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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 Isaiah 50.5 - 9 Responsorial Psalm I will walk in the presence of the Lord, in the Land of the living.
Reading II James 2. 14 - 18 Gospel Mark 8. 27 - 35
Food for Thought
  • The same question is always relevant: ‘’who is Jesus?’’ Peter said ’’ You are the Messiah’’ That is, Jesus is the one sent by God to set his people free.
  • Do I allow Jesus to be my Messiah and set me free? If not, what is holding me back? Can I talk to him about it?


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. Sept. 16th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Deceased members of the Doherty & Butler family by Lyall, Wayne & Elaine
All parishioners of OLV and St. Malachy
SAT. Sept. 19th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Maurice Maloney by his family
Thanksgiving Mass in honor of Our Lady by Marie Andree Aubry
SUN. Sept. 20th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Henri Filiatreaut by Betty
Laureanne Faubert by a friend
Leonard Simpson (16th Anniversary) by Ken & Monique

To-day at our Lady of Victory we will be celebrating a Baptism. Please welcome SUSAN IDANIA DAWN RILEY, daughter of Idania Henry and Michael Riley into our Faith Community and remember her and her parents in your prayers.

Someone will be calling the parents who have requested the First Holy Eucharist for their child, to provide you with more information and the type of preparation that will be required.

The Gospels for the last four weeks have focused on the "Bread of Life." In the Eucharistic celebration, we receive Jesus in word and sacrament. The life of God in the bread of the word and the bread of the table is our manna, which sustains us as we journey through our personal deserts.

An article by John G. Hibbard on the Eucharist, published in Celebrate! - Catholic Liturgy and Ministry Today, is reproduced in the next three bulletins.

The Communion Rite: united by symbol and Spirit - Part 1

Unity: the Lord's Prayer and the sign of peace

The Communion rite begins with the Lord's Prayer, recited in unison. The Lord's Prayer, recited at the altar during Rite of Baptism for Children and presented to the Elect before baptism, invokes our common Father. This prayer, which combines Eucharistic references with the need for reconciliation, is actualized in the sign of peace, when the assembly physically expresses its unity as a people reconciled and at peace with each other.

The sign of peace that sealed our initiation at Baptism and/or Confirmation once again recalls the fact that we were sealed by the Spirit within a Eucharistic community, a community of unity, love and reconciliation. This concern for reconciliation has marked the various placements of the sign of peace over the history of the Eucharistic liturgy.

Jesus' saying in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5.23-24), inviting the offerer to be reconciled before presenting their gift at the altar, reflects the earlier location of the sign of peace immediately before the presentation of gifts. This made sense when the people brought the bread and wine and food for the poor to the Eucharist. Pope Gelasius is credited with moving it to its current position at the end of the fifth century. The injunction to be reconciled took precedence when the practice of bringing gifts from home was waning. As the theological focus shifted to the importance of communion and the presence of Christ in the Eucharistic species, the emphasis on a reconciled community became more important as well. A unified community expresses the reality of Eucharistic communion.

The Eucharist effects what it signifies: unity within the Body of Christ is necessary to effect the same unity. In other words, unity in some form must already be present within the assembly; that is why Baptism, the sacrament that incorporates us into the Body of Christ and unites us with, in and through Christ, is a prerequisite for the Eucharist. Eucharistic communion affirms and intensifies unity in the Body of Christ. The sign of peace picks up on the need for forgiveness and reconciliation that we verbalized in the Lord's Prayer, now enacting it as a lived reality.

John G. Hibbard is the pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Belleville, ON. He is the Master of Ceremonies and Vice-chair of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission and chair of the National Council for Liturgy.

On September 20th, all parishes throughout the province will be highlighting Catechetical Sunday. We will be highlighting this day at our two parishes under the theme "Doors are opening...Thank God!" This event will be held each year on the third Sunday of September to give visibility to catechesis and create solidarity around the catechetical mission - an opportunity to come together and celebrate our faith.

The families of those who received the sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation during the past year will be invited to participate in this Eucharist. And with school year underway, we are asking all the children to bring their school bags for a special blessing by Father Gyan. It will be a wonderful opportunity for children, parents, grandparents and every member of the community to come together in faith and joy.

The annual Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held in most parishes in Canada on September 27th. The monies raised will be sent to our diocese, which will use these revenues to help pay its annual contribution to the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through the work of the Bishops of Canada who are its members, the Conference is involved in national and international areas of pastoral activity, including ecumenical and interfaith relations, social justice, aid to developing countries, collaboration with Aboriginal Peoples, the protection of human life, liturgy and catechesis. It also provides the Bishops a forum to share their experiences and insights on the life of the Church and the major events that shape our society. The Bishops wish to thank you in advance.

The next Marriage Preparation Courses will be given on November 13-14-15, 2009 and April 23-24-25, 2010. To register please call Angela Davis, the Coordinator, at 613-237-0093.

Just a reminder that the OLV garage sale will be held on Saturday September 19th and Sunday September 20th. Please note the hours:
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

DON’T THROW OUT your items. RECYCLE them for our sale.
On Friday, September 18th the church will be opened from 9:00 - 15:00 for you to drop off your goods. If you can not wait until that day, please call Monique Simpson at 986-3166 and pick up will be arranged.

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

     Aug. 29/30 Sunday $   551.00    $   340.00   
     Sept. 05/06 Sunday    647.00       200.00   
     Sept. 05/06 Support    363.00    $   172.00   

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