Diocesan News

March 10, 2006



Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes such hits as Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. Available NOW. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

JOY (Just Ottawa Youth): Licence for Peace: St. George Parish, 415 Piccadilly. March 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Patrice Brodeur, an expert in Globalization and Inter-religious dialogue, will lead the workshop and help build our toolbox for peacemaking. ALL teens (ages 14 and up) are welcome to join us for this exciting evening and its FREE!!! Info: Dave (288-8679) or Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers as they rehearse over the next few months.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Msgr. Pat Powers. Reception of Sacraments. Wed., Mar. 15, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Developing a Liturgical Spirituality. Presenter: Prof. Susan Roll. When we truly celebrate the liturgy, the liturgy itself draws us into a dynamic and powerful shared spirituality that shapes who we are as catholics in the world today. Our session will examine first the structure and design of the Sunday eucharist and how the parts fit together. Then we will unfold some of the principles for liturgy reform to see how the rich vision that Vatican II embodied was rooted in the dignity of the celebrating people themselves. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SEEKING DONATIONS: Gently used clothing, housewares, small appliances (toasters, irons, etc), bed linens. Please help those who need it most. Info: (722-7166 please note correction in phone number) or ([email protected]).

INVITATION TO IRISH MUSIC LOVERS: Enjoy Irish dancing, music, sing along, home-made Irish stew & dessert. Celebrate being Irish or be Irish for the day. St. Brigids Church hall (St. Patrick & Cumberland). Sun., Mar. 12, 11:00 a.m. Cost: $5. All are welcome. Info: Edie Carty (241-5967).

ST. IGNATIUS MARTYR PARISH CWL MONTHLY DESSERT CARD PARTY: St. Ignatius Martyr Church Hall. Tues., Mar. 14, 1:00 p.m. Tickets : $5, available at the door. Refreshments served. Invite friends and form a complete table. Everyone welcome. Info: (745-3961).

13 DAY TOUR OR IRELAND & SCOTLAND: Explore centuries of Celtic culture and tradition. Organized by Fr. Tom Riopelle & Fr. Geoff Kerslake. October 7 - October 19, 2006. Cost: $3,999 includes flight, hotel, 19 meals and admission to all points of interest. Info: Kathy (591-1135). Information night/sign-up: Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 p.m. St. Patricks, Fallowfield, in the Parish Hall. Please bring your passport. A deposit of $250 is required.

CELTIC FOLK AND FAITH EVENING: Featuring local blues artist Joe Crowley and friends. Friday March 17, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. This is a joint venture of Lift Jesus Higher and His Mercy centre. At His Mercy centre, 228 Durocher. Tickets: $10 available at door. Info: Fr Bob Poole (744-8974).

A DAY PILGRIMAGE TO COMBERMERE MADONNA HOUSE: Also visiting St. Ann Parish (1919), Cormac, and St. Mary's Parish, Wilno, the oldest Polish settlement in Canada. Bus loading at St. Edith Stein Parish in Rockland and will pick up in Ottawa if needed. Sat., March 18. Cost: $45 (transportation only). Info & booking: Lynn Leduc (673-4625) or Peggy Doucette (673-4283).

LECTURE ON HIV/AIDS: Lecture in French given by Bertrand Lebouché, o.p. At Dominican College, 96 Empress Ave, St. Albert the Great Hall. Mon., Mar. 20, 7:30 p.m. Info: (233-5696) or (www.collegedominicain.ca).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: The DaVinci Hoax by Fr. Lindsay Harrison. Tues. Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar and Grill at Dows Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive). Info: (445-3054).

WALK FOR WORLD WATER DAY: Through downtown on Wed., Mar 22, 1:00 3:00 p.m. Beginning at 2 locations: Sparks St. at Kent St. or Sacre-Coeur Church on Laurier Ave. (U. of O.). Meet at City Hall at 2:00 p.m. with the Mayor, some City Councillors and Members of Parliament. Wear something blue, bring a noisemaker, a blue helium-filled balloon or a blue streamer to wave on a short stick. Sponsored by Development and Peace and KAIROS. All welcome. Info: Paul Kompass, KAIROS (228-2195); Pauline Leduc, Development & Peace (738-9644).

