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Past bulletins


March 24, 2013


Gospel                                  Luke 19.28-40

Reading I                              Isaiah 50.4-7   

Responsorial Psalm:             My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Reading II                            Philippians 2.6-11

Gospel:                                Luke 22.14-23.56



          March 16:                      $663.00 (2 weeks)       Attendance:    26

                        D&P                $174.00



      March 17:                      $807.24                       Attendance:    80

                                    D&P                $665.67



Sat. Mar. 23                                   4:30 PM:   (St. Columban) 15th Anniversary Mass for

                                                                        Jim Mulcahey by Phyllis Mulcahey

Sun. Mar. 24                                11:00 AM:   (St. Aloysius) For Ron Latrielle by Rita                                 Lacelle and Family

                                                    4:00 PM:     Eucharistic Adoration

HOLY THURSDAY                 7:00 PM      Mass of the Lord’s Supper


GOOD FRIDAY                      3:00 PM:                                          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


EASTER SUNDAY                   9:00 AM:     (St. Columban) For all parishioners

                                                    11:00 AM:   (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners



            Father Gyan will be returning on March 25th.  Please keep him in your prayers.

            If you have an emergency or need to speak with a priest, please call the office and speak with Carol, our parish secretary or leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.



Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 to 12 noon.  Bake Sale, Hog Dog Barbeque, Gently Used and Treasures! 

            If you are interested in renting a table at a cost of $20, please contact Diane at 819-775-8941.

            If you would like to donate items for the sale or food items for the bake sale, there can be dropped off on Friday evening before the sale or Saturday morning.  All proceeds go towards the parish operations fund.


2013 PILGRIMAGE: Moving Ways Pilgrimage The Gatineau

            May 26th to June 1st our Diocese will be holding a daily Walking Pilgrimage to many areas of our Diocese starting each day in Chelsea and going to Kazabazua, Rupert, Luskville, Wakefield, Cantley etc. It would be great to be able to organize a group to attend one or all the days.  For more information, check the bulletin boards at the entrances or contact Carol at the office, 819-663-5244.






We Celebrate Our Christian Passover


            Holy Wednesday          7:00 p.m.       Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral


            Holy Thursday              7:00 p.m.       Mass of the Lord’s Supper


            Good Friday                 3:00 p.m.       Celebration of the Lord’s Passion


            Easter Sunday              9:00 a.m.       Eucharist         at St. Columban

                                                11:00 a.m.       Eucharist         at St. Aloysius


As there will be NO Easter Vigil at St. Aloysius this year, we suggest that you join Our Lady of Victory in Buckingham at 8:00 p.m. or Our Lady of the Annunciation in Hull at 8:00 p.m. to celebrate with them.




                            Holy Week is the week which precedes the great feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday – it includes the last day of Lent and the beginning of the Easter Triduum.  During Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his life on earth, beginning with his messianic entrance into Jerusalem.

                            Good Friday is a universal day of fasting and abstinence from meat.




Diane Ford                  -10th                                        

Mary Connelly            -10th

Janice Nadeau             - 14th

Anne Bokovay            -15th

Katy Brownrigg          - 15th  

Nathaniel Dupuis        - 16th

Peyton Dupuis            - 22nd


DEDICATION OF ST. JOSEPH’S CATHEDRAL: Forming a diocesan choir

            On Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00 am there will be a diocesan celebration at St. Joseph’s Cathedral for the dedication of the cathedral. For this occasion, Monseigneur Durocher is looking to form a 30-40 person choir (4 voices).

            Do you love to sing hymns? Do you have choral experience? Are you able to learn your voice part on your own either with sheet music or audio tracks? If you answered yes to all three, then this might be of interest to you.

            There will be one meeting and 3 practices before the celebration as follows:

Saturday, March 23 (11:00 to 12:00) - Initial meeting (partitions and audio tracks will be given out)

Saturday, April 13 (10:00 to 12:00) – First practice

Meeting and the first practice will be at St. René church (Ste-Trinité parish)

400 Raymond Street (Gatineau sector).

Saturday, April 20 (10:00 to 12:00) – Second practice

Thursday, April 24 (19:00 to 21:00) – Third and final practice

            These two practices will be at St. Joseph’s Cathedral (Hull sector).

            If you are available for all of these dates and would like to participate in this wonderful celebration as part of the choir, please contact Ginette Delorme at the Diocesan Center (819-771-8391 ext. 222) before March 15.




            Archbishop Paul-André Durocher is pleased to invite ALL PARISHIONERS to gather for the MASS OF CHRISM during which the Oils for the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed and the Holy Chrism consecrated.  The Mass will be on Holy Wednesday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 245 St. Joseph Blvd.

            There is free parking available behind the church and on the streets nearby.


ST. AL’S SPRING SUPPER AND DANCE  on May 4th there will be a Spring Supper and Dance in the Parish Hall at 5 p.m.  Meal includes, ham, baked beans, potatoes, vegetables, tea/coffee and dessert.  Take-out orders will be available.  Tickets are $10 (adults), $5 (12-6 years) FREE (5 years and under)  For tickets see Diane after mass or call the office at 819-663-5244.