Diocesan News

March 3, 2006

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.



Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes such hits as Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. Available March 10. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

JOY (Just Ottawa Youth): Licence for Peace: St. George Parish, 415 Piccadilly. March 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Patrice Brodeur, an expert in Globalization and Inter-religious dialogue, will lead the workshop and help build our toolbox for peacemaking. ALL teens (ages 14 and up) are welcome to join us for this exciting evening and its FREE!!! Info: Dave (288-8679) or Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers as they rehearse over the next few months.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Msgr. Pat Powers. Reception of Sacraments. Wed., Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Developing a Liturgical Spirituality. Presenter: Prof. Susan Roll, Saint Paul University. Sat., Mar. 25. 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).

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).


ST. MARYS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL: 100 Young Street. Open every day, 6:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love. Come let us adore Him! Further info: (831-8550).

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SEEKING DONATIONS: Gently used clothing, housewares, small appliances (toasters, irons, etc), bed linens. Please help those who need it most. Info: (722-2166) or ([email protected]).

VESPERS WITH LENTEN REFLECTION: At St. Basil Parish on Sunday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. The theme, on the occasion of St. Basil's Golden Jubilee year, will be Peace Initiative. Info: (729-5149).

OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING COURSE: Still a few spots available. Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street. Mon., March 6, 1:00 3:30 p.m. & 7:00 9:30 p.m. Info: Verna ([email protected]); (821-2744).

INTER-FAITH SERVICE FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY: Christ Church Cathedral (Sparks St. & Bronson). Sun., Mar. 12, 4:00 p.m. Flag procession; Cathedral Choral Scholars; readings by reps of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths, and Commonwealth diplomats. Info: (wk:997-5202); (hm:737-2179); ([email protected]).

ST. PATRICK'S DINNER AT ASSUMPTION PARISH: Hosted by the Catholic Womens League of Assumption Parish (320 Olmstead). Sun., March 12, 5:00 p.m. Adults: $12 and children (12 and under): $3. Tickets: contact the parish office (746-8503) or Carmel Wrinn (746-1490). Come one, come all - enjoy good food, good music and good friends.

PARISH SEEKING SECRETARY: Resurrection of Our Lord Parish is seeking a parish office secretary, 30 hrs/wk. The applicant should be a non-parishioner, discrete, an independent worker with strong skills and experience in office procedures, computer skills and familiar with typical office equipment. Please submit resume by Mar. 15 to 1940 Saunderson Drive, K1G 2C9, or by fax (733-8081). Only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

ST. PATRICKS DAY DANCE: St. Philips Parish Hall, Richmond, Friday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. A light meal will be served at 11 p.m. No cost for the event; however, donations at the door would be appreciated to help with expenses.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WATER: Gather together for celebration & reflection. Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Rm 306. Wed., Mar. 22, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Registration fee of $10 by Mar. 17. Info: (236 6557); ([email protected]).

DOWN TO EARTH SPIRITUALITY: Explore Gospel stories as basis for spirituality for social justice. Facilitator: Dolores Hall, DM. Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Rm 306. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cost: $20. Bring a bag lunch. Info: (236 6557); ([email protected]).

IN SUPPORT OF LIFE - COMFORT & HOPE FOR THE DYING: Educational workshop responding to the needs of the dying. Saint Patrick's Basilica (Kent & Nepean Sts), Tues., Mar. 28, 7:00 p.m. in the basement. Explore the Catholic teachings about death and suffering, educate about the medical and legal options for those with serious illnesses, discuss euthanasia and assisted suicide and provide a guide of the resources available. No cost. Info: (233-1125).

GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF THE CROSS: Begins at Christ Risen Lutheran Church, 85 Leacock Dr., Kanata. Fri., April 14, 12:30 p.m. Annual walk commemorating Christ's passion happens rain or shine. All welcome. Info: (831-2515).

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