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Past bulletins


June 19/20, 2010



Reading I                             Zechariah 12.10-11

Responsorial Psalm:             My soul thirsts for you, O Lord my God.

Reading II                            Galatians 3.26-29

Gospel:                                Luke 9.18-24


·         “All of you are one in Christ Jesus.” This is the new Christian life and reality: being baptized into the crucified and risen Christ and welcomed into a new community.  It is the same path for all of us, no matter how different we are from each other.

·         In what way does this challenge me? Do I live this out in my family, in my community, in my workplace?


June 13:             $1,111.30                    Attendance:                65



      June 12:             $335.50                       Attendance:                35


Fri. June 18            9:00 AM:      For the parishioners of St. Aloysius and St. Columban

Sat. June 19           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Lucien Maisonneuve by

                                                   Gary Foley

Sun. June 20        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Lou Crouch by Guy and

                                                   Yvette Normandeau

                                                    For Brian Berrea and May Covey by

                                                    Sheila Berrea and Family

                                                    For Suzanne Lang by her Mom

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration

Fri. June 25            9:00 AM:      For John & Ethel Connolly by Phyllis Mulcahey

Sat. June 26           4:30 PM:       (St. Columban) For Mark Foley by Amanda Foley

Sun. June 27        11:00 AM:      (St. Aloysius) For Shirley Ann O’Grady-O’Farrell by

                                                    Martin O’Farrell and Family

                              4:00 PM:       Eucharistic Adoration


50/50 DRAW

            St. Aloysius will be having a 50/50 draw during the summer months.  Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.  Tickets will be sold after Mass starting this Sunday, June 6th at the Meet and Greet and the draw will be made at the following Meet and Greet, which will be July 4th.  Get your tickets from Susan Arnold.



            The Pilgrimage at St. Malachy’s Church in Mayo will take place on Sunday, August 8th, 2010. The mass presider and the homilist will be Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa.

VENOSTA ANNUAL CHURCH PICNIC : in aid of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, June 26, 2010 (on the church grounds), home cooked meals (4pm - 6:30 pm), mass (7:00pm), entertainment stage, horseshoe tournament, games & prizes, antique car & truck display. Admission: adults $5, family $20, children 12 and under free


Sunday, July 25, 2010, Cormac, Ontario The theme of the 2010 Cormac Pilgrimage is taken from the Gospel of John, Chapter 6: verse 66, and formed the answer given by St. Peter to the question posed by Jesus to the twelve, “Do you also wish to go away?”  Principal Celebrant and Homilist for The Pilgrimage and The Triduum is The Most Reverend Matthew Ustrzycki Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Hamilton. 



Saint Paul University has two Summer Institutes, one in Pastoral Liturgy (SIPL) and the other in Religious Education (SIRE). They are not formal degree programs but programs that try to assist people in parishes that are involved in their parish’s liturgies or in their parish’s faith formation activities. Some more formal formation in these areas of parish life can be so beneficial and is so much needed. The Summer Institutes run from July 5 to 16. Info: 613 236-1393.



            The Office will be closed from June 24th to July 12th as Carol will be on holidays.  If you have an emergency or wish to speak with Fr. Gyan, please call the office and leave a message and Fr. Gyan will get back to you.

            Enjoy your summer!


SAINT ALOYSIUS GONZAGA; the patron Saint of our parish, was born in 1568 in Lombady, of the noble family of Castiglione. He was brought up piously by his mother and had a vocation to the religious life. He resigned his birthright to his brother and at Rome entered the Society of Jesus. While working among the sick in a hospital he was stricken by the plague and died in the year 1591.

            Aloysius spent much of his childhood living in castlehome and on many occasions went missing only to be found in some old closet or amongst the woodpiles with his little hands joined in prayer.

            As he grew older, much time was spent in the great courts and palaces of Italy or Spain. However, all the materialistic distractions and glamour held no attraction for him. During this time, his prayer life was becoming deeper and deeper as he always led such an interior life.

One day while praying in the Church of the Annunciation in Florence he became clearly aware that Jesus was calling him through the intercession of Blessed Virgin Mary to be a religious and that he was to join the Jesuits.  He was overjoyed beyond all explanation and fully understood at this young age the great gift and privilege of such a vocation to the priesthood.

            His mother Martha was a pius lady who loved her son dearly and was equally overjoyed with the news. She was always praying for one of her sons to be a religious.  But it was very different situation with his father who flew into a rage as he saw his Aloysius becoming a great leader and statesman for he was very intelligent and had a sharp business head.  His father wanted him to get married and become heir to so much wealth and bring great honour to the Gonzaga name.

Many years were spent pleading with his father to give permission to let him leave the castle and join the Jesuits. On one occasion while they were talking about Aloysius’s heart-held wish to join the Jesuits, his father told him to get out of the room. Aloysius took this to mean he could go, he swiftly left home and took refuge in a nearby religious house until he could continue his journey to the Jesuits. However, he very soon discovered this was not what his father meant and sadly though obediently, he returned home to the castle.

As time passed, his father slowly began to see how intent his son was on becoming a Religious. With much deliberation his father finally gave in and allowed Aloysius to leave the castle and become a Jesuit. He entered the Jesuit Novitiate at Saint Andrea in Rome. He was a model novice. His motto was “what will it be worth for Eternity”.

He had four special devotions. The first of these was his devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. The second devotion was to the Passion of Our Lord. The third devotion was his ardent love of Our Lady and lastly his devotion to the Angels was very special.

While he was in training, a plague broke out in Rome, which rapidly spread. All monasteries and available places were given to the care of the sick and the plague-ridden victims.  Aloysius, who never enjoyed good health, insisted on treating with love and dedication the most serious cases from whom no one else could care. He caught the plague himself and died at the age of 23, a victim of charity, in Rome on 21st June 1591.  Popes Benedict XIII, Leo III, and Pius XI proclaimed him Patron of Christian Youth.