Diocesan News

January 11, 2022

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Catherine Mary Langill, sister of Rev. Aelred Daley, who assists at St. Theresa parish. Mrs. Langill died January 5, 2022 and the funeral was held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Keswick, Ontario on January 7. Please remember her and her family in your prayers.

HOMELANDS MASS: Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Jan. 13, 2:30 p.m. All cultural communities have been invited to attend as well as those from various cultural backgrounds who have integrated our English and French parishes. What a great occasion for all of us to gather and adore Him who has come to gather all nations into one people!


SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: Jan 16 & 30, March 15 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21.

ALTERNATE DISPUTE RESOLUTION TOOLS IN FAMILY LAW: Why You Should Choose Mediation or Collaborative Family Law to resolve Your Family Law Issues. A presentation by Raquel Beesley on January 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sponsored by the Ministry for Separated and Divorced Catholics. Open to all. Info: ([email protected]).

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: All-day workshop/seminar at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., March 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

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. Mar 14/15. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) no later than April 1, 2022. The Pastoral Services Office will forward all the provided information to Msgr. Patrick Powers, Pastor at Notre Dame Parish.

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. as follows:

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


CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF PRAYER: January 18 25, 2022 marks 100 years since the Society of the Atonement began praying for Christian unity during the first Church Unity Octave. In honor of the centenary, the Society of the Atonement is sponsoring events to promote Christian unity and sharing their successful experiences in the ecumenical movement. Throughout 2022, join Christians everywhere in praying "that they may all be one" joining our prayer with that of the Lord Jesus Christ. To commemorate this historical event, the Friars and Sisters have created a special edition of their newsletter dedicated to the 2022 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Graymoor Today, Week of Prayer 2022 Special Edition PDF

KITCHEN TABLE THEOLOGY LIVING THE QUESTIONS: Continuing the DVD series Living the Questions. Free babysitting services available. Pre-registration is necessary. Wednesday mornings, Jan. 16 & 23, Feb. 20 & 27, Mar. 19 & 26, Apr. 16 & 23, May 21 & 28, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/session. KAIROS Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

ST. DecemberINE PARISH MENS BREAKFAST: Continental breakfast. Speaker: Jim Meuse on A Worker in the Vineyard. Sat., Jan. 19, 8:00 10:00 am. St. Decemberine Church, 1060 Baseline (please use east side-entrance). Tickets: $4 at the door. Info & RSVP: Tom Gleeson (613-225-4350); ([email protected]).

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE SHARE LENT CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP: Yes, Lent is just around the corner!!! Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Light lunch served. Info or to RSVP: Larry Martin (613-526-0390); ([email protected]) or Cathy Giulietti (613-738-9644); ([email protected]).

ECUMENICAL WORKSHOP: Finding the Voice of Faith in the Public Square. Guest: Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, general secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches. United Church Regional Center, 6 Epworth Ave, Nepean. Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration fee: $20. Info: (613-225-5318, ext 10). Sponsored by the Christian Council of the Capital Area.

KAIROS ENCOUNTERS CIRCLES OF TRANSFORMATION: Listen to some leading visionaries in conversation. Saturday mornings, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 15, Apr. 19, May 24, