This group nurtures and fosters a sense of community life and fraternity in the parish.
The OLA Community's hope is to respond more fully to our Baptismal call to holiness and service, and to offer support to our Parish Priest through prayer, ministry and communal sharing. We are committed to the charisms of community and evangelization
List of Ministries
Children's Liturgy Ministry
Ministers of the Word
Ministers of the Eucharist
to the Sick & Homebound
"Let the children come to Me"
Children’s Liturgy is a program in which we gather with children to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word, the first part of the Mass.
We follow the same liturgy as the adults but in children’s language and with their participation. It is about worship and celebration of the Word of God. Through readings, stories and discussion, the children are actively involved in thinking about the Gospel.
The children gather with their leaders in front of the altar after the Opening Prayer and are sent forth by the presider, returning to their families at the time of the Presentation of the Gifts.
Our Children’s Liturgy takes place during the nine o’clock mass on Sunday, from September to June. Any child may participate - no registration is necessary.
Elementary school students who have received Holy Communion are welcome to assist as Altar Servers, all training will be provided. Altar Servers should be a parishioner, boy or girl, who displays a desire to serve during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It is an extreme privilege to be so close to the altar as our loving Savior, Jesus Christ, becomes truly present, body, blood, soul and divinity, at the moment of Consecration. A server is uniquely joined in the Heavenly Supper of the Lamb and serves in the company of those eternally singing "Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Our small community has remained alive thanks to the hard work and efforts of many individuals that volunteer their time and talents. To keep our community thriving, we need more volunteers. Join us!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
"Even the smallest grain of rice can tip the scale". The gift of your contribution, no matter how little it may seem, can help spread the good news of the Gospel, and keep our community growing and flourishing.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.”
WE NEED YOUR HELP
"The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore ask the God of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field"
Our parish needs you! Email us to learn more on how to become part of a worthy cause; that is, to make the Spirit of The Lord thrive once more in the Gatineau community, to help our new generations be well equipped to lead worthy and virtuous lives and to honour our seniors by giving back fruits for the hard work they first rendered our community.