Diocesan News

January 5, 2007

SOLEMN VESPERS CELEBRATION WITH THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY: Archbishop Gervais has invited our brothers and sisters from the various Orthodox communities to a solemn celebration of Vespers on Sun., Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. All are cordially invited to attend.

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., Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as Catholics in the World Today called to Christian Hospitality? Presenters: Prof Lorraine Ste-Marie, Fr. C. Ross Finlan, Fr. Tim Amyot. Co-sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy commission in partnership with Adult Faith Development. Sat., January 13. Cost: $20 incl. lunch. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations before January 8: ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

HOMELANDS MASS: The Homelands Mass will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. All cultural communities have been invited to attend as well as those from various cultural backgrounds who have integrated our English and French parishes. What a great occasion for all of us to gather and adore Him who has come to gather all nations into one people!

Ministry to Separated & Divorced Catholics Recovery & Growth Groups: On eight consecutive Thursday nights commencing January 18. For those who have completed the Beginning Again Seminar and wish to continue their growth process. 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 and discussion. Next meeting on Fri., Jan. 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples who feel frustrated, bored, disillusioned, or angry in their marriage. It is designed to help troubled marriages regain their health. Confidential info or to register for January 19-21: (613-845-9978); ([email protected]); (www.HelpOurMarriage.com).

DECLARATIONS OF NULLITY: What are they? How can I obtain one? This is a subject of many Catholic myths. Want to learn more? Come to a presentation by Fr. Frank Morrisey at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Wed., January 24, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext 222); ([email protected]).

Permanent Diaconate Formation Program INFORMATION DAY: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Room 112. Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Interested parishioners are asked to attend. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 X 228).

WORKSHOP ON A COMPANION TO THE CBW III: GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL MUSIC: Facilitated by Heather Reid. Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. More details to follow in early January. To register: Annmarie Brown (613-738-5025 ext. 217).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSES: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Friday evenings, 7:00 9:00 p.m., & Sat., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Two courses: Feb. 9 & 10 and May 18 & 19 (please note change of date). Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: For those recently separated or divorced. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fee: $40. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).


Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training, youth movements, crazy captions and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ADULTS (18 and up): Retreat at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Theme: "Habit of Love". Features great talks, music, small group discussion. Facilitated by NET. Donations appreciated. To attend or for further info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022 AUSTRALIA: G'day Mate! In July 2022, World Youth Day is in Sydney Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to travel on a pilgrimage with other youth/young adults from Ottawa to an international gathering of young Catholics from around the world. If you are 16 to 35 and are interested in possibly going, then join our "Interest Meeting" on Wed., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Pl). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


**** TOUR THE MAGNIFICENT CITIES OF CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPE: Featuring Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw and more. A two-week tour with departure date May 13, 2007. Accompanied by Msgr. Robert Martineau. Info meeting: Sun., Jan. 7, 1:00 p.m. St. Patricks Basilica (in basement). Info: (613-233-1125).

PILGRIMAGE TO THE SHRINES OF FRANCE: April 23 May 7, 2007. Cost: $2500. Accommodations in convents, monasteries. Contact: Madeleine (613-749-8305). Info meeting: Jan. 15, 7:00 p.m., St. Patricks Basilica (basement).

WORKING WITH OLDER ADULTS: Family Decision-Making and Conflict. A session for pastoral care workers & others. Feb. 1, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. R.A. Centre. Fee: $291.50. Info: ([email protected]).

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2007: He even makes the deaf to hear and the mute to speak (Mk 7:37). Homilist: Elizabeth May, Lawyer, Writer, Environmentalist. A Prayer Service sponsored by the Christian Council of the Capital Area. Sun., Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. St. Pauls Anglican Church, 20 Young Rd, Kanata. Info: (819-682-3266).

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK FEBRUARY 11: Resource packet available from The Catholic Health Association of Canada & the Pastoral Health Care and Social Services Centre of the Diocese of Québec City. Cost: $15. Poster & cards (bulk ordering) also available. Details & ordering info: (www.chac.ca).

ST. PHILIPS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CARIBBEAN NIGHT: Come out & shake off those February blahs and join in the fun, Caribbean Style. Enjoy roast pig cooked on our outdoor barbeque with all the trimmings. Music & dancing will follow. Sat., Feb. 17, 5:00 p.m., St. Philips Parish Hall. Tickets: $20. Info: Dale Robichaud (613-838-2087).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKEND SESSIONS: St. Anthony Church, 427 Booth St. Registration and non-refundable fees to be paid in advance at Parish Office, Monday to Friday. February 23 24. Info: (613-236-2304).

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. PEREGRINE: Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer & HIV/AIDS. Mass every 2nd Friday of each month, 5:00 p.m., with anointing with the Oil of St. Peregrine. Weekly Novena prayers & Evening Prayer (English) every Friday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church. Info: (613-236-2304).

ELECTRONIC CANDLE UNITS FOR CHURCH USE: Divine Infant Parish has 4 units available for sale at $500 or best offer (2 units of 36 large candles, 1 unit of 36 small candles and 1 unit of 48 small candles). Contact: parish administrator, Deacon Jeff LeBane (613-824-6822 x 235) or parish caretaker, Richard Gibeault (613-852-4368).

ATTACHMENT: Workshop on Guidelines for Liturgical Music Companion to the CBW III.

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