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Past bulletins

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 13/14, 2018

Reading I                                        Wisdom 7.7-11

Responsorial Psalm:            Fill us with your love, O Lord, that we may rejoice and be glad.

Reading II                            Hebrews 4.12-13

Gospel:                                 Mark 10.17-30



                October 6:                   $457                            Attendance:    43




          October 7:                     $1474.85                     Attendance:     65




Wed. Oct 10                8:00 a.m.        Eucharist Adoration

                                     9:15 a.m.        For all parishioners

Fri. Oct 12                   9:15 a.m.        For all parishioners

Sat. Oct 13                  4:30 p.m.         (St. Columban) For all parishioners

Sun. Oct. 14                 11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For Ann Melvin by

                                                            Mervyn and Lyn Wells

Wed. Oct. 17               8:00 a.m.        Eucharist Adoration

                                     9:15 a.m.        For all parishioners

Fri. Oct. 19                  9:15 a.m.        For all parishioners

Sat. Oct. 20                 4:30 p.m.        (St. Columban) 19th Anniversary Mass

                                                            For Guy Cyr by The Cyr Family

Sun. Oct. 21                 11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For Suzanne Charette and

                                                            Steven Reid by Shella Ruddy






This Thursday, October 11, the feast of our Patron, Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, was the official launch of the synod process for the entire diocese. The regional meetings with the parish’s delegates are over, the documents distributed. The first part of our synod process can begin at the parish level. New regional meetings will be held in early December so that the bishop and his team can listen to what you the discoveries during your parish meetings.


This is an important participation for you and for all diocesan people. You have the right to speak and we will listen. Because the diocese is not the Diocesan Center. Each one of you is part of our diocese, and you have your say on the future and the mission of the Church, here and now.


Ask your pastors and pastoral leaders about the parish meetings that will help to portray your parish, its community and missionary life. Your voice is important to us so that together we can think about our future.


It is an effort that we ask you because we know that everyone is busy. Retirees, volunteers, pastors and others who give their time to the Church. It will also be an effort for us, but let us remain united in this project.


Last June, we decided to reflect together on our future as a Church. Let us give a place for God in our commitment that the gospel may continue to resonate in our parishes and environment. There is a prayer, at the end of the pastoral letter of our bishop, you can use for the success of the synod process. May this prayer be, for all of us, the support we need to walk together, for the good of our mission as members of the Church of Gatineau.


Read the Pastoral Letter of the Archbishop Paul-André Durocher – Synodal Process




The Archdiocese of Gatineau is engaged in a synodal process now. All parishes and parishioners are urged to be part of it. In view of the parish consultations which are in the first phase of the program, we offer the following options to accommodate your availability:


1. Tuesday, Oct 16 at 6:30 pm at the rectory

2. Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm at the parish hall

3. Sunday, Oct 21 at 2:00 pm at Pauline’ house

4. Wednesday, Oct 24 at 6:30 pm at Mirella’s house

5. Friday, Oct 26 at 2:30 pm at John Cook’s apartment


The parish facilitators are Pauline Leduc, Mirella Bernier, Julie McCann ( or 819-598-2609) and Fr Al. Please tell them which meeting you would like to attend since, obviously, space is limited in some cases. 



            We currently have an open position on the Wardens board for a person to complete the term for the Maintenance Warden position. The remaining length of the term is one year.  Should you feel you or know of someone that could fill the Maintenance Warden position, please bring your nomination to any of our warden’s board members or contact Carol at the office. The primary duty is to ensure and coordinate the upkeep of the church and the church property. The initial time commitment is a monthly evening meeting at the church, usually the 3rd Wednesday of the month. An Ad-hoc Parish meeting to elect our next Maintenance Warden will be held October 21st, 2018 following our regular Sunday mass.

We greatly appreciate your support to assist us in filling this position.

Yours truly, St- AL’s Warden’s Board



With Summer now behind us and as promised back in July, the Warden’s Board wants to provide an update on our current financial situation.  Jim Brownrigg has assumed the position of Finance Warden and has assessed our finances.  Most of the unforeseen expenses described in July have been addressed but have come at a cost.  The Summer months typically see smaller attendance numbers which results in reduced revenue from the Sunday collections.  This past Summer has been particularly lean in regards to attendance and contributions.  As a result, our expenses have exceeded our revenues during this timeframe.  Although the Fall months normally see an increase in collections, an overall significant shortfall is projected (currently about $10,000).  In order to avoid this situation, we are asking parishioners to review their current means of supporting the parish in a hope that additional contributions can be provided in the form of increased weekly collections or a one time donation. 

            The Wardens are actively looking to reduce our expenses and identify ways to raise revenues.  As we prepare the 2019 parish budget, we will need to scrutinize our current realities in order to create a balanced and achievable budget next year.  In the meantime, we need to collectively address our current situation over the remaining months of the year.

If not at mass on Sundays, we encourage you to drop off your donation weekdays during our office hours or donate on-line through your financial institution (more information will be provided on how to set this up).  If you have any questions, please contact one of our Warden’s Board members; Father Al - Pastoral, Mirella Bernier - Secretary, Jim Brownrigg - Finance,  Mike Groulx - Hall, Shannon Lortie - PR, Anne-Marie Plante - Social and Marie Desmarais - Chairperson.  A more detailed financial summary will be provided at the General Meeting in December.

            Your continued support is greatly appreciated and very much needed at this time!”

 St- AL’s Warden’s Board



            Wakefield Hospital is building a Palliative Care Centre funded with pennies.  If you have any PENNIES, please may I have them.              Barbara Morey