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TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY

IN

ORDINARY TIME

Our Lady of Victory
Sunday - 9:00 A.M.
CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST St. Malachy
Saturday - 7:00 P.M.


F O O D   F O R   T H O U G H T

Reading I Habakkuk 1.2 - 3; 2.2 - 4 Responsorial Psalm If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your hearts.
Reading II 2 Timothy 1.6 - 8, 13 -14 Gospel Luke 17. 5 -10
Food for Thought
  • If I compare myself with Timothy, what is God’s gift to me?
  • Can I see it as a little flicker that I can help fan into a flame?
  • How is God calling me to let this life in me grow stronger?

October 07th, 2007


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

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

SAT. Oct. 13th - 7:00 p.m. St. Malachy George Roos and the Holy Souls by Linda Roos
SUN. Oct. 14th - 9:00 a.m. OLV Winnifred Pelletier by Aurele
Jos. McGurn (13th Anniversary) by the family
Frank & Lena Casey by Phil & Dorothy



HUMAN RIGHTS – El Salvador
On July 2nd, leaders of CRIPDES (Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador), a Development & Peace partner organization, were arrested on their way to a peaceful protest in Suchitoto, outside of San Salvador. A wide coalition of civil society organisations had come together to protest at the proposed privatization of the local water supply by the government. CRIPDES members were planning to demonstrate in Suchitoto, where the President was to speak. (You may recall that one of our parishioners visited this D&P partner in July 2005 during an exposure/solidarity trip to El Salvador)

CRIPDES is a long-term partner of D&P; for many years now it has worked to strengthen rural communities and accompany them in their struggle to demand better living conditions for the poor. Access to water for the poor is a key priority for CRIPDES; hence the organization’s concern with government policies that might threaten this basic human right.

As they drove to the demonstration, CRIPDES President Martha Lorena Araujo, Vice President Rosa Maria Centeno, CRIPDES communications officer and journalist Maria Haydee Chicas and driver Manuel Antonio Rodriguez were intercepted before arriving at the site of the demonstration. Police detained a further ten other demonstrators at the site of the demonstration. All were charged with 'acts of terrorism' under El Salvador's harsh anti-terrorist legislation, when it is clear that the demonstration constituted a legitimate social protest. The four members of CRIPDES arrested had not even yet arrived at the demonstration; it is difficult to see how any charges can legitimately have been brought against them.

D&P reacted to this situation by sending letters to the Canadian Ambassador in El Salvador, to the President of El Salvador and to the Director General of the Salvadoran National Police.

On July 23rd, CRIPDES communications officer Maria Haydee Chicas, and four other detainees, were given a provisional release; however, the anti-terrorism charges have not been dropped.

On July 27th, CRIPDES President Martha Lorena Araujo and Vice President Rosa Maria Centeno, and the remaining seven other detainees were given a provisional release; although anti-terrorism charges were not dropped.

Many human rights groups, such as Amnesty International, have called upon the authorities to follow international human rights norms and begin timely, impartial, objective, and complete investigations.

FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF THE CHURCH, PATRONESS OF OUR DIOCESE
This feast, celebrated on October 11th, is also the annual launch for most of those who work as pastoral agents - lay or ordained - in this diocese’ parishes, with a full day of study and formation. It is followed by a Mass, which the Bishop will preside over and to which all are invited. This is your personal invitation to join the rest of the larger diocesan community on Thursday, October 11th, at 7:30 P.M., at the St-Joseph cathedral.

NEW LOOK FOR OUR DIOCESAN WEBSITE
If you have ‘access to the web’, check out our diocese’s new website at www.diocesegatineau.org

FUND RAISER - Fuel for OLV
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). Admission is $6:00. Proceeds will be going towards fuel for OLV. For tickets, or information, please call Susan at 281-2487 or Alma at 986-3767/986-3534.

HARVEST SUPPER
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 are on sale now at the entrance of the church or call Raymond St. Jean at 986-6366. Get your tickets early, as the supper is now open to the public.

WARDENS MEETING
Thursday October 11th, at 7:00 p.m. in the rectory.

IMPORTANT GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING CALLED FOR OCTOBER 14TH
The Wardens and the joint Parish Pastoral Council of both parishes have been meeting over the summer to discuss our concern about the future of our two parishes.

We have prepared a letter addressed to all the families in our area to share this concern, and they will all be mailed out this week.

We are seeking your input at a general assembly meeting that we have scheduled for Sunday October 14th, starting from 1:30 pm.

We need your ideas and thoughts concerning the health of our whole faith community. We are all in this together. That’s why we are reaching out to you and to all who have some say in the future of their parishes.

We hope everyone shares our concern and we hope to see you at this important meeting, and in great numbers!

CALL FOR DRIVER VOLUNTEERS
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!).

CALL FOR FOOD (DINNER & BREAKFAST)
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.

OFFICE HOURS
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 are picked up on a regular basis throughout the week.


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

     Sept. 30th Regular $   609.00    $   194.00   
     Sept. 30th Needs of the Canadian Church    228.00       152.00   


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