Diocesan News

February 3, 2006

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Parishes whose parishioners will attend this Rite at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m., please return the completed form by fax (738-0130) before Thurs., Feb. 23. Thank you!

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Thurs., Feb. 16 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend.



JUST OTTAWA YOUTH (JOY): Next gathering is Feb. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Basil's Church. Theme: License for Peace: Building the Toolbox. All Ottawa youth (grade 9-12), University students, and friends are welcome to check this out. Contact: Dave Perry (288-8679) or ([email protected]).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest speaker: Fr. Frank Morrissey on Declarations of Nullity. Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

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., Feb. 17. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? What does it Mean to be People of the Word? Part 2, An Introduction to the New Testament. Presenter: Maureen Duffy, PhD, sessional professor at Saint Paul University. Sat., Feb. 18. 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]) or (X 217).


HOLY SPIRIT PARISH, STITTSVILLE NEW WEBSITE: Please visit the new Holy Spirit Parish website at (www.holyspiritparish.ca).

CLASSIC BROADWAY MUSICAL COMEDY ANYTHING GOES: The Catholic Education Foundation of Ottawa Carleton (CEFOC) is proud to announce 7 benefit performances of "Anything Goes" by the legendary Cole Porter on Feb. 16-19 & Feb. 23-25 at St Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave. All proceeds to CEFOC's "Helping to Alleviate Poverty in Our Schools" program. Ticket order forms are available at all Ottawa Catholic Schools. Adults ($17), Students; 18 and under ($15), Children; age 12 and under and Seniors; 65 and over ($12). Info: (224-4455 ext. 2180).

MASS WITH THE SACRAMENT OF THE SICK: At Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main St. Sun., Feb. 12, 2:00 p.m. All are invited to hospitality after Mass in the Parish Centre. Info: (232-5347).

F.A.C.E.S. SINGLES WEEKEND AT GALILEE RETREAT CENTRE, ARNPRIOR: Downhill or cross country skiing. For non-skiers there will be board games, hikes and a sleigh ride. Fri., Feb. 17 Sun., Feb. 19. Gathering Friday, 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John Chrysostom Parish. Cost: $127. Info: Brian Armstrong (523-9702) or ([email protected]).

WATER: LIFE BEFORE PROFIT! Speaker: Elizabeth May. Sat., Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (after lunch). St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church, 151 Laurier. PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to attend, please call Victor (829-4691) before February 15 this will help to prepare sufficient food for the no charge hearty soup lunch.

DOMINICAN COLLEGE EVENING COURSES IN THEOLOGY: T.H.E 3960 Introduction to Liturgy (1 cr.), Feb. 20 Apr. 3 (Monday Evenings), Martin Farrell, o.p. TH.E 3962 God of Communion (1 cr.), Mar. 1 Apr. 12 (Wednesday Evenings), Maximo Gatela, o.p. TH 3511 Thomas More : Un laïc plein dhumour (1 cr.), Du 1er mars au 12 avril 2006 (mercredi), Pierre Allard. 96 Empress Ave. Info: (233-5696, ext.206); ([email protected]).

LENTEN DAY OF RECOLLECTION: Theme: What do we believe? A Lenten Catechesis on the Credo. Speaker: Fr. Kevin Beach, Vicar General. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Sat., Feb. 25, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Info: Lee Winchester ([email protected]) or (741-6627). Everyone is welcome. Please bring your catechism.

F.A.C.E.S. SKATING PARTY AT THE GOVERNOR GENERALS RINK AT RIDEAU HALL: Meet at the New Edinburgh Pub, Sat., Feb. 25, 2:45 p.m. to share the ride to the rink (parking shortage). Skate until 5:00 p.m. and back to the New Edinburgh for supper. Call to reserve for skating and/or supper (747-6576) or ([email protected]).

DAY TRIP TO ST. JOSEPHS ORATORY: St. Patrick's Basilica Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a day trip to St. Josephs Oratory on Sat., Mar. 18. It will include a guided tour of the Oratory, Mass, full sit down lunch, and a tour of Montreal. A priest will be in attendance. Cost is $74 per person. Book with Ottawa Valley Tours (723-5701).

PALLIATIVE CARE COURSE AT ST. PATRICKS HOME OF OTTAWA INC.: Palliative Care Course is 10 weeks. Begins Wed., Mar. 29, 7:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost $50. More info: Marilyn (731-0094 ext. 296).

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF HOLY REDEEMER PARISH, KANATA: On the weekend of June 16 - 18. Seeking former Holy Redeemer music ministry folks to join current folks in providing the music for the Mass on Sun., June 18, 11:00 a.m. Practices on June 8 & 15, 7:30 p.m. Sign up: Marlene vanHasselt-Gorski (948-6290 wk); 836-5713 (hm) or Peggy Ballotta (836-6960)

PALLIATIVE CARE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IN PRESCOTT-RUSSELL: VON searching for male and female volunteers to visit clients in home during the final stages of disease. Info: (632-0418) or (1-800-267-1741).

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