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SIXTH SUNDAY

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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 Leviticus 13. 1-12, 45 - 46 Responsorial Psalm You are my refuge, O Lord, and the joy of my salvation.
Reading II 1 Corinthians 10.23 – 11.1 Gospel Mark 1. 40 - 45
Food for Thought
  • Lord, you warned the leper to keep your mission a secret. What mattered for you was your inner sending, your contact through prayer with the father.
  • Preserve me, Lord from the cult of image and from wanting to publish what I am about. I want to be like you, drawing inner strength rather from prayer and my link with God.

 


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. Feb. 18th - 11:00 a.m. OLV All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Feb. 21st - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Mildred Murphy by Ellen, Alvin & family
Alex & Julie Butler by the family
SUN. Feb. 22nd - 09:00 a.m. OLV Bea & Ed Dunlop by the family
Rose Carriere (1st Anniversary) by the family
Lenora Dunning by Peter & Penny Dunlop

ASH WEDNESDAY MASS - THIS YEAR THE ASH WEDNESDAY MASS WILL BE AT OLV
Mass will be on Wednesday, February 25th, at 7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Aloysius will on Tuesday, February 24th.

LENT AND DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
The Liturgy Committee and the Transformation Committee are planning to use the Development and Peace symbols to decorate our two churches during Lent. We are asking parishioners for help in locating the required symbols, which are:

  1. Chatangas - a Zambian colourful woven cloth which can be worn as a skirt, or as a shawl. It can be used to carry babies or wound up to protect women's heads when they are carrying water or heavy loads on their heads.


  2. Woven baskets, in a variety of shapes and patterns, used to bring goods to market and home again.


  3. Maracas or drums - symbol of the way in which Zambians can transcend hardships to build a community of joy.

If you have one of these symbols and would not mind lending it from the 1st Sunday of Lent (February 28/March 1) until Solidarity Sunday (March 28/29), please contact the church Secretary, Alma Miller.

A GREAT HUMANITARIAN PROJECT
A group of 25 women will depart next week (February 18th) on an international solidarity project to the African country of Burkina Faso. This trip is organized by the Centre Actu-Elle, a local organization whose mission is to offer services to all women in our community, no matter their status, in order to improve their lot in life. To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Centre Actu-Elle decided to visit women's groups in Burkino Faso's capital as well as remote villages with a view to financing some projects which will improve women's conditions.

One of their projects was to purchase bicycles ($100.00 each) for women in a remote village in the southwestern area of Burkino Faso, an area which is receiving very little international aid.

Every day, women must walk up to 15 km to do their daily work, while carrying children on their backs and other articles on their heads. Through some advertising locally and a few articles in Le Droit and Le Bulletin, the Centre Actu-Elle has been able to raise enough funds to purchase and have delivered over 75 specially designed bicycles. These bicycles will be presented by the Centre Actu-Elle during their visit.

Our parishes became involved with this project by purchasing three (3) bicycles for the women of Burkino Faso; two by the OLV Wardens and one by the members of the Transformation Committee.  We can follow the journey of these 25 women by logging on to their website at the following address:   http://web.mac.com/nbcom/Centre_Actu-Elle/Accueil.html

OLV Wardens
Transformation Committee

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY
Please pray for Eileen Cosgrove McClelland from Barrie, Ontario, who died recently. She was the sister of Carmel Gauthier. May she rest in peace. Our prayers and sympathy are with Carmel and her family.

KNOCK SHRINE MEETING
The next Shrine Committee Meeting will be on Thursday February 19th, at 7:30 p.m. IMPORTANT MEETING.

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 May 1st to May 3rd. Those interested may contact Ginette Delorme at 819 771-8391 for registration.

WARDEN VACANCIES
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.

OLV SUNDAY ENVELOPES
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.

ST. PATRICK’S TEA
Please mark your calendars. The OLV Society will be convening the St. Patrick’s Tea to be held on Saturday, March 14th, 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.

FUND RAISER FOR CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES
The Buckingham Canada Day Committee is sponsoring a Dinner Dance to be held at the Palais Gommè, 562 Doherty Road, L ’Ange Gardien, on February 21st. A traditional Sugar Bush meal will be served. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Dance at 9:00 p.m. Tickets are Dinner and Dance: $20:00. Dance only: $8:00, Country Music by Lauren Hall and friends. For more information please call Susan at (819)281-5487 or Alma at (819) 986-3534.

ST PATRICK’S PARTY
It's that time of year again when we celebrate the luck of the Irish! St. Columban Mission is holding their annual St. Patrick's Party on Saturday March 14th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd in Gatineau. Live Country band, refreshments, spot dances and door prizes. Tickets are $8 and available by contacting any member of the St. Columban Fabrique, Kathy Amyot, Maynard Robinson, Marty Burns, Gregg Cybulski or by calling 613-859-5380/819-561-3352.

0LV SOCIETY
The OLV Society is organizing a Garage Sale on September 19th & 20th. Please keep those dates in mind. More information will follow.

CANCER SOCIETY RELAY FOR LIFE 2009
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.

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

     Feb. 07/08 Sunday $   438.00    $   296.00   


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