Diocesan News

April 6, 2007

Happy Easter

From Pastoral Services!
Msgr. Len, Deacon Rick, Deacon Paul, Carol, Ted,
Frank, John, Annmarie


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., April 13, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as Christians and Muslims called to be builders of peace. Presenter: Prof Fabrice Blée, Saint Paul University. Panelists: Ms. Noha Beshor, Mr. Carl Hétu, Sr. M. Jean Goulet, Dr. Aisha Sherazi. .Sat., April 14. 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).

ACHIEVE SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY: For Separated and Divorced Catholics. Speaker: Deacon Paul Coderre. Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. No registration required; free session. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]). All are welcome.

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. The next meeting is on Fri., Apr. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 6, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 27. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

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.

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Info on parish ministries, diocesan events, training, etc. (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).


DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: "The more the human conscience succumbs to secularization, loses its sense of the very meaning of the word "Mercy", moves away from God and distances itself from the mystery of mercy, the more the Church has the right and duty to appeal to the God of mercy "with loud cries". (JPII Encyclical Letter, Dives in Misericordia). Holy Cross Parish. April 15, 3:00 p.m., Info: (613-731-7834).

EASTER EVENING PRAYER: St. Basil Parish. Sun., Apr. 15, 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Info: (613-729-5149).

SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY HEAVENLY VOICES NEEDED: An invitation to join the new Sacred Music Society Choir. First rehearsal under the direction of Maestro Uwe Lieflander. Fri., April 20, 7:30 p.m. St. Patrick Basilica. Info: (613-744-3026).

TRIBUTE TO THE FALLEN RIDEAU CANAL NAVVIES: Dominion Chalmers United Church. Sat., Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20. Info: Canal Workers Commemorative Group (613-726-7583).

SPRING BRUNCH: Hosted by St. Maurice Parish C.W.L. Guest speaker: Dr. Louise Coulombe. Sun., April 22, following the 11:00 a.m. Mass. St. Maurice parish. Tickets: $10 in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Info: Joan Yeldon (613-225-6830) or Bobbie Kolody (613-226-7188).

FORMER STUDENTS & STAFF OF THE DANTE ACADEMY & ST. ANTHONYS SCHOOL: Mass and reception at St. Anthonys Parish in celebration of the school history, Mon., Apr. 30, 1:00 p.m. St. Anthony School, formerly known as the Dante Academy, is a very important part of the 150 year history of Catholic Education in Ottawa, serving the children and families of Centretown, especially immigrants. Please RSVP Alicia Broomfield before April 25: (613-235-0340); ([email protected]).

PRO ORGANO OTTAWA - ORGAN RECITAL: Raymond Daveluy, Rachel Laurin. In honour of Raymond Daveluy. Notre Dame Cathedral. Fri., May 4, 8:00 p.m. Tickets at the door: $18; senior $14; student $10. Info: (www.rcco-ottawa.ca).

MUSIC FROM THE SYNAGOGUE: Reform Judaisms classic and contemporary liturgical music. St. Matthias Anglican Church, Sun., May 6, 3:00 p.m. Info & tickets: (613-722-6016).

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