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First Sunday of Advent

November 30, 2008

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

Reading I                 Isaiah 63.16b-17, 64.1, 3-8
Responsorial Psalm: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.
Reading II    1 Corinthians 1.3-9
Gospel:  Mark 13.31-37++

•   There are a lot of mixed emotions expressed in this passage, and strong ones: repentance, regret, yearning, pleading. Do any of them express something of what I am feeling now?
•  Most of all, this passage is asking God to make his presence known.
•  God is present here now, and listening to me. What do I want to say?

 

Collection:  November 23: $872.60   Attendance:   93
  
Sat. Nov. 29          4:30 PM:     (St. Columban)
                                                 For Kevin Burns by Irene & Robert Lalonde
Sun. Nov. 30        11:00 AM:    (St. Aloysius) For Doreen Pattison by Bob & Family
                                                  In Memory of George & Alice Chamaillard and their  living family members

                                                 by Claire Chamaillard
                              4:00 PM:     Eucharistic Adoration
Fri. Dec. 5              9:00 AM:    For All parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
Sat. Dec. 6              4:30 PM:    (St. Columban) For Kevin Burns by June Quinn
Sun. Dec. 7           11:00 AM:    (St. Aloysius) For The Lariviere Family by Edgar and Bernadette
                                                  Anniversary Mass for Dick Butler by Nancy and Family

GENERAL ABSOLUTION WITHDRAWN
    At the beginning of the month of November, Mgr Ebacher visited the pastoral regions of the diocese to meet with all the priests and to present to them the pastoral orientation of the diocese in what concerns the celebration of the sacrament of confession and the general absolution.
     In his letter dated 22 October 2008, the archbishop confirms that after serious considerations, discussions with the “Conseil Presbytéral” and prayers, he considers,  at this present time, that the conditions required by the “Mottu Proprio” of John Paul II and accepted by the decree of the “CECC” so that a third form of the sacrament of confessions (community celebration with general absolution) will no longer be optional in our diocese.  Therefore, the Archbishop asked that all Parishes ceased the practice of the confession of its third form (general absolution) beginning the first Sunday of Advent (30 November 2008).
     On the 12th of November 1974, Mgr Adolphe Proulx had authorized the general absolution as described in the ritual of Paul VI.  The diocese official Web site contains all the appropriate references, including the letter from Mgr Ebacher.   

THE NEW LIVING WITH CHRIST SUNDAY MISSALS
     The useful place for the Living With Christ Sunday Missals is the home. If we keep them in the church, then most of us will only see them for that one hour on Sunday. At home we can take a look at next Sunday’s Scripture readings or we can take a second look at last Sunday’s Scripture readings. Moreover, the Sunday Missals contain a good selection of prayers that may come in handy at various times.
     So we encourage that you buy one ($5.00) and use it at home, too.

PENITENTIAL SERVICE
     Will be held at St. Aloysius on December 4th at 7 p.m.

ST. COLUMBAN CLEANING BEE
     Thanks to all who participated in the cleaning bee. The great turn out made things a lot easier and faster.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND PRAYER
     You are all invited to join the group of prayer and adoration in the Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday from 4 to 5 o’clock pm in St. Aloysius Church.  Please note that this coming advent 2008 will mark the 12th anniversary of Eucharistic Adoration and Evening Prayer at St. Aloysius Church.
     In the words of Mother Julienne of the Rosary, who is presently a candidate for sainthood in Rome, “Pray that our Lord will send many adorators to His Church. My dream is that there be many priests, parishes, Eucharistic families, communities, prayer groups and generations of worshippers. Love and glory to the Holy Trinity through the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.”

CATECHISM  & SACRAMENT PREPARATION- Children and Youth
     Parents are requested to contact the office if they are wishing catechism and sacrament preparation for their children and youth.

OUR LADY OF THE ANNUNCIATION CHRISTMAS CONCERT
     8th Annual Variety Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 3rd at the Church Centre, 189 Archambault Street, Gatineau at 7 p.m.  The concert will feature the internationally-known Ottawa folk trio Finest Kind, Irish harmonica player, Don Kavanagh and various other local artists.  There will be door prizes and a reception following the concert.  Tickets are $10.  Call 819-778-2827.

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 a Income tax receipt at the same time.  Receipts are issued at the end of the year in time for your tax return.

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 21st (St. Al’s) and 24th (St. Columban).


TWICE A YEAR A “MARRIAGE PREPARATION SESSION” IN OUR DIOCESE
The next Marriage Preparation Session for couples who plan to get married in one of our English parishes in the Diocese will take place November 28-30. The Session is usually held at the Diocesan Centre, 180 boul. Mont-Bleu (Hull sector). Those interested may want to contact Ginette Delorme at 819 771-8391 for registration. The next session will be held May 1-3, 2009.

ST. COLUMBAN WARDEN

     Congratulations to Greg Cybulski who was nominated and won by acclamation the three year warden term starting 01 Jan 2009. Greg we look forward to working with you!

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE – St. Al’s & St. Columban
     The annual Christmas food drive has begun.  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 14, but please continue to donate throughout the year.  Thank you for your cooperation in bringing a Merry Christmas to the less fortunate in our community.
                                                           The Charitable Fund