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Past bulletins


January 9/10, 2016



Reading I                             Isaiah 40.1-5, 9-11

Responsorial Psalm:             O bless the Lord, my soul!

Reading II                            Titus 2.11-14; 3.4-7

Gospel:                                Luke 3.15-6, 21-22


·         At any baptism, there is the prayer and anointing to protect from evil. Baptism was Jesus immersing himself in the call of the Baptist to walk with his people on the way of God through the evil and sinfulness of the world.

·         The oil of baptism gives strength and protects us from evil like suntan oil protects the body from the sun; the water of God gives life like the water of a well or a river gives life to the body.

·         Protect me, Lord, from anything that leads me away.



December 24/25:           $2,528.85

December 27:                $1,019.00

January 1:                      $256.80

January 3:                      1,054.90



December 19, 2015                $378.00                       Attendance:    24

December 24, 2015                $869.60                                               96


Sat. Jan. 9                       4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Jan. 10                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Wayne Burke by Joan, Patsy

                                                                And Laird

                                                                14th Anniversary Mass for Cathy Daly by her parents, Norbert and Shirley Daly

Sat. Jan. 16                   4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Jan. 17                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Lorne Germain by Barbara Morey



The Archbishop’s monthly prayer intentions: January 2016


 « That sincere dialogue between men and women of different religions brings about peace and justice; and that, with the grace of the Holy Spirit, all Christians become concrete examples of true charity. »


Social conscience: We live in a multicultural society: many cultures, languages, and religions interact daily at school, at work, in our leisure activities, etc,… How do we enter into a respectful dialogue with others? Sometimes the difference scares us, with our preconceived notions, our fear of the unknown, and our judgement of others. As an individual or a community, how can I learn to live with others?


Our faith response: Our Saviour invites us, on this Extraordinary Year of Mercy, to practice the latter by Christian charity with our brother and sister humans. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are invited to defend human justice and solidarity. We must work with the rest of humanity, in order to promote the common good. The Compendium of the Church’s Social Doctrine asserts that: «Finally, this text is proposed in order to encourage dialogue with all those who sincerely work for the common good of humanity».[1]




Sunday, January 10th, 2016: THE BAPTISM OF JESUS/THE MISSION OF JESUS: « A gift to welcome: The Holy Spirit »: I reflect on how the Holy Spirit leads me to strive for the common good, and to be merciful towards others.



Father Albanus is away on holidays in Nigeria.  Fr. Martin  Farrell, OP will be coming from Ottawa for our weekend Masses in St. Al’s and St. Columban for the month of January.  There will not be weekday masses until February 5th, 2016.  Please contact Carol, the Parish Secretary at the office 819-663-5244 for anything that requires a priest and she will get back to you.



Do you consider yourself sociable and have half a day to spare a week? Mobility impaired (walker) Lady wishes to hire a companion to accompany her for outings, such as grocery shopping, doctor appointments, or during the winter to simply go for a walk in the shopping centre for exercise.  She is a friendship club member and lives near Main and Maloney.  If interested contact Louise MacMillan 819-643-1156 for details and to arrange meeting.



            Our deepest sympathy to Barbara Morey and her family on the passing away of her brother-in-law Lorne Germain on December 15th.

            May he rest in peace.


A special thank you to all who participated in helping our needy families this Christmas Season.  Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $ 1,544.00.  This included donations from several sources and allowed us to give each of our families food vouchers with the hampers and meet all our expenses.  Thanks to our community response, we were able to help 29 families which included 88 children.  We also gave $300.00 to the School to help provide breakfast for the children.  We particularly want to thank the School Children and Staff of West Quebec School Board, St. Aloysius Campus; St. Columban’s Parish and both branches of the Canadian Legion for their continued support each year.  We also want to thank those who helped make up the hampers and those who helped to deliver them.  There were more than a dozen volunteers who helped make up the hampers and several teams of 2 who made the deliveries.  Last, but by no means least, thanks to Carol Leonard, our Parish Secretary, who prepared the Angel Tree and helped with many other administrative things.  I also want to thank my wonderful committee for their devotion and faithful support.

                                    Nancy Grenier, Chairman


            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.




Alice Burich    - 19th                                                                  Paulette Pearce – 26th

John Cook       - 20th                                            Adèle Larouche – 27th

Georgina Robert – 25th                                        Mary Daly – 31st





FOR 2016-2017


Monday, January 25th, 2016 from:  8:30 a.m. to noon  & 1:00  p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 from: 8:30 a.m. to noon & 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


    For more details, please visit the Greater Gatineau School Website or call

819-663-4842 ext. 222


If you are unable to register on these dates you must call the school for an appointment.



Good news, two of our parishioners have stepped up and accepted to be part of our Wardens' Board, filling our two vacant positions; Mirella Bernier will be our new Secretary and Mike Groulx will be our new Hall Warden. Thank you both for volunteering and welcome on board! A grateful thank you to both our departing Wardens, Pauline Leduc and Dan Ford for their support to our team and dedicated service to our beloved St-Al Parish!