Diocesan News

October 5, 2007

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Mr. Rémi Laplante, brother of Rev. Doris Laplante, C.Ss.R., Chancellor and Episcopal Vicar (French Sector) of the Archdiocese. Mr. Laplante died on September 28 at the age of 54. The funeral will take place at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

PASTORAL DAY: Please plan to attend and stay for the Oktoberfest lunch, Wed., Oct. 10 at the Diocesan Centre. Archbishop Prendergast will address the gathering. Cost for lunch: $10. RSVP with name of parish & number attending the lunch before Oct. 5 to ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 253).

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP ON PASTORAL DAY: Several participants at the May Pastoral Day offered to help wash dishes at the end of the meeting. They asked to be reminded. Contact: John Dorner (613-739-5025).


DUC IN ALTUM: OTTAWA Are you a Young Adult between 20 and 35 who feels that God is leading you to something but you are not quite sure what? Then Duc In Altum: Ottawa is for you! This is a program which equips young adults to discern God's direction in their lives. Begins with a retreat weekend in October; continues with Saturday meetings each month from November through April; ends with a final retreat weekend in May. Offered by the Diocesan Youth Office and the Vocations office. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025 ext 231); ([email protected]).

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), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meeting: Fri., Oct. 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: Workshop/seminar intended for those who have been recently separated or divorced, and deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, on Sat., October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration: ([email protected]).

RECOVERY & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar. Meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 25 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, facilitates these sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

CREDIT COUNSELING: The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, 7:30 p.m. Next presentation: Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise of Ottawa Credit Counseling Services; No registration required; free. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: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 WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Presentation and discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Time for networking and sharing of ideas. Please mark your calendars! More details will follow.

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 1 The Eucharist, Gods gift par excellence, Wed., Oct. 17 at Blessed Sacrament.
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


ALZHEIMER SOCIETY GENERAL INFO SESSION: Are you having memory problems? Tues., Oct. 9, 7:00 8:30 p.m. Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe. Info: Caitlin Brydges (613-523-4004, ext. 25). No registration.

INTERFAITH CELEBRATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m., One Planet, One People, One Common Cause, includes performances by the Climate Symphony, the Otesha Project and Rose-Marie Peterson. The Green Sacred Space Award will be awarded. Admission is free. Info: John Dorner, Archdiocesan Liaison for Environmental Stewardship (613-738-5025, ext 223).

11th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM (IEF): Responding to Climate Change: Scientific Realities, Spiritual Imperatives. October 12-14. Dr. Heather Eaton of Saint Pauls University is one of many presenters. Info: (www.bcca.org/ief/conf11.htm).

CONFERENCE ON THE HOLOCAUST MEMOIRS OF JOHN XXIII: Speaker: Professor Alberto Melloni, Director of the John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies, Italy. Mon., Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m. Auditorium #1124, Saint Paul University. Offered by Saint Paul University, the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism. Info: (514-937-9176); (www.oikoumene.ca/melloni.htm).

SINGLES FOR CHRIST: Sponsoring a two-day Christian Life Program (CLP) at St. Theresa Parish. Saturdays, Oct. 13 & Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. No admission, lunch provided. The CLP is an integrated course intended to lead the program participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God's call to them as Christian singles, whether they be on the way to marriage, continuing in the single life, or considering religious life. Contact info: ([email protected]); June (613-882-5486); JR (613-853-1024).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "The suppression of religious freedom in Canada"; by Rory Leishman. Tues., Oct 16, 7:30 p.m. Malone's Bar & Grill, Dow's Lake. Info: (www.ottawa-theologyontap.com); (http://roryleishman.com/)

PRAYER IN THE SPIRIT OF TAIZÉ: Sacré-Coeur Church, 591 Cumberland St. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:15 p.m. Info: (613-241-7515); (www.taizeottawa.ca).

THE RED MASS: The Red Mass marks the opening of the fall session of the law courts and is sponsored by the Saint Thomas More Lawyers Guild of Ottawa. Sunday, October 21, noon at Notre-Dame Cathedral. All Catholic judges and lawyers are invited to attend and to gown for the procession. Confirm attendance: Jean Rhéaume (613-949-9379 day or 613-565-0762 evening).

YOUTH & ADDICTIONS: Free film Letters to a Street Child & forum, Fri., Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church (1099 Maitland Ave.). Healing Youth Addictions Workshop on Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Facilitated by Rev. Ellie Barrington & Rideauwood Addictions & Family Services. Free, complimentary lunch. Registration: ([email protected]); (613 225-3627).

2007 MEDICAL STUDENTS FORUM (Toronto, November 2007): In conjunction with the International Symposium on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide (sponsored by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.) Canadian Physicians for Life will be sponsoring a limited number of pro-life medical students to attend. Details & application for sponsorship: (http://www.physiciansforlife.ca/html/students/2007msf.html).

PILGRIMAGE TO MALTA & SICILY: With Fr. John Vandenakker, CC. Apr. 18-30, 2022. View itinerary: (www.companionscross.org/events/upcoming.html). Info: Gail (613-744-1418).

MIRIAM CENTRE: Pregnancy help centre. Support, encouragement and help before and after the birth of the baby. Help to heal those suffering from the loss of a child through miscarriage, abortion or infant death. Free and confidential. Info: (613-830-8623).

CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE INTERNATIONAL: A Canadian Catholic sponsorship organization of children in the developing world; seeking a tri-lingual person, able to translate from and to English, French and Spanish. The request is for a volunteer or on a stipend as needed basis. Info: Fr Pat Cosgrove ([email protected]). Info: (www.ccare.ca).

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