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THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

November 7/8, 2015

 

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             1 Kings 17.10-16

Responsorial Psalm:             Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Reading II                            Hebrews 9.24-28

Gospel:                                Mark 12.38-44

 

·                    Jesus did not seem to believe in appearances.  Shows of piety and religiousness did not of themselves impress him.  He saw, behind the tiny amount of money to the huge generosity of the heart in the case of the poor widow.

·                    Jesus often pointed out that religious appearances can be empty and hypocritical.  Let me reflect on that this week.

 

 

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER is a special month for praying for the Faithful Departed with whom we are in the same communion of the Saints.  We are therefore encouraged to keep them in our prayers and if possible offer Masses on their behalf.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

November 1:      $1137.00

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:     

                        N/A

 

Fri. Nov. 6                    9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Sat. Nov. 7                    4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) 15th Anniversary Mass for Guy Cyr by The Cyr Family

Sun. Nov. 8                   11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

Wed. Nov. 11               9:00 AM:          For May and Bennett Quinn by Shirley Quinn

Fri. Nov. 13                  9:00 AM:          For all parishioners

Sat. Nov. 14                  4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For Deceased Members of the Decarie-Foley Families by Anne Bokovay

Sun. Nov. 15                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Ernie and David Quinn by

                                                                Shirley Quinn

 

 

 

 

We tend to call the month of November the Month of the Dead, since we are told to remember our dear departed on November 2nd. Yet it’s November 1st, the celebration of all the saints, (All Saints’ Day), that should be setting the pace for this 11th month of the year. These saints, from here and afar, and from yesterday to today, borrow a path towards a love that is constantly greater. And they invite us to walk in their steps. It is not a celebration of perfection, (moral or other); rather, it is an expression of our Christian hope and joy throughout the ages. On the path of love, we are all called to make one more step.  And that is our call to sainthood!

† Mgr Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau

 

 

 

The Archbishop’s monthly prayer intentions:

November 2015

« So that we open ourselves up to personal encounters and dialogue with others, even those who have different beliefs than ours. »

 

Social reflection:

In the 1960s and 1970s, Herbert Marshall McLuhan, a Canadian teacher of Sociology (Studies in Communication) talked about the « global village ». Today, in the era of the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, etc., we are living in this « global village », where many cultures coexist. Sometimes, these interactions with different cultures may lead to culture shock and misunderstandings. Sometimes, a certain malaise settles itself into the relationship. What must we do in order to fully live interculturalism in our parish, our town and our country? And why not accommodate (view) our differences as complementary?

 

Answering our faith:

Our Christian faith calls us to fully live the inclusion with people from different cultures. Jesus’ message is centered upon meeting others, and seeing the other person as he or she is. Saint John describes the meeting between Jesus and the Samaritan woman (Jn 4, 1-42); from this unexpected meeting between a man and a woman, and between two cultures, life emerged. As a community, how can we include people from different cultures into our celebrations, and into the life of our parish? Maybe these cultural exchanges will bring new life to our community?

 

Questioning Ourselves

Sunday, November 8th, 2015: I look around me to see if there are people from different cultures whom I encounter in my personal life, at work, at church, etc… If so, I try to interact with them on their culture and on mine. If not, I try to meet people who come from a different culture than mine.

 

 

FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH MEET AND GREETS

 Thank you very much to all who have contributed to the Sunday Meet and Greets, your sandwiches and treats are greatly appreciated by all.  Also thank you all who help set-up and clean-up.

 

A PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND is being organized for September 2016 with our parishes (St Al/ St Columban). For more information pick up the small booklets at the back of the church. If you are interested in going, contact the parish office at 819663-5244.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES IN NOVEMBER

Ann Smits                               - 2nd                       Reece Miller                           - 12th

Rita Lacelle                             - 2nd                              Kathryn and Maurice Amyot – 14th

Gabrielle McCann                   - 3rd                                    Marie Desmarais                       - 15th

Joe McCarthy                          - 4th                                    Nicole Paiement                        - 15th

Maximilian McMackin           - 4th                           Roger Seguin                            - 23rd         

Michael Lalonde             -      23rd                                      Diane Cyr & Keith May           - 28th

Paul Luc Lalonde                   - 30th                      

 

CRAFT DONATIONS

 

            St. Aloysius Sewing Group are looking for donations of crafts for their table at the St. Al’s Annual Craft Sale on November 28th.  Any homemade crafts would be appreciated.  We will have a basket at the back of the church for them.  Thank you in advance. 

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR SACRAMENTS

            Registration for the Sacraments of First Communion, First Reconciliation and Confirmation are now being accepted.

            The ages for First Communion and First Reconciliation is 7 years old

            Confirmation is at the age of 15. 

            Registration forms are at the entrance to the church.  Please fill in the form and return to the parish office.  Baptism registration forms are also at the entrance.