Diocesan News

November 9, 2007

VOCATION TALKS IN SCHOOLS: The last two weeks of November have been allotted by the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board so that Pastors may visit Grade 12 religion classes to speak on the topic of vocations. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025). Vocation prayer cards for handout are available at the Diocesan Office (613-738-5025, ext. 217).


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. The next Come & See will be on Fri., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: Relationship with Islam. Film/Panel Discussion/Presenter. Sat., Nov. 10. 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).

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., Nov. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025). The Come & See in December has been moved to Thurs., Dec. 20 at the Archbishops residence. Mass will be at 5:15 p.m., followed by dinner. Come & meet our seminarians.

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE SESSION: For all involved in pastoral care in the diocese. Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Care Review Committee will be making some presentations, including Fr. Bill Penney on the role of the hospital chaplain, Deacon Ray Lamarche on formation and Marie Charron on the role of the hospital pastoral care visitor. Host: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Fairbarn Ave. Sat., Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. noon; coffee & registration at 9:00 a.m. Cost: $10/person; max $20/parish. A time to network and share ideas with others involved in pastoral care, and to discuss issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Please register by Mon., Nov. 12: (613-738-5025, x217); ([email protected]). Space is limited and is filling up quickly, so please register soon!

LITURGY WORKSHOP: A Morning of Reflection. With Fr. Bill Burke, National Director of Liturgy, CCCB. On the nature of Sacred Liturgy and its importance in the life of the Church; also on the popular devotions of the Christian people. For members of parish councils, liturgy committees, Christian Initiation teams, all parishioners. Sat., Nov. 24, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. St. Basils Parish (940 Rex Ave.) Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration by Nov. 19: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 217). Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.

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. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

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

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: To prepare spiritually for the International Eucharist Congress (to be held in Quebec City, June 2022) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 2 - The Eucharist, Memorial of the Paschal Mystery, Tues., Nov. 13, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal *
Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
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
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores


CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE: Christmas Bazaar and craft sale. Come and enjoy the tea room and search through the garage sale. Saturday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church (basement), 1359 Chatelain Avenue (at Kirkwood). Info: (613-728-1268).

MARK 75 YEARS SINCE THE GENOCIDE FAMINE IN UKRAINE (1932-33): Ukrainian Catholic priest and former Broadway actor, Edward Evanko, will present a one-hour program of readings and songs. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Amphitheatre (Room 1124) of Saint Paul University, 223 Main St. Fr. Evanko will read eyewitness accounts of the Famine in English and intersperse them with folk laments from Ukraine. The event is co-sponsored by the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies. Contact: Ron Sorobey (613-230-7495).

WAUPOOS FOUNDATION MEDITERRANEAN NIGHT FUNDRAISER: At the Gallery, 1754 Montreal Road (1 block east of Blair). Friday, Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m. Cost: $30 includes a Mediterranean dinner and entertainment. Tickets available by e-mail: Ellen Azcarraga ([email protected]).

ST. IGNATIUS MARTYR PARISH BAZAAR: Bake table, book sale, gift table, White Elephant table, raffles, fruitcakes by Cistercian Monks. Lunch room. Sat., Nov. 17, 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Plenty of free parking. St. Ignatius Martyr parish, 518 Donald Street. Info: (613-745-3961).

THE ART OF DYING WORKSHOP: Reflect with Cate McBurney, MA Theology and PhD, Ethics on this subject that we all face. Nov 17, 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at St. Joseph Church, 151 Laurier Ave East. Register with Mary (613-233-4095, ext 227). Please bring a snack to share.

CONCERT AT ST. JOSEPHS PARISH: Release of "Illumination", Marc Coderre's inspiring new CD, produced by Armando Prini. Sat., Nov. 17, 8:00 p.m. Other performers: Karen Lahaise, Louise Rathier,and St. Joseph's Choir. Proceeds to the parish Refugee Committee. Info: (www.circlenine.spaces.live.com). Tickets: $10, available at the door.

STE-FAMILLE PARISH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: 152 Glenora Ave. Includes items from Latin America. Sunday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Info: Charlotte (613-569-0449).

