Diocesan News

September 1, 2006


DAY OF FORMATION IN THE SACRAMENTAL HANDBOOK FOR PARISHES: Ongoing formation and support in childrens catechesis. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $20, incl lunch. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (738-5025 X 217). Registration deadline: Mon., Sept. 11.

COME AND 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., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

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 1st monthly Come & See for women. St. Theresa parish, Fri., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille Charney (613-276-1679).

GATHERING THE ASSEMBLY THE CELEBRATION OF THE RCIA RITES AT SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Workshop with Gerry Galipeau.Saturday Sept. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre. Please check your Parish Poster for further details and register at (613-738-5025 ext. 253) or ([email protected]) by Sept. 15.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Who are we as baptized persons, called to discipleship? Sat., Oct. 14. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Applications are being received for those who would like to participate in the certificate program; deadline is Sept. 15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (738-5025 X 217).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Fri., Sept. 22, 7:00 9:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Cost: $125 per couple. Info & Registration: Deacon Rick McLellan (613-738-5025, ext. 228) or (613-830-7467).

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE CD RELEASE: For Him features Praise & Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


Transportation Bus Schedules for 2006-2007 School Year: Now available on the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Boards website (www.occdsb.on.ca) or at (613-224-4455, ext 2336). Schedules now also available at school locations.

FOUNDATIONS OF JEWISH ETHICS AND MORALS: Saint Paul University. Speaker: Rabbi Ely Braun. Explore the basis of Jewish ethics in terms of its Biblical roots, Rabbinic principles, and traditional legal codifications. Open to the public; no pre-requisites. Cost: $473. Thursdays, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sept. 7 Nov. 30. Info: (613-261-2498) or ([email protected]).

NOTRE-DAME CEMETERY: Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Presided by Mgr. Gérard St-Denis, pastor of Saint-Thomas-dAquin. Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Grotto (corner of Cantin & Montfort St.). Sun., Sept. 10, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, ceremony will be held at Notre-Dame de Lourdes Church (Vanier). Info: (822-1212).

PENDLETON CEMETERY BLESSING: The annual cemetery blessing will take place at Our Lady of Divine Love Cemetery, Pendleton following the Sunday, September 10, 12:00 NOON Mass. Luncheon to follow in the nearby United Church hall. $10/adult; $5/child. Bring your chairs. Info: (613-673-5558).

SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY EVENING COURSES, FALL 2006: Ecology, Justice and the Sacred with Prof. Heather Eaton, begins Mon., Sept. 11, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Byzantine Eucharistic Tradition with Prof. Peter Galadza, begins Tues., Sept. 12, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Introduction to World Religions with Prof. Bosco Wong, begins Wed., Sept. 13, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. History of the Church: The First Five Centuries with Prof. Kevin Coyle, begins Thurs., Sept. 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Registration / info: Francine Quesnel (613-236-1393, ext. 2247); ([email protected]).

DOMINICAN COLLEGE: 96 Empress Ave. Evening Courses in Theology, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. TH 3513, Judith (1 cr.), Du 12 septembre au 17 octobre (mardi), Hervé Tremblay, o.p. TH 3964, Les lieux et les temps sacrés (aspects canoniques) (1 cr.), Du 16 octobre au 20 novembre (lundi), Martin Lavoie, o.p. TH.E 3512, The Book of Job: How to Speak About God in the Midst of Suffering (1 cr.), From Sept. 11 Oct. 23 (Monday Night), Walter Vogels, M.A. TH.E 3610, How are the Saints made? (1 cr.), From Sept. 12 Oct. 17 (Tuesday Night), Pierre Allard, S.M. Saturday Courses in Theology, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. TH 3611, Lart de célébrer (1 cr.), Du 16 septembre au 7 octobre, Guy Lapointe, o.p. Info: (613-233-5696, ext.206); ([email protected]) or (www.collegedominicain.ca).

PUBLIC CONFERENCE WITH CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER JAMES LONEY: Saint Paul University, Monday, September 11, 7.00 p.m. One of the 4 hostages in Iraq, James Loney, will address the topic: 9/11: Re-imagining Security. Info: Bernard Ménard, O.M.I. (613-782-3015).

SCRIPTURE STUDY: Saint Patrick's Basilica (basement). Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. General intro to Scripture, importance of the Bible in the Church, its authors (Divine & human), inspiration, freedom from error, translations, methods of interpretation, and a brief overview of its books. All are welcome. Info: Frank Cioppa (613-746-9415) or ([email protected]).

OPEN HOUSE CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES WITH LAWRENCE HARRIS: See what is in store for the Autumn Semester (sight-reading, vocal exercises, part-singing, and Gregorian chant). Wed., Sept. 13, 7:00 p.m. Dominican University College, Room 201, 96 Empress Ave. Free admission. Bring friends! Info: (613-567-7729).

