Diocesan News

February 10, 2006

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Parishes whose parishioners will attend this Rite at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m., please return the completed form by fax (738-0130) before Thurs., Feb. 23. Thank you!

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Thurs., Feb. 16 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend and stay for lunch.


SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest speaker: Fr. Frank Morrissey on Declarations of Nullity. Wed., Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

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., Feb. 17. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? What does it Mean to be People of the Word? Part 2, An Introduction to the New Testament. Presenter: Maureen Duffy, PhD, sessional professor at Saint Paul University. Sat., Feb. 18. 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]) or (X 217).


TAIZÉ WEEKEND OF PRAYER: On February 24-25-26, a brother from the ecumenical community of Taizé will be at Saint-Paul University to lead a weekend of prayer, sharing and fellowship. Taizé is renowned worldwide for the beauty of its songs and for its work with youth, promoting peace and unity. All prayers are opened to the public. Info or registration: (www.taizeottawa.ca) or (241-7515).

JUST OTTAWA YOUTH (JOY): Next gathering is Feb. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Basil's Church. Theme: License for Peace: Building the Toolbox. All Ottawa youth (grade 9-12), University students, and friends are welcome to check this out. Contact: Dave Perry (288-8679) or ([email protected]).


VALENTINES DESSERT CARD PARTY: St. Ignatius Martyr Parish, in the Church hall. Sun., Feb. 12, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door. Refreshments served. Invite your friends and form a complete table. Everyone welcome. Info: (745-3961). *Note: this event replaces regular Tuesday card party for the month of February.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Are We Raising Our Kids Catholic? by Gerry Kupferschmidt. Tues. Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar and Grill at Dows Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive). Info: (445-3054).

CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN OUTREACH FUNDRAISER DINNER: Meet the Movement. Speaker: Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., CEO, WYD Toronto and Salt & Light TV on the signs of hope that are seen today in college-aged youth. Blessed Sacrament parish hall, 6:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 25. Info & reservations: Andre Regnier (834-3756) or ([email protected]).

PART-TIME OFFICE POSITION (SHARED): St. John the Apostle Parish seeking secretarial support in the parish office; 13 hrs./wk. The applicant should be a non-parishioner, an independent worker with strong skills and experience in office procedures, familiarity with typical office equipment, and strong computer skills. Diocesan or parish-based experience an asset. Submit resume by Feb. 27 to 2340 Baseline Rd, K2C 0C9; fax (829-2931); ([email protected]). Only applicants selected for an interview will be acknowledged.

RECITAL BY OTTAWA ORGANIST KAREN HOLMES: At Église-Sainte-Anne (Old St. Patrick¹s Street), Fri., March 3, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $18 at the door ($14 seniors; $10 students). Info: Karen Holmes (728-8041); Gilles Leclerc (798-0264); (www.rcco-ottawa.ca).

THE SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY: Founder of the WYD Choir 2002. Hear the magnificent voices of the Sacred Music Societys Sparrows Children's Choir; one hundred children's voices.Our Lady of Fatima Church, Fri., Mar. 3, 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10. Tickets at the door limited seating. Reservations: (321-2186). Sponsored by Maryvale Academy.

LENTEN RETREAT: The Spirituality of the Paschal Mystery. Presenter: Rosemary OToole, CSJ and The Upper Room spiritual directors. St. Monicas Parish. Sat., Mar. 4, 9:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Fee: $10 (incl. lunch). Registration: (727-1067).

FISH & CHIP SUPPER: Fundraising event for Resurrection parish, Building Fund. Sat., March 11, 6:00 p.m. At Resurrection Parish. The supper will be followed by entertainment by the "Brigadoons". Tickets: $12. Info: Patrick Kelly (733-8247).

OPEN HOUSE WINTER CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES WITH LAWRENCE HARRIS: Enjoy a lively hour of music-making; sight-reading, vocal exercises, part-singing, and Gregorian chant. Monday March 13, 7:00 p.m. Dominican University College, Room 102, 96 Empress Ave. Free admission. Bring friends! Info: (567-7729).

3-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO CAP DE LA MADELEINE, QUÉBEC CITY & STE ANNE DE BEAUPRÉ: May 22-24 with Fr. Tim McCauley, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Russell. Info: (445-3054); ([email protected]).

CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER: Tapestry House. Education, Support Services, Day Respite, Group Retreats. 271 Stewart Street, Ottawa. Info: (562-9628); ([email protected]); (www.tapestryhouse.ca).

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