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PENTECOST SUNDAY

May 23/24, 2015

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Acts 2.1-11

Responsorial Psalm:             Lord, send forth your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Reading II                            1 Corinthians 12.3b-7, 12-13

Gospel:                                John 20.19-23

 

·                         A great gift of the risen Lord is the forgiveness of our sins.  The claim that he could forgive sins was one of the reasons he was brought to death, for only God could forgive.

·                         Forgiveness is given day by day in various ways.  Through the community of the Church we are given the forgiveness of our sins.  We need this gift and the grace of knowing that God is always the God of another chance, never remembering our sins forever.

 

 

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

May 17:                          $837.65

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

          May 9:                            $402.00                                   Attendance:     34

          May 16:                          $438.75                                                           38

         

Fri. May 22                     9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. May 23                    4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of

                                                                Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Sun. May 24                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

Tues. May 26                  1:00 PM:         Bible Study

Wed. May 27                  9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Fri. May 29                     9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. May 30                    4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Ruth and Stephen Burke

                                                                By The Family

Sun. May 31                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Cathy Sellen by Carole Fraser

                                                                Anniversary Mass for Lorne Morey by Barbara

                                                                And Family

 

 

That through the intercession of Mary, Christians living in secularized communities may become available to proclaim Jesus. “

Reflection on Social Issues: The western world has known a long period of Christian society. Since the cultural revolution of the 1960’s, the faith no longer holds pride of place in western society. It is sometimes difficult for us to present ourselves as believers and announce the important place Jesus Christ has in our lives. How can we learn to live as Christians in Quebec society today? How are we prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks [us] for a reason for the hope that is in [us]? (1 P 3, 15)

 

Our Faith Response : In the first centuries, the Church lived her life marginalized within society. For the first generation of believers as for us today, the Faith is a source of comfort. The Gospel of Luke invites us to “read the signs of the times” which exhorts us to love and to understand the world we are a part of. Jesus watches over the faithful, protecting and strengthening us daily. In His priestly prayer in John’s Gospel, Jesus sends us out into the world (Jn. 17:18) as sheep among wolves. His intent is for us to be His witnesses. Like Mary, Star of the Gospel, how can I live within this secularized society and witness to my faith with confidence?

 

Questions we need to ask ourselves

 On this Pentecost Sunday, I pray that the Holy Spirit strengthen me in my social obligations and in my life of faith. .

BIRTHDAYS AND WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR MAY

Moe Lambert – 2nd                                           Jim Brownrigg -  5th

Blaise Foley – 10th                                            

Barbara Morey – 12th                                       Moe Amyot – 13th      

Shirley Daly – 14th                                           Louise & Gord MacMillian – 15th

Pauline Leduc – 16th                                                     Gail Nadeau – 17th                              

Donald  Richard – 18th                                                Ron Pearce – 18th

Pauline Leduc & Mike Groulx – 18th               Robert & Irene Lalonde – 21st (49th)

Frank Powers – 23rd                                         Donna Escander – 26th

Pat Prud’homme – 27th                                                John O’Farrell – 28th   

Paul Paiement Jr. – 28th                                                               David and Lorraine Whitworth – 28th (55th)

Margaret and Gary Burns – 30th (23rd)

 

 

141st ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to the Shrines of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré and Cap-de-la-Madeleine from the Arch(dioceses) of Ottawa, Gatineau, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, Alexandria/Cornwall and Kingston on August 8-9.

Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Marcel Damphousse, Bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall.

Info & reservations: Mike Budge (613 224-8110). Space is limited; recommended you reserve early. www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com

 

JUNE BIRTHDAYS

 

June Quinn                  5th

Margaret Paiement      9th

Val Gagnon                 12th

Kathy Amyot              17th

Jane Pickering             17th

Carole Fraser               19th

JoAnne Lambert         20th

Paulette & Ron Pearce – 24th (48th)

David Dumaresq         29th

 

GREATER GATINEAU SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Greater Gatineau is still taking registrations for the 2015 – 2016 school year. If you have a younger child at home ready to start school or know of a friend, neighbour, or relative who has a kindergarten-aged child, please have them contact the office. Early registrations help us prepare for next year, so you can call and make an appointment with Nicole Leclerc to come in and register soon at 819-663-4842 ext.222.

 

BIBLE STUDY

Last Bible Study for the season will be on May 26th at 1 p.m.  We will start up again in the Fall.  Have a great summer.