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Past bulletins

First Sunday of Lent

February 28/March 1, 2009


Reading I                  Genesis 9.8-15
Responsorial Psalm:  Your ways, O Lord, are love and truth to those who keep your  covenant.
Reading II      1 Peter 3.18-22
Gospel:    Mark 1.12-15

• I, too, have known times of temptation when I felt on my own except fro the wild beasts, the irrational forces that were messing up my life.
• Lord, you felt the influence of evil and were tested. You were purified as you came through a difficult time. When I was in the middle of such a time, it did not feel like God’s hand, but like desolation and despair.  When I look back, I can see how God was shaping me.

 February 23:   $933.50   Attendance: 107


 Envelopes          $167.00
 Cash Offering     $  13.25  Attendance: 13 
Fri. Feb 27  9:00 AM:    For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
                    7:00 PM:    Stations of the Cross
Sat. Feb 28  4:30 PM:    (St. Columban)
                                       For Kevin Burns by Ken, Mary and Alma Prud’homme
Sun. Mar 1 11:00 AM:    (St. Aloysius)
                                       For Bea McCarthy by Marie & Joe McCarthy
                     4:00 PM:    Eucharistic Adoration
Fri. Mar 6    9:00 AM:    For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban
                    7:00 PM:    Stations of the Cross
Sat. Mar 7    4:30 PM:    (St. Columban)
                                       For Kevin Burns by Susan Malone
Sun. Mar 8 11:00 AM:   (St. Aloysius)
                                       For Laury Riopel by Donna and Peter Escander
                     4:00 PM:    Eucharistic Adoration

Come and learn more about those prominent women of the bible: Msgr Gervais will lead us in this discovery. Starts at 7:30 in the Parish Hall – invite your friends, not to be missed!
March 3rd: Tamar:  Genesis 38 Daughter-in-law of Judah, Canaanite wife of his eldest son, Er.  By Hook or by crook’.
March 10th: Rahab: Joshua 2:1-21, 6:17-25; Mt 1:5; Heb 11:31; Jm 2:25 ‘The Madam’
March 17: Ruth: The Book of Ruth – A love story
March 24: Bathsheba: 2 Sam 11:3-12; 1 K 1:15-21; 2:13-25 ‘A woman more sinned against than sinning’

It seems that when we repaired the roof of the church, some parishioners were disappointed that we neglected to ask for their contribution.  However, it’s not too late since w had to deplete our reserves when we paid for those repairs.  If some of you would like to contribute now, just drop your donation in an ordinary envelope with your name and envelope number in the Sunday collection basket over the next few weeks. Thank you.
     Denis Casey

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE, the international development arm of the Canadian Catholic Church, has produced a Lenten Lifestyle Awareness Calendar for many years. Popular with families and young people, it invites us to reflect on the wealth we enjoy as part of our lifestyle on each of the 40 days of Lent. There are opportunities for prayer, discussion, and a few ideas on raising DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE funds in schools. Each family is invited to make donations recognizing our relative affluence. Please spread the word about the calendar to people you know. DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE’s annual fundraising collection will take place in this parish on Solidarity Sunday, March 29, 2009 Every year your contribution helps thousands of men, women and children in countries of the South to improve their lives.

 We would like to congratulate Amanda Foley and Marty Burns on the birth of their daughter.  She was born on Sunday, February 22nd. Mom, Dad and baby are all doing well.

 St. Al’s will be holding a Retreat on Friday evening, March 13th stating with the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. and all day Saturday, March 14th from 9a.m. to 5p.m.  The Theme of our retreat is “Walking with our Lord Jesus”. Guest speaker will be Fr. Poole.  Cost: Voluntary contribution.

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.

Once again, we would like to express our thanks to Charlie Long for the work done around the church. The choir loft railing looks great and repairing the cracks in the wall was a large undertaking (not to mention dusty) but the end result is fabulous! Great work Charlie.  Thank you.

PARISH MISSION – RETREAT 2009 – St. Stephen, OLA and St. Elizabeth
 A retreat will be held from February 28 to March 4.  Theme is “God Our Father” with Rev. Father Guy Desrochers 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.
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.  Susan Arnold also has tickets at St. Al’s.

 We would like to thank all the people who donated food, helped with the breakfast set-up, cooking, cleaning up, buying tickets and in any other way.  Your help was greatly appreciated.  We raised $523.35 for the parish and $106 for the Charitable Fund from the basket sales.  Thank you again.     Susan Arnold

 Our deepest sympathy to the Pearce Family on the passing away of Raymond.  His family was held at St. Al’s on Saturday.  May he rest in peace.