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5th Sunday of Easter

May 18/19, 2019

Reading I                                        Acts 14.21b-27

Responsorial Psalm:            I will bless your name forever, my king and my God.

Reading II                            Revelation 21.1-5a

Gospel:                                John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

 

          May 12:                   $931.00                             Attendance:     52

         

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

            May 11:                 $225.00                                                     19                                           

         

 

Fri. May 17                  9:15 a.m.        For all parishioners

Sat. May 18                 4:30 p.m.         (St. Columban) For William Murphy by

                                                            Paul and Hilda Ranger

                                                            5th Anniversary Mass for Ron Cyr by the Family

Sun. May 19                11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For Patrick Lavelle by Pat Gauthier

                                                            For Margaret Brazeau by Susan Arnold

Wed. May 22              8:00 a.m.         Eucharistic Adoration

                                    9:15 a.m.         For Deceased members of the Arsenault Family

                                                            By Monique Perry

Fri. May 24                  9:15 a.m.         For all parishioners

Sat. May 25                 4:30 p.m.         (St. Columban) For Martin St. Amour by

                                                            Amanda, Marty and Hannah Burns

Sun. May 26                11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For a special intention by

                                                            Sheila Ruddy

 

NEW!

The theme of this 5th Sunday of Easter is about the “New”. The readings speak about renewal and new things: the New Jerusalem, a new Heaven and new earth, and a new commandment.  In the first reading we see Paul and Barnabas about to finish their first missionary journey. They have crossed many regions and proclaimed the Good News in many towns before returning to Antioch. This reading therefore describes how the small Christian communities helped the work of renewal in their membership by their agape love in imitation of Paul and Barnabas. The second reading from the Book of the Revelation presents the new world that will rise at the end of time when God will destroy evil and only good will remain. God is already doing that now: See, I am making all things new. God renews His Church, the New Jerusalem by being present in her members, communities and celebrations. This new world is manifested wherever love is being practised.

The Gospel speaks about the “new commandment.” It offers us the secret of Christian renewal. That lies in the faithful practice of this Jesus’ new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you! With this Jesus had added a new element to the Old Testament command of love by teaching us that the true test of discipleship is to love other people in the say way that He has loved, with sacrificial, unconditional, agape love. Thus, the renewal of our Christian life lies in a radical of vision and a reordering of our priorities in life. Such a renewal brings us to embrace new attitudes, new values and new standards of relating to God, to other people and, indeed, to our whole environment (Kadavil, A).

Christ gave us the “new” commandment of love. We ought to learn to love ourselves so that we may learn to love each other. The Old Testament says “Love your neighbour as yourself” (Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18). We cannot learn to cherish others and care for them if we have never learned to do the same for ourselves. We have to love others in our daily living. We are asked to love as Jesus loved, in the ordinary course of our lives. This we do by responding to others’ everyday needs with love and compassion. We ought to comfort and protect those who have experienced loss. We love others by serving them in every possible way no matter how small, seeing the face of Jesus in them. We love others by forgiving them rather than condemning them, by challenging them rather than condoning, by sacrificially sharing our time, talents and blessings with them. As a community, we must demonstrate our love in our gatherings and parish assemblies. People must see Christians as people who interact with a love and concern for one another that reveals their strong long and appreciation for each other. They should see in us a quickness to appreciate and readiness to forgive, even as Christ has forgiven us (Kadavil, A). Happy Easter!

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019 AT 7:30 P.M.

ST. ALOYSIUS PARISH HALL

COME OUT AND TRY SOMETHING NEW!!

$10.00 PER PERSON or $40 PER TABLE

(tickets will NOT be sold at the door) PRIZES TO BE WON

B.Y.O.B.   -  snacks will be provided.

  See Ann Marie for tickets

 

 

145th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston on August 10-11, 2019.  Our Weekend Celebrant is Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, of the Archdiocese of Ottawa.  Information and reservation: Mike Budge: 613 224-8110.  Space is limited with regards to Motels therefore, it is recommended you reserve early.  www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com

 

Our Lady of Victory Parish Spaghetti Supper and Balloon Auction on Friday, May 24,

Tickets are Adults $20, Children 6-12: $5 and under 6 Free.  Cocktails at 4:30 and Supper at 6 p.m.  For reserve tickets call Monique, Parish Secretary 819-986-3763


 Send D & P your used stamps!

Each year, members of Development and Peace who are philatelists organize used stamp sales in Quebec to raise money for Development and Peace. Simply cut off stamps from your envelopes without damaging perforations and send them to Development and Peace:

Development and Peace | STAMP PROJECT 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd  Floor Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1T7

 

A call to all who believe that to know, love and follow Christ is relevant today

T he synodal process of the Archdiocese of Gatineau is now in the second of three stages: a time of collective discernment. After our Lenten time of prayer, it is now time for us to come together once again. The parishes in the diocese have taken stock of their strengths, weaknesses, and challenges.  Together, we have prioritized the challenges which we need to address.  Now, it is time for us to set out a collective vision of how we can move forward – as individuals; with our parish communities; and together within a pastoral zone. 

This meeting is open to all parishioners. It would be particularly important for members of the parish pastoral council, Fabrique, liturgy committee, faith formation teams and other parish groups. There will be two meetings for the English pastoral zone:

·         Saturday, May 25 (9:00 AM to 1:30 PM) at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church (189 Archambault) and

·         Thursday, May 30 (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) at St. Camillus (42 Chemin Plunkett, Farrellton)

A light meal will be served, so you are asked to RSVP with Bozica at reception@diocesegatineau.org  or by phone at 819-771-8391, extension 221, by May 20.

For more information: Julie Cool at 819-771-8391, extension 253.

 

 

Faith sharing group – During Holy Week I read a very profound book, in French, by Bishop Roger ébacher, on Jesus’ farewell message in St. John’s gospel.  It was such a prayerful experience I would love to get together with a group of people who could read this book in French and accept to discuss their experience of it in French or English.  If you are interested please contact me at 819-663-1121.  Pauline Leduc