Diocesan News

September 7, 2007


NOTRE-DAME CEMETERY: Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. presiding. Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Grotto (corner of Cantin & Montfort St.). Sun., Sept. 9, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, ceremony will be held at Notre-Dame de Lourdes Church, Vanier (adjacent to the Cemetery). Parking at the grotto and the church. Info: (822-1212).

COMEMORATION OF THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA: Most Rev. Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, will preside at a Eucharistic Celebration on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. Thursday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Sussex Drive and St. Patrick Street. All are welcome to attend.

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), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

HOPE CEMETERY (OTTAWA-CARLETON): Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. presiding. Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank Street (Hwy 31). Sun., Sept. 16, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Chapel. Info: (822-1212).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: Feeling alone and rejected? Jesus loves you and so does the Church. The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place at 7:30 p.m. The Fall schedule follows: Sept 19 Declarations of Nullity and Pastoral Concerns with Fr. Vincent Pereira; Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise; and Nov 21 The Healing Power of the Eucharist with Deacon Paul Coderre. Support Group meets Wednesday nights, Oct 3, Nov 7 and a Reflection & Social, Dec 5. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: With Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka, sharing some of his good wisdom and advice about accompanying the bereaved. Also, Msgr. Kevin Beach, our Vicar General, will present a few issues in pastoral care that concern the whole diocese for your information and consideration. Wed., September 19, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Registration deadline: Wed., Sept. 12. Cost: $10/person (or $20 total for any three or more persons from the same parish). Registration: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meetings: Fri., Sept. 21. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

YOUTH LEADER COMMISSIONING MASS: On Friday, Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m., there will be a Youth Leader Commissioning Mass/Adoration and Swing Dance. This event is open to all volunteer leaders of parish Youth Ministry. Annunicatoin of the Lord Parish (2414 Ogilvie Rd). Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as a baptized person? Theme: "Baptismal Identity & Call."Presenter: Sr. Susan Wood, Professor of Theology, Marquette University, Wisconsin. Sat., Sept. 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).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022: July 8 - 22, Australia. Last chance to come and join us for this pilgrimage. For youth aged 16 - 35. Cost: $3400. Final deadline: Sept 30, based on available seating. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: Workshop/seminar intended for those who have been recently separated or divorced, and deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, on Sat., October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration: ([email protected]).

RECOVER & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar, continuing healing will be provided through a special group which will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 20 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, will facilitate these valuable sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Follow-up to evening of Sept. 19 with a presentation and discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Time for networking and sharing of ideas. Please mark your calendars! More details will follow.

PLANNING TO MARRY IN 2022? Marriage Preparation Courses are held at most parishes, but for those unable to attend those conducted locally, a limited number of courses will be held at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Courses are Friday evening and all-day Saturday, and will be facilitated by Lynne & Ray Kaluski. Planned courses are Nov 23/24; Jan 26/27; and Mar 15/16. To register for one of these courses: ([email protected]).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Diocesan representative is Fr. Pommainville (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).


ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE PARISH WEEKDAY MASS TIMES: Mass times have changed to: Monday Friday, 8:30 a.m. 1st Saturday of the month, Mass is at 9:00 a.m. Info: ([email protected]); (613-829-1760).

NOVENA OF ST. PEREGRINE, PATRON SAINT OF CANCER SUFFERERS: St. Anthonys parish. Info: Sr. Mary Laurence, St. Anthony's parish (613-236-2304, Mon. - Fri. 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.).

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE COURSES: Evening courses, 7:00 9:00 p.m. (1 credit): The Abraham and Sara Story, Mon., Sept. 10 Oct. 22 (Walter Vogels, M.A.); Confessing sexual sins. Towards a theological perspective on a practice, Tues., Jan. 8 Feb. 12 (Maxime Allard, O.P.); Esther, Wed., Jan. 9 Feb. 13 (Hervé Tremblay, O.P.); Catholic Church in Canada: An overview, Tues., Mar. 4 Apr. 8 (Claude Auger, M.A.). Saturday courses, 8:30 a.m. 11:30 p.m. (1 credit): Are you becoming a Mystic? Sept. 15 Oct. 6 (Louis Roy, O.P.); Psychology and Theology, Nov. 3 24 (Pierre Allard, S.M.); Doing the rite thing, Jan. 12 Feb. 9 (Martin Farrell, O.P.); Irish Catholicism: History, Spirituality and Legacy, Mar. 8 Apr. 5 (Claude Auger, M.A.). Info: (613-233-5696); ([email protected]).

FACULTY OF THEOLOGY - SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY EVENING COURSES: Understanding the Bible (Claire Johnson), Tues., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Sept. 11); People and Place in Canada: Theological Reflection on Contemporary Social Issues (Darlene Brewer), Wed., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Sept. 12); Selected Topics in the Practice of the Church I: Eastern Christian Pastoral Theology (John Jillions), Thurs., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Sept. 6); Asian Theologies (Bosco Wong), Thurs., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Sept. 6). Info: Francine Quesnel, (613-236-1393, Ext. 2247); ([email protected]).

