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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 Isaiah 5. 1 - 7 Responsorial Psalm The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel
Reading II Philippians 4.6 - 9 Gospel Matthew 21. 33 - 43
Food for Thought
  • Lord, this is not so easy. I am bombarded with pictures and stories of what is unjust, dishonorable, impure, violent, shoddy and disreputable. . This is what fills the journals and screens.
  • But I am not being escapist when I linger on people’s goodness. The fact is, most of us do our best. It is the purveyors of dirt who are escapist, depressing company. Help me to clean up my mind.

 


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

SUN. Oct. 12th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Jean Louis & Gillian (Filiatreault) Proulx by Betty Filiatrault
Winnifred Pelletier by Aurele
Deceased members of the Doherty & Butler family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO SATURDAY EVENING MASS AT
ST. MALACHY, MAYO, DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.
ALSO THERE WILL BE NO WEDNESDAY MORNING MASS AT OLV.
THESE MASSES WILL ALL RESUME IN NOVEMBER.

GOOD NEWS
Father Gyan has arrived safe and sound in India for his holiday. He had a good flight.

NEXT WEEKEND THANKSGIVING - FOOD FOR THE BASKETS
At Mass we bring up the bread and wine to be transformed by the Holy Spirit to become our food and drink for our Christian Living. That is "a significant gesture. How about adding to this food for those who have a hard time making ends meet? That also brings an important "practical" dimension to our celebration of the Eucharist. We want to include in our Eucharist those in need. We can do this by bringing some canned and/or dry food to Church, put them in the baskets at the entrance of the church, and as the Bread and Wine are presented for mass, we also bring food for the hungry. It makes our Eucharist even more real.

A HELPFUL THOUGHT FROM RONALD ROLHEISER - SOMETHING TO CONSIDER FOR THE ELECTION
I was raised to believe that prayer and private morality were the foundations of the spiritual life. They were non-negotiable. You were a good Christian if you prayed, privately and liturgically, and if your private morals were in order. The Catholicism I was raised on, while never denying the importance of social justice, rarely impressed upon me the fact that involvement with the struggle for the poor was just as non-negotiable as prayer and private morality.

The conscience of Christianity has changed. Perhaps the most critical development within all Christianity these past years has not been the changes brought in by Vatican II but the re-emergence of the idea that there can be no spiritual health without social justice. Liberation theologians from the Third World and social justice advocates within our own culture have helped irrevocably re-impress into the Christian conscience the idea that social justice is non-negotiable, that it is not an extra we can choose to get involved in or not, just as prayer and private morality are not optional.

To be a healthy Christian means to pray, to live a good moral life, and to be involved with the poor. All three of these are non-negotiable.

GET TOGETHER FOR LEADERS IN ENGLISH PARISHES - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 08TH
The English Zone Pastoral Council, made up of those parishioners in leadership positions in our English parishes, along with their pastors, meet twice a year. It is an attempt to come together to continue our combined efforts to work with the vison of the document of our bishop: Discovering Jesus Christ: The Path to Freedom.

So, PPC members, wardens, members of parish committees, all parish ministries, interested parishioners: we count on you!

We come together again on Saturday November 8th, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Our Lady of Annunciation, 189 rue Archambault (Hull sector).

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Michael McDonnell, formerly of St. Malachy, Mayo, brother of Robert (Bobby) McDonnell & Doris Prevost. Our sympathy to the McDonnell family, and please remember them in your prayers.

MASS OF THANKSGIVING
Tom & Isabel Laframboise will be celebrating their 50th wedding Anniversary on October 18th. They are offering a Mass of Thanksgiving for the grace & blessings of 50 years of marriage. This Mass will be on Saturday the 18th of October at 4:00 p.m., and will be in addition to the regular week-end mass schedule Everyone is welcome to attend.

ALTAR SERVERS
Are you interested in becoming an Altar Server for Sunday Mass.? If so, please call Monique Simpson at 986-3166 or the Office at 986-3763.

HARVEST SUPPER
Tickets for St. Malachy’s and OLV Parishes Harvest Supper on October 24, are sold out However, raffle tickets are available.

CANCER BOTTLE DRIVE
Are you tired of seeing all those empty soda bottles, cans and beer bottles hanging around? I will gladly pick these up (or you can bring them to the church every Sunday) turn them into cash and donate to the 2009 Relay for Life event.

This event will be held in June 2009 under the Brady Bridge. You were all generous in helping us make this a success event: Will you help me accomplish this again?

I am looking at this as my project, from now until May 2009, please call 986-3166 to begin to fulfill this dream.

Thanks,
Monique

FUNDING PROJECTS WITH USED STAMPS
For many years, members of Development & Peace have been collecting used stamps. They sell them to collectors in order to raise funds for projects supported by the international solidarity organization in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. In Quebec city, a group of dedicated members has been working with stamp collectors since October 2000. They have since raised $25,000, thanks to these little bits of paper that are usually discarded in recycling bins. The Redemptorist Mission Stamp Collection is another project underway close to home. One cancelled stamp can help feed a child for a day. If you would like to support the Mission, there is a box at the entrance of the church to collect your stamps which will be forwarded to the RedemptorIst missions.

OFFICE HOURS
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 olv@videotron.ca before Wednesday afternoon.


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

     Sept. 27/28 Sunday $   600.00    $   266.00   
     Sept. 27/28 Fuel    372.00       136.00   
     Sept. 27/28 Needs of the Canadian Church    208.00       212.00   


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