Diocesan News

June 9, 2006


PRAYERS & CONGRATULATIONS ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD: We extend our congratulations and prayers to Father Stephen Liang who was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa on Sat., June 3 at Notre Dame Cathedral.

DEVELOPMENT OFFICER: In order to develop, implement and manage a Planned Giving Program, the Archdiocese of Ottawa is currently seeking a Development Officer. The full job description can be obtained by visiting our Diocesan web site at www.catholicottawa.ca.

WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE? Diocesan 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: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

ALL-MOZART CONCERT: Presented by the Notre Dame Cathedral choirs. June 11, 7:30 p.m. Featuring several motets for choir & organ and the Coronation Mass. Choral direction: Michel Guimont. Organist: Matthew Larkin. Tickets: at the kiosque at the Cathedral or at the door before the concert. Info: (241-7496).

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., June 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

SYMPOSIUM ON ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP FORMATION: Why is it important to develop an adult faith? What do we need to do to support people in their catholic identity and to help deepen that identity? Sat., June 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our first three-year cycle of adult faith development has just been completed. This was the result of our Archbishop's leadership and a broad consultation across the diocese that helped to discern our direction. It's time to reflect on what has been lived, to re-visit our goals, to ponder new insights and needs that will shape our future endeavours. Come and participate! A special invitation is extended to parish liaisons, pastors, pastoral associates, others in pastoral leadership, parish council members, youth representatives, and all interested persons. Welcome! Cost $15/person; $30/parish delegation of any number. Registration: Annmarie Brown ([email protected]); (738-5025, x217) before June 12. Please bring a bag lunch.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED STRAWBERRY SOCIAL: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ORDINATIONS TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE: Rick Gervais, Tom Stephenson, and Yves Trottier will be ordained as Permanent Deacons on Sun., June 25, 2:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. Please keep these men and their families in your prayers.

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY 2006: This year, we will be celebrating the two newest churches erected in our diocese: Sainte-Marie (Orléans) for the French sector and Good Shepherd (Orleans) for the English sector. Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. All of the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to participate. Info: (738-5025).

ONTARIO LITURGICAL CONFERENCE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR MUSICIANS: Many Voices, One Assembly. December 7 11, Diocese of Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury. Info: (http://occb.on.ca/) then go to Current Priorities, then Summer School for Musicians, Ontario Liturgical Conference.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


OPEN HOUSE SUMMER CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES WITH LAWRENCE HARRIS: Enjoy a lively hour of music-making and see what is in store for the Summer Semester (sight-reading, vocal exercises, part-singing, Gregorian chant). Mon., June 19, 7:00 p.m. Dominican University College, Rm 201, 96 Empress. Free. Info: (567-7729).

DEVOTIONS TO OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP: Celebrate the 68th year of continuous devotions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help (Novena). Celebrant & homilist: Msgr. Kevin Beach, Vicar General. St. Patrick Basilica. Wed., June 21, 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments following. All welcome. Info: Henrietta (233-5098).

HEALTHY AGING DAY: Presented by the Senior Citizens Council, the RA Centre, and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. Wed., June 21, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Reservations: (234-8044).

BLESSED SACRAMENT FORMER CYO MEMBERS: Special Mass for former members of the CYO as part of the parish 75th anniversary celebrations. Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m. All former members are invited to the Mass and reception to follow. Info: Margaret Lewis (235-5141).

OPEN HOUSE AT MARYVALE ACADEMY: An independent Catholic School, Grades 1-8, offering a classical curriculum, under the direction of the Holy Family Institute. Tues., June 27, 6:00 9:00 p.m. 1000 Brookfield Road East, 2nd floor, entrance at rear. Info: (321-2186) or (http://maryvaleacademy.ca/).

Pastoral Associate Retreat: The retreat will be lead by Carol Kuzmochka. Our Lady of Fatima church. Wednesday June 28, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Retreat - reflection from 10:30 - 12:30, then bring a bag lunch and something to share so we can get to know each other a bit better. Confirm attendance with Mary Murphy (233-4095).

SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ: Founder of Opus Dei. Wed., June 28, 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. Principal celebrant: Msgr. Kevin Beach, Vicar General. All welcome. Priests wishing to concelebrate should bring alb and stole. Confessions at 7:00 p.m. Info: Fr. André Blais or Fr. Paul Cormier (565-0762).

Annual Pilgrimage to Ste Anne de Beaupre: Organized by St. Patrick's Basilica. Oct. 7 - 9, 2006. There is a planned "stop-over" at Cap-de-la-Madeleine for lunch and Mass in the Old Chapel. Info: Liliane (232-0682).

CHRISTIAN MOMMY MORNINGS: On Wednesday mornings at Blessed Sacrament Parish, following the 9:30 a.m. Mass, mothers and mothers-to-be are welcome to meet in the nursery from 10:00 - noon, no cost, for ages newborn - 4 yrs, for discussion, fellowship & to provide experiences & support to one another. Info: Jennifer Cameron (231-7116).

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