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FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

May 13/14, 2017

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

Reading I                    Acts 6.1-7

Responsorial Psalm:    Let your love be upon us, Lord, even as we hope in you.

Reading II                   1 Peter 2.4-9

Gospel                         John 14.1-12

·         The gospel presents Jesus as the guide in life, as the “way, truth and life”. The Christian centre is the person of Christ. Our work for Jesus and our love for people, no matter what our calling in life may be, flow from this.

·         This centre always holds, it cannot be unhinged.  It is a deeply personal relationshipWe are led by Jesus “one by one,” known by name, not as just one of a group.

 

ST. COLUMBAN COLLECTION:

May 6:             $226.50                                   Attendance:     15

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

             May 7:             $711.15                                   Attendance:     65

         

Sat. May 13                   4:30 PM:           (St. Columban) 2nd Anniversary Mass for Ron Cyr by

                                                                The Cyr Family

                                                                For Alma Prud’homme by Margaret and Gary Burns

                                                                and Family

Sun. May 14                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius)

                                                                For Norbert Daly by Moe and Nancy Lambert

 

Sat. May 20                   4:30 PM:           (St. Columban) Eva Somers by Shirley Quinn

Sun. May 21                  11:00 AM:         (St. Aloysius) For Raymond Quenneville by

                                                                The Gatineau Friendship Club

 

THERE WILL BE NO WEEKDAY MASSES UNTIL MAY 29TH

AS FATHER AL WILL BE AWAY FOR HIS FATHER’S FUNERAL

 

«Let us pray that our families be in the world a visible sign of Your love; grant spouses the grace to build up a true, patient and humble love. Do grow in the heart of children and youth trust in their parents and a desire to conform their lives to Your will.»

Social Reflection: The family has always been the locus where are built faithful and deep love relationships. Parents decide to be faithful to their commitment to build love relationships … make efforts and surpass themselves for everyone’s self-fulfilment, attend one another, share and be true to oneself, help and support each other in happy days as well as in days of adversity, and, as an inescapable requirement, forgive each other… Such deep desire brings us back to our own identity, to who we are: beings created in the image of God, out of love and for love.

 An answer for our faith: Pope Francis in «Amoris Laetitia» talks about love which becomes manifest and grows. «The love of friendship unifies all aspects of marital life and helps family members grow constantly... This love must be freely and generously expressed in words and acts...» «In the family, three words need to be used. I want to repeat this! Three words: ‘Please’, ‘Thank you’, ‘Sorry’. Three essential words!» «In our families when we are not overbearing and ask: ‘May I?’; in our families when we are not selfish and can say: ‘Thank you!’; and in our families when someone realizes that he or she did something wrong and is able to say ‘Sorry!’, our family experiences peace and joy».  In our Christian families, do we put up words and acts which help such growth in love? Questions to be added

 

THANK YOU FROM FATHER AL:

  I am thanking all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban for their prayerful and material

support as I go home for my father’s funeral.  Also thank you for your help and attendance at the

Memorial service held here at St. Aloysius this past weekend.  May God bless you all abundantly.

See you all soon.                            Father Al

                                     

MURDER MYSTERY

Thank you so much for attending St. Al's latest murder mystery, "Eat, Drink and Be Murdered!". Once again it was a big success, your attendance and participation mean a lot to us. Your continued support assists us in raising funds for our wonderful parish. 

A huge round of applause also for the entire cast and crew who every year dedicate so much of their time preparing this great event, your support is invaluable!  God bless.

 

St. Al's Theatre Group

 

 

MEET AND GREET AND FIRST COMMUNION RECEPTION

I would like to thank everyone who helped (donating food, set-up and clean-up) with last Sundays Meet and Greet and First Communion Reception.  Your help is greatly appreciated.                                          Susan Arnold, Social Warden

 

 

 

 

PAINTING RAFFLE

Members of the St. Al’s Sewing Group will have Raffle tickets available for a painting by Anne-Marie Plante.  All proceeds will go to the repair of a crack in the Parish Hall foundation.  The draw will be take place on June 18th after Mass.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  See Carol, Pauline, Ann, Gaby, Louise L. or any other member of the Sewing Group.  Thank you for your support of this much needed repair. 

 

 

 

FLOOD RELIEF ZUMBA FUNDRAISER 

Join us on Sunday May 21st, from 1pm - 3pm in St. Aloysius Parish Hall for a fundraiser for the flood victims.

For a donation of 20$, participate in a 2 hour aerobics marathon with great instructors.

            Try some Zumba, Pound, Country Heat or Yoga while raising funds for the Gatineau Flood victims.

            All proceeds will go directly to the Red Cross. We will also be accepting donations of clothing and non-perishable food items.

Contact Shannon for more info. 

BIRTHDAYS AND WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES FOR MAY

 

Moe Lambert – 2nd                                           Jim Brownrigg -  5th

Blaise Foley – 10th                                           Avery Miller – 12th 

Barbara Morey – 12th                                       Moe Amyot – 13th      

Judy Grandmaison – 13th                                 Shirley Daly – 14th

Louise & Gord MacMillian – 15th                    Pauline Leduc – 16th

Gail Nadeau – 17th                                           Donald  Richard – 18th           

Ron Pearce – 18th                                                  

Pauline Leduc & Mike Groulx – 18th (27th)

Robert & Irene Lalonde – 21st                                     Donna Escander – 26th

Pat Prud’homme – 27th                                                John O’Farrell – 28th

Paul Paiement Jr. – 28th                                                        

David and Lorraine Whitworth – 28th (57th)

Margaret and Gary Burns – 30th (25th)             Nora Prud’homme – 28th