Diocesan News

May 9, 2022

PASTORAL DAY: Please ensure that there is a representative from each parish/community in attendance on Pastoral Day, Wed., May 14, 10:00 a.m. Please RSVP for lunch by Fri., May 9to (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]). 1247 Kilborn Place. The cost for lunch is $10.

SPECIAL COLLECTION PASTORAL WORKS OF THE HOLY FATHER: Your contributions assist the Holy Father in offering financial help to people in need. Sunday, May 18, 2022. Thank you for your generosity.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW EPARCHIAL BISHOP: His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Bryan Bayda, C.Ss.R., as the Catholic Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop of Saskatoon. The Holy Father also accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Michael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R., who held the position since 2001. Info: (http://www.cccb.ca/news).

LAUNCH OF TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION: Commenting on the April 28, 2022 launch of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissionwhich was established by the Government of Canada following the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreementthe Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is confident that the work of the Commission will be an important step forward for the historical relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and all of Canadian society. Complete text: (http://www.cccb.ca/news).

POPE BENEDICT XVI SENDS MESSAGE TO BUDDHISTS: Greetings on the occasion of the festival of Vesakh. Complete text: (www.vatican.va).


EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: From June 15 - 22, Canada welcomes the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. A special collection is being held in all parishes on May 24 & 25 when we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord. The Congress' organizers hope to count on your generosity once again to ensure the success of this event, which we know will have an impact on our lives as Catholics and on the life of the Church.

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., May 16, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).

UNDER THE SON! The biggest retreat for Ottawa's Catholic Youth all year!May 30 - June 1, St. Monica's parish. Grades 9-12.Games, food, sleeping out in tents, worship, speakers, Mass,Adoration under the stars!Deadline: May 16. Register at: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com/uts/). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

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: May 21. Info: ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean to be people of the Word of God in the World today? Presenter: Gregor Sneddon on Lectio Divina. Come and spend some time learning to pray more deeply with scripture. Sat., May 24. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: Please include the name of your parish; ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ARCHBISHOP MARCEL GERVAIS: You are invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Sat., May 31, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

GATHERING OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION MINISTRY: For all parish coordinators, team members including sponsors, all involved in Christian Initiation Ministry. Sat., May 31, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. To reflect on where we have journeyed over the past twenty-five years, take a fresh look at what the Rite calls us to, and reflect on what and where our vision of evangelization may lead us to over the next 25 years. Please mark this date on your calendar. Details will follow.


DEVELOPMENT & PEACE ACCEPTING FUNDS TO ASSIST VICTIMS OF CYCLONE IN MYANMAR: Coordinating relief effort with Caritas Internationalis. Contributions: (1-888-664-3387); (www.devp.org); by cheque ("Emergency: Burma/Myanmar") to Development & Peace, 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. W., 3rd floor, Montreal, QC H3G 1T7.

FUNDRAISER FOR FIRST PLACE PREGNANCY CENTRE OPERATION BABY BOTTLE: Fill baby bottles with donations and return before June 11. Start on Mothers Day and end on Fathers Day. Info for parish pro-life reps: ([email protected]); (613-228-7475); (www.first-place.ca).

COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD: Archbishop Terrance Prendergast will ordain John Paul Bolger & Bernard Messier to the priesthood. Sat. May 10, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Basilica. Please pray for them. All are welcome. Info: (613-728-3175).

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., May 23, 8:30 p.m. Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Litany of Reparation to Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

COUPLES BREAKFAST: The Lord of the Rings; An Epic Journey of Faith, Love, and Marriage. Sat., May 24, after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. St. Theresa's Parish. Presenters: Jeff & Renee Lockert (Jeff is President of CCO), on the role their faith has played in their relationship and 10 year marriage. Tickets: $10 in advance; children free. To register: Chris or Christiane (613-231-3408).

FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI - EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: A Eucharistic procession will be held on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, May 25, 10:30 a.m. (following the 9:30 Mass) at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd. All are welcome. Info: (613-731-7834).

ST. ELIZABETH CONCERT FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS: Featuring Tylers Tunes for Tots; children come dressed as their favorite character. Performance by Holy Trinity Rhythm and Blues Band (60 & 70s music). Sun., May 25, 4:00 6:00 p.m. St. Elizabeth parish. Admission $5/person. Children under age 2, free. Info: (613-725-2242).

SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUSWHOLE DAY ADORATION: A whole day of silent Adoration will be held on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, May 30 at Holy Cross Parish. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 8:30 a.m.; Holy Mass at 12:15 p.m. Adoration until 8:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: (613-731-7834).

FEAST OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS AND THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY: 3 hours of adoration at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe, beginning at noon on Friday, May 30. All welcome. Info: (613-722-7661).

FRASSATI CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP: A group of adults aged 25 39 seeking to deepen our faith with friends, under patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. June 4, 7:00 p.m., Rosary at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto followed by fellowship at the Royal Oak on the Canal. Info: Steve (6132363963); ([email protected]).

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE CAPE AND ST. ANNE DE BEAUPRE: Double or triple occupancy at Madonna Hotel, open to all. December 2 4, 2022. Info: Jennifer Snell (613-835-4201).

TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND: Jesus walked there, and prayed there you can too, in the Holy Land. Join some Deacons and Candidates in Diaconate Formation (all are welcome) and experience the Bible up close. Mar. 5 14, 2009. Info: (holy-land-visit.com); ([email protected]); Ray Kaluski (613-747-9906).

TO GIVE AWAY: Ten 17" CRT Monitors (approximately four years old) available to parishes. Info: (613-238-6300), 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

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