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Past bulletins


April 5/6, 2014



Reading I                    Ezekiel 37.12-14

Responsorial Psalm:    With the Lord there is steadfast love and great power to redeem.

Reading II                   Romans 8.8-11

Gospel                         John 11.3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45


·         Prayer brings us in touch with the body of Christ, of Jesus risen from death, and of Jesus present in all his people.  Prayer affects the lives of others; in that way it is political, affecting how we live together, asking to be unbound and live in freedom like Lazarus.

·         Knowing that others pray with Sacred Space can help my life of prayer.





            March 22:                    $277.60

            March 29:                    $366.60                       Attendance:    39



             March 30:                   $784.56


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

Sat. April 12            4:30 PM:     (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. April 13         11:00 AM:    (St. Aloysius) For Jean-Guy Lalonde and Kevin Lagrois

                                                    By Theresa Lalonde

                                4:00 PM:     Eucharistic Adoration





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



            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 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.







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.

Development and Peace Campaign Prayer


O God, you entrusted to us the fruits of all creation so that we might care for the earth and be nourished with its bounty. You sent us your Son to share our very flesh and blood and to

teach us your Law of Love. Through His death and resurrection, we have been formed into one human family. Jesus showed great concern for those who had no food even transforming five loaves and two fish into a banquet that served five thousand and many more. We come before you, O God, conscious of our faults and failures, but full of hope, to share food with all members in this global family. Through your wisdom, inspire leaders of government and of  business, as well as all the world’s citizens, to find just, and charitable solutions to end hunger by assuring that all people enjoy the right to food.

Thus we pray, O God, that when we present ourselves for Divine Judgment, we can proclaim ourselves as “One Human Family” with “Food for All”.   AMEN



FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES: Easter decorations

You could do it in two ways:

1.      You could make a financial donation in the baskets designated for this purpose at the main and side entrances.

2.      You could bring a flower to the church yourself in memory of a
relative with a card with their name on. At Easter time our deceased
loved ones
are very much on our minds and in our heartsBringing a flower
to the
church would be an expression of our faith and hope that they are
home in the life-giving embrace of God's love. If possible bring
your flowers
to the Good Friday service (St. Al's) or on Easter Sunday morning (St. Columban).




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 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.





            Archbishop Durocher is pleased to invite all parishioners to gather for the Mass of Chrism during which the Oils of the Catechumens and the Oil of the Sick will be blessed and the Holy Chrism consecrated.  This is on Holy Wednesday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 245 St. Joseph blvd., Gatineau (Hull Sector).  Free parking available behind the church and on the streets nearby.