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THIRD SUNDAY

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EASTER

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 Acts.5.28 – 32, 40b - 41 Responsorial Psalm I will extol you, Lord, for you have raised me up.
Reading II Revelation 5.11- 14 Gospel John 21.1 - 19
Food for Thought
  • “Peter has denied Jesus three times, so three times Jesus tests his love. Through this test of love, he appoints Peter shepherd of his flock. Peter’s past is now his past; his commitment to Jesus leads him into God’s future.

  • Lord, you teach me that true service requires me always to be open to your ways. Sometimes, this can be painful; it may mean that, like Peter, I will be broken up.

 


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. Apr. 21st - 11:00 a.m. OLV Genevieve French by her family
All parishioners of OLV & St Malachy
SAT. Apr. 24th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Ernest Leclair by Reggie & Nancy Lavell
SUN. Apr. 25th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Doris Lemieux, (21st.anniversary) by her family
Ann Smallian Sellers by Erma Smallian
Special intentions by a parishioner

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Bishop Ebacher will be at OLV on Sunday May 2nd, 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.



DEVELOPMENT & PEACE

On Solidarity Sunday last March, the Share Lent Collection for Development and Peace was as follows:
- $858.26 for OLV
- $345.00 for St. Malachy
Total = $1,303.26
Thank you for your generous contributions.

Donations made by churches across Canada on this one day allow Development and Peace to support more than 200 partners in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. Your gifts to Development and Peace will grow wisely in the hands of our partners. In solidarity, we can help peace and justice grow, and ease hunger in the world.

The Bowl-a-thon which took place on Saturday, March 27th was a big success. Over 100 people from the surrounding areas participated by bowling and learning a bit more about Development and Peace. All the proceeds collected throughout the day have been forwarded to Development and Peace to be added to the Share Lent Collection. The organizers of the Bowl-a-thon look forward to another such event again next year.

www.devp.org



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.

ST, MALACHY WARDENS’ MEETING
The next St. Malachy Wardens’ meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 21st. at 7:00 pm.



ST MALACHY’S CEMETERY

The St. Malachy's Cemetery Committee is inviting interested parties to tender contract offers to maintain the parish cemetery situated at Mayo, QC for a three year period beginning in the spring of 2010. Any contract offer should specify a fixed price, on a seasonal basis.

Maintenance of the cemetery comprises regular grass cutting as well as trimming around grave markers and fence lines.

Bids for this contract must be delivered to Dan Somers at 45 Somers Road, Mayo, QC, J8L 4L9 and postmarked no later than midnight, Friday, May 7th. 2010. For additional information, please contact 613-295-5498.

RELAY FOR LIFE - Cans & Bottles Drive
- is on-going in aid of the Relay for Life which will take place on June 11th, in the park under the bridge in Buckingham. 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.

LOCAL TV STATION
The local TV Station celebrates its 38th Anniversary in April. The Membership and financial campaign 2010 is from April 1st to May 18, and you will be asked to become a member of your local TV Station by buying a membership card of $10:00 per adult. With your donation you will receive 6 bingo cards for the May 18th thank you night on channel 22 Illico 9, plus your participation in different draws and a few souvenirs from your TVC de la Basse-Lievre. Be a proud member of your community TV station. (signed) Andre Soucy, General Manager.

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

     Apr. 10/11 Sunday $   564.00    $   262.00   


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