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THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

January 23/24, 2010

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                            Nehemiah 8.2-4a, 5-6, 8-10++

Responsorial Psalm:            Your words, Lord, are spirit and life.

Reading II                           1 Corinthians 12.12-14, 27

Gospel:                                Luke 1.1-4; 4.14-21

 

·         For those few minutes, history is holding its breath. Jesus, in the synagogue of his hometown; stands up to read the majestic prophecy of Isaiah. He hands back the scroll to the attendant and sits downs, the posture for solemn reaching. The anointed one, the Messiah, has arrived and declared himself.

·         I watch the scene unfolding, the tension in Jesus as he makes his claim, the breathless attention of the congregation, then the mixture of excitement and rejection.

·         How do I react?

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

   January 17                   $957.45                       Attendance                  80

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

             January 16                  $329.00                       Attendance                  29

 

 

Fri. Jan 22              9:00 AM:      For all parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. Jan. 23            4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) 9th Anniversary Mass for Samantha  Lalonde by Irene and Robert Lalonde

Sun. Jan. 24         11:00 AM:      For Mary-Mae Sancartier by Clara Chamaillard

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Jan 29              9:00 AM:      For Cathy Daly by Roger & Phyllis Seguin

Sat. Jan. 30            4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For William and Agnes Foley by Amanda Foley

Sun. Jan. 31         11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Marcel Bernicky by his wife, Rosalyn and their children.

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

 

BAPTISM AT ST. COLUMBAN

            Today is the baptism of one of our youngest parishioner, Francis, son of Andrée Amyot and Edmond Rexhepi, grandson of Kathy and Maurice Amyot and great-grandson of Susan Malone. May God keep him safe in the palm of his hands.

 

BIRTHDAYS IN JANUARY

Alice Burich – 19th

John Cook – 20th

Mary Daly – 31st

Happy Birthday to you all.  If you have any birthdays, anniversaries in the month of February, please let Carol know by calling 819-663-5244.

 

SYMPATHY:

            Our deepest sympathy to the Maisonneuve Family on the passing away of Lucien who was the husband of Shirley.  His funeral was held a week ago.

            Also our sympathy to the Escander Family on the passing away of Peter’s sister, Sally Reid.  Her funeral was held in Ottawa this week.

            May they both rest in peace.

 

MEET & GREET

  Our next Meet and Greet will be on February 7th.

                                                           

BIBLE STUDY

            Will be suspended until future notice.

 

 HELP NEEDED - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED - Training Provided

            We have received many registrations for the sacrament of Confirmation and are looking for help in providing the preparation courses. If you can offer a few hours a week and want to share the Gift of the Holy Spirit please contact JoAnne Lambert at 663-9620 or the parish office.

 

MASS INTENTIONS NEEDED

            At both St. Columban and St. Aloysius we are out of or very close to being out of intentions for our Masses.  Mass intentions can be made for the deceased, favours received, favours required, in thanksgiving of your Marriage, Birth of a child, etc.  The cost of intentions are $20, which is divided between the priest ($6), diocese ($3) and the parish ($11). To schedule your Mass intention call Carol at the parish office 819-663-5244.

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN

            Back by popular demand! Once again the Liturgy of the Word for Children is being provided to the children of our parish. It will be every Sunday except on the first Sunday of the month which is our Family Mass. Bring your children, grandchildren and friends to hear the Good News!

            If you have any questions please contact Louise MacMillan.

 

 NEED A RIDE?

            With the snow on the ground and cold weather it's not always easy for those don't have a vehicle to get to church for mass or other functions. If you need a ride or can offer a ride, a sign up sheet will be placed at the main entrance of the church for you to indicate your contact information and which area you live in. Those that can offer assistance are invited to verify the sheet and contact the fellow parishioner(s) directly. Thank you in advance.

 

LOVE & MARRIAGE - FEBRUARY 13TH/14TH

            In honor of the sacrament of marriage and the special love shared between two persons, Father Gyan will be blessing all married couples at St-Columban on Saturday, February 13th and at St-Al's on Sunday, February 14th. In the weeks leading up to the special mass, paper hearts will be made available for couples to write their names and the number of years married. These hearts will be collected and placed in the church. Whatever anniversary you may be celebrating this year - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY and many more.

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Doris Lemieux, Denis Casey and their families.

*If you know of other parishioners that are ill, please call the office so we can add them to our pray list.

 

Development and Peace launches emergency appeal for earthquake victims in Haiti

 

Development and Peace is launching an emergency appeal to support humanitarian aid relief in Haiti in the wake of a devastating earthquake that is estimated to have affected millions of people in the country.

The organization has already committed a first pledge of $50,000 to Caritas Haiti, which runs 200 medical clinics in the country but is in dire need of financial resources to respond to the growing humanitarian needs of this population in crisis.

“Caritas Haiti can count on our support to help them provide first aid supplies, food, shelter and other basic necessities. Our thoughts are with the people of Haiti in this time of crisis and we are anxiously awaiting news from our partners there. We are concerned for their safety and well-being,” said Michael Casey, Executive Director of Development and Peace.

All donations made to Development and Peace will be sent directly to its partners on the ground in Haiti, mainly Caritas Haiti.

Last year, Development and Peace supported eight community development projects in Haiti and provided funds for four emergencies, totaling $600 000.

Donations to Development and Peace for the Haiti crisis can be made by phone (1 888 664-3387), on our website or by sending a cheque marked Haiti Emergency to the following address:

Development and Peace
1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. W, 3rd Floor
Montreal QC   H3G 1T7