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THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

January 23/24, 2016

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Nehemiah 8.2-4a, 5-6, 8-10

Responsorial Psalm:             Your words, Lord, are spirit and life.

Reading II                            1 Corinthians 12.12-30

Gospel:                                Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

January 17:                    $690.89

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:     

January 16:                  n/a

 

 

 

Sat. Jan. 23                   4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) Anniversary Mass for

                                                                Bennett Quinn by Shirley Quinn

Sun. Jan. 24                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For the sick especially Lorelei Smits

                                                                By Ann Smits

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

Sun. Jan. 31                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For all parishioners

 

 

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».

 

Reflection:.

Sunday, January 24th, 2016: Jesus, by reading the words of prophet Isaiah, recognizes himself as God’s Hallowed One, with the mission to bring light to those marginalized by society. As a friend of Jesus, how can I announce to the poor the joy, the love, and the mercy of God?

 

HELP NEEDED

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.

 

 Archbishop Durocher invites all the members of the diocese to join him in celebrating the closing of the Year of Consecrated Life with a Eucharistic celebration at the Cathedral on Tuesday, February 2, Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, at 7:00 p.m.

 

 

PARISH MISSION with Archbishop Durocher on the Joy of the Gospel:
  The JOY of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus!  All are welcome to join together for three-evening discussion with Mgr. Durocher each evening as follows:
Feb 3 at St. Elizabeth's in Cantley
Feb 4 at St. Stephen's in Chelsea
Feb 5 at Our Lady of the Annunciation in (Hull Sector) Gatineau

For more details check posters at the entrances.

 

MONEY COUNTERS NEEDED

We need volunteers for counting our Sunday collections  This task takes approximately half an hour after Mass about once a month. We work in teams of two or three people and no experience is needed.  For more information, please speak with Diane Ford or contact the office at 819-663-5244.

 

NEWS FROM FATHER AL

Hi everyone.

Greetings and happy new year from Orlu Nigeria. There has been network congestion making it hard to use the Internet effectively. It is less congested now as people are going back to their places of businesses.

 

I hope you are all fine. It's been fine here except that it is too hot for me. Thank you all for your prayers.

 

Fr Al

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.

 

BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

 

Alice Burich    - 19th                                                           Paulette Pearce – 26th

John Cook       - 20th                                            Adèle Larouche – 27th

Georgina Robert – 25th                                        Mary Daly – 31st

 

 

GREATER GATINEAU SCHOOL

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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.

 

PANCAKE SUPPER


This year we will once again come together as community to share a Pancake supper to prepare ourselves for our Lenten journey. On Tuesday, February 9th, you are all invited to the church basement.at 5 p.m. You can get your tickets for the supper from Susan Arnold or Carol at the office.  Tickets are so we know the number of people to