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PALM SUNDAY

OF THE

LORD’S PASSION

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 50.4 - 7 Responsorial Psalm My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Reading II Philippians 2.6 - 11 Gospel Luke 22. 14 -23.56
Food for Thought
  • This hymn expresses the depth of the mystery – that Jesus’ inmost Nature was divine, but still he emptied himself and took on a human form. He entered our humanity completely.
  • Lord, lead me further into this mystery: today and in this week to come.

 


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. Mar. 31st - 07:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hull CHRISM MASS
THU. Apr. 01st - 07:00 p.m. OLV HOLY THURSDAY MASS
FRI. Apr. 02nd - 03:00 p.m. OLV PASSION OF OUR LORD
SAT. Apr. 03rd - 09:00 p.m. OLV EASTER VIGIL
SUN. Apr. 04th - 08:00 a.m. OLV EASTER SUNDAY MASS
Nan Sicard (2nd Anniversary) by her family
Joseph Doherty(28th Anniversary) by Mary & family
All Parishioners of OLV & St. Malachy
SUN. Apr. 04th - 09:30 a.m. St. Malachy EASTER SUNDAY MASS
All Parishioners of St. Malachy & 0LV

MASS OF CHRISM
Archbishop Ébacher is pleased to invite all Parishioners to gather for the Mass of Chrism, on Holy Wednesday March 31st, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 245 St. Joseph Blvd. Hull Sector. During this Mass the Oils for the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed and the Holy Chrism consecrated.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Ebacher will be at OLV on Sunday May 2, 2010 to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation during the 9:00 a.m. Mass to the group of candidates from OLV and St, Malachy, who are now preparing for this Sacrament.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEK-END
The next marriage preparation dates will be on April 23-24 and May 15th, 2010. Please contact Angela Davis from the Diocese to register. She may be reached at 613-237-0093, or by E-Mail at mangeladavis@hotmail.com.


THE LITURGICAL COMMITTEE

We have to serve those amongst whom the Lord has placed us, learning in this matter from Our Lady.

The greatest among you must be your servant, says the Lord. Thus we have to leave our egoism to one side and discover in ourselves those signs of charity which make others happy. If we do not make the daily effort to forget ourselves, we will pass by those who are near us over and over again without realizing that they could do with a word of encouragement, that they need their work to be appreciated, and lack perhaps only a word of encouragement from us for them to be better.

Egoism blinds; it narrows our horizons when we look at others; humility constantly opens up a way to charity in practical details and suggests specific ways of serving. This joyful spirit of openness to the others, and the spirit of availability, is capable of transforming any environment.



ST.GREGOIRE CEMETERY PLOTS

The wardens at St-Grégoire are in the process of developing a policy on the maintenance of grave sites. Apparently, there are numerous families that have discontinued the payment of the maintenance fees for family sites. Grave site maintenance is not often something we think about, but it is important to remember that many families in this Parish have a long history in the Buckingham area and many of our descendants are buried in the local graveyard. We have been advised that a large number of gravesites, where maintenance fees have not been paid, have been identified as belonging to English-speaking families and thus associated with our Parish.

Once the new policy is developed and approved, it will be translated and published in our bulletin. The two Parishes have agreed to work together to ensure that all English-speaking families, who for whatever reason have not paid maintenance fees, are contacted and updated on the new policy and the status of their site(s). Any correspondence will be in English to better explain the situation.

Finally, a point of clarification: there has been some concern expressed that perhaps part of this new policy would result in St. Grégoire Wardens reclaiming plots for resale, plots where maintenance fees have not been paid, or where family members cannot be located. We have been assured that this is not part of the new strategy.

The policy will be transmitted to us in April for follow up action.

SIGN-UP AND VOLUNTEER OLV
As mentioned last week, in an effort to reduce costs, the wardens are hoping parishioners will provide some of their time and volunteer to assist with specific tasks. You will find sign-up sheets at the back of the church. The tasks are sub-divided as follows:

  • Cleaning of the Rectory (i.e. washing walls, windows, carpets cleaning etc.)(If any one has used curtains/drapes suitable for the rectory, you may drop them at the office. There is a volunteer who will do the adjustments to fit our windows.)
  • Small painting jobs
  • Dry Cleaning of Vestments
  • Minor repairs
  • Plumbing and Electrical work
  • Pruning of shrubs

RELAY FOR LIFE - Cans & Bottles Drive
- is on-going in aid of the Relay for Life which will take place on June 11th. Luminaries (candles) are available at OLV & St. Malachy from team members. If you wish to purchase luminaries, sponsor the teams, or for any other information, you may contact Monique Simpson from OLV (The Robitaille Family Team) (819)986-3166 or Shirley Ellement from St. Malachy (the Prevention Team) (819) 281-7508. Luminaries will also be available during the month of April in the various stores in Buckingham.

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

     Mar. 20/21 Sunday $   669.00    $   338.00   
     Mar. 20/21 Development & Peace      345.00   


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