HOW TO THINK (LIKE CHESTERTON) A CONFERENCE BY DALE AHLQUIST: Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Thurs., Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m. Used book sale, 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments following. Tickets: $5. Availabe from AECDO reps or at the door. Presented by the Dominican University College Students Association. Info: Ryan (230-5421).

CCCB OFFICE FOR JUSTICE, PEACE & MISSIONS TWO POSITIONS TO FILL: Bilingual Senior Advisor and Bilingual Research Analyst. For details and further information, please contact L. Dalpé: fax (241-8117); ([email protected]); or by mail (2500 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa, K1H 2J2). Deadline: March 31, 2006.

MENS BREAKFAST: "Catholic Men without Borders". Speaker: Fr. Peter Wood. St. Patrick's Parish, Fallowfield. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Sat., Apr. 1, Mass at 8:30 a.m. Catered breakfast in the Msgr. Paul Baxter Centre. Tickets: $12.50 Adults, $9.50 -young men (13-20). Info & tickets: John Pruner (825-0853); (jprune[email protected]) or John Da Costa (271-6168); ([email protected]).

WAITING FOR JUSTICE CONCERT: For Maoua Diomande Sanctuary Fund. St. Joseph's Church, 151 Laurier Ave East. Sat., Apr. 1, 7:30 p.m. Hosted by Alex Munter. Tickets (Adults $15, children $5). Tickets available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank St.) or call Maureen Monette (234-5361). Info: (www.st-josephs.ca).

INSPIRATIONAL CATHOLIC MUSIC CONCERT WIITH MARK MALLET: Multiple Covenant Award Singer /Songwriter & Catholic Recording Artist. Fri. Apr. 7, 7:30 p.m., St. Maurice Parish; Sat. Apr.8, 7:30 p.m., Annunciation of the Lord Parish; Sun. Apr. 9, 7:00 p.m., St. Monica's Parish; Mon. Apr. 10, 7:00 p.m., St. Mary's Parish. Tickets: $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Reservations: Maryvale Academy (321-2186). Info: (www.maryvaleacademy.ca).

LIVING WITH LOSS- HEALING WITH HOPE: A workshop for clergy, pastoral care workers, and family members. Keynote speaker: Dr. Earl A. Grollman. Saint Paul University. Wed., May 3, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Registration fee: $25 incl. lunch. Info: First Baptist Church (234-3261).

24 HOUR VOCATION SESSION WITH DAUGHTERS OF WISDOM: Takes place in Ottawa on May 6, 2:00 p.m. May 7, 1:00 p.m. For young women, ages 18 35. Info: Sr. Jeannine Mayer (746-4340) or ([email protected]).

HUMANAE VITAE 2006 CONFERENCE: A New Beginning - Towards a Culture of Life and away from the culture of contraception. May 12-14, Lansdowne Park (Salons). Feature Speakers: Michael Coren & Janet Smith. Register Today! Call (226-9457). Info: (www.therosarium.ca).

THREE DAY CONFERENCE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF HENRI NOUWENS DEATH: Turning the Wheel Henri Nouwen and Our Search for God. University of St. Michaels College, Toronto. May 18 20, 2006. Further info: (www.utoronto.ca/stmikes/nouwen/conference/). Deadline for registration with guaranteed accommodation: March 31.

3-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO CAP DE LA MADELEINE, QUÉBEC CITY & STE ANNE DE BEAUPRÉ: With Fr. Tim McCauley, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Russell. May 22-24. Guided tours, luxury air-conditioned coach; first class hotel, 2 breakfasts & 1 three course evening meal included. BOOK NOW-seats are limited. Info: (445-3054); ([email protected]); website (www.olmm.ca).

ORGANIST/PIANIST/CANTOR SEEKING EMPLOYMENT: Person seeking employment as an organist/pianist/cantor for Masses, funerals and weddings. Thirty-five years of experience. Info: (761-9331). Thank you.

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