Diocesan News

April 7, 2006


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).


Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).
JOY Just Ottawa Youth: Gathers again on Tues., April 25. Youth ages 14 and up are welcome to check this out. For latest details visit (www.justottawayouth.ca) or call David Perry (288-8679).
Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers.
Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).
Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

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).



IN HONOUR OF ALL THE LITTLE ONES: An Ecumenical Vesper Prayer Service in honour of all the little ones who have died in utero or soon after birth, regardless of the circumstances, for their parents and for all those whose lives they have touched: Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Parish, (Old Innes Rd. & Blackburn Bypass). Special invitation to all those who were never given the opportunity to name or put to sacred rest a life that ended early. Refreshments follow. Info: (824-4394). All are welcome.
HUMANAE VITAE 2006 CONFERENCE: A New Beginning - Towards a Culture of Life and away from the culture of contraception. May 12-14, Lansdowne Park (Salons). Feature Speakers: Michael Coren & Janet Smith. Also includes Mothers Day concert with the Sacred Music Society Orchestra of Toronto. Register today. Call (226-9457). Info: (www.therosarium.ca). Note: Priests needed to hear confessions, Sat., May 13. Please contact Tony Liuzzo (226-9457).

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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