Diocesan News

June 2, 2006


65th Anniversary

Msgr. Jean Fairfield, p.h., ordained June 7,1941
Msgr. Roger Larivière, p.h., ordained June 7,1941

60th Anniversary

Father Marcel Gauthier, ordained June 15, 1946
Father Edouard Ladouceur, ordained June 15,1946

50th Anniversary

Father Raymond Fortier, ordained June 11,1956
Reverend Father Hubert Laurin, p.m.é., ordained January 6, 1956
Father Claude Michaud, ordained June 3rd, 1956
Father Norman Pagé, ordained June 8, 1956
Msgr. Roger Quesnel, p.h., ordained May 31st, 1956
Msgr. Paul Racine, p.h., ordained June 14, 1956
Father Marcel Ranger, ordained June 10, 1956

40th Anniversary

Reverend Father Timothy Amyot, O.S.M., ordained February 2, 1966
Reverend Father Yvon Gélinas, o.p., ordained April 15,1966
Father Gilles Marcil, ordained June 12, 1966
Father Francis McEvoy, ordained September 24, 1966
Reverend Father Edouard Otis, o.f.m., ordained July 14, 1966
Father Gilles Tanguay, ordained June 14, 1966

25th Anniversary

Father Jean-Pierre Fredette, ordained September 19,1981


DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: In order to develop, implement and manage a Planned Giving Program, the Archdiocese of Ottawa is currently seeking a Development Officer. The full job description can be obtained by visiting our Diocesan web site at www.catholicottawa.ca.

COME AND SEE: 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 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE? Diocesan 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: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

SYMPOSIUM ON ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP FORMATION: Why is it important to develop an adult faith? What do we need to do to support people in their catholic identity and to help deepen that identity? Sat., June 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our first three-year cycle of adult faith development has just been completed. This was the result of our Archbishop's leadership and a broad consultation across the diocese that helped to discern our direction. It's time to reflect on what has been lived, to re-visit our goals, to ponder new insights and needs that will shape our future endeavours. Come and participate! A special invitation is extended to parish liaisons, pastors, pastoral associates, others in pastoral leadership, parish council members, youth representatives, and all interested persons. Welcome! Cost $15/person; $30/parish delegation of any number. Registration: Annmarie Brown ([email protected]); (738-5025, x217) before June 12. Please bring a bag lunch.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED STRAWBERRY SOCIAL: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY 2006: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. All of the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to participate. Info: (738-5025).

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


MUSICA DIVINA CONCERT: (with Christopher Jackson). Sacred Music of the Italian Renaissance for Voices and for Organ. Saturday, June 10, 7:00 p.m., at the church of St. Peters, corner of Bay & Sparks. Info: (561-4507).

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF STE-FAMILLE & THE SPANISH COMMUNITY: Celebrate the partnership and the 30th anniversary of priesthood of pastor, Father Gratien Girod on Sunday, June 11. The Eucharist will be celebrated in French and Spanish at 11a.m., followed by a pot luck lunch, outdoor music & dance. All welcome. Info: (569-0449).

CCCB SEEKS ACCOUNTING CLERK: Responsible for accounts payable and accounts receivable, etc. Qualifications: knowledge of Great Plains and Excel a must; post secondary studies in accounting or administration, plus two years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience. Further info: ([email protected]). Resume to: L. Dalpé, CCCB, 2500 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa K1H 2J2, ([email protected]) before June 16, 2006.

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & BREAKFAST: The Ottawa Diocesan Council for Development and Peace (English sector). Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Saint Paul's University, 249 Main St, cafeteria in Laframboise Hall. Speaker: Mary Ellen Francoeur, on working for peace in the Middle East. Learn more about D & P and social justice issues. RSVP by June 9: Joan O'Connell ([email protected]); (596-4410).

IRISH SOCIETY PILGRIMAGE TO GROSSE ILE: The Irish Society of the National Capital Region are planning a pilgrimage to Grosse Ile. June 27 29. From Ottawa by coach, 2 night stay in Quebec City, ferry to Grosse Ile for a tour of the historic island. Cost/person: double $479; triple $438; single $632, incl. all transportation, accommodation, one dinner, two breakfasts, all taxes. 12 spaces avail. Info: Kay O'Hegarty (829-8467) or ([email protected]).

SPIRITUAL CARE SERVICES AT OTTAWA HOSPITAL, CIVIC CAMPUS: Seeking Eucharistic Ministers to assist the Roman Catholic Pastoral Care Team in distributing Holy Communion to patients. Greatest need is Thursdays & Sundays (weekly, biweekly, or monthly). Info: Suzane (761-4587) or ([email protected]).

ST. PATRICKS HOME INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM: Accepting applicants for 2 units. For those 60 years and over. Maintain independence in a supervised setting with 24-hr security and emergency nursing services; private room (12x12) with bath; housekeeping & laundry services; meals; religious/pastoral services; communal living areas; daily recreational activities. Monthly charge: $1722. No subsidy. Info: Lorne Rogers (731-0094 ext. 260).

Pianist/organist with coordination capabilities: Required twice monthly at Good Shepherd Parish. Info: (824-4394).

ORGANIST/CHOIR DIRECTOR AVAILABLE FOR MUSIC MINISTRY: Previously organist at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Casavant Pipe Organ). Contact: John Dornan (224-3081) or (255-2609).

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