Diocesan News

June 1, 2007

Thank you Archbishop Gervais!

For your eighteen years of service to the Church of Ottawa, thank you!
For your twenty-seven years in episcopal service to the Church, thank you!
For your forty-nine years of priestly service, thank you!
For your faith, for your hope, and for your charity, thank you!
For your accessibility, thank you!


COME AND SEE FOR WOMEN: Are you a young woman interested in discerning a vocation to religious life? If so, you are invited to attend the monthly Come & See for women. St. Theresa parish (Somerset & Cartier), Fri., June 8, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ORDINATIONS TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: Dan Careau, Fred Jardine, and Greg Vaughn will be ordained as Permanent Deacons on Sun, June 10, 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. Please keep these men and their families in your prayers.

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come and See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer and discussion. The next meeting is on Fri., June 15. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY 2022: Fr. Michel Pommainville has been appointed as the diocesan contact for the 2022 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. To contact Fr. Pommainville: Sainte-Genevieve Parish (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATHOLIC OTTAWA A NEWSLETTER OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF OTTAWA: Available on our website at: (www.catholicottawa.ca).


ELDER ABUSE HOW CAN WE HELP? In the home, in the community, in the church. Parkdale United Church, Tues., June 5, 7:00 p.m. Speaker: Al Loney, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. Light refreshments will be provided. Info: Helen Smith (613-565-6328); ([email protected]).

SERENITY RENEWAL FOR FAMILIES: Annual Mini Gold Tournament and Dinner. Wed., June 6, 2:30 p.m. golf & 6:00 p.m. dinner. Golf & dinner: $45/person. Dinner only: $27/person. Info: (613-523-5143).

CONCERT SACRED RENAISSANCE MUSIC OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL: Cathedral and Court music for Voices, Organ and Vihuela. Presented by Musica Divina, directed by Christopher Jackson. Fri., June 8, 7:00 p.m. at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church (Empress & Primrose). Tickets: $20/$15 for Seniors & Students. Info: (613-277-4727).

ISOLATED SENIORS: Parishes with a particular concern for failing senior members of their parish community are invited to attend a regular quarterly meeting of the network of agencies who work with isolated seniors. Next meeting: Mon., June 11, 1:30 p.m. at The Good Companions, 670 Albert St. RSVP: (613-232-0727) by Fri., June 8.

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Driving and Memory Loss Whats all the full about? Wed., June 13, 1:00 3:00 p.m. Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre, 1750 Russell Road. Cost: $10 (incl. parking). Register: (613-523-4004); ([email protected]).

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS & THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: Our Lady of Fatima parish. Fri., June 15, 12:00 p.m. Three hours of adoration in remembrance of Jesus on the cross, and nine rosaries for Marys maternity for peace on earth and the conversion of the whole world. All welcome: Info: (613-722-7661); ([email protected]).

THE HALLELUJAH GOSPEL CHORUS FUNDRAISING CONCERT: Make a Joyful Noise! To support the work of The Ottawa Mission & HGC. Sat., June 16, 7:00 p.m., Bell Street United Church (Bell/Arlington). Tickets: $10 or $5 seniors, students, children, limited income. Info: (613-596-1175).

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BREAKFAST: Sat., June 23, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Dr. John Dorner, Archdiocesan Liaison for Environmental Stewardship. Saint Paul University cafeteria (Laframboise Hall, 249 Main St.). Cost: $5 for breakfast. RSVP: Joan OConnell ([email protected]); (613-596-4410) by June 19. All are invited.

CELEBRATION OF ORDINATION - FATHER ADRIAN VISSCHER: Celebrates his 50th anniversary of Ordination. Sun., June 24. St. Decemberine parish, 1060 Baseline Rd. Mass at 10:30 a.m. followed by a reception in the parish hall. Info: (613-225-7388).

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY - SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY: Summer Institutes in Religious Education & Pastoral Liturgy. For liturgy committee members, ministers, musicians, parents, parish catechists, directors of religious education, sacramental team members, leaders and facilitators of adult faith, RCIA teams, and teachers of religion in Catholic schools. July 3-13 (Mon. Fri.). Info: Francine Quesnel (613-236-1393, ext. 2247); ([email protected]).

53RD PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE, MAYO, QUE.: Presider & homilist: Fr. Carl Kelly, o.m.i. Sun., Aug. 12. 10:00 a.m. Reconciliation; 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist; 1:45 p.m. Rosary procession; 2:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 3:30 p.m. Healing service. Info: Rev. Marrevee, s.c.j. (819-986-3763).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ST. MAURICE PARISH: Seeks a full-time (35 hours/week) Administrative Manager. To receive an application package: (613-224-1892). Maintain files and records, answer inquiries, computer skills required. Closing date: June 20, 2007.

LIFE CANADA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: No Show Cruise 2007. Guest speaker: Fr. Robert Spitzer. Info: (www.lifecanada.org/cruise); (1-866-780-5433).

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