Diocesan News

November 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. The next Come & See will be on Fri., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: Relationship with Islam. Film/Panel Discussion/Presenter. Sat., Nov. 10. 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).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE SESSION: For all involved in pastoral care in the diocese. Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Care Review Committee will be making some presentations, including Fr. Bill Penney on the role of the hospital chaplain, Deacon Ray Lamarche on formation and Marie Charron on the role of the hospital pastoral care visitor. Host: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Fairbarn Ave. Sat., Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. noon; coffee & registration at 9:00 a.m. Cost: $10/person; max $20/parish. A time to network and share ideas with others involved in pastoral care, and to discuss issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Please register by Mon., Nov. 12: (613-738-5025, x217); ([email protected]). Space is limited and is filling up quickly, so please register soon!

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meetings: Fri., Nov. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

LITURGY WORKSHOP: A Morning of Reflection. With Fr. Bill Burke, National Director of Liturgy, CCCB. On the nature of Sacred Liturgy and its importance in the life of the Church; also on the popular devotions of the Christian people. For members of parish councils, liturgy committees, Christian Initiation teams, all parishioners. Sat., Nov. 24, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. St. Basils Parish (940 Rex Ave.) Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration by Nov. 19: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 217). Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.

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. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

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: To prepare spiritually for the International Eucharist Congress (to be held in Quebec City, June 2022) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 2 - The Eucharist, Memorial of the Paschal Mystery, Tues., Nov. 13, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal *
Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
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
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores

GREEN SACRED SPACE AWARD RECIPIENTS: Congratulations to the four faith communities who received Green Sacred Space Awards on October 20 - Temple Israel, The Ottawa Baháí Centre, the Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa and St. Thomas the Apostle Anglican Church. Info on interfaith Greening Sacred Spaces Program (provides $1500 grants towards energy efficiency audits of church buildings; $200 grants in support of green activities or events sponsored by parish green teams): John Dorner, Archdiocesan Liaison, Environmental Stewardship (613-738-5025).


ST. THERESAS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: In the parish hall, 95 Somerset W., Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Parking is free. Info: Valerie (613-837-3836).

YOUTH HEALING MASS: For teens + young adults (ages 13 - 35) Divine Infant, Orleans, Wed., Nov. 7, 7:00 p.m. Contemporary Christian Worship lead jointly by Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) & National Evangelization Teams (NET). Come early & bring a friend. Info: Jim Meuse (613-744-3026).

ICONS: AN ANCIENT CHRISTIAN ART FORM IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD A visual presentation of the Byzantine tradition of icon painting by Fr. Theodore Koufos, a Greek Orthodox priest from Toronto. Fri., Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Saint Paul University Amphitheatre, 223 Main. Free-will offering. Info: Decemberine College (613-237-9870).

TEN-WEEK BIBLE STUDY COURSE: The Gospel According to Matthew. Begins Nov. 12 at Good Shepherd Parish. Monday evenings, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Pre-registration is necessary. Participant fee: $25; includes copy of the Collegeville commentary and a study guide. Info: Ron McRae (613-841-4698); ([email protected]).

AIDS IN AFRICA - THE CHURCH'S RESPONSE: Speaker: Matthew Livingstone, S.J. Learn of the Centre for Hope and the African Jesuit Aids Network, the meaning of "Mission" today, the Church's response to Aids in Africa and the social, cultural and economic impact of this disease. Sponsored by The Mission and Social Justice Committee of St. Basil's Church. Info: (www.jesuitsaids.net). Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m. in St. Basil's Parish Hall.

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; rosary; Litany of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass, 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

EVENING OF INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC: Marc Coderre and music friends with St. Josephs Choir. Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 p.m. St. Josephs Church, 151 Laurier. Tickets: $10 at the door or from the parish office. Proceeds to St. Josephs Refugee Outreach Committee. Info: (613-233-4095).

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING: Presentation by Development & Peace. Learn about the church teachings on social justice, solidarity, preferential option for the poor. Sun., Nov. 18, 11:45 a.m. (following 10:30 a.m. Mass), St. Decemberine Church. Registration: Wambui Kipusi (613-249-9051); Cathy Giulietti (613-738-9644); ([email protected])

HOLY REDEEMER PARISH MISSION: Four talks by Fr. Eugene (Red) OReilly. Sun., Nov. 25, 8:00 p.m. & Mon., Nov. 26 - Wed., Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m. This Mission is essentially a mini-retreat and is open to everyone all ages all faiths. Registration is not required, and while it is best to attend all sessions, it is not required. Info: (613-836-1764).

WAUPOOS FARM CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FUNDRAISER: 2050 Rideau Rd. (at Bowesville). Featuring Avon, Weekender Clothing, Discovery Toys, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Tupperware, Usborne Books at Home, and McEvoy Honey. Thurs., Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. Info: (www.waupoos.com); (613-822-2189).

IRISH SOCIETY FRIENDSHIP GROUP FOR SENIORS: Enjoy conversation, music, stories, exercises and guest speakers. St. Margaret Mary Parish Hall. Every Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Transportation assistance is available. Info: Bridget (613-834-0387) or Margo (613-837-4614).

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC REUNION! For all that have been to the Dominican Republic in the past 20 years and have worked with the Grey Sisters communities in either Consuelo, Yamasa or Los Prados. May 2 - 4, 2022 at Marguerite Centre, Pembroke, Ontario. Info: Cathy (613-796-0028); ([email protected]).

WANTED: A 5 ft. Crucifix for St. Anthonys parish. Contact: John Mangione (613-232-0451).

POSITION AVAILABLE: A part-time Pastoral Associate position is available at St. John Chrysostom Parish, Arnprior, Ontario. Please contact Fr. Patrick Dobec (613-623-2282) or fax (613-623-5686).

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