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TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

September 21/22, 2013

SEPTEMBER 21/22

 

Reading I                             Amos 8.4-7

Responsorial Psalm:             Praise the Lord who lifts up the needy.

Reading II                            1 Timothy 2.1-7++

Gospel:                                Luke 16.1-13

 

·         There are practical lessons here: first, that whatever the value of our worldly goods, we must be faithful in our stewardship; and second, that the Christian should take the long-term view of this world, with an eye always on the “true riches” of the kingdom.

·         The only things we take with us from our life on earth are those which we have given away.

 

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

            Sept 14:                       $528.25                       Attendance:    55

           

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

      September 15                 $723.75                                   Attendance:    73

         

Fri. Sept. 20           9:00 AM:      For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. Sept. 21          4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Agnes Burke by Gail Burns

Sun. Sept. 22       11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For All parishioners of St. Aloysius and

                                                    St. Columban

                               2:00 PM:      St. Columban Cemetery Service

                               4:00 PM:      Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Sept 27             9:00 AM:     For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. Sept 28            4:30 PM:      (St. Columban) For Lucien Maisonneuve by The Family

Sun. Sept. 29       11:00 AM:     (St. Aloysius) For Tom O’Brien by Fern & Helen

                                                    Laliberté

 

PRAYERS

            If you wish to have prayers said for yourself or loved ones, please join us at the front of the Church after Mass every Sunday where people will be available to pray with you.

            Please see Barbara Morey for more information.

ST. COLUMBAN CEMETERY SERVICE

St. Columban Cemetery Service will be held on Sunday, September 22nd, at 2 p.m. at the cemetery.  In case of rain, service will be held at the church.

 

MEET AND GREET

            Thank you all who contributed to our first meet and greet after a long summer break.

 

MURDER MYSTERY PLAY

             Organization for our murder mystery play, always a popular event has begun, we will require 7-8 aspiring actors for this year's production. If you are interested in acting or just helping out behind the scenes, please contact, Diane Joanisse at 819-775-8941.

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY ROSARY - OCTOBER

            During the month of October, the month of Holy Rosary there will be the Recitation of the rosary every evening at 19h00 (7 p.m.) in the Presence of the Blessed Sacrament.  The special intention is for Our Lord to provide priestly and religious vocations in our diocese of Gatineau.  It will be in St. Aloysius church.  We need to pray for vocations.  Pleaes come and bring your children.  Hoping to see you; the Lord counts on your presence.  And, as you know, Jesus never refuses his dear mother Mary when we are sincere and humble of heart in our prayer.

                                                                                    John and Marie Cook

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES IN OCTOBER

Phyllis Seguin                                                 2nd                   

Sabrina Léonard & Patrick Larouche             5th (11 yrs)

Norbert & Shirley Daly                                   6th (62 years)

Gail Powers                                                     10th

Mary Jane Champagne                                    13th

Marc Savoie                                                    15th

Michael McCann                                             19th

Margaret Burns                                               21st

Jean Ryan                                                        26th

Ghislaine Cook                                               28th

 

TO THE ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PARISHES AND COMMUNITIES OF THE ARCHDIOCESE

            Last spring, workshops were held in French to train lay men and women to lead Sunday Celebrations of the Word in parishes when a priest is not available to preside at the Eucharist. Archbishop Durocher has developed new guidelines for the diocese in this regard, and it is important that we all be on the same wavelength when it comes to this reality.

            Archbishop Durocher is pleased to offer the same workshop for the English sector of our diocese. Each parish should designate a small team (three or four parishioners) who can participate in this training and be available to lead Sunday Celebrations of the Word when called to do so in their parish. These individuals are invited to attend the training session which will be held on Tuesday evening October 22nd at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish, 300 de l’Abbé-Murray St. in Gatineau. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm with a light lunch, courtesy of the Diocese. We’ll get down to business at 6:30 and finish at 9:00 pm (we realize that a weekday evening is difficult for some, but the next Saturday which is free for Archbishop Durocher is January!).

            The resource book which will guide our discussion is published by the CCCB under the title “Sunday Celebration of the Word and Hours”. Each parish should have at least one “ambo” edition (hard cover – larger format) as well as a couple of “study” editions (soft cover – smaller format) for individual members of the team.

                        +Paul-André Durocher

SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE:

             Given the low numbers of engaged couples requiring English-language preparation in view of the sacrament of Marriage, the team that has been leading weekends over the past few years has decided to offer its program on an individual / small group basis. Engaged couples will meet individually or in small groups with team couples over a period of time, according to a timetable that will be determined with them according to their availability.

             Mrs. Ginette Delorme at the Diocesan Centre will act as contact person for this new format. All engaged couples wishing to prepare their Marriage in English should be directed to contact her by phone (819-771-8391, ext. 222) or by email at: delormeg@diocesegatineau.org

+ Paul-André Durocher

Archbishop of Gatineau