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32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November10/11, 2018

Reading I                                        1 Kings 17.10-16

Responsorial Psalm:            Praise the Lord, O my soul

Reading II                            Hebrews 9.24-28

Gospel:                                Mark 12.38-44



                November 4:               $482.00                       Attendance:    33




          November 5:                  $1337.95                     Attendance:     77



Sat. Nov. 10                4:30 p.m.        (St. Columban) for Mina, Angus and Kevin Burns

                                                            By Gail Burns

Sun. Nov. 11               11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For Gregory Villeneuve by

                                                            Diane and Jim Brownrigg

Wed. Nov 14               8:00 a.m.       Eucharist Adoration

                                      9:15 a.m.       For all parishioners

Fri. Nov 16                   9:15 a.m.       For all parishioners

Sat. Nov. 17                  4:30 p.m.       (St. Columban) For Arlen Mary Greschuk by

Gail Burns

Sun. Nov. 18               11:00 a.m.       (St. Aloysius) For Pat Lambert by Moe and Family



St. Al’s Annual Turkey supper will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.  Tickets are Adults $14 and children (6-12) $6.  Get your tickets from our Social Warden, Ann Marie Plante or our parish secretary 819-663-5244.  There will be door prizes and 50/50 draw.




There are 68.5 million people in the world who have been forced to flee their homes. That is double the population of Canada! It is time Canada did more to end forced migration. Sign the @devpeace petition calling on the government to take action today! #sharejourney


In today’s bulletin you will find a Development and Peace Pamphlet.  It  briefly explains the roots causes of forced migration and calls on Canadians to take action and walk in solidarity with those forced to flee their homes.   This year, the campaign poster is a picture of a young Rohingya refugee living in the Kutupalong refugee camp in the district of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.  With a population of around 610,000 people, it is the largest refugee camp in the world.

ST. AL’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – December 9th following the 11 o’clock mass.  A light lunch will be served.


Parish consultation report – We have compiled the comments made in the five parish meetings and sent in our parish report.  Copies of this report are posted on the bulletin boards at the front and back doors of the church if you wish to consult them.  If you or anyone you know have other comments to make, you are strongly encouraged to send them at

The Synodal Process : A time of collective discernment

We often are impatient about moving to action. But in order to choose how to move forward, it is important to pay attention to the concrete steps the Spirit is calling us to make, and what direction to follow to respond to His call.  Before moving to action, we need to clearly see and hear the situation at hand.  That is what we are doing in this first stage of the synodal process (October – December 2018), through an on-line questionnaire, parish-level discussions, and focus groups with specific populations and groups in the church.  In December, we will report what we have seen and heard. We will then move together (January to June 2019) to a time interpreting what we have seen and heard from a faith perspective.  Only then will we be able to make good choices, and move to action. And all of this in the sure faith that God’s Spirit will guide us through this process.

                                                Archdiocese of Gatineau



            The beautiful queen size quilt made by St. Al’s Sewing Group will be drawn at the Turkey Supper on December 1st.  All proceeds will be going to the parish.  If you would like to buy a ticket or sell a few books to your family and friends, please contact Carol Léonard, our parish secretary and she will get you some tickets.  Tickets are $1 each or a book of 6 for $5.  Thank you for your support.  819-663-5244.


Registration preparation for sacraments:

     First Reconciliation, First Eucharist & Confirmation.  Children must be in grade 2 or 7 years old or more in 2019 for First Communion & Reconciliation and 15 years old for Confirmation.

     The preparation sessions for First Reconciliation & Communion will begin in Sunday January 20, 2018 – . An information session will be held Friday November 23, 2018 at 7 pm. Sessions are held Sundays after 11:00 AM mass and we are usually thru by 2:00 PM. First Eucharist will be Sunday May 5th 2019.  If you have any questions you may contact Louise MacMillan – 819-643-1156 or email or Louise Lortie.

Registration forms for sacraments are available at the back of the church or contact the secretary, Carol Leonard at the church office, 819-663-5244


The FRIENDSHIP CLUB is a seniors club for our parish and our English community.  Please don’t look at this Club as an old folks club.  We really don’t act our age and focus on good mental and physical health.  This is what drives our programmes.  Laughter, good times and doing things, indoors and out.  If you are 50 or older, come and join us any Thursday afternoon in the Parish hall between 1 and 4 p.m.

     Moe Lambert, President


OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY – to Janice Nadeau and her family on the passing away of her husband, Gilles.  His funeral will be held at St. Al’s on Tuesday at 11a.m.  May he rest in peace.


A meeting will be held immediately after mass on Saturday, November 24, 2018 for the election of a warden to fill the position currently held by Martin Burns, as his term will end on December 31, 2018.  The term for the new warden position will be from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021. Any parishioner who may be interested in serving as a warden is kindly asked to provide his/her name to any of the current wardens (Martin Burns, Paul Paiement, or Marc Maisonneuve).  You may also nominate a parishioner of your choice for this position.  In either case, please present name(s) to one of the wardens no later than Saturday, November 24, 2018.  A copy of Warden Duties will be available at the back of the church for review prior to the election.


Since our message to the parish last month regarding the financial concerns, our call for donations and increased collections has been answered.  So far, we have received donations totalling $6,500 from all of you.  Your generosity has been incredible, and we can all be thankful that this has helped relieve some of the pressures on our finances.  However, our shortfall is $10,000 and we still need to raise an additional $3,500 prior to the end of December while maintaining a healthy weekly collection.  Your support is still very much needed.  As mentioned last month, for those of you who are interested in setting up automatic bank withdrawal donations on a regular basis or on a one-time basis only, we had promised information on how to do this.  If you have access to the Internet, you simply need to go to the diocese web site at , click on the “Donate now” link on the top menu bar, select “Donations to Parishes” and follow the instructions based on the type of donation(s) you want to make.  You will need your bank information from the bottom of a blank cheque.  Should you require additional help to set this up, please contact Carol at the office for assistance.

Should you have any questions regarding our current finances or other administrative parish matters, 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 as well as the 2019 parish budget will be provided at the General Meeting on December 9th after mass. 

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

 St- AL’s Warden’s Board