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Past bulletins


March 21/22, 2015



Reading I                             Jeremiah 31.31-34++

Responsorial Psalm:             Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Reading II                            Hebrews 5.7-9

Gospel:                                John 12.20-33


·                         In every death, there is life – this is the big message of Lent and Easter.  The grain of wheat will die and will through death nourish us with food.

·                         In the death of relationships, of health, of faith, and of all that may be dear to us, there is always the invitation to deeper life.  In final death is the call to everlasting life.




          March 15:          $764.90


Fri. Mar. 20            9:00 AM:     For all parishioners

                               7:00 PM:      Stations of the Cross

Sat, Mar. 21            4:30 PM:      (St. Columban) For James Mulcahey and Ethel Connelly

                                                    By Phyllis

Sun. Mar. 22        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Martha Jean Blake by the Family

Wed. Mar. 25        9:00AM:       For all parishioners

Fri. Mar. 27           9:00 AM:      For Shirley Maisonneuve by Shirley Quinn and the Paiement Family

                              7:00 PM:       Stations of the Cross

Sat. Mar. 28           4:30 PM:       8th Anniversary Mass for Johnnie Prud’homme by

                                                    Nora, Marlene and Pat

                                                    For Jean-Paul Paiement by Shirley Quinn and the Paiement Family

Sun. Mar. 29        11:00 AM:      For Ron Latrielle and Harry Mack by Rita and Family





“Welcoming, A Journey towards Easter.” Part of this journey includes the singing of the theme composed by the Archbishop, ‘’Teach us, Loving God.’’ Copies of the hymn can be found in each pew.


The Gospel readings for the five Sundays of Lent this year really lend themselves well to an ongoing reflection on the role of welcoming in a Christian life. Each Sunday there will be a paragraph in the bulletin reflecting on the readings to assist parishioners with their special Lenten prayer intentions


5th Sunday: Welcoming, A Way of New Life

Jesus announces the meaning of his death as a way to new life… and he calls us to take up this journey with him. Welcoming another means dying a bit to ourselves. For we must empty ourselves of our own self-importance if we are to create a bit of space for the other. Welcoming can become a way of new life if we really turn to another in love, with Christ.


That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may continue to be every more valued. 


Reflection on Social Issues:  From the very beginning in the « New World » colonial society and the Church have been built up by women of faith.  With courage based on their faith, Jeanne Mance, Marguerite Bourgeois, Marie of the Incarnation and many others have cared for the bodies and spirits of the people of this new continent.  Women have continued up to today to play an important role within the Church. Since the 1970’s women have been demanding that their contributions be recognized and that they be acknowledged as full partners with Christian men.  What place is given to women in our lives and our communities?


Questions we need to ask ourselves

 In what ways do I acknowledge the partnerships between men and women in my community?



Registration forms for Confirmation are available at the main entrance.  The age for Confirmation is 15.  Please fill them in and return to Carol at the parish office as soon as possible.  No starting date is set for the sessions.



Our deepest sympathy to the Maisonneuve Family on the passing away of Shirley.  Her funeral was held at St. Al’s on March 7th.

                            May she rest in peace.



            Archbishop Paul-André 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 1st  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.


FLOWERS FOR OUR CHURCHES: Easter decorations: You could bring flowers to the church yourself in memory of a deceased relative with a card with their name on it. At Easter time our deceased loved ones are very much on our minds and in our hearts.  Bringing flowers to the church would be an expression of our faith and hope that they are welcomed 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).


Joanne Lambert will be decorating the church for Easter on Saturday, April 4th at 1 p.m.  Your help would be greatly appreciated

Easter Schedule


Thursday, March 26th           7:00 p.m. Penitential Service and Individual Confessions


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

Holy Thursday            7:00 p.m.         Celebration of the Lord’s Supper (OLV)


            Good Friday               2:30 p.m.         Stations of the Cross

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

            Holy Saturday             8:00 p.m.         Easter Vigil     (OLV)


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

                                                  9:00 a.m.       Eucharist         at St. Malachy

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

                                                11:00 a.m.       Eucharist         at OLV


As there will be NO Mass on Holy Thursday or Easter Vigil at St. Aloysius this year, we suggest that you join Our Lady of Victory in Buckingham at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday and at 8:00 p.m. for the Easter Vigil on Saturday and celebrate with them.





Pope Francis ends his Joy of the Gospel with this prayer to Mary: Star of the new evangelization, help us to bear radiant witness to communion, service, ardent and generous faith, justice and love of the poor, that the joy of the Gospel may reach to the ends of the Earth, illuminating even the fringes of our world.


Today, on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Solidarity Sunday, we join the Holy Father in praying that we may all be radiant witnesses and that through our support of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, the joy of the Gospel may indeed illuminate even the darkest corners of our world!  Thank you for your generosity in helping to meet the needs of the world.