Diocesan News

February 1, 2022

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meeting: Fri., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).


RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, February 10, 2:30 p.m. Everyone is most welcome!

LETS TALK YOUTH DISCUSSING THE FUTURE OF YOUTH MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Youth and youth leaders from all Catholic movements, schools and parishes will have an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for Catholic Youth Ministry in our Nation's Capital. Sat., Feb. 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. What should we do more of, in terms of evangelization and fellowship and how can we work together?; What kinds of improvements can we make to the existing programs and retreats?; How can we connect with more youth? These are but a few questions seeking your discussions, prayers, and responses. Please keep the evening in your prayers, as well as the various movements and groups in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Everyone is invited! Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext. 231); ([email protected]).

ENERGY AUDITS AND RETROFITS IN OTTAWA FAITH COMMUNITIES: Faith & the Common Good holding networking meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave, highlighting Ottawa faith communities who have had an energy audit and are undergoing retrofits. Info on government rebates and incentives. Everyone is welcome! RSVP: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext.223); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT, "What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone engaged in spiritual discernment about his or her life?" Sat., Feb. 23. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

A SESSION OF REFLECTION AND DIALOGUE ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES: For Catholic Health Care Workers. Sat., Mar. 1, 9:00 a.m. noon. Speakers: Dr. Moira McQueen What is a Catholic Perspective on End of Life issues? and Dr. Bill Splinter Some Case Scenarios that Raise the Essential Questions. Registration by Fri., Feb. 22: (613-738-5025, EXT. 217); ([email protected]). Donation of $10 appreciated.

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., March 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

PLANNING TO MARRY? Marriage Preparation Courses are held at most parishes, but for those unable to attend those locally, a limited number will be held at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Friday evening & all-day Saturday. Facilitators: Lynne & Ray Kaluski. May 9/10. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) before April 1, 2022.

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Official Diocesan Representative is Fr. Pommainville, Sainte-Geneviève parish (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. as follows:

Catechesis 5 The Eucharist: The Life of Christ in our lives, Wed., Feb. 20 at St John the Apostle

Catechesis 6 Eucharist and the Mission, Wed., March 12 at Good Shepherd


LENTEN RETREAT DAY: Facilitator: Deacon Roger Amyot. Theme: My Spiritual Journey: Past, Present, & Future. Sat., Feb. 9. Annunciation of the Lord parish. Mass at 9:00 a.m., ending with Adoration & Benediction, 3:00 p.m. Reconciliation, 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch. Registration by Feb. 4: (613-745-7774); ([email protected]).


Mon., Feb. 4, Low Mass, 7:00 p.m. with Homily; Tues., Feb. 5, High Mass, 7:00 p.m. with Homily; Wed., Feb. 6 (Ash Wednesday), Solemn High Mass, 7:00 p.m. with Homily. Info: (613-565-9656); ([email protected]).

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: At St. John the Apostle Church, 2340 Baseline Rd., 7:00 p.m. each Friday in Lent, starting Feb. 8. Format: a projected image with Readings and Meditations for each Station. Coordinated by the Knights of Columbus and led by reps from one of the Parish Ministries. Visitors are most welcome.

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Feb. 15, 8:30 p.m. Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Litany of Reparation to Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

LENTEN FEAST RETREAT: Labyrinth ~ Lectio Divina ~ Centering Prayer ~ Contemplative silence. Facilitator: Susan Kehoe, The Upper Room Home of Prayer. Sat., Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Holy Spirit Chapel All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd. Cost: $35 incl. lunch. Register by Feb. 15: (613-725-9878); ([email protected]).

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville Church. Sun., Feb. 24, 5:00 p.m. Organized by the Daughters of Isabella #1379. Cost: adults $7; children (5 12 yrs) $4. Info: Aline Jolicoeur (613-749-9047); Yvette Carrière (613-744-4057); Suzanne Sabourin, regent (613-745-2652).

ST. ELIZABETH LENTEN PARISH MISSION LIVING IN THE PRESENT: Given by Rev. Harry McNeil. Tues., Mar. 4, Thurs., Mar. 6 & Fri., Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m. Info: call the parish office (613-725-2242).

ST. THERESAS DESSERT & CARD PARTY: Sponsored by the C.W.L. Saturday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Free parking. Admission is $6 at the door. Info: (613-235-5119).

ST. ELIZABETH PARISH CELEBRATING ST. PATRICKS DAY: With a Bean Supper and a variety of Irish music. Sun., March 9, 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for adults and are available from the parish office (613-725-2242).

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER & OSCAR ROMERO DRAMATIC PRESENTATION: St. Martin de Porres Church (3891 Richmond Rd.). Sat., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20/person; $30/two. Intermission with refreshments. Sponsored by Missionaries of the Holy Family. Info: (613-828-6720).

CWL DIOCESAN TRIP TO FATIMA & ROME: APRIL 18-29, 2022. Join Fr. Larry McCormick & Fr. Vincent Peirera. Three days at Fatima, Portugal, seven days in Rome - the ancient and Eternal City. Leisure time built-in for personal sight-seeing. The trip is open to all. Air France, with qualified tour guides and First Class accommodations - meals included. Cost: $3767/person (double occ). Reservations & details: Trafalgar & Algonquin Travel (613-723-5888).

THE CANADIAN CATHOLIC BIOETHICS INSTITUTE: The Vocation of the Catholic Physician: Integrating the Practical, the Bioethical and the Spiritual. April 25-27, 2022. University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. Info & registration: (www.ccbi-utoronto.ca).

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY CONTINUING AND DISTANCE EDUCATION: CD based format; individual basis or as part of the diploma/certificate. Info: (1-877-867-5562). Diploma in Assisted Living courses (http://www.stfx.ca/academic/continuinged/AssistedLiving.html) & Certificate in Spirituality program (http://www.stfx.ca/academic/continuinged/Ministry-Spirituality.html).

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