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March 28/29, 2015

Reading I                             Isaiah 50.4-7.

Responsorial Psalm:             My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

Reading II                            Philippians 2.6-11

Gospel:                                Mark 14.1-15.47


·                         This woman put her own reputation and safety on the line to comfort the one she loved, to give thanks for his compassion.  Her action would be remembered forever, and the scent of her ointment is the scent of resurrection.  This nard would soothe the spirits of those who would always miss Jesus.

·                         Part of our prayer is missing Jesus when he seems so absent, when prayerful feelings seem so distant.  The scent of the Lord in our lives keeps us going.






          March 22:          $743.80


DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE wishes to thank all those who made a gift to the Share Lent campaign on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Solidarity Sunday. Thank you! Through your generosity, $542.00 was collected in our parish. This will serve the needs of our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


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:         (St. Columban) 8th Anniversary Mass for

                                                                 Johnnie Prud’homme by Nora, Marlene &  Pat

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

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

Holy Wednesday, April 1          

                                        9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

                                        7:00 PM:         Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral

Holy Thursday                7:00 PM:         Celebration of the Lord’s Supper

                                                                (Our Lady of Victory)


Good Friday                   2:30 PM:          Stations of the Cross

                                        3:00 PM:          Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday                8:00 PM:          Easter Vigil at Our Lady of Victory


Easter Sunday                  9:00 a.m.          (St. Columban) For all parishioners

                                      11:00 a.m.           (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners




That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may continue to be ever 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

 How do I encourage and promote women’s networks within the Church?



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.



            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


ST. ALOYSIUS SILENT AUCTION AND SPRING SUPPER will be held on Saturday April 25th, tickets for this event will be a limited capacity of 150 people so be sure to buy your tickets ahead of time.

            Tickets are $10 for adults, 5 for children 6-12 years of age and free for under 6 to purchase tickets you can contact Susan Arnold 819-663-3619 or Carol in the church office.  (Your meal includes, ham, potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and coffee/tea.)

Easter Schedule


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.



                            Holy Week is the week, which precedes the great feast of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday – it includes the last day of Lent and the beginning of the Easter Triduum.  During Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of his life on earth, beginning with his messianic entrance into Jerusalem.

                            Good Friday is a universal day of fasting and abstinence from meat.




St. Aloysius Food Cupboard is in need of your help, the shelves are quite bare and the need is our area is growing.  Please feel free to donate canned food, pickles, pasta, rice, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.   Thank you for your cooperation in helping the less fortunate in our community.                

                                                                        The Charitable Fund




Marty Burns                            -2nd                                          Norbert Daly   - 25th

Fr. Al                                       - 5th                                          Fr. Yves Mass - 25th

Diana Foley                             - 18th                                        Theresa Lalonde – 26th

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

Marie Cook                             - 29th                                        Cornelius Foley- 29th