FRIENDS OF HOSPICE OTTAWA BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: Wednesday evenings, Sept. 13 Nov. 1, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Barrhaven Manor, 110 Berrigan Drive, Nepean. Info: (613-838-5744) or (613-239-9319).

OPEN DOORS ONTARIO LORIGNAL: At the Catholic church, Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Exhibits, bake & book sale; Guided tour of the Court House & old prison, village walking tour. Wine & cheese, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5:30 p.m. Cost: $25. Tickets: Gaetan (613-675-4804). Info: Louise (613-675-2237); Michelle (613-675-2373).

LITURGICAL WORKSHOP: In preparation for the Year of the Eucharist, 2022. Speaker: Fr. Michael Farrell, Dominican College. St. George's Parish. Sept. 16, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon. Cost: $10/parish group; $5/person. Registration: Kveta Marie Kaplan (613-729-0804) or ([email protected]). Refreshments.

HOPE CEMETERY (OTTAWA-CARLETON): Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Presided by Msgr. Len Lunney, Episcopal Vicar and Pastoral Coordinator. Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank Street. Sun., Sept. 17, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Chapel. Info: (822-1212).

THE OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM: Basic course begins Mon., Sept. 18, 1:00 3:00 p.m. OR 7:00 9:30 p.m. St.. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroofe (back entrance). Cost: $90. Info: Verna Nuttall (613-821-2744); ([email protected]) or Mollie Stokes (613-224-2709); ([email protected]). Deadline: Sept. 11.

SPIRITUAL DAY OF RENEWAL: "Roll Back the Stone". Sat., Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Secondary School, Oakville. Speakers include Fr. Peter Coughlin & Fr. Mark Goring. Holy Mass to be celebrated at 4:45 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost $20. (includes bag lunch). Info: (905-634-5433).

FRIENDS OF HOSPICE OTTAWA VOLUNTEER EDUCATION & TRAINING: Thursday evenings, Sept. 28 Nov. 30, 6:00 9:00 p.m. Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Rd. Info: (613-838-5744) or (613-239-9319).

LIFE CHAIN: An annual North American pro-life event. Stand as a silent and prayerful witness to the truth that human life begins at conception and abortion ends a human life. Sun., Oct. 1, 2:00 3:00 p.m. Signs provided. For locations & info: Campaign Life Coalition: (613-729-0379) or (www.lifechain.net).

FIRST FACILITATION COLLOQUIUM: Reflect on and experience the practice of Facilitation. Honorary President: Mr. Claude Béland. Sat., October 14, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pre-conference Virtual Café. Registration: under the title "Colloquium Registration" (www.ustpaul.ca/srrgf). Poster & flyer: (http://www.ustpaul.ca/srrgf/colloquium2006).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: A marriage preparation course will be offered on Oct. 20, 5:00 9:00 p.m. & Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. at St. Philips Parish Hall, Richmond. Registration: parish office (613-838-2314).

THE OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM: Chronic Conditions Illness, Disease & Disabilities. Presenter: Joyce Hamelin, M.S.W., R.S.W. Tues., Oct. 24, 1:30 3:00 p.m. OR 7:00 9:00 p.m. St.. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 971 Woodroofe (back entrance). Cost: $10. Info: Verna Nuttall (613-821-2744).

VSO SHARING SKILLS, CHANGING LIVES: WOULD YOU MAKE THE JOURNEY? Alana ODonnell (daughter of Deacon Hugh ODonnell), a parishioner at St. Patricks Parish, Fallowfield, will soon be departing for an exciting volunteer assignment in Cameroon with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO). VSO volunteers work in partnership with people in more than 30 developing countries, contributing to development goals in Education, HIV and AIDS, Disability, Health and Social Well-being, Secure Livelihoods and Participation and Governance. VSO Canada also contributes to innovative volunteering initiatives such as Youth Volunteering, National Volunteering and Business Partnerships. With partners and placements in Africa, Asia and the South Pacific, VSO Canada places skilled volunteers overseas in more than 60 occupations, from accountants to water engineers, and provides volunteers with comprehensive training and support package. Info: (www.vsocan.org) or (613-234-1364).

SEEKING CANTOR/ORGANIST: St. George's Parish. For Saturday 5:00 p.m. Masses. Must be familiar with CBWIII. Paid position. Contact: Fr. St. John (613-728-0201) or Kveta Kaplan, Liturgy Committee ([email protected]).

SEEKING SEWING MACHINES: Sterling Place Retirement Residence. Contact: Melissa Malette (613-829-6572).

IN NEED OF GENTLY USED ALBS: Spiritual Care Services at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus are in great need of Gently Used Albs to be used by clergy for daily Liturgies. Info or donations: Suzane (613-761-4587); ([email protected]). Thank you.

VANIER COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTRE: Seeking winter or 4 season clothing for families in need in the Vanier area. If you have clothing to donate, please drop them off by Sept. 29, at 290 Dupuis St. Info: Nicole (613-744-2892).

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