Diocesan News

February 8, 2022

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Mr. Raymond Pommainville, father of Rev. Michel Pommainville, Episcopal Vicar for the French Sector and pastor at Ste-Genevieve Parish. Mr. Pommainville 1died on Saturday, February 2 at the age of 89. Visitation at Lafleur Funeral Home on Fri., Feb. 8, 2 4, 7 9 and Sat., Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m. Funeral celebrated on Sat., Feb. 9, 11:00 a.m. at St-Viateur Parish in Limoges. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Rev. Deacon Richard B. Allen, Permanent Deacon, who died on Feb. 5 at the age of 96. Visitation at Kelly Funeral Home, 585 Somerset St., on Thurs., Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral on Fri., Feb. 8, 11:00 a.m., at Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Rita Nugent, sister of Msgr. Len Lunney and Rev. Bill Lunney. Mrs. Nugent died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2022. Funeral Mass will be on Monday, Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Church, Arnprior. Please remember her and her family in your prayers.

LENTEN ADVISORY - TELEVISED MISSION 2022: Keeping a Mellow Heart in a Bitter Time. Guest Preacher: Father Ron Rolheiser, O.M.I. On VISIONTV, Mon., Mar. 3 & Tues., Mar. 4, 7:00 p.m. (repeated 11:00 p.m.).


LENTEN SCRIPTURE REFLECTION FROM ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST: Beginning this weekend, you will find a weekly reflection on the Sunday scripture by Archbishop Prendergast on the diocesan website. You can access it at www.catholicottawa.ca. People are invited and encouraged to use it for personal reflection or to engage in some small group reflection with others. If you already meet in a small group it can be a helpful resource. If not, perhaps you may wish to meet in a small group for some reflection and prayer during the weeks of Lent. A simple process for using the scripture reflection will be available on the website as well.

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., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Please note: the March Come & See has been moved from March 21st (Good Friday) to March 28th.

LETS TALK YOUTH DISCUSSING THE FUTURE OF YOUTH MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Youth and youth leaders from all Catholic movements, schools and parishes will have an opportunity to bring forward their ideas for Catholic Youth Ministry in our Nation's Capital. Sat., Feb. 16, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. What should we do more of, in terms of evangelization and fellowship and how can we work together?; What kinds of improvements can we make to the existing programs and retreats?; How can we connect with more youth? These are but a few questions seeking your discussions, prayers, and responses. Please keep the evening in your prayers, as well as the various movements and groups in the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Everyone is invited! Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext. 231); ([email protected]).

ENERGY AUDITS AND RETROFITS IN OTTAWA FAITH COMMUNITIES: Faith & the Common Good holding networking meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Ave, highlighting Ottawa faith communities who have had an energy audit and are undergoing retrofits. Info on government rebates and incentives. Everyone is welcome! RSVP: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext.223); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone engaged in spiritual discernment about his or her life? Presenter: Michael Knox, S.J. Sat., Feb. 23. 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).

A SESSION OF REFLECTION AND DIALOGUE ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES: For Catholic Health Care Workers. Sat., Mar. 1, 9:00 a.m. noon. Speakers: Dr. Moira McQueen What is a Catholic Perspective on End of Life issues? and Dr. Bill Splinter Some Case Scenarios that Raise the Essential Questions. Registration by Fri., Feb. 22: (613-738-5025, EXT. 217); ([email protected]). Donation of $10 appreciated.

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., March 1, 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]).

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 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

RE-MARRIAGE COURSE: 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]).

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.

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Official Diocesan Representative is Fr. Pommainville, Episcopal Vicar (French Sector): (613-738-5025). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. as follows:

Catechesis 5 The Eucharist: The Life of Christ in our lives, Wed., Feb. 20 at St John the Apostle

Catechesis 6 Eucharist and the Mission, Wed., March 12 at Good Shepherd


A NEW SERIES EXPLORING THE VOCATION OF MOTHERHOOD FROM SALT + LIGHT TV: Mothering, Full of Grace. 13-part series features real moms and their families, and encourages women in their vocations of wife and mom. Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.; repeats Thursday, 12:00 a.m. (midnight), 2:00 p.m., and Sundays, 8:00 p.m. Info: Christopher Ketelaars, (1-888-302-7181 ext. 245); ([email protected]).

CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF OTTAWA (CEFO): Announces 7 benefit performances of musical Anne of Green Gables. Feb. 14 17 & Feb. 21 23. St. Pauls High School, 2675 Draper Ave. All proceeds to CEFOs Helping to Alleviate Poverty in Our Schools program. Tickets at all Ottawa RC Schools or at door. Adults $18; Students $15; Kids $12. Evenings, 7:30 p.m.; matinees (Feb. 17 & 23), 2:00 p.m. Info: (613-224-4455, ext. 2283).

VALENTINES DAY ROAST BEEF DINNER & DANCE: Sponsored by San Lorenzo Ruiz Council of the Knight's of Columbus. Feb. 16, in Assumption Parish Hall, 320 Olmstead Street [Cody Street (back) ramp entrance]. Tickets: available following all weekend masses of February 09 & 10 or call George Organ (613-741-5861). Tickets only $10.

ST. PATRICKS BASILICA CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE: Discussion group, first Thursday of every month, 12:45 1:30 p.m. Euthanasia with John Gay, March 6; Faith, A Private Matter? With John Muggeridge, April 3. In the Scavi (basement). Info: Charlie Saso (613-742-8254).

NEW LIFE RETREAT: Would you like to take part in a life-changing experience? Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ? Friday Monday, March 7-10, at St. Mary's Parish. Info or to register: (613 224-5723); (www.newlifeparishretreat.org).

ST. PATRICKS DINNER: Hosted by the Catholic Womens League of Assumption Parish. Enjoy good food, good music and good friends. 320 Olmstead Street is hosting its annual St. Patricks Celebration. Sun., March 9 (Cody St. entrance). Adults: $12; children 12 & under: $3. Tickets: parish (613-746-8503); Carmel Wrinn (613-746-1490).

AN IRISH KITCHEN PARTY: Lively evening of Irish music, song and dance. Sat., Mar. 8, 6:00 11:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Home, 2865 Riverside. Irish buffet dinner and cash bar. Tickets: $25; proceeds to Irish Society Senior's Drop-In Centre. Call Kay (829-8467) or Eileen (226-5527).

CONCERT WITH J.P. DE FLEURIOT: At St. Pats Christian Coffee House, St. Patrick Basilica, in the scavi. March 29, 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Info: Charlie Saso at (613-742-8254).

SEEKING CANTOR ST. MAURICE PARISH: For the Saturday 5:00 p.m. Liturgy. Because of limited rehearsal time, good sight reading skills are essential. Small stipend available. Contact: Claire or Father Galen (613-224-1892) as soon as possible. St. Maurice is located at 4 Perry Street; Meadowlands at Merivale.

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE PERSON: For St. John the Apostle Parish; immediate vacancy; self-motivated individual who is capable of overseeing and ensuring the maintenance of all the church property. Preferred hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Responsibilities incl.: overseeing bids and contracts related to the property; general repairs and obtaining quotes when required; co-ordinating with cleaners and all contractors to ensure safety, security and smooth running of church, hall, lounge, washrooms, kitchens, storage areas and grounds. Contact parish office: (613-829-1760).

ARCHDIOCESE OF REGINA SEEKING FULL-TIME LITURGICAL COORDINATOR: Submit application and resumé by Feb. 29, 2022 to: Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Regina, 445 Broad Street N., Regina, SK S4R 2X8. Tel: (306-352-1651, ext. 236); Fax (306-545-0510); ([email protected]).

LITURGICAL VESTMENTS FOR CLERGY IN ZAMBIA: Albs, stoles, chasubles, cinctures, clerical shirts; also chalices, ciboria. Contact Lay Missionary: Teresa Keogh (613-821-4599).

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