Diocesan News

March 7, 2022


LENTEN SCRIPTURE REFLECTION FROM ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST: Reflection on Sunday scripture available on diocesan website (www.catholicottawa.ca) on Saturday (link is in the text of the announcement).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: 7:00 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

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

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will preside at the Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Thursday, March 13, 7:00 p.m. Includes individual absolution; several priests available. Info: (613-241-7496).

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will preside at a Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. St. Joseph is the principal patron of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Info: (613-241-7496).

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall. All clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: March 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS: Through the streets of downtown Ottawa. Procession, prayer, meditation and song. Led by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Begins 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 21 at St Patricks Basilica. Arrival at Notre-Dame Cathedral at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Communion and Liberation. Info: (613-241-7496).

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., March 28, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Please note change of date.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as People of the Word? An introduction to Scripture. Presenter: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Sat., Mar. 29. 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).

NEOPHYTE MASS: Please join with our diocesan community in a special celebration welcoming those who have been fully initiated at the Easter Vigil. This Mass for the Neophytes will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Notre-Dame Cathedral.

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: For those who have been widowed, or have been divorced and have been granted a Declaration of Nullity. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Friday evening, April 11 & all day Sat., April 12. Info & to register: Deacon Paul Coderre ([email protected]).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 15, 20, 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 4, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 25. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

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. May 9/10. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) before April 1, 2022.


ST. PATRICKS DAY STEW DINNER: Building fundraiser for St. Edith Stein Parish. Sat., March 15, 5:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic School, 1001 Heritage Drive, Rockland. Tickets: Adults $12; Children 10 & under $6; Children 5 & under are free. Contact Lynn Leduc for tickets: (613-590-9345).

23RD ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK OF THE CROSS: In Kanata on Friday, March 21, noon. This is an interdenominational event which begins and ends at the Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive. It lasts about 1½ hours and it takes place rain/snow or shine. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-831-2515).

ANNUAL ST. PATRICKS SUPPER ST. CLARE PARISH, DWYER HILL: Homemade meal, raffle of homemade lap quilt. Sun., March 30, 4:00 6:30 p.m. Info & directions: Shirley OConnor (613-838-2704).

FEAST OF THE DIVINE MERCY: St. Maurice Church. Sunday, March 30, 2:00 p.m. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament presided by Father Galen Bank, CC; 3:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy (sung); 4:00 p.m. Benediction. Refreshments. Info: Maria Pirrone (613-225-6067).

TABLE RENTAL FOR GARAGE SALES: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville church. Sun., Mar. 30, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Organized by the Daughters of Isabella circle #1379. Table reservation: Marie Clark (613-842-3359) by March 29. Cost: $20/table; $35/2 tables.

DR. SCOTT HAHN LECTURES: At Saint Patrick's Basilica. Sat., April 12, 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. in the Basilica. First lecture is "Hail Holy Queen: The Mother of God in the Word of God." Second is "First Comes Love: Finding Your Family in the Church & the Trinity." Good will offering will be taken up to defray expenses. Info: (613-233-1125).

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE (MAY 8) VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Pro-life event in its 11th year; the gathering on Parliament Hill continues to grow with almost 7,000 people attending last year. Volunteers are needed to help with the organization of a candlelight vigil, church services, and rally. Info: Campaign Life Coalition (613-729-0379).

THE SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: Is God calling you to walk in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi? The SFO enables the Franciscan charism to be lived out by married and single members of the laity, and by diocesan clergy. Info: Secular Franciscan Order, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, ON K1G 0G6 (613-733-9636).

SEEKING CIBORIUM: St. Andrew parish is seeking a ciborium with a tight lid for transporting hosts between two Mass locations. Parishes with extra may wish to donate. Info: Siobhan (613-843-9767); ([email protected]).

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