Diocesan News

September 8, 2006


NEW SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY EUCHARISTS AT NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL: 56 Guigues. Saturday, 4:15 p.m., English (cantor and organ); 5:15 p.m., French (cantor and organ). Sunday, 9:00 a.m., Bilingual (alternating youth and womens choirs); 10:30 a.m., French (French choir); 12:00 p.m., English (English choir); 5:15 p.m., French (cantor and organ); 7:30 p.m., English (cantor and organ). Info: (613-241-7496) ; (www.notredame.ottawa.on.ca); (info @notredame.ottawa.on.ca).

DAY OF FORMATION IN THE SACRAMENTAL HANDBOOK FOR PARISHES: Ongoing formation and support in childrens catechesis. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $20, incl lunch. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (738-5025 X 217). Registration deadline: Mon., Sept. 11.

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: 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., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

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 1st monthly Come & See for women. St. Theresa parish, Fri., Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille Charney (613-276-1679).

GATHERING THE ASSEMBLY THE CELEBRATION OF THE RCIA RITES AT SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Workshop with Gerry Galipeau. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre. Please check your Parish Poster for further details and register at (613-738-5025 ext. 253) or ([email protected]) by Sept. 15.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Who are we as baptized persons, called to discipleship? Sat., Oct. 14. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Applications are being received for those who would like to participate in the certificate program; deadline is Sept. 15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (738-5025 X 217).

H.E.L.P. NITE FOR SEPARATED & DIVORCED: Speaker: Fr. Harry McNeil. Wed., Sept. 20, 7:30 9:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Fri., Sept. 22, 7:00 9:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Cost: $125 per couple. Info & Registration: Deacon Rick McLellan (613-738-5025, ext. 228) or (613-830-7467).


ATTENTION ALL YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS!! A Commissioning Mass, Adoration and Barn Dance for you. Sat., Sept. 23. To prepare Youth Leaders for their year. The Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Gervais begins at 6:30 p.m. St. Monica's parish, 2080 Merivale Rd. Come on out and celebrate Youth Ministry! Info: Ted Hurley, Archdiocesan Youth Office (613-738-5025 ext 231) or ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE CD RELEASE: For Him features Praise & 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 more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN OUTREACH: It is with great pleasure that we welcome CCO to the building at the Archdiocese. CCO (Catholic Christian Outreach) is a National Catholic Movement which works with university aged students on various campuses across Canada. CCO moved into the building in December and has been hard at work getting ready for the beginning semester of University. Welcome CCO!


SOCIAL JUSTICE: Its everyones obligation. You will be encouraged to learn that the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board has adopted for its theme for the year 2006-07 Who Is My Neighbour?

NOVENA IN HONOUR OF ST. PEREGRINE: Patron Saint of those suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS. Opening Mass, Sept. 15, 5:00 p.m. Mass 2nd Friday each month, anointing with Oil of St. Peregrine. Weekly Novena prayers and Evening Prayer (English), every Friday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. St. Anthony Church (Booth & Gladstone). Info: (236-2304).

WAUPOOS FAMILY FARM SUMMER THANKSGIVING: Saturday, September 16. Little John the clown at 1:30 p.m., swimming, a wagon ride and mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by potluck BBQ. Located at 2050 Rideau Rd (at Bowesville). Map at (www.waupoos.com) and info: (613-822-2189).

F.A.C.E.S FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: First hike of the fall season into the Gatineau Hills. Sat., Sept. 16. Meet at 10:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court parking lot (east side) located just north of Wellington & Kent Sts. Car pool from there. This hike is "not too strenuous." A social folllows. Reserve: (613-731-7051) or ([email protected]).

MAGNIFICAT MINISTRIES: Into the Deep, a one-day seminar with Marcel Dion. Sat., Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. at St. Marys Parish, 100 Young St. If you are interested in deepening your prayer life, you will find this teaching series both inspiring and practical. Info: Michelle Lotan (613-224-5545) or ([email protected]).

BIRTHRIGHT ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: Put on your dancing shoes and practice your singing voice!!! Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. midnight. St. Basils church hall, 940 Rex Ave. Proceeds to support Birthright in its efforts to assist women and babies. Cash bar, prizes, light refreshments. Age 19 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets $12. Info & advance tickets: (613-231-5683) or Elaine (613-864-6778).

IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL GIANT GARAGE SALE: In support of the DREAM TEAM 2007, developing country/ social justice experience in the Dominican Republic. All funds support The Grey Sister's of the Immaculate Conception initiatives for the impoverished in the sugar cane village of Consuelo which will host the students in February/March 2007. Seeking donated items (NO CLOTHES). Can be dropped off at Immaculata HS, 140 Main St., 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. Garage sale at Immaculata HS, Sat., Sept 30, 8:30 a.m. - noon. Info: (613-237-2001).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" (Jn 6:52). Talk on Eucharist by Fr. Pierre Ingram, CC. Explore ways of responding to commonly encountered objections to the Church's enduring faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Tues., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar & Grill, Dows Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr). Info: (445-3054).

THE OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT: Making Waves, an evening of music hosted by CBCs Bob Carty, in support of clean water in Cameroon, Africa. Wed., Oct. 4, 8:00 p.m. at the NAC 4th Stage. Cost: $25. Tickets: NAC Box Office or at The OK Clean Water Project Office, 580 Chapel St. Info: (613-236-8855).

POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL CARE DECISIONS: Bring your lunch to a Lunch & Learn event at The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed., Oct. 4, 12:00 1:30 p.m. Free event, free parking at rear, bus #148. Info: Lise-Michèlle Bouchard (613-789-3577, ext. 11).

THE BRONSON BENEFIT: A musical celebration recognizing COMMUNITY CARE WORKER WEEK. Thurs., Oct. 12. Bronson Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. 5:30 p.m., Reception, Tenant Exhibition; 7:00 p.m., Variety Show. Tickets: $10 advance; $15 at the door. Tickets & Info: Bronson Centre (237-5550 ext 229).

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY RETREAT: Ottawa Catholic Challenge Movement presents a retreat based on John Paul IIs Theology of the Body. St.Monica's Parish, Friday October 13, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. & Saturday, ending with 5:00 p.m. Mass. A chance to Praise God through song, learn more about our Faith and share with other youth from the diocese. Info & registration: Carling Sinclair (carling[email protected]); (613-261-2590); (www.ottawachallenge.ca).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKEND SESSIONS: St. Anthony Church, 427 Booth St. Registration and non-refundable fees to be paid in advance at the Parish Office on Booth St., Monday to Friday. October 27-28; February 23-24; April 27-28; May 25-26. Info: (613-236-2304).

CRAFTS, BAKE, & OTHER PRODUCTS SALE&: St-Joseph, Orleans. Sat., Nov. 11 & Sun., Nov. 12, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. To reserve a table, please call: Armand Ayotte (613-837-6466).

FORMER STUDENTS, ST. JAMES SCHOOL: Jane Street, Toronto. Casual luncheon/reunion, May 2, 2007. Seeking students who attended St. James (prior to being renamed St. Pius), in particular those who graduated 1951 1954. Info: Ron Collingbourne (705-726-2176), ([email protected]) or Elaine Hayes-Blomeley (613-758-1067), ([email protected]).

ST. PHILIPS HALL: St. Philips Parish Hall is available for wedding receptions, family celebrations and community functions. The hall is available for full day events and on an hourly basis. Info: parish office (613-838-2314).

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