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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 Jonah 3. 1 – 5, 10 Responsorial Psalm The people from Nineveh turned from their evil ways.
Reading II 1 Corinthians 7. 29 - 31 Gospel Mark 1. 14 - 20
Food for Thought
  • Jesus moves slowly toward Simon and Andrew, conscious that he is disturbing their work, but calling them to another task. When he speaks that incredible ‘’Follow me’’ they felt his attraction and knew: This is somebody you can take a risk with.
  • You look at me, Lord, and I look at you as you ask me to work for a kingdom of justice and love...


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. Jan. 28th - 11:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
Deceased members of the Doherty & Butler family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
SAT. Jan. 31st - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy All Parishioners of St. Malachy and OLV
Basil Dunnigan by the Estate of Susan Burke
SUN. Feb. 01st - 09:00 a.m. OLV Eileen Jeffrey by George Ryan
Janet Cameron Payette by Lorraine Cameron
Deceased Members of the Doherty & Butler family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine

Canadian Archbishop gives first-hand account of most recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Most Reverend James Weisgerber, Archbishop of Winnipeg and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has just returned from a trip to the West Bank with other Bishops from Europe and North America. This year’s annual visit took place in the midst of the Israeli incursion into Gaza. “All of Gaza is destroyed,” says Archbishop Weisgerber. “We met with people who were beside themselves with fear and worry about the situation. Development and Peace, through Caritas, has an excellent record of assistance in the region and it’s imperative to help them.”

Development and Peace has just sent $150,000 to its partner Caritas Jerusalem to distribute blankets, medical supplies and food to thousands of victims of the latest violence in Gaza. “While both Israel and Hamas have adopted a ceasefire, peace is precarious,” warns Gilio Brunelli, Director of International Programs at Development and Peace. “Our partner Caritas Jerusalem is struggling to help Palestinians who have lost their families, their homes and their belongings and who are suffering psychological trauma. We ask that the Canadian public continue to support us as we provide the victims with relief and advocate for peace on their behalf.”

Contributions to Development and Peace can be made by telephone (1-888-664-3387), online, or by cheque (marked “Emergency: Gaza”) sent to the following address:

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

There are Warden Positions available yet for the new term. If you wish to volunteer, please contact one of the wardens or call the office at (819) 986-3763.

You may request a receipt for 2008 Income Tax by dropping a self addressed stamped envelope in the collection basket of by calling the office. 2009 Envelopes are still available.

Please mark your calendars, the St. Pat’s Tea will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

This is the time to start planning ahead on what you would like to bake for this event. You may contact Monique (986-3166), Evelyn (986-2477, or Clare (986-2853) to obtain more information on becoming a convenor for the tea.

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

It is now official that the Buckingham Relay for Life will take place on:

DATE: Friday, June 5th, 2009.
TIME: 7:00pm Friday night until 7:00 am Saturday morning
PLACE: Park McAndrew
Registration for your team is now being taken by contacting Anne Mongeon at 819-986-5915.
Are you a cancer survivor? Please contact: Monique Simpson 819-986-3166.

The Robitaille family will once again be participating in the 2009 relay for life and are looking for your support. Starting Sunday, January 25 and each following Sunday there will be goodies on sale in the basement after Mass while quantities last.

What is Relay for Life?

Relay for Life is the Canadian Cancer Society’s unique, hope-filled community event held mostly throughout the month of June across the country

Monies collected helps the Canadian Cancer Society fund promising research projects; provide information services & support programs to improve the quality of life of those touched by cancer; advocate for public policies & promote healthy lifestyles & strategies to reduce the risk of cancer.

Recruit 10 people and then select a captain. The captain will register your team and then receive a Team Captain’s Kit containing important information for all members of your team. Each team member must collect $100.00 to participate.

To open the event at 7:00 pm on June 5th, 2009: Cancer survivors, and those in treatment, are invited to walk the first lap (known as the VICTORY LAP) of the Relay for Life to acknowledge and celebrate their courage in the struggle against the disease. During this Victory Lap all Relay participants, family members, friends and colleagues will cheer them on.

At dusk candles (luminaries) are lit in a moving ceremony, providing light & inspiration as Relay participants walk through the night. Luminaries are candles placed along the Relay for Life walking track. Each bears the name of a loved one who has either survived cancer or lost his/her life to the disease. (Luminaries can be purchased in advance, at stores around town, or on site the day of the event for $5.00 each).

REMEMBER cancer NEVER sleeps and neither will we during this 12-hour relay.

Please support this cause.

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

     Jan. 17/18 Sunday $   430.00    $   287.00   
     Jan. 17/18 Initial Offering    85.00     
     Jan. 17/18 Donation    1,000.00       100.00   

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