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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 23/24, 2016

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             Acts 14.21B-27           

Responsorial Psalm:             I will bless your name forever, my king and my God.

Reading II                            Revelation 21.1-5a

Gospel:                                John 13.1, 31-33a, 34-35++

 

·         “Love one another.” This was not an easy, sentimental invitation. Jesus had just seen his friend Judas go out into the night, with a view to betraying him. He had loved Judas with an unselfish love, but had lost him.

·         Lord, you know me, you know that I could act as Judas did. You know that I do not want to go that way, but rather to live in such a way that everyone would know me as your disciple.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

April 17:            $916.60

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:     

April 16:                      n/a                   Attendance:   

 

During the Easter Season, in order to accentuate that Jesus indeed is alive and living amongst us, every week we will recognize and bless a different group of persons who make visible for us the wonderful deeds of mercy of our loving Father.  The group to be recognized will be announced in the bulletin the previous Sunday and we ask those persons to bring to the church a small symbol of what they do and, as they arrive for the Mass, deposit it on the table next to the lectern. 

 

Next Sunday we will recognize persons involved behind the scene in our parish activities (wardens, secretary, cleaners, cooks, makers of sandwiches or desserts, set up teams, decorators, those who prepare the church for Mass, repairmen, ...

 

Fri. April 22                  9:00 AM           For all parishioners

Sat. April 23                 4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For Jessie Foley by Corney,

                                                                Diana, Paul, Paul Jr. and Nicole

Sun. April 24                11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Rosemary Dwyer Helpard

                                                                By The Sewing Group

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

Fri. April 29                  9:00 AM:          For Richard Butler by Ron & Paulette Pearce

Sat. April 30                 4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For Annie & Martin Burke

                                                                By Gail Burns

Sun. May 1                   11:00AM:          (St. Aloysius) For Richard Butler by

                                                                The Sewing Group

 

The Archbishop’s Monthly Prayer Intentions:

 

April 2016

 

« That we take good care of creation, received as a free gift, by cultivating it and protecting it for generations to come.  That small farmers receive a proper remuneration for their precious work of which we are the beneficiaries. »

Social reflection:

We live in a world of hyper-consumption, where we always have the impression that a small number of companies control the world food market.  This mass agriculture is harmful, due to the noxious chemicals used in its production, the greenhouse gases emitted by transport trucks that pollute the air, and the big landowners who exploit farmers in developing countries and prevent them from living from a diversified agriculture.  Is another world possible?  As individuals and communities, we are invited to make responsible choices.  A book by Laure Waridel declares that «Buying is voting». In our everyday purchases, do we choose to buy local, within a 200km2 radius?  Do we encourage fair trading?  Do we adopt the philosophy of «Slow Food»?

 

Reflection

 

Sunday, April 24th, 2016: Let us pray that each and every one of us recognizes that global warming, caused by an excessive consumption of resources by rich nations, which affects how the poorest regions of the Earth can sustain themselves.

 

MILITARY WHIST

Friday, May 6th at 7 p.m. in the St. Aloysius Parish Hall.  Refreshments will be served at halftime.  Cost $10 each.  Get your tickets from Susan Arnold 819-663-3619.

 

 

SPRING AUCTION

Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish will be holding a Spring Auction on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at the Church Centre, 189 Archambault Street, Gatineau (Hull Sector).  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing, bidding starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission $2. Draws will be held for door

Prizes throughout the evening. For additional information, tel. 819-771-4613 or 819-777-8825.

 

 

VICTORIA'S QUILTS CANADA - QUILT RAFFLE 2016

 

Victoria's Quilts Canada is still delivering quilts  or mailing them all across Canada to fill requests for people who have been hit with cancer.  As of February 29, 2016 that total was 48,865.  The main fundraiser to keep this going is the Quilt Raffle. 

            Ann Smits will have the Victoria's Quilts Quilt Raffle tickets here at St. Aloysius after mass.

            Also, if you have any questions about requesting a quilt you can go online at www.victoriasquiltscanada.com , call them at 613-843-9212, or call Ann at 819-246-7376 and she can help you with this.

 

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY

            Our deepest sympathy to the Forsyth Family of Helen.  She passed away this week in Medicine Hat.  Her funeral will be held at St. Aloysius on Tuesday at 11 a.m.   May she rest in peace.

APRIL BIRTHDAYS

Marty Burns                            -2nd                                          Norbert Daly   - 25th

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

Anne-Marie Plante                 - 7th                                           Carole Douaire – 26th

Diana Foley                             - 18th                                        Theresa Lalonde – 26th

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

Marie Cook                             - 29th                                        Cornelius Foley- 29th

 

 

 

 

FRIST COMMUNION CANDIDATES

 

élyse Demeter

Kaitlyn Maisonneuve

Madison Maisonneuve

Maximilian McMackin

 

 

 

 

A special Thank you to Louise MacMillan, Louise Lortie and Shannon Lortie, who prepared the candidates for this special day.

 

 

 

THANK YOU – MURDER MYSTERY

Funeral for a

St. Aloysius Theatre Group would like to thank all the people who attending our performances last weekend.  It was a great success.  With your help we were able to raise $1000 for the church.  A special thank you to our supporters, CGD Car Wash (David Dumaresq), Le Barbier de l’Outaouais, Garage Lemieux (Rick Lemieux), Get HomeFit (Diane Joanisse), Avon (Diane Ford) and the St Al’s Sewing Group and those who helped in any other way. It was greatly appreciated.