WOMEN OF GRACE STUDY GROUP: Information night, Monday, November 19, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., St. Patrick's Basilica (basement). Based on Johnnette Benkovic's book, "Full of Grace," as seen and heard on EWTN. Info: Heather Thompson: (613-748-9081); ([email protected]).

ST. IGNATIUS CWL MONTHLY CARD PARTY: In St. Ignatius parish hall. Tues., Nov. 20, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door. Refreshments served. Free parking. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-744-4889).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Universal Call to Holiness" by Fr Mark Goring CC; Tues., Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m. sharp. Malone's Bar and Grill at Dow's Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive). Every soul is created for an eternal union with God. Ignorance of this reality is nothing short of tragic. Info: (www.ottawa-theologyontap.com).

GREENING OUR HOLIDAYS:Faith & the Common Good (FCG), an interfaith organization that understands the Earth as a sacred gift, sees faith traditions as a key source of wisdom in healing. Share info about current Greening Sacred Space projects; provide ideas for initiating greening projects. Everyone welcome. Tues., Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m. Baháí Centre, 211 McArthur Rd. RSVP John Dorner: (613-738-5025, ext 223).

60TH ANNIVERSARY MARIAN CONGRESS OTTAWA, 1947: Presentation by Robert Choquette, historian. Wed., Nov. 21 (noon hour). University of Ottawa, Simar Pavillion, Room 123. Free.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION WEEKEND: The Marriage Preparation team of the Diocese of Gatineau are using PREP, a program based on research at the University of Denver. Nov. 23, 24 & 25. Info & registration: Angela Davis (613-237-0093); ([email protected]).

EVENING OF EUCHARISTIC PRAISE AND WORSHIP: Organized by The Legion of Mary - Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Presidium. Friday, November 23, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Patricks Church, Fallowfield. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and there will be Benediction. Info: (613-825-9948).

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Hosted by the newly formed St. Lorenzo Ruiz Council of the Knights of Columbus at Assumption Parish. Sunday, November 25, 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall (Cody Street entrance - handicap accessible). Pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice for $4. Tickets: Devon Wadden (613-740-0038).

WAUPOOS FARM CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FUNDRAISER: 2050 Rideau Rd. (at Bowesville). Featuring Avon, Weekender Clothing, Discovery Toys, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Tupperware, Usborne Books at Home, and McEvoy Honey. Tues., Nov. 27, 5:30 p.m. Info: (www.waupoos.com); (613-822-2189). NOTE CORRECTION.

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Join St. Joes Parish for a fund-raising dance for their daily Supper Table. Featuring Bruce and the Burgers for a rock and roll night of dancing, contests and prizes. Sat., Dec. 1. Advance tickets: $20. To purchase tickets: (613-277-2209).

SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY EVENING THEOLOGY COURSES, WINTER 2022: Faith Seeking Understanding, Faith Nurturing Meaning...
THO 3171 Introduction to Pastoral Practice with Luc Tardif, Mon., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., begins Jan. 7;
THO 3164 Jesus the Christ with John van den Hengel, Thurs., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., begins Jan. 10;
THO 2131 General Introduction to Eastern Churches with Andrew Onuferko, Tues., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., begins Jan. 8;
THO 2147 Ethical perspectives, Ethics of Care, Ethics of Justice with Margaret Love, Wed., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., begins Jan. 9;
THO 2189 Introduction to Theology with John Gibaut, Thurs., 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., begins Jan. 10;
THO 2589 Initiation à la théologie avec Denise Desrochers, Lundi, 17h30 - 20h30, débute le 7 janvier;
THO 2569 Catéchétique avec Jean-Marie Debunne, Mardi, 17h30 à 20h30, débute le 8 janvier.
Info: (613-236-1393); ([email protected]).

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY: Join Fr. Paul Nwaeze & Fr. Michael Browning on a religious tour of Italy. May 4 - 15, 2022. General Papal audience, visit to the Vatican museum, the Catacombs, Assisi, Florence, Venice. Space is limited so reserve early. Double rate: $3298/person. Info: Victoria Pusiak, Divine Infant parish (613-824-6822 x 229).

TO GIVE AWAY: ESTEY Piano. Info: Lucie (613-521-3426).

ASSUMPTION PARISH WEBSITE: Please visit (www.assumptionottawa.org).

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