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THE SIXTH SUNDAY

IN

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 Sirach 15.15-20 Responsorial Psalm Blessed are those who walk in the law of the Lord!
Reading II 1 Corinthians 2.6-10 Gospel Matthew 5.17, 20-24, 27-28, 33-34, 37++
Food for Thought

God’s wisdom does not necessarily match up with what humans value, such as intellectual prowess, prestige, or business success.

Lord, teach me to look beyond any human achievements and to make the Spirit my center, to lead me always towards you.

 


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. 16th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Veronica Belter by Jane Bouchard
All Parishioners by OLV & St. Malachy
SAT. Feb. 19th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Mass of Thanksgiving by a Parishioner
SUN. Feb. 20th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Kenneth Sarto and Colette Cameron by the estate of Irene Gendron Cameron
Raymond Lavigne by Phil & Dorothy Casey
Kellard McDonnell by Annie Donovan

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION
Next Thursday, February 17th there will be a meeting with Parents/Guardians at the OLV Church Hall at 7:30 p.m. Please note that this meeting is for Parents only.

PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY
- requested for Pearl French whose funeral was held on Saturday, February 12th. Our sincere sympathies and prayers during this difficult time are with the family.

WEEKLY ENVELOPE RECEIPTS
If you wish to have a receipt please provide us with a self-addressed stamped envelope. You may drop this into the collection basket or drop it off at the office.

7-DAY CANDLES
Please note that due to the increase in cost of these candles, we will be asking for a donation of $2.50 instead of the current donation of $2.00 starting this month.

OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE
The next meeting for Our Lady of Knock Shrine will be February 14th at 7:00 p.m.

OLV WARDENS MEETING
OLV wardens meeting will be held on Thursday, February 17th at 7:30 p.m. in the church rectory.

PLANNED CAPITAL PROJECTS
The wardens are looking at two major capital items this year, as follows:

  • Upgrading of Bathrooms in the Basement - At present, a study is being undertaken on how to make the two bathrooms in the basement more accommodating, primarily for the elderly. Once plans are finalized, they will be communicated to parishioners.

  • Fence along Joseph Street Property – Plans will be developed to build a fence along the church property line where the cedar hedge was located. This project will also be discussed with parishioners.

OLV ROOF PROJECT
In total as of this week, the amount raised is $17,200. This is more money than the Wardens ever dreamed would be collected. Heartfelt thanks to both parishioners and outside organizations for their support in making this fund-raising campaign such a success. The Valentine’s dance will be the last fund-raising event and will signal the end to our campaign.

STROKE PREVENTION CONFERENCE
On Wednesday, February 16th, the Papineau Health and Social Services Network (PHSSN), in collaboration with the OHSSN, will offer a presentation on Stroke Prevention. At this session, you will learn about the 5 signs of a stroke, who’s at risk and the treatment and rehabilitation following a stroke. The presentation will be held at the weekly meeting of the Buckingham Friendship Club at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1:30 pm. The presentation will be held in English - everyone is welcome.

VALENTINE’S DANCE
Valentine’s Dance – Saturday, February 19th at 8:30 p.m with the Phil Casey Band, featuring Phil Casey, John Gorman, Viateur Pagé and Mark Lemmens. The dance will be held in the church basement and if possible, could those planning to attend the Valentine’s Dance purchase their tickets prior to Thursday, February 17th. This will enable for better seating and light lunch planning.

ST. PATRICK’S TEA
Our St. Pat’s tea will be held on Saturday, March 19th – please reserve this date for an afternoon of fun and friendship.

GOSPEL MATTERS CONCERT
- Saturday, April 30th at OLV with Lyoness Woodstock and the Gospel Matters Band, featuring Judy Woodstock and Russ Orange.

HEART & SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR SPRING CONCERT
- Thursday, May 12th.

SPRING SUPPER AND BALLOON AUCTION
- Friday, May 20th.

CANCER FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE
At the St. Pat’s tea, there will be a table set up to purchase Salsa and butter tarts and a few handmade items. All proceeds from that table will go to Cancer for the Relay for Life. The Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10th, 2011 under the Brady Bridge. All are invited to attend this event either as walkers or visitors. Please note that soft drink cans, beer and soft drink bottles are still being collected by Monique and all monies raised goes to this event.


DID YOU KNOW

The O’Neil Heritage Cemetery is located on Church Street in Buckingham and is managed by Our Lady of Victory Parish. In 1836, the O’Neil family donated 10 acres of land for a church, priest house and cemetery and some substantive farming. The cemetery covered an area of approximately 2.5 acres.

In the Parish ledger, there are the names of 674 people who were buried on the site. It is thought that there may be up to 800 people who were buried in the site, but that number has never been confirmed. The cemetery was operational from 1844 to 1879. It is believed that, at one time, the cemetery contained a grand total of 200 monuments and iron and wooden crosses, many of which were destroyed prior to Our Lady of Victory Parish taking over responsibility for the gravesite. In the early 1980’s, a major effort was undertaken to restore as many monuments as possible. All bits and pieces of monuments that were found were embedded in 4 concrete slabs around the central monument. There are 44 monuments that remain intact.

Responsibility for the cemetery was transferred to Our Lady of Victory Parish by Bishop Paul E. Charbonneau on April 22nd 1964. The cemetery was designated a “Historical Site” by the Town of Buckingham on September 8th 1964. Among those buried in the cemetery were Mary O’Farrell in 1856 and Ann Brady in1867, mother and sister of Father John Brady, the first Parish priest.


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. 05/06 Sunday $   466.00 $   215.00
     Feb. 05/06 Support    390.00    168.00


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