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Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 15, 2009

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

Reading I                 Leviticus 13.1-2, 45-46
Responsorial Psalm: You are my refuge, O Lord, and the joy of my salvation.++
Reading II                1 Corinthians 10.23-11.1
Gospel:                    Mark 1.40-45

• Lord, you warned the leper to keep your mission a secret. What mattered for you was your inner sending, your contact through prayer with the Father.
• Preserve me, Lord, from the cult of image and from wanting to publish what I am about. I want to be like you, drawing inner strength rather from prayer and my link with God.

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION:
  February 8:    $874.00   Attendance: 87
    

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION

  Feb 8 Sunday Offering:
   Envelopes          $207
   Cash Offering     $  12   Attendance: 20
   
Fri. Feb 13  9:00 AM:   For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
Sat. Feb 14  4:30 PM:   (St. Columban) For Ruth Prud’homme by Mary Daly
Sun. Feb 15 11:00 AM: (St. Aloysius) For Brian Berrea and Mae Covey by Sheila And Family
                                      For Amy Durant by Marie & Joe McCarthy
                       4:00 PM: Eucharistic Adoration
Fri. Feb 20  9:00 AM:    For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
Sat. Feb 21  4:30 PM:    (St. Columban) For Jackie Robinson by Ken, Mary, and Alma Prud’homme
Sun. Feb 22 11:00 AM:  (St. Aloysius) For Blanche Fraser by the Friendship Club.
                        4:00 PM: Eucharistic Adoration

VALENTINE GIFT BASKET
 The winner of the Valentine Gift Basket was Louise MacMillan.  $161 was raised.  Thank you for your support. 
 
ST. AL’S PANCAKE BREAKFAST
 St. Al’s will be holding a Pancake Breakfast (pancakes, ham, eggs, toast) on February 22, following the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass.  Tickets are $7 for Adults and $5 for Children.  Deadline to buy tickets is February 20th. For tickets see Susan Arnold or call the office at 663-5244.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP -  Study Group on February 24th  with Fr. Poole at 7:30.  Look forward to seeing you there.

ST. AL’S WARDENS MEETING – Thursday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

ASH WEDNESDAY – Ash Wednesday celebration will be held on Tuesday, February 24th at 7 p.m. Please note that it is on Tuesday.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. during Lent. Please come and join us.

ST. AL’S RETREAT
 St. Al’s will be holding a Retreat on Friday evening, March 13th and all day Saturday, March 14th from 9a.m. to 4p.m.  Guest speaker will be Fr. Poole. 

PARISH MISSION – RETREAT 2009
 A retreat will be held from February 28 to March 4.  Theme is “God Our Father” with Rev. Father Guy Desrochers c.ss.r. of the Redemptorist Fathers. Saturday, Feb. 28 will be at St. Elizabeth in Cantley at 5 p.m. Mass, March 1 at Our Lady of Annunciation in Hull at 9a.m. Mass, at St. Stephen’s 11 a.m. Mass and a talk by Fr. Desrochers at 6:40 p.m. at St. Stephen’s. Monday, March 2 at St. Stephens at 6:40 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 at St. Stephen’s at 6:40 p.m. with confessions at 8 p.m. And on Wednesday, March 4th at 6:40 p.m. Fr. Desrochers will give a closing talk with Mass at 8 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
 
ST. PATRICK’S PARTY
It's that time of year again when we celebrate the luck of the Irish! St. Columban Mission is holding their annual St. Patrick's Party on Saturday March 14th at the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd in Gatineau. Live Country band, refreshments, spot dances and door prizes. Tickets are $8 and available by contacting any member of the St. Columban Fabrique, Kathy Amyot, Maynard Robinson, Marty Burns, Gregg Cybulski or by calling 613-859-5380/819-561-3352.

FUND RAISER FOR CANADA DAY ACTIVITIES  The Buckingham Canada Day Committee is sponsoring a Dinner Dance to be held at the Palais Gommè, 562 Doherty Road, L ’Ange Gardien, on February 21.  A traditional Sugar Bush meal will be served. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Dance at 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are Dinner and Dance: $20:00. Dance only: $8:00, Country Music by Lauren Hall and friends. For more information please call Susan at (819)281-5487 or Alma at (819) 986-3534.

ST. PATRICK’S TEA   Our Lady of Victory Parish will be holding their annual St. Patrick’s Tea on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   There will also be a bake sale.  Everyone is welcome.

UNWANTED WICKER BASKETS? If you have any unwanted wicker baskets we would greatly appreciate them. Please leave them at the back of the church or see Susan Arnold.

BAPTISM – This Sunday is the baptism of one of our youngest parishioner, Bradley Burke, who is the son of Wayne and April Burke.  May God bless him.

He sent forth His word to heal them; He snatched them away from the grave (Psalm 107:20)

He sends His word and, in His name, we pass it on to our brothers and sisters. He needs the human touch, the wisdom and the cares learned at our Saviour’s school. Thus, our work will not be self-centered, mechanical, or mercenary.

This text inspires us to do our work. We are fully convinced that He sends His word to heal us all and to deliver us from what destroys us. Are the numerous ills suffered by humanity heavy on our hearts? These ills are as numerous as there are humans but, the Divine Word offers a healing to them all. Our work is to sow the Word in all hearts, knowing well that it will not return to God without effect, without accomplishing His Divine will.

Let us remain in His Presence to receive a true vision of our wounded humanity, of the multitude of broken hearts bending under the powers of destruction and we will understand that it is NOW the opportune time to sow the healing Word. From every side is spread the suffering which often manifests itself by rebellion, violence and blasphemy; but the Divine Author can and does give us the wisdom to reach those hurting souls with the balm to heal their wounds. Other hurts are hidden beneath calmness, resignation, or indifference but, there as well, if we live in communion with our Lord, we can perceive, reach and help these wounded hearts.

Such a labour is not in vain. There will be a reward here and now or later as God wills, and even though we do not work for reward, it is written: Everyone will receive “according to what one did in the body, good or evil” (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Let’s not forget that to remain passive in light of such suffering is to be evil. We are part of a world profoundly wounded and this world will not come to us, let us not be naive about it. We must go to our human brothers and sisters strengthened by the Word sent by God. And following the tears and hardship of the sower, we will be rewarded by the promise of the Divine Harvester.
 
Inspired by a text in the book “Manne du matin” by H.E. Alexander
                                         Marie-Hermance Cook