Diocesan News

May 4, 2007


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Last day for registrations for the "Institute on Reconciliation" is Thurs., May 24. Kindly get your registration in a.s.a.p. For further info: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, x251).

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., May 11, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today? More about Baptism, the call to discipleship and the mission of the Church to the world. Presenter: Bishop Paul-André Durocher. Sat., May 12. 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).

Children & Teenagers in Transition: Children and, especially, teenagers are often the victims of separation and divorce, and dealing with their issues will be the theme of a presentation to be given by Lyn Williams-Keeler, Family Counselor at 7:30 p.m., Wed., May 16 to the Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics, as part of on-going monthly presentations. Conference Room, Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. No fee; no registration required. All are welcome. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come and See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. The next meeting is on Fri., May 18. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

Under The Son Youth Rally: On Friday, May 25 - Sunday, May 27, the Youth Office will be hosting the third annual Under The Son Youth Rally. This event is open to all high school aged youth. It will feature great talks, awesome food, small group sharing, rocking music, Adoration, Mass, Ultimate Frizbee and much more. For more info or to register: contact Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231); (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).

DIOCESAN FEAST CELEBRATION OF ARCHBISHOP GERVAIS EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please note the change of date and plan to attend.


CORO VIVO OTTAWA: (formerly Blackburn Chorus) sings Postcards From Europe, with music from Vienna, Rome and Paris. Featured soloists: Claudine Ledoux (mezzo) and James OFarrell (tenor) Fri., May 11 & Sat., May 12, 8:00 p.m. Presented by Ashley Furniture Home Store as a benefit for CHEO. Dominion Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. Tickets: $20/adult; $10/students. Info: (613-841-3902); (www.corovivoottawa.ca).

MOTHERS DAY RANCHERS BREAKFAST: Sponsored by K of C, St. Philips Parish. Sun., May 13, 8:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. in St. Philips Parish Hall. Cost: $7/14yrs + and $4/ ages 6 13 (5 & under free). Info: (613-838-2314).

TO COMMEMORATE 90TH YEAR OF THE FATIMA APPARITION: The Legion of Mary of St. Patricks Basilica will sponsor a video showing of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Tues., May 15, 7:00 p.m. Coffee/tea will be served. Free admission. Info: (613-233-1125).

HOLY ROSARY 60TH ANNIVERSARY PARISH BANQUET: Banquet at Saint-François-dAssise Parish hall (corner of Wellington St and Fairmount Ave.). Sat., May 19. Cost: $30/person. Info & tickets: Joan Surette (613-722-1446).

MENS BREAKFAST: At Annunciation of Our Lord Parish. May 19, 8:15 - 10:30 a.m. Speaker: Maestro Uwe Leiflander, a world class conductor and muscian. Cost: $10; students $5. Reservations: Jim Meuse (613-744-3026).

GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER 2007: People will gather to pray at Dominion Chalmers Church, 355 Cooper St. Sun., May 27, 2:00 p.m. Mission: To call Christians in our National Capital Region to unite in repentance and prayer with others worldwide and to work together as Gods servants for the blessing and healing of all Nations. Info: (www.gdopottawa.com). Contact: Rev. Fred Milnes, (613-592-3689); ([email protected]).

Can Freedom Come From Suffering?: Is all suffering the suffering of the Cross? Do people always grow from their pain? Are there Christian approaches to suffering that just dont work? Is all suffering redemptive? Wed., June 6, 7:00 - 9:00 p. m. Divine Infant Parish. Facilitator: Fr. Mark Slatter. Donation to the Union Mission: $5.

A MUSICAL NIGHT OF MYSTERY AND MAYHEM IN MOTOR CITY: St. Philip's Hall, Richmond on either Fri., June 15 or Sat., June 16 for a great dinner and show while helping your table solve the mystery. Tickets: $25/person. Reservations: Debbie (613-838-2314).

DAY TRIP TO KINGSTON: Sponsored by St Patrick's Basilica Knights of Columbus. It includes a city sightseeing tour, 1000 Islands cruise, lunch, & Mass at St Marys Cathedral. June 23, 2007. Cost: $85. Registration: Ottawa Valley Tours (613-723-5701).

CANA SESSION: Your work and other activities are important, but your relationship with your loved one also requires time and special attention in order to grow. You are invited to a Cana session for couples and families. July 14 - 20, in Rawdon, Quebec. While parents enjoy a retreat for two, children take part in fun and games according to their age group. Info: Pierre Kénel or Magalie Bercy (613-836-0523); ([email protected]).

COLLOQUIUM OF THE GREGORIAN INSTITUTE OF CANADA: Maison Notre-Dame de la Providence. Presenters; Robert Castle, Lawrence Harris, Stephanie Martin, Jean-Pierre Noiseux, William Renwick. Fri., July 27 Sun., July 29. Cost: $180; $135 students. Info: (www.gregoriam.ca); ([email protected]); (905-628-0328); (514-288-9570).

WEEKEND TRIP TO CANADIAN MARTYRS SHRINE: Sponsored by St Patrick's Basilica K of C. Includes tours of Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons and Peterborough, accommodations, breakfasts. Priest accompanying. Sept 28-Oct 1, 2007. Twin $599, triple $575, quad $540, single $858. Registration: Ottawa Valley Tours (613-723-5701).

Outreach Ministry Opportunity for a local church: A group of Deaf Seniors is searching for a place to meet for a small fee. They would need accessibility to a hall with washrooms, kitchen and parking. There are about 50 people and they would like to meet weekly since this is their only opportunity to communicate with people who understand them. Info: Sister Alice Mailman (613-237-8649); ([email protected]).

Home-based Spiritual Care (HSC): Participants interested in the next Compassionate Companions Volunteer Training program. Multi-faith and multi-ethnic volunteers are required for outreach to immigrant and minority communities. Info: (613-789-8165); ([email protected]).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Part-time parish secretary for St. Georges Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave., Ottawa. Office, computer and accounting experience. Please call Fr. St. John (613-728-0201).

ATTACHMENT: Ambassadors of Christ: Building Reconciling Communities Registration Brochure

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