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BAPTISM

OF

THE LORD

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 55.1 - 11 Responsorial Psalm You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation
Reading II 1 John 5. 1 - 9 Gospel Mark 1.7 - 11
Food for Thought
  • Imagine yourself there standing in the shallows. The water flowing around your ankles, Allow the story to unfold.
  • The young man from Nazareth joins the queue waiting for John’s baptism: A symbol of purifying, but also of birth –coming in out of the waters of the womb into a new life as God’s beloved child.
  • Lord, when I realize that you love me and are well pleased with me, it is like the start of a new life, as I hear your voice, I know that I have a purpose and a destiny.

 


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. Jan. 14th - 11:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St Malachy
The deceased members of the Doherty & Butler families by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
SAT. Jan. 17th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Iris Butler by George & Gail Burns
Basil Dunnigan by the Estate of Susan Burke
SUN. Jan. 18th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Shirley & John Thompson by Tom & Isabel Laframboise
Genevieve French by Gen & Joe Rartsen
Waldick Wallingford by Donald & Barbara Maine

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS - OUR BAPTISM
This weekend we are celebrating the liturgical feast of the Baptism of Jesus. How appropriate that two families who are requesting baptism, are introducing their children to the community at this time; their faith response to their baptism. It is an opportune time for each of us to reflect on our own baptism; how we as individuals respond to Jesus’ teachings, how as a community, we become Christ-like for each other and for our world. The insert in today’s bulletin, “My Son, the Beloved”, is an insightful resource for this reflection, drawing attention to the connectedness, the oneness, the love of Father, Son and Spirit, from the time of the Creation story, right through to our continuing faith story of today; the place at which each of us have arrived, through our own Baptism – BELOVED BY GOD.

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 Proulx 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 Ebacher.

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.”

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.

OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE COMMITTEE MEETING
The next meeting will be held on January 15th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Church.

WARDEN VACANCIES
Please note that 2 wardens are still required at OLV for full terms and there will be one vacancy for a one year term. If you wish to become a warden you may call the office at 986-3763 or contact one of the wardens. If you know someone who might like to become a warden and help his/her parish in that capacity, you may nominate that person, but please have their acceptance prior to the nomination. The new term begins January 1st, 2009.

ALTAR SERVERS FOR OLV
Altar serves are still needed for OLV If you would like to become a server, please call Monique at 819-986-3166 of the Rectory at 819-986-3763.

ANNIVERSARY WISHES
Belated Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary Wishes to Penny & Peter Dunlop who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on December 30th, Congratulations.

OLV 2009 ENVELOPES
Please use your 2009 envelopes now, and write your name on your first envelope in order for us to have a record for income tax purposes. You will notice that your envelope numbers have changed for many of you, so by writing your name on the first envelope that you use, we will be able to ensure that you will be credited correctly. If you do not have envelopes and would like to use them, please call the office (819)986-3763. You may also request a receipt for 2008 Income Tax by dropping a self addressed stamped envelope in the collection basket of by calling the office.

CEREAL BARS
On Sunday January 18 the box to collect your cereal bars for the Buckingham Elementary School will be at the entrance of the Church. Thank you for your generosity.

CANCER SOCIETY RELAY
You may still donate your bottles to this worthwhile cause. There is a container at the entrance of the Church. The Cancer Relay in Buckingham will take place in June, and more information will follow.

USED STAMPS
The response to the request for used stamps has been great. Please continue to donate your stamps. There is a container at the entrance of the Church and the stamps are then forwarded to 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

   New Years Offering $   379.00    $   172.00   
     Jan. 03/04 Sunday    449.00       213.00   
     Jan. 03/04 Support    284.50       115.00   
     Jan. 03/04 Donation      70.00   


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