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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 2 Samuel 5. 1 - 3 Responsorial Psalm Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord
Reading II Colossians 1.12 - 20 Gospel Luke 23. 35- 43
Food for Thought

We knew him as the good thief, Dismas, and bless him for that extraordinary prayer: ”Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. "In the throes of your final agony, Lord, you welcomed him into paradise. “You will be with me."

I lean on that promise, Lord. To call you a king is to use a human metaphor. It is enough for me that you are my Lord, and that my strongest hope is to be with you when death claims me.


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

SAT. Nov. 27th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Harold & Annie Burns by Agnes, Erma & families
All Parishioners of St. Malachy & OLV
SUN. Nov. 28th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Cotter & Patrick McNamara by Alma Chartrand
Philip Roos by Barbara Weir


The church will look a bit different next Sunday, and the music, prayers, and Scripture readings will be of a different tone, as well, compared to what we have experienced for the last 5-6 months. We are moving out of “Ordinary Time” into the Advent season.

But Advent is about more than a change of colour and different music. Advent is very much about reawakening in us the hope for Christ's coming in glory, not something to be feared or to be indifferent about, to be eagerly awaited and to even be worked for. In fact, it is a hoping and longing for God's kingdom of peace, justice and love. That is what Christ was sent for in the first place, something that is still far from being reality.

The Sunday Missals are at the entrance of the church. The cost is $6.00 - please leave your offering in the basket on the table. Unfortunately the Sunday Missals for Young Catholics are on back order but will be here shortly.

Candles are available at the entrance of the church at a cost of $5.00 per set. It is a very simple thing, but it is a concrete way of being reminded at home that as Christians we are in the Advent season. We put the Advent wreath candles in a prominent place, light them as we take a few moments to reflect on the Scripture readings of the day.


The Lions Club annual telethon will be held and broadcast on our local cable station on Sunday, December 5th 2010 from noon until 9:00 pm. As we have done now for the last 6 years, our two parishes will participate in the Lions Club Telethon. Contributions to the Telethon can be made by placing your donation – cash or cheque made out to the Lions Club – in a plain envelope marked Lions Club in front, and add it to the regular collections until the day of the Telethon.

If you wish a tax receipt from the Lions Club, please ensure that your name and address are included with your donation so that a receipt can be returned to you.

Last year, the Lions Club used the funds collected to assist in the following:

  • distribution of over 250 Christmas baskets to the needy
  • distribution of 200 gifts to children between ages of 0 and 15 years
  • distribution of 214 gifts to seniors/residents of CHSLD Papineau as well as patients at the hospital
  • donation of $2,000 to the local soup kitchen, La Table de Bethlehem
  • donation of $5,000 towards the Foundation established to support the local school breakfast program

Christmas is a time of giving, of thanking God for all we have. It is also an opportune time to reach out and help those less fortunate than ourselves. Please give generously.

Fundraising Ideas

The OLV Wardens would like to publicly acknowledge the generosity of the following donors:
Lions Club $   4,000
Brookfield Renewable Power 3,000
Tom & Isabelle Laframboise 2,000
Les Soeurs de la Visitation d’Ottawa 2,000
Valentine's Dance 1,640
Estate of Lowell & Rose Carriere 1,000
Caisse Populaire de la Basse-Lièvre 1,000
Anonymous Donor 1,000
OLV Society 800
Knights of Columbus 800
Hugh McFaul 500
Kathy Carriere Horton 500
Phillip D'Aoust (Junior) 300
Heart and Soul Gospel Choir 300
Anonymous Donor 300
Ladies of the Country Club 2000 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Anonymous Donor 200
Arlene Brunke 100
Résidence Sérenité J.D.K. 100
Paul Jeffrey 100
Betty Bisson 100
Agnes Ducharme 100
Anonymous Donor 100
Anonymous Donor 100
Total Donations to Date:                $ 20,840
Amount Needed:                $ 18,000

The Wardens would like to thank Philippe D’Aoust (Junior) for his donation of $300:00 towards our roof project. We appreciate his support.

Sunday – 28 November - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information you may call Jean Lavell at 819-986-3564.

The OLV Society Christmas Tea will be held on:

Date:   Saturday, December 4th
Time:   1:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost:   $4:00 for adults
 $2:50 children 7 years and up
 Free for children 6 and under

If you have not been contacted for food for the tea, consider this your invitation to donate food and participate in our tea.


The month of December will see plenty of musical activity at Our Lady of Victory designed to meet different musical tastes. The first concert is scheduled for the 9th of December and will feature the styling of the Heart and Soul Gospel Choir. The theme for the evening will be a Gospel Christmas celebration. The admission price is only $ 5.00, with children under 12 admitted free. The concert will commence at 8:00 pm. Tickets can be obtained from members of the Choir, from Alma or at the door.

The second concert will be our annual Christmas Concert with La Chanterelle and will provide a completely different repertoire with a traditional bilingual flavour. This concert will be held on December 15th, with the ticket price being $10.00, children under 12 will also be admitted free and the concert will start at 7:30 PM. Tickets can be obtained from members of La Chanterelle, the Wardens, from Alma or at the door. Tickets will go on sale on November 22nd.

Following both concerts, coffee and desserts will be served in the church basement. Profits resulting from the concerts will be shared with Our Lady of Victory and will go to support our roof project. The wardens are encouraging as many parishioners to assist in these two events. While we recognize the proximity of both concerts, these concerts meet OLV’s fund-raising objective of bringing our community together through very affordable activities. Bottom-line is for a total of $15.00, parishioners and friends can enjoy and support local artists, and at the same time help our funding drive and enjoy fellowship with family and friends.

The orders for pies have now been filled. Any extras will be sold at the Christmas tea.

Thank you for your generosity in response to several recent requests for assistance that we have received from this organization.

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

     Nov. 13/14 Sunday $   609.00    $   336.00   
     Nov. 13/14 Missions      80.00   

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