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THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

June 25/26, 2016 to July 31, 2016

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                             1 Kings 19.16b, 19-21

Responsorial Psalm:             You are my chosen portion, O Lord

Reading II                            Galatians 5.1, 13-18

Gospel:                                Luke 9.51-62

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

June 19:             $818.80                       Attendance:    90

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION

         June 18:                $ 364.10                                              43

 

Fri. June 24                   9:00 AM:          For Richard Butler by Ron and Paulette Pearce

Sat. June 25                  4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For Stefan Roy by Gail Burns

Sun. June 26                 11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Kenneth Daly by

                                                                The Gatineau Friendship Club

Wed. June 29                  9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Fri. July 1                        9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. July 2                       4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) Stefan Roy by

                                                                Robert & Irene Lalonde

Sun. July 3                    11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Adalgisa Martire by

                                                                The Bernier Family

Wed. July 6                     9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Fri. July 8                        9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

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

Sun. July 10                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Kenneth Daly by Carole Fraser

                                                                For George and Elizabeth Kopil by

                                                                Helen and Susan Wormington

Wed. July 13                   9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Fri. July 15                      9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

Sat. July 16                   4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For John and Ethel Connelly by

                                                                The Family

Sun. July 17                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Patrick Lavelle by

                                                                Pat and Marc Gauthier

Wed. July 20                   9:00 AM:         For all parishioners

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

Sat. July 23                   4:30 PM:          (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. July 24                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Kenneth Daly by Jack Wiggins

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

Fri. July 29                      9:00 AM:         For Richard Butler by Ron and Paulette Pearce

Sat. July 30                   4:30 PM:          (St. Collumban) For all parishioners

Sun. July 31                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Patrick Lavelle by

                                                                Donna and Murray Mostowy

 

Call and Commitment

Today's reading speak about vocation (God’s call) and human commitment in answer to that call. God’s call demands total commitment in total freedom with the spirit of patient love; it demands an unconditional “yes” to Jesus and to the Christian life from true disciples of Jesus.

 

Elisha, the prophet, in the first reading committed himself wholeheartedly to answer God’s call, in spite of his initial hesitation when God called him through the prophet Elijah. Elisha left everything behind him and committed himself to his prophetic role. The responsorial Psalm also speaks about commitment: the refrain, “you are my chosen portion, Oh Lord,” exemplifies commitment to the ordained ministry or to religious profession. In the second reading, St. Paul reinforces this message of commitment. He reminds all ministers of the Good news that the criterion by which they are to measure themselves is the very spirit of God. We begin to be free when we begin the process of commitment. That freedom is realized only when we give ourselves away in love; only when we accept a ministry of service that is rooted in loving our neighbours as ourselves. Christian freedom may be defined like this: “I am my commitment to God. I will live my commitment, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, until I die.” (Kadavil, T). Living the new life of freedom, Paul emphasizes, means abandoning the old ways of sin. The “ desires of the flesh” mentioned in this second reading should be understood not only in a sexual sense, but as referring to all worldly impulses that are opposed to the love of neighbour.

 

In the gospel Jesus touches on two important things: first, Christian tolerance. Having observed the anger of two of his disciples (James and John) toward the Samaritans, Jesus teaches them that he was not a destroyer but a saviour with a message of mercy and love. The second part of the gospel describes the call of some of Jesus’ potential disciples and their lame excuses. Jesus’ response to this would-be followers exemplifies the wholehearted constancy and sacrificial ministry that the Christian mission requires. We, too, are required to follow Jesus, totally and immediately, without any reservation both by giving priority to him and his cause and by surrendering our lives to God in humble and dedicated service to others.

 

In the Church, the ministry of prophecy is not reserved to a few but is a commission for all those who are reborn into Christ. When at Baptism the priest anoints those to be baptized, he announces: "I anoint you as priest, prophet, and king." This is to remind us that our prophetic mission consists in our becoming God's voice in our community and in our society.    We are to be the conscience of the community.  Where we see injustice in our community, in our society, in our families and especially in our own selves, we are compelled by our Baptism to change our own conduct, and if necessary, to raise our voice in God's Name, so that God's word may be made present at every moment.

Happy Sunday!

 

ST. COLUMBAN MISSION ANNUAL CORN ROAST

Saturday 27 August following mass. Great time to gather in worship with our extended family and friends. Cost $10, Drink, hot dog and Corn of course.

            Anyone who wishes to bring a salad or dessert is more than welcome to help contribute.

            Funds collected will be put toward the Bell Reparation fund. Approx cost $5,000.

 

Bring your lawn chairs.

 Father Bill Marrevee Turns 80 – Come celebrate!!

 

All are welcome to Father Bill’s 80th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, July 3rd,  2-5 pm at St. Mark’s Church Hall, 160 Principale in Aylmer. Drop in for fun, finger foods, refreshments and fellowship. As Father Bill will be moving back into retirement the beginning of September, this will also be a perfect time to reminisce and wish him well. Gifts of sharing your ‘favourite Father Bill memory’ will be most appreciated on special memory/story cards available at the party. For more information contact: Margie Voisin at 613-316-9907 or Dorli McCrank at 819-682-3263.

 

ANNIVERSARIES & BIRTHDAY FOR JULY

 

Marie and John Cook              1st - 57 yrs.

Franklin and Gail Powers -     2nd - 56 yrs.

Yves and Gloria Cyr   4th – 63 yrs.

Diane Joanisse                         2nd    

Molly Dallaire                  3rd   

John Burich                                   10th      

Paul  Gendron                   13th  

Donna Paquette                      14th    

Dick and Jane Pickering - 15th - 49 yrs. 

Nancy Grenier-Lambert           16th        

Sage MacDonell-Gearey – 17th

Gary Burns                              20th 

Robert Lalonde                 22nd

René-Paul Gendron                28th  

Louise MacMillian 31st

 

OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED

            The Office will be closed from June 24th to July 11th, as Carol will be on holidays.  Enjoy your summer!

           

PILGRIMAGE TO SHRINE OF ST. ANN IN CORMAC:

            Plan to attend the 78th annual pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. Ann in Cormac, Ontario on Sunday, July 31st with Bishop Michael Mulhall and Father Howard Chabot.  The theme of the pilgrimage will be “With the Lord There is Mercy”.  The principal mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and a Healing Mass will be at 2 p.m.  For more details check the bulletin board or at www.cormacpilgrimage.com

 

ARCHBISHOP’S OPEN – FIFTH ANNUAL

Archbishop’s Open, to be held September 8, 2016, at the Kingsway Park Golf Club. Simultaneous departures are scheduled for 12 am. This event will follow a best-ball formula, "Vegas" style. Dinner with entertainment, surprises and gifts is included in the day.

Information and Registration: 819 771-8391 Lise Rochette (ext. 234)

Daniel Dezainde (ext.226) - www.diocesegatineau.org