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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

November 27/28, 2010

 

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

 

Reading I                             Isaiah 2.1-5

Responsorial Psalm:             Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Reading II                            Romans 13.11-14

Gospel:                                Matthew 24.37-44

 

·         Jesus is not asking us to stay awake all night, but to live in the present, so that I can recognize the Lord when he appears in my life.  He shows himself in the unrehearsed moments, the interruptions, and accidents that can throw me off balance.

·         Teach me, Lord, to recognize you wherever I encounter you.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

Nov 21:              $1,091.00                    Attendance:                80

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

          Sat: Nov 20:     $403.00                                    Attendance:                33                                           

 

Sat. Nov 27           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Diana Colton by Gail Burns

Sun. Nov 28        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Jean-Marc & John Paquette by

                                                    Marie Paquette

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Dec 3              9:00 AM       For all parishioners of St. Aloysius & St. Columban

Sat Dec 4               4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Ena Burns by Gail Burns

Sun Dec 5            11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) for Doris Lemieux by Agnes Brassard

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

 

ADVENT is HERE

Advent marks the start of a new liturgical season and a new focus for us as community.  Last year (Year C) our music and visuals reflected TRUST. For this new liturgical season (Year A) we contemplate COURAGE, specifically a call for us to be courageous, a call of hope and not fear.


This Advent let us "Take Courage knowing the day is near!"


Yes indeed, this can often be a busy time and it is easy to lose site of what is important to us as Catholics. May we "carve out pockets of time" during this advent to reflect, as individuals, as couples and as families, on the gift that was given to us - Jesus Christ. We hope the booklets can help with these moments of reflection and prayer.
 
Here is wishing us all a prayerful and joyful Advent season.

                                                                        Your Pastoral Team

 

FIFTH  PUBLICATION

            St. Columban Mission Fabrique will have two Warden positions vacant as of 01 Jan. 2011. 

            Please be advised nominations will be accepted effective 01 December 2010 thru 15 December 2010.  An election will be held after mass 18 December 2010.  

            Please present all nominations to one of the members St. Columban Wardens Board.        

 

 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE – St. Al’s and St. Columban

            The annual Christmas food drive will start next week.  Please feel free to donate canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.  We will be collecting specifically for the Christmas food baskets up to December 12, but please continue to donate throughout the year.  Thank you for your cooperation in brining a Merry Christmas to the less fortunate in our community.

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

THE ST-AL'S PARISH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held on December 5th in the hall after mass. A proposed agenda will be posted at the entrances of the church in the weeks prior to the meeting. Should anyone have any items to add please call the office before November 28th. There will be warden elections. Therefore, we will be looking for candidates.  If interested, please contact Mike McCann at 819-669-1687.

 

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY:

 

Our deepest sympathy to the Gervais Family on the passing away of Lawrence, brother of Bishop Gervais.  His funeral was on Saturday in Montreal.  May he rest in peace.

 

ANGEL TREE CAMPAIGN

            You may have seen a tree at the back of the church with pink and blue angels on it.  This tree represents the children that are helped with our Christmas Baskets.   Each angel is a child that we help, showing their age on the back.  We include a gift for each of them in our food baskets. We would appreciate if you would take one or two angels home and buy a gift for them.  Please wrap the gift and have it returned to the parish by December 17th.  You may leave them at the back of the church or bring them to the office.  Please do not include your name on the gift and make sure the angel tab is attached on the outside of the gift. Thank you for your support.

                                                                        The Charitable Fund

 

FLOWERS FOR ALTAR AT CHRISTMAS – St. Al’s and St. Columban

We could do it in two ways:
1.         You could make a financial donation in the box designated for this at the main and  side entrances.
2.         You could bring a poinsettia to the church yourself in memory of a deceased relative.   If possible bring them December 19th (St. Al’s) and 24th (St. Columban).

 

THE NEW LIVING WITH CHRIST SUNDAY MISSALS

            The new Sunday Missals have arrived and are in the church.  We only have a limited amount (75), so if you plan on taking one home please leave $6.00 in the basket at the entrances for this purpose.  Thank you.

 

TURKEY SUPPER – GREAT SUCCESS

            The community of St. Aloysius came together again for a very successful Turkey Supper.  $1,970 was raised.  A special thank you Susan Arnold and her team of helpers. Also thank you to the young people of the Gatineau Scouting (Ventures) for their great help.  Job well done! 

            The afghan donated by Diane Ford was won by Shirley Quinn.  Door prizes were won by Phyllis Seguin, Edna Voyer and Natasha Lapage and the 50/50 draw was won by Barbara Morey.  Thank you to all the people who attended, donated food and helped in anyway   

 

ENVELOPES

            If you are interested in having collections envelopes for either parish, please contact the office or one of your Wardens.  Envelopes are a convenient way to make your contribution to support your church and get an Income tax receipt at the same time.  Receipts are issued at the end of the year in time for your tax return.

 

 

 

BIRTHDAY AND ANNIVERSARIES IN DECEMBER

               George Lemieux -       4th

               Bob Nadeau -              5th

               Mike Groulx -             8th

               Carol Léonard -           16th

                Bradley Burke -          20th

                Carole Kehoe -           23rd

               Father Gyan -              28th