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FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

February 19/20, 2010

FOOD FOR THE WEEK

 

Reading I                            Deuteronomy 26.4-10

Responsorial Psalm:             Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble.

Reading II                           Romans 10.8-13

Gospel:                                Luke 4.1-13

 

·         Lord, you deliberately told your disciples of these temptations – how else would they have known?

·         Can I put words on m y own temptations, the weaknesses or wickedness that I’m most attracted to?

·         Can I see my temptations as you did, against the backdrop of the vacation to which you call me?

 

ST. ALOYSIUS COLLECTION

February 14        $1,057.75                    Attendance                  108

 

ST. COLUMBAN'S MISSION COLLECTION:

             Feb 06 :           Mass cancelled
 Feb 13th          $537.67                       Attendance                  47

 

Fri. Feb 19             9:00 AM:       For all relatives and friends of Mary Daly by Mary Daly

                              7:00 PM:        Stations of the Cross

Sat. Feb 20           4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For Lucien Maisonneuve by June Quinn

Sun. Feb 21          11:00 AM:       (St. Aloysius) For Sally Reid by Rosalyn Bernicky and Family

                             4:00 PM:         Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. Feb 26           9:00 AM:        For Doris Lemieux by Mary Daly

                             7:00 PM:         Stations of the Cross

Sat. Feb 27           4:30 PM:         (St. Columban) For the deceased members of Dave &        Charlotte   Powers-Foley family by Jack & Gail MacMillan

Sun. Feb 28          11:00 AM:       (St. Aloysius) For the deceased members of the Kehoe and Cayer families by Harold & Raymonde Kehoe

                                                    For Bea McCarthy by Marie & Joe McCarthy

                                                    For Dan Lacelle by Rita Lacelle

                              4:00 PM:        Eucharistic Adoration

 

Our Statement of Trust for Lent

"I trust in God, the God of promise, who frees His people, accompanies them for the entire journey, and opens to them new horizons above all life's trials, sufferings and limitations."

This liturgical season we have been focussing on how "God keeps His Word". For the Lenten season we reflect on "Trust" - as the foundation of our faith, our trust in God, and how the resurrection of Jesus restores our trust which as we know can be shaky at times. We also reflect on a word we say often during the mass - AMEN - and how it is a reaffirmation of our trust in Jesus.


Each week during lent we will focus on a specific part of this statement, building it up towards the Triduum, together, united in faith.

 

Week 1:           I trust in God,
Week 2:           the God of promise,
Week 3:           who frees His people,
Week 4:           accompanies them for the entire journey,
Week 5:           and opens to them new horizons
Week 6:           raising us above life's trials, sufferings and limitations.

 

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER A SUCCESS!

            Another fantastic meal in the company of wonderful people. The supper was a tremendous success thanks to everyone who brought food, volunteered and gave cash donations. A special thanks goes out to Susan Arnold who, once again, was able to bring everything together without a hitch, and to the ladies in the kitchen for all their hard work. Our parishioners never cease to amaze as approximately $500 was donated to the parish that evening. INCREDIBLE! Thank you very much.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

            Will be held on Friday evenings at 7 p.m. during Lent.  Please come and join us.

 

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE LENTEN PROJECT – Here is an effective way to link our Lent fasting and almsgiving and increase our donation to D&P without it costing us anything! 

1.  On this first Sunday of Lent, we decide, individually or as a family, what we will do without during the six weeks of Lent.

2.  We calculate the cost of that item per week and multiply it by 6. (Example:  Do without cookies:  I eat a bag of cookies per week; that is $2.50; multiply $2.50 X 6 = $15.00)

3.  Write on a sticky note:  NO COOKIES = $15.00

     Stick this note on the display with the D&P poster in the centre which is set up in the Meet & Greet area of the church.  (Blank sticky notes are available there.)  This gesture reinforces our commitment and it will be encouraging to read what others are doing!

4.  All during Lent, we do without, as we said, but put the money saved aside.

5. At the special collection for D&P, we add this amount to our regular donation and it really hasn’t cost us any more! 

Every time it is particularly difficult to be faithful to our commitment, we can think of so many people in the world who do not have the basic necessities and pray for them

 

CONFIRMATION SESSIONS begin Monday March 8th and will be held Monday evenings for six weeks with confirmation happening Sunday April 18th. All those registered will be contacted with details, any others who are interested in being confirmed this year are to call the office at 819-663-5244.


ST. ALOYSIUS RETREAT

            From the positive reaction we received from the people who attended our retreat during Lent last year, we will be having another retreat this year on March 19th and 20th. Fr. Bob Poole will be doing our retreat again this year.

            Hope you will come and join us and bring a friend. Everyone is welcome.

 

THANK YOU

            We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and support during Doris’ illness as well as their support during this difficult time. Thanks again.         

                                                George and The Lemieux Family

 

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Denis Casey, Susan Malone 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.

 

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT – ST. AL’S

            At the end of each month in the bulletin, a bank balance will be included.  Like for this month, as of the end of January 31/10 our bank balance was $364.21 – which is way too low.  In order to meet our weekly expenses we need to increase the weekly collection to $1450.

            Our “gas” bill is $868.18 per month – every month as we are on equal billing.  If you wish to help us to pay the heating bill, with a monthly donation, simply put your envelope number and “Heating” on a white envelope and place it in the Sunday collection basket with your regular collection.

            Thank you.  St. Aloysius Wardens Board

 

Development and Peace raises $13.5 million for Haiti
February 15, 2010

 

 

The international development organization Development and Peace has raised $13.5 million for emergency relief and reconstruction efforts in Haiti.

The organization is one of the registered charities eligible to participate in a matching funds program for individual donations received before February 12th. The matching program is administered by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).Development and Peacehas had a continuous working partnership with CIDA for more than 40 years.

“We saw a tremendous coordinated effort among Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools, and groups across Canada. The bishops of Canada mobilized strong support throughout the Catholic community, who thought of creative and vibrant ways to raise money to assist the people of Haiti. Most of our donations came from these events and actions that took place in communities from coast to coast. The generosity of the Canadian public has been outstanding,” said Michael Casey, Executive Director of Development and Peace.

As the Canadian member of Caritas Internationalis, the international emergency relief network of the Catholic Church, Development and Peace is participating, along with other Caritas groups, in the Caritas network’s emergency response, which includes the distribution of food and hygiene kits, providing clean water to camps for those left homeless, providing medical treatment and services, distributing tents and installing mobile latrines.

The organization is now in the process of planning for the reconstruction phase in Haiti. It is drawing on its five years of experience working in Tsunami-affected countries to help develop a longer-term recovery program to rebuild communities and livelihoods devastated by this disaster.

 

ST. PATRICK’S PARTY

            St. Columban Mission is holding their annual St. Patrick's Party on Saturday March 13 the Royal Canadian Legion, 231 Maloney Blvd in Gatineau. Tickets are $8 and available from the St. Columban Fabrique or by calling 819-561-3352. Irish entertainment, country band, refreshments and door prize. 

 

PRAY FOR THE SICK

Denis Casey, Susan Malone 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.

 

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT – ST. AL’S

            At the end of each month in the bulletin, a bank balance will be included.  Like for this month, as of the end of January 31/10 our bank balance was $364.21 – which is way too low.  In order to meet our weekly expenses we need to increase the weekly collection to $1450.

            Our “gas” bill is $868.18 per month – every month as we are on equal billing.  If you wish to help us to pay the heating bill, with a monthly donation, simply put your envelope number and “Heating” on a white envelope and place it in the Sunday collection basket with your regular collection.

            Thank you.  St. Aloysius Wardens Board