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FEAST

OF

CHRIST THE KING

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 Ezekiel 34. 11 – 12 15- 17 Responsorial Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want
Reading II I Corinthians 15.20 -26, 28 Gospel Matthew 25.31 - 46
Food for Thought
  • The Last Judgment, the Dies Irae, stirs my heart with fear.
  • Yet in the end, your message is simple, your command easy. I have only to reach them to reach you.

 


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

WED. Nov. 26th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Rose Carriere by OLV Society
All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Nov. 29th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Harold Burns (19th anniversary) by Agnes, Erma & families
Michael McDonnell by Vivian & Lorraine
Basil Dunnigan by the Estate of Susan Burke
SUN. Nov. 30th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Julia Martin by the family
Pierre Bouchard by Phil & Dorothy Casey
LeClair Ladoucer (40th Anniversary) by Chesley & family

GENERAL ABSOLUTION WITHDRAWN
At the beginning of the month of November, Mgr Ebacher visited the pastoral regions of the diocese to meet with all the priests and to present to them the pastoral orientation of the diocese in what concerns the celebration of the sacrament of confession and the general absolution.

In his letter dated 22 October 2008, the archbishop confirms that after serious considerations, discussions with the ''Conseil Presbyteral” and prayers, he considers, at this present time, that the conditions required by the “Mottu Proprio” of John Paul II and accepted by the decree of the “CECC” so that a third form of the sacrament of confessions (community celebration with general absolution) will no longer be optional in our diocese. Therefore, the Archbishop asked that all Parishes cease the practice of the confession of its third form (general absolution) beginning the first Sunday of Advent (30 November 2008).

On the 12th of November 1974, Mgr Adolph Prolix had authorized the general absolution as described in the ritual of Paul Vi, The diocese official Web site contains all the appropriate references, Including the letter from Mgr Ebadcher.

ADVENT CANDLES
Candles are available at the entrance of the church today and next week for $5:00 per box.

BLESSING OF THE ADVENT WREATHS
The blessing of the Advent wreaths will take place on the first Sunday of Advent (November 30th). You are all invited to bring your wreaths to Mass next Sunday for the blessing.

THE NEW “LIVING WITH CHRIST” SUNDAY MISSALS FOR 2009
The Sunday Missals & the Sunday Missals for Young Catholics are at the entrance of the church. The cost is $6:00. Please leave your offering in the basket on the table.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND PRAYER
You are all invited to join the group of prayer and adoration in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 4 to 5 o’clock pm in St. Aloysius Church (300 rue, Abbe-Murray Gatineau) Please note that this coming advent 2008 will mark the 12th anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration and Evening Prayer at St. Aloysius Church.

In the words of Mother Julienne of the Rosary, who is presently a candidate for sainthood in Rome, “Pray that our Lord will send many adorators to His Church. My dream is that there be many priests, parishes, Eucharistic families, communities, prayer groups and generations of worshippers. Love and glory to the Holy Trinity through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.”

PPC – MASS QUESTIONNAIRE
Several weeks ago, you were asked to respond to a questionnaire concerning our parishes experience of celebrating Sunday Eucharist together for the month of October at OLV.

There were some excellent insights in these responses and they will be collated and published in the parish bulletin in January. Meanwhile, if you didn’t have an opportunity to respond and would like your opinion included, there are copies of the questionnaire at the entrance of the church. Please fill it in and put it in the collection basket.

TWICE A YEAR A “MARRIAGE PREPARATION SESSION” IN OUR DIOCESE
The next Marriage Preparation Session for couples who plan to get married in one of our English parishes in the Diocese will take place November 28-30. The Session is usually held at the Diocesan Centre, 180 boul. Mont-Bleu (Hull sector). Those interested may want to contact Ginette Delorme at 819 771-8391 for registration. The next session will be held May 1-3, 2009.

OLV & ST. MALACHY WARDEN VACANCIES
Nominations or volunteers are still required for the Wardens at both parishes. If you wish to become a warden or nominate someone you may call the office at (819)986-3763 or contact one of the wardens. If you nominate someone please have their acceptance prior to the nomination.

CHRISTMAS TEA - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6TH
     TIME - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
     PLACE - OLV Church hall
     COST - Adults: $4:00; Students: $2:50; Under 6 years: free

BAZAAR AT THE CENTRE D’ACCEUIL
- to be held on November 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A bake sale will replace the Craft table, If any one is interested in donating baked goods, please call Clare Flynn at 986-2853 or Evelyn Robitaille at 986-2477.



The Catholic Bishops of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have sent out a "cry of distress and protest" about the humanitarian situation in their country, which they have called a "silent genocide".

In a declaration, they have asked for emergency relief for the hundreds of thousands of Congolese currently living in displaced persons camps. "Unprovoked and large-scale massacres of the civilian population, targeted extermination of the youth, systematic rapes as a weapon of war; once more cruelty of exceptional virulence is raging against the local populations who never wished for anything more than a peaceful and decent life on their land," write the Bishops.

Since late October, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has been receiving donations for an emergency relief project with its partner Caritas Congo to distribute basic necessities to 90,000 displaced persons in North-Kivu. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE Executive Director Michael Casey calls on the Canadian population to contribute generously to the organization’s Congo relief fund. "Each donation that we receive will play a vital part in ending the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,” he says. “By giving aid to the Congolese, we are giving them the strength to find alternatives and the comfort that the international community has not forgotten them."

Two Congolese Bishops will visit DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE in early December and will participate in a joint press conference on Parliament Hill asking the Canadian government to take immediate action on this issue. Contributions can be made by telephone (1-888-664-3387), online at www.devp.org or by cheque (marked "Emergency: Congo") sent to the following address:

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
1425, René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor
Montreal (Quebec)
H3G 1T7

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

     Nov. 15/16 Sunday $   540.00    $   229.00   
     Nov. 15/16 Donation      250.00   


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