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Our Lady of Victory / St. Malachy
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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 Exodus 34.4b - 6, 8 - 9 Responsorial Psalm Glory and praise forever.
Reading II 2 Corinthians 13.11 - 13 Gospel John 3. 16 - 18
Food for Thought
  • What is the Blessed Trinity?
  • I do not understand it, Lord; but I try to live it. Patrick Kavanagh hoped, ‘’that through the hole in reason’s ceiling we can fly to knowledge without ever going to college.
  • Let me sit within this mystery for a while.


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

WED. May 21st - 11:00 a.m. OLV Peter Lawlis by David Plumbton
SAT. May 24th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Lowell Carriere (7th anniversary )by the family
SUN. May 25th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Iris Butler by Pearl French
Robert Garvey by George Ryan
Violet Butler by Regis & Marjorie Butler

Our Christian community of St. Malachy’s welcomes Jacob Stanley Ouellette, son of Michel Ouellette & Sandra Bouwman. May the Lord of love bless and keep you. He will receive Baptism on May 18th.

The Church's year is made up of two high seasons (Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas) along with two 'blocks' of ordinary time. We are now back in Ordinary Time, after the 90-day Lent-Easter season. It is most noticeable in the changed decor of the church. The Easter banners have gone we are back to green. A hearty thank you to all who works so hard to make our space so richly authentic and beautiful. Now the changing power of what we celebrate in the high season is being tested… in so many aspects of real life outside the walls of the church....

As is the tradition in India, the water that is blessed at Easter, is taken by their parish priest to bless the homes of his parishioners during the Easter Season. Father has now begun blessing homes for St. Malachy & OlV parishes. If you are interested in having your home blessed, please advise the office at 819-986-3763, ASAP and leave your name, address and phone number. Father Gyan will then be able to visit all homes in the same area on the same day. We will contact you as to the day that Fr. Gyan will be in your area.

OLV will be holding a Ham & Beans Supper with salads and desserts, There will also be a silent auction. There will be Cocktails starting at 4:30 p.m. and Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Admission is Adults $12:00, Children 6-12: $6:00 and children under 6: free. Tickets are now on sale. You may call Raymond St. Jean at (819)986-6366, the rectory (819) 986-3763) and they are available before & after the Masses. There are a limited number of tickets available. The deadline for buying tickets for the supper is May 26th.

The Fabrique has decided in the best interest and substance of this parish, that the rental property be sold. Communications with the Diocese and the City will be initiated.

49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City - June 15th to 22nd

Before Lent, our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) provided some information on the Eucharistic Congress in a few bulletins; i.e. some background information on the Congress, information on the logo, the theme song and information about the Ark of the New Covenant which was travelling across the country. Some of us were able to come together at St. Aloysius this past January when the Ark made a stop there, all in an effort to help us expand the horizons of our understanding of the Eucharist. The Ark is still travelling from diocese to diocese and will arrive in Quebec City on May 25th.

In less than one month, I will be on my way to join the other pilgrims from across Canada and around the world for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. When our PPC was asked by the diocesan organizing committee to nominate at least one delegate to attend the Congress from June 15th to the 22nd, I was fortunate enough to be in a position to say yes on behalf of our two parishes.

The diocesan delegation (132 delegates were registered at the Diocese at last count) has met three times to prepare for the Congress, each time with some kind of reflection on the Eucharist and what it means to each of us personally. What PPC has asked me to do when I return from the Congress is to share with our two-parish community something of this unique experience of true Eucharistic renewal.

We have now received material from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for the second special collection for the Congress which will be held across Canada on May 24-25. Envelopes for this special collection are available at the entrance of the church. The Congress’ organizers hope to count again on your generosity to ensure the success of this event.

The invitation brochure for the Eucharistic Congress is entitled “Let’s Celebrate” and suggests that participation will be “A rich experience, following in the footsteps of the Disciples of Emmaus.” I am quite excited about attending this Congress and I hope to return energized with the Spirit leading the way home.

Signed Linda Cameron

At the Centre d’Aceuil (Seniors Home) 111 Gerard Gauthier Street. Sale starts at 8:00 a.m. Donated items gratefully accepted. Proceeds go to Center. Activities for the residents. For info, please call Jean Lavell at 819-986-3564.

One cancelled stamp can help feed a child for a day. If you would like to Support the Redemptorist Mission Stamp Collection, there will be a box at the entrance of the church to collect your stamps, and they will be forwarded to the Missions.

The next PPC meeting will be on Tuesday May 20th at 7:15 p.m. in the OLV Church rectory.


A committee has been organized, with the aid of the Canadian Cancer Society. A 12-hour Relay for Life event will take place on June 13th at McAndrew Park here in Buckingham.

Our committee is responsible for the planning of events for the survivors and fighters of this terrible disease. This will include a meal, some presentations and the coordination of the Victory Lap, which will open this event.

To sponsor people, to buy candles which will be lit along the Victory lap, to make donations or for any other information, please call Monique Simpson at 819-986-3166. If you know survivors or fighters of this disease, please give their names to Monique.

A donation box has been placed near the stairs at Our Lady of Church for your contribution. It will be there every Sunday until the end of May.

This is our way of remembering and respecting those who have either won, are still fighting, or who have lost the battle from this terrible disease.

- to Roger Gauthier who celebrated his 87th birthday on May 7th.
- to Veronica Belter who will celebrate her 93rd birthday on May 24th.

Monday and Thursday:   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday:   9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Telephone messages are picked up on a regular basis throughout the week.

If you have any items for the bulletin, please send them to Alma at before Wednesday afternoon.

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

     May 10/11 Sunday $   697.00    $   340.00   
     May 10/11 Papal Charities    292.00       88.00   
     May 10 Donation      200.00   

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