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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

March 29/30, 2014

Reading I                    1 Samuel 16.1b, 6-7, 10-13

Responsorial Psalm:    The Lord is my Shepard; I shall not want.

Reading II                   Ephesians 5.8-14

Gospel                         John 9.1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

·         Jesus’ miracles cost him his life because he was claiming to be one with God.  The leaders – religious, political – only wanted a savoir 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.

 

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

            March 22:                    n/a                   Attendance:    n/a

           

             

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

             March 23:                   $846.25

            

SPECIAL COLLECTION:  April 5/6 – Development and Peace

 

Sat. March 29        4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) 7th Anniversary Mass for

                                                    Johnnie Prud’homme by Nora, Marlene and Pat

Sun. March 30     11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

                               4:00 PM:      Eucharistic Adoration

Sat. April 5             4:30 PM:      (St. Columban) For Lucien Maisonneuve by

                                                    Shirley and Family

Sun. April 6           11:00 AM:    (St. Aloysius) 6th Anniversary Mass for Iris Butler

                                                    by Elaine and Denis Damphousse

                                4:00 PM:     Eucharistic Adoration

 

 

FATHER GYAN AWAY

            Father Gyan will be away for 2 months, leaving on March 30th and Father Albanus Ogowuihe will be replacing him during his absence.

 

MONEY COUNTERS NEEDED

            We are in need of parishioners, who would be willing to give approx. half an hour, once a month to count our collections.  If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact Mary Jane Champagne at 819-663-8068.

 

 

RAFFLE FOR PAINTING 

Raffle tickets are on sale for a painting of Pink Lake in Gatineau Park.  The painting was painted and donated by Diane Joanisse.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  Draw will take place at our Murder Mystery.  Please see Diane or Carol for tickets.

 

NEXT WEEKEND IS SOLIDARITY SUNDAY!

            In today’s liturgical reading, Jesus restores a blind man’s eye sight.  He shows the God’s love for humanity and reveals that the dignity of marginalized people is sacred.  The Pope’s Lenten message reminds of this: “In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ.  Our efforts are also directed to ending violations of human dignity, discrimination and abuse in the world, for these are so often the cause of destitution.” Next weekend is Solidarity Sunday, when there will be a special collection for DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, which works to end poverty and injustice by working with the most poor and marginalized in the Global South.  Please be generous on Solidarity Sunday and contribute to these important efforts!

 

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IS HELPING TO ALLEVIATE HUNGER

            Food sovereignty is the right of people to healthy food and the right to define their own food and agricultural systems.  DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is supporting several local organizations in the Global south who are promoting food sovereignty as a way to help communities affected by poverty and hunger have access to land, seeds and fair prices at the market so they can feed their families.  In Haiti, these projects are making a difference in the lives of many.  Women are learning to plant fruit tree nurseries.  They can use the fruit not only as nourishment but also to earn an income.  Learn more about DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE’s work on food sovereignty in Haiti in a new documentary called On the Road to Food Sovereignty.  Watch it at www. devp.org/roadhaiti.  Support DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE and contribute to solutions towards ending hunger!

 

MURDER MYSTERY EVENING

Back by popular demand, St. Aloysius will be hosting another murder mystery with 2 performances, April 25 and 26th.  Once again this event will include dessert, coffee/tea.  BYOB, prizes and lots of good entertainment.  For this year’s production, we encourage everyone to dress as they would for a local county fair “fête” and join in on all of the fun.  Tickets will be $10.00 each, they can be purchased after mass, in the church office or from any of the wardens, get yours early as there will only be 100 seats available per evening.  For more detailed information, you can contact Diane at 819-775-8941.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

 

Marty Burns                            -2nd                                          Norbert Daly   - 25th

Natasha Dupuis                       - 14th                                        Fr. Yves Mass - 25th

Diana Foley                             - 18th                                        Theresa Lalonde – 26th

Isabel Carolina St-Louis         - 20th                                        Daphne Vachon – 26th

Marie Cook                             - 29th                                        Cornelius Foley- 29th

 

 

THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB AUCTION

            The Friendship Club is holiday an Auction on Thursday, April 24th at 1 p.m. in the afternoon.  Everyone is welcome.  Come and join us, maybe you’ll find something you like.  Proceeds help us pay our rent to the Church.  For more information call Moe or Nancy at 819-243-3453.