April 7, 2006
FROM THE DIOCESAN CENTRE
CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.
WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).
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., Apr. 21. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).
ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Theological Reflection. Presenter: Luc Tardif, OMI. Helping participants to develop the tools they need to reflect theologically on all of the aspects of daily life. An invaluable tool to discovering the sacred in the ordinary and connecting faith and life as Catholics in the world today. Sat., Apr. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).
SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).
WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE?
ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 7, 3:00 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 28. Info: (738-5025 X 217).
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).
NATIONAL PETITION TO RESTORE MARRIAGE: Support traditional marriage in Canada. Online at (www.restoremarriagecanada.ca). The petition will be sent to Parliament soon after it convenes in April.
VISION TVS HOLY WEEK PRESENTATIONS: Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum, Good Friday, April 14, 4:00 p.m. Easter Mass from Rome, Easter Sunday, April 16, 9:00 p.m. Easter: The Jesus Mystery, Wed., April 12, 10:00 p.m. (Repeats Thurs., April 13, 11:00 p.m.). The Naked Archaeologist - Good Friday Special, Fri., April 14, 10:00 p.m. Info: (www.visiontv.ca).
GREGORIAN CHANTS FOR MEDITATION 2006: Sung by Chorus Ecclesiae and conducted by Lawrence Harris. Good Friday night, April 14, 7:00 p.m. midnight. Saint Paul Seminary Chapel, 249 Main St. Hear some of the most poignant chants of the Latin repertoire. Free admission, donations accepted. Free parking. Info: (567-7729).
DRAMATIZATION OF THE WAY OF THE CROSS: Presented by the youth of St. Patrick's Fallowfield under the direction of Shelly Smith-Dale on Good Friday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's, Fallowfield. Info: (591-1135).
GOOD FRIDAY SOCIAL JUSTICE WAY OF THE CROSS: Led by Michael Dallaire, Dolores Hall and the Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre Staff. April 14, 10:30 Noon. Meeting Place: Parking Lot of St. Josephs Church. Info: (2366557) or ([email protected]).
VOCATION TO PRIESTHOOD: Watch God or the Girl on A&E where four young men are about to make the most important decision of their lives. Easter Sunday, Apr. 16, 9:00 11:00 p.m. and Mon., Apr. 17, 9:00 11:00 p.m.
MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: The diocese of Gatineau is holding a Marriage Preparation course on April 21, 22 & 23 and there are many spaces available. Registration: Ginette Delorme (819-771-8391). Info: Angela Davis (613-837-0318) or ([email protected]).
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, FATIMA, BARCELONA, PARIS: With Fr. J. Muldoon. Collette Vacations. October 2006. Info meeting: Sat., Apr. 22, 10:00 a.m. at Good Shepherd parish. Info: (824-4394).
MERCY SUNDAY: Come and join the prayer at Holy Cross Parish on Sunday, April 23, 3:00 p.m. Info: (731-7834).
THE COUNCIL ON AGING OF OTTAWA ANNUAL SPRING LUNCHEON: Topic is Ottawas Future: A Community That Cares About Seniors. Wed., April 26. Ottawa Congress Centre. Tickets or info: Lise-Michèlle (789-3577 x 11).
AN EVENING WITH MARY COOK, AUTHOR & STORYTELLER: Presented by St. Martin de Porres Catholic Womens League. Fri., Apr. 28, 7:30 p.m. Desserts with coffee/tea from 6:30 7:30 p.m. St. Martin de Porres. Tickets: $10. Info: (726-2032) or (828-0484).
THE WISDOM SERIES FOR ADULTS AND STUDENTS: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, with The Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault (Episcopal), Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m. Fr. Richard Rohr will be speaking on the Male and Female Spiritual Journeys, Sun., May 7, 7:30 p.m. Both events at St. Basils Church. Cost/event: $10 adult; $5 student/young adult (18-25). All are welcome.Capacity is limited, so please come early. Info: (www.mysteryandgrace.org).
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