REFUGEE MAZE- The twist and turns of Canada's Refugee Process: Peter Showler, former chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board, will speak of the refugee system and present his play 'REFUGEE SANDWICH'. Fri., Sept. 14, 7.30 p.m. First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave. Free. Donations appreciated. Info: (613-725-1066).

SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY (SMS): Holding auditions on Friday, Sept. 14, 7:00 p.m. at St Patrick's Basilica. Maestro Uwe Leiflander the music director of the SMS is looking for some local voices. Info: Rebecca Meuse (613-744-3026).

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Executive Deputy (permanent, full-time, in Montreal). Application deadline: September 14. Start date: October 1, 2007. Info: (www.devp.org).

KAIROS ENCOUNTERS CIRCLES OF TRANSFORMATION: Visionaries in conversation about moving industrial civilization to a more benign mode of presence. Saturday, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/ session. KAIROS Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

OTTAWA PASTORAL CARE TRAINING PROGRAM: 10 Monday classes begin Sept. 17. 1:00 3:30 p.m. or 7:00 9:30 p.m. St. Pauls Presbyterian, 97l Woodroffe. Registration required. Cost: $95. Info: Verna Nuttall (613-821-2744).

OTTAWA LAY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY: A 10 wk Monday evening course "El Camino- Pilgrimage and the Spiritual Journey" presented by Ted Penton. Sept. 17 - Nov. 26. For anyone who has an interest in the contemporary idea of pilgrimage. Info: (www.olst.ca); ([email protected]); (613-820-1087).

CALLING ALL BABYBOOMERS: 17 Day Voyage "Greek Isles, Turkey & Venice" (Venice, Athens and Istanbul) cruise aboard Oceania Cruises five star elegant Nautica Cruise Ship Sep 27/08 Oct 13/08. Info night: Monday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. St. Patricks, Fallowfield church hall. Info: (613-591-1135) or ([email protected]).

CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES OPEN HOUSE EVENINGS: Join Lawrence Harris for an introductory choral singing class. Wed., Sept. 19, 8:00 p.m. & Mon., Sept. 24, 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Includes solfège, sight reading and Gregorian chant. Info : (613-567-7729).

KITCHEN TABLE THEOLOGY LIVING THE QUESTIONS: A DVD series for Christian exploration. Free babysitting (pre-registration required). Wednesdays, Sept. 19 & 26, Oct. 17 & 24, Nov. 21 & 28, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/ session. KAIROS Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; rosary; Litany of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass, 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & TALK: With retired Brigadier General Larry Lashkevich, Past President of the Military Christian Fellowship. Jesus in the Workplace. Sat., Sept. 22, 8:00 a.m., at St. Decemberine Parish Church Hall. Tickets: $4 at the door. Advance reservations: Tom Gleeson (613-225-4350); ([email protected]).

BIRTHRIGHT OF OTTAWA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: St. Basils church hall, Sept. 22, 8:00 p.m. - midnight. Cash bar, prizes, light refreshments. Proceeds support Birthright in its efforts to assist women and babies. Those under 19 must be accompanied by adult. Tickets: $12. Info & advance tickets: Birthright (613- 231-5683); Elaine (613-864-6778).

FRIENDS OF HOSPICE VOLUNTEER EDUCATION & TRAINING: 10 week session available to those individuals who are working with/caring for those living with/dying from a life-threatening or terminal illness. Wed., Sept. 26 Nov. 28, 6:00 9:00 p.m. Bells Corners United Church, 3955 Richmond Rd. Info & registration: (613-838-4002).

FAMILY POLICY CONFERENCE 2007: On Thurs., Sept. 27, five world-class speakers will address Members of Parliament, senior ministry staff and non-governmental organizations at the Institute of Marriage and Family Canadas second annual policy conference. To register, click here or call (613-565-3832). Sheraton Hotel,150 Albert St, Ottawa.

CELEBRATE ST. FAUSTINA & THE DIVINE MERCY: St. George's Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Fri., Oct. 5, 2:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration, Benediction, Faustina's Way of the Cross, Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7:00 p.m. Info: The John Paul II Centre for Divine Mercy (613-715-9767).

SENIORS IN OTTAWA SOUTH: The Council on Aging of Ottawa has available copies of A Guide for Seniors of Ottawa South for distribution. This guide is prepared by the office of Mr. David McGuinty, MP. Available in both French & English at no cost. Info: Lise-Michèlle Bouchard (613-789-3577 X 11).

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: The Knights of Columbus, Annunciation of the Lord Parish, bus trip to Quebec City for the Eucharistic Congress - June 20-22, 2022, 3 days and 2 nights. Deluxe Coach 50 passengers, 2 nights accommodation in Quebec City, 2 continental breakfasts, guided tour in Quebec City, visit to the Basilique Sainte Anne de Beaupré. Info & reservation: Carmen Watters (613-749-8688). A deposit required by Sept. 30.

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