Diocesan News

February 2, 2007


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., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

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., Feb. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: For those recently separated or divorced. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fee: $40. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

Civil Divorce and Family Law: Come to a discussion on the family legal issues associated with separation and divorce. Deacon Des Adam is an experienced family lawyer who will share his expertise in a free evening session. Diocesan Centre 1247 Kilborn Pl., Feb. 21, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222); ([email protected]).

DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR MEN, AGES 16-35: On the call to marriage or priesthood/religious life, organized by the Archdiocese, Sat., Feb. 24. Notre Dame de la Rouge Retreat Centre. Registration: Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we in Relationship with the Other Great Religions of the World? Presenters: Prof Fabrice Blée, Saint Paul University.Sat., Mar. 3. 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).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILITATORS WORKSHOP: Proposed jointly by Novalis and the Diocesan Family Ministry Office. Sat., March 24. Explore a new marriage preparation program Saying I Do published by Novalis. The programs author Mona-Lee Feehan will be the presenter and the intended audience includes pastors and marriage preparation facilitators. The workshops will be held as follows: One west at St. Isidores, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., and the second east at Divine Infant, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20, payable with registration. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222). E-mail: ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Friday evening, 7:00 9:00 p.m., & Sat., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., May 18 & 19. Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training, youth movements, crazy captions and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).


DIOCESAN SHARE LENT WORKSHOP: No peace without development. Saturday, February 10, 9:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (includes refreshments and simple lunch no charge) at St. Basils Parish Hall (in the basement) 940 Rex Avenue . Why attend? Learn more about our roots and the work of Development and Peace over the last 40 years, explore how best to use the valuable Share Lent materials in your parish or school, meet your zone reps, Diocesan Council members and others interested in Development and Peace RSVP by Feb. 5: Cathy Giulietti 613-738-9644 cgiu[email protected] or Joan OConnell 613-596-4410 [email protected]

COLLÈGE DOMINICAIN: 96 Empress Ave. Evening Courses in Theology (7:00 - 9 :00 p.m.): Penser les questions éthiques en fin de vie, 5 février - 19 mars (lundi), Didier Caenepeel; Decemberin prédicateur, 14 février - 28 mars (mercredi.), Yvon-D. Gélinas, o.p.; Sex in the Church. Elements for a Theological Analysis, Feb. 13 Mar. 27 (Tuesday), Maxime Allard, o.p. Saturday Courses in Theology (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.): La pénitence, lonction des malades et les funérailles (aspects canoniques), 3 - 24 mars, Martin Lavoie, o.p.; Christianity and the Religions of the World, Mar. 3 - 21, Darren Dias, o.p. Info : (613-233-5696, ext.206); ([email protected]).

VALENTINE DESSERT / CARD PARTY & JEWELRY SALE: St. Ignatius Martyr Parish. Sun., Feb. 11, 1:00 p.m. Fun, card games, deserts, beautiful jewelry. Tickets: $5 at the door. Plenty of free parking. Info: (613-745-3961).

VALENTINES WITH A MISSION! Join Prof. Martin Rovers, Saint Paul University professor and marriage & family therapist, Tues. Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m., Resurrection parish, as he discusses Couple Communication: Improving Love Bonds. To register: Carole (613-733-4661).

ROSARY CENACLE & LUNCHEON: "Mother of Compassion" will be addressed by Father Joe Muldoon. The cenacle will take place at St. John the Baptist Shrine, Green Valley Crescent, on Friday, February 16, 12:00 noon 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome; invite a friend. Bring box lunch. Info: Marie Bohachewski (613-523-6l88).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKEND SESSIONS: St. Anthony Church, 427 Booth St. Registration and non-refundable fees to be paid in advance at Parish Office, Monday to Friday. April 27 - 28. Info: (613-236-2304).

IRISH SOCIETY SENIORS DROP-IN CENTRE: . . . great company, activities, coffee and a potluck lunch. St. Margaret Marys Church Hall, 7 Fairbairn Avenue (off of Sunnyside, east of Bank), Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Info: (613-224-2852). You do not have to be a member of the Irish Society to attend.

CCCB SEEKING ACCOUNTING CLERK: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops is seeking a part time accounting clerk (3 days per week). More information on this permanent position at (www.cccb.ca/employment).

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