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FOURTH SUNDAY

IN

LENT

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 1 Samuel 16.1b, 6-7, 10-13 Responsorial Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want
Reading II Ephesians 5.8-14 Gospel John 9.1-41
Food for Thought

Jesus' miracles cost him his life because he was claiming to be one with God. The leaders—religious, political—only wanted a savior on their terms.

After many a healing he disappeared to get out of sight. Maybe we can do the same: allow ourselves time for faith to grow, to be grateful for our spirituality, and be joyful that we can do something good in the love of our lives for others.

 


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. 06th - 11:00 a.m. OLV Pearl French by the OLV Society
Kenneth Sarto & Collette Cameron by the Estate of Irene Gendron Cameron
SAT. Apr. 09th - 07:00 p.m. St. Malachy Violet Butler (3rd anniversary) by Lil Chartrand
Royal Beaulne (39th anniversary) by the Family
SUN. Apr. 10th - 09:00 a.m. OLV Veronica Belter by Mary Doherty & Jane McNamara
Julia Martin (8th anniversary) by the Family
Special Intention by a Parishioner


4TH SUNDAY IN LENT – APRIL 3RD

THE NEED FOR PRAYER. JESUS' EXAMPLE

During this Lenten period we could perhaps concentrate especially on a scene we contemplate in the Rosary: the agony of Jesus in the Garden. Immediately before giving himself in the Passion, the Lord makes for the Garden of Gethsemane with the apostles. Jesus must often have prayed there, for St. Luke says: Now He went out, as his custom was, to Mount Olivet. But this time Jesus' prayer would be special: the moment for his agony had arrived.

Prayer is indispensable for us, for if we neglect our dealings with God, little by little our spiritual life begins to languish. If you abandon prayer you may at first live on spiritual reserves and, after that, by cheating. On the other hand, prayer unites us to God and He tells us: Without me you can do nothing. It is good to pray with perseverance, never vacillating. We have to speak with Him a great deal, insistently, in the various circumstances of our lives. Now, moreover during Lent, we walk with Jesus along the Way of the Cross and without prayer, how difficult it is to accompany him.

The Liturgical Committee

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE - BUILDING A WORLD OF JUSTICE
Development & Peace is about peace-building as much as it is about development. We are all so blessed to be living in a country where we are at peace, that it is only human to want peace for the entire world!

Reminder: Next week is Solidarity Sunday. You can use your Share Lent envelope for D & P in your box of collection envelopes or if you need an envelope you will find some at the entrance of the church.

Please note: If you prefer to bring in your Share Lent Donations at the end of Lent or Easter Sunday you can do so.

Thank you, (Transformation Committee)

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 in 1867, mother and sister of Father John Brady, the first parish priest.


UPCOMING EVENTS

  • GOSPEL MATTERS CONCERT - Concert at OLV Church on Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 pm with Lyoness Woodstock and the Gospel Matters Band, featuring Judy Woodstock and Russ Orange. Also joining the concert will be Randy McDermid.

  • Heart and Soul Gospel Choir Spring Concert – Concert at OLV Church on Thursday, May 12th at 7:00 pm.

  • Spring Supper and Balloon Auction – To be held in OLV Hall on Friday, May 20th – more information to follow.


THE RELAY FOR LIFE FOR CANCER
The Relay for Life will be held on Friday, June 10, 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 money raised goes to this event.

MILK BAG PROJECT FOR HAITI
I am asking people to save milk bags (the outer printed bag) . These bags are cut into strips and put together to make sleeping mats for the people of Haiti, they are used as packing material to ship products and therefore there is no cost to ship the mats to Haiti. Insects and poisonous spiders do not like the plastic and will not hide in the mat. It takes 300 to 500 bags to make one mat. If you are interested in helping out please leave the bags at the entrance of the Church for pick up.

OLV SOCIETY - THANK YOU
I would like to thank all the parishioners who, over the past years, have helped with making the teas successful events.

I am stepping down from this role and putting my efforts into my other projects – Relay for Life, Funeral co-coordinator and Garage Sale chief. It has been a wonderful journey of learning new skills and having a ball doing it with a great group of volunteers, donors and parishioners.

The Society is now looking for a convener for our Christmas tea. If anyone is interested please see Evelyn, Clare or myself and we will be pleased to help you out.

Thanks, (Monique)

HELP OUT YOUR LOCAL TV STATION

Membership and Financial Campaign 2011
  • From April 1st to May 17th
  • Become a member for $10.00 per adult of your household
  • Thank you night of May 17th at 6:00 p.m. on channel 22 Illico 9
  • Bingo and special draws
  • Become a proud member of your local TV station.
Special bingo 39th anniversary of your local TV
  • April 6th at 6:00 p.m. on channel 22 Illico 9 and now on line, live,
  • On our web site at www.tvc.qc.ca
  • $3,500 in prizes with 3 jackpot games at $1,000 each
  • Cards on sale starting March 31st at $6.00 for a sheet of 4 cards
  • Can be obtained at your corner or grocery store
  • Help out your TV station by playing each Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m.

We thank you in advance for your support

(Your community television de la Basse-Lievre)

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. 19/20 Sunday $   499.00 $   293.00
     Mar. 26/27 Sunday    525.00    303.00
     Mar. 26/27 Fuel    372.00    125.00


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