Diocesan News

January 6, 2006


CHRISTIAN INITIATION WORKSHOP ON SPONSORING: At Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 153 Woodroffe Ave. Sat., Jan. 14, 9:00 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon. Open to all who are sponsors or who are interested in sponsoring. Cost: $10/person or $25 for 3 or more from a parish. Registration: Annmarie (738-5025 ext. 217) or ([email protected]) by Jan. 10.

HOMELANDS MASS: Archbishop Marcel Gervais is pleased to invite everyone to the annual Homelands Mass, which will be held on Sun., Jan. 15, 2006, 2:30 p.m., at Notre Dame Cathedral. The Homelands Mass celebrates our cultural diversity both here in Canada and in the Church, and it recognizes the many contributions of all those among us who have come here from foreign lands. Please plan to attend!


Young Adults Retreat: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed. Jan. 18, 2006, 6:00 10:00 p.m. Are you between the age of 18 and 30 (give or take a few years)? NET ministries (traveling team #1) will lead us in a retreat called "Discover God's Plan for You!" This is a basic introduction to the art of discerning God's will in our lives. The evening begins with a pot-luck. A donation of $10 per participant would be appreciated ...and bring some food to share! What a great way to start the New Year! Info & registration: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

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., Jan. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? How does the Sunday Lectionary and the Liturgical Year Shape Us as Catholics in the World Today. Presenter: Prof. Normand Bonneau, O.M.I. Sat., Jan. 21. 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).

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2006: The theme is « Gathered in my name » (Matthew 18:20). January 22 - 29.The Christian Council of the Capital Area welcomes all the community to an Ecumenical Prayer Service on Sun., Jan. 22, 3:00 p.m., hosted by Saint Basils Church, 940 Rex Ave. (off Maitland Ave). Invite friends to share in this special gathering, in liaison with the 50th anniversary of Saint Basils parish. Info: Fr. Faucher (819-682-3266).

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP: Open to parish baptismal teams and to all those interested in parish baptismal preparations. Same session repeated as follows:West End; Sat., Jan. 28, 9:00 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon, Holy Redeemer Parish, 44 Rothesay Dr, Kanata. East End; Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon, Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Rd, Gloucester. Cost: $10/person or $25 for 3 or more from a parish. Registration: Annmarie (738-5025 ext. 217) or ([email protected]) by Jan. 24.

Permanent Diaconate Formation Program INFORMATION DAY: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Sat., Jan. 28, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Interested parishioners are asked to attend. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 X 228).

SEMINARY DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: At St. Decemberines Seminary on February 3 - 5, 2006. For single men who are considering a vocation to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Fr. Tim McCauley (445-3054).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: To assist couple in making themselves ready for marriage. Fri., Feb. 3, 7:00 9:00 p.m., Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Please register early as space is limited. Registration: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).


NOVENA & MASS IN HONOUR OF ST. PEREGRINE: Patron saint of cancer patients. St. Anthonys Church (Booth & Gladstone). Novena is every Friday, 5:00 6:00 p.m., until June 9, 2006. Mass and Anointing of the Sick, every 2nd Friday: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, May 12, June 9. Info: (236-2304).

QUEEN OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY YOUNG ADULTS GROUP: Invites you to the Ottawa Young Adults March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington D.C., Jan. 21 - 24. Cost: $250 - $350, incl. 3 nights accommodation. Spiritual Directors: Fr. John Likozar, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary; Mr. Fred Schubert, His Mercy Friendship Centre; Fr. James Raphel, Holy Cross; Fr. Larry McCormick, St. Patricks Basilica. Reservations: 248-8152. Deadline: Jan. 10.

TRIP TO NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: With McCarthy Tours and Fr. Bill Penney. December 2 12. Call Debbie (257-4111) or Fr. Bill (838-2314).

PASTORAL WEEK 2006: presented by The Centre for Ministry Formation, Saint Paul University. Feb 6 9.Theme: Pastoral Leaders as Educators. Welcome to all who are engaged in pastoral leadership. Come join us as we explore, develop and celebrate our ways of living the journey to expanding our vision and proclaiming the transformative power of the gospel. (Registration is free) For more information, call Antoinette Bitar, 236-1393, ext 2418

YOUTH MUSIC DIRECTOR NEEDED: St. Leonard's Parish is looking for a Youth Music Director for their 6 PM Youth Mass. Salary negotiable. Please contact the Parish office at 692-4254.

NEEDED: Our Lady of Divine Love Parish, Pendleton, seeking surplus, but in good condition, an aspergill (sprinkler), an aspersorium (holy water vessel) and a stand for our incensor. Contact Don DeCuypère at 613 487-9749, FAX: 613 487-9750 or [email protected]

CARD PARTIES: The St. Ignatius CWL will be resuming their monthly Card Parties as of Tues. Jan 10. at 1 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Tickets: $5 (available at the door). Everyone welcome!

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