gatineau, Québec J8L 2K5
Monday and Thursday - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
(819) 986-3763
(819) 961-3159

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

SAT. Sept. 29th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy Anthony McMahon (23rd Anniversary) by his family
Rita Weatherdon ( 7th Anniversary) by Shirley, Roland & Philip
SUN. Sept. 30th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Veronica Smith by Reggie & Nancy Lavell
Norah Kane by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
Louis Weatherdon by OLV Society

As noted last week, there are numerous aids out there to help us grow to a better understanding of what the Scriptures mean for us today. We’ll have more on how you can order your own weekday missal and/or other publication as we ease into the months of November and December. In the meantime, we offer the following reflection, which is currently circulating as an email – a rather different means for reflection for sure, but it seemed apropos for this week’s readings.

When Minister Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of the Kansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this is what they heard:

"Heavenly Father, We come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, "Woe to those who call evil good". But that is exactly what we have done.
We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.
We have exploited the poor called it the lottery.
We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.
We have abused power and called it politics.
We have coveted our neighbour’s possessions and called it ambition.
We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of speech and expression.
We have ridiculed the time honoured values of our Forefathers and called it enlightenment.
Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!"
The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In 6 short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

You are invited, on September 29th-30th, to donate generously to the Bishops' Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada. The money collected will help finance the activities of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), an organization that plays a unique role within our Church. Created by and for the Bishops, the CCCB is a means for them to collaborate their efforts and to speak with one voice at the service of the new evangelization.

Thank you for your generosity.

The insert this week is in regards to the good works Development and Peace are involved in, now into their 40th year. One is a general description of what our signed action cards and monies are doing in the world today; the other specifically relates to a first hand experience in a country where mining has taken over. More good reflections following this particular Sunday’s readings!

The wardens would like to take this opportunity to thank our Deputy, Normand MacMillan, for his generous contribution of $3,000 towards the re-shingling of the rectory roof. Norm’s donation fully covered the total cost of the roofing project. Norm’s continuing support for our faith community is greatly appreciated.

Fr. Gyan will need a driver to get from Gatineau to Mayo on Saturday – to arrive at St. Malachy by 6:30 pm. He also needs to get back to St. Aloysius after the 9 a.m. mass at OLV. Please call Alma with your name and phone number to be added to the rotation list. This list will work the same way our current Ministries list operates. Sincere thanks to all who are able to lend a hand (or car in this case!).

As Fr. Gyan lives in Gatineau, he doesn’t have the opportunity to shop or cook when he stays overnight Saturday nights. As a result, we are asking for volunteers to provide a supper and a breakfast for him. With enough volunteers, he’ll benefit from the wide sample of great cooks in this area! May we count on you? Please call Alma if you are able to help.

The Buckingham Elementary School has advised that the tickets for the supper are sold out. However there is a call for:

      a) anyone with recent or old school pictures
      b) any volunteers to prepare and donate a dessert for the dinner
      c) volunteers for the night of the event
      d) Silent auction items

If interested, please contact Gale Pearson at 281-3433.

A dance is being organized and will be held at the Palais Gomme (Doherty Road) on October 20th from 8:30 p.m -1:00a.m. Music will be provided by the Talegators (Mark Dubois). More information will available next week. Proceeds will be going towards fuel for OLV. For Tickets please call Susan at 281-2487 or Alma at 986-3534.

OLV & ST. Malachy are organizing a Harvest supper to be held on October 26th.
Cocktails    4:30 p.m.
Supper    6:00 p.m.
Adults    $12.00
Children 6-12    $6.00
Kids 5 and under    Free

Tickets will be on sale at the churches starting next week-end. Get your tickets early, as the supper will then open to the public. You may also call Raymond St. Jean at 986-6366 for tickets.

Please note new office hours:
Monday and Thursday:   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:   9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Telephone messages can be left at any other time – messages are picked up on a regular basis.

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

     Sept. 16th Regular $   460.00    $   305.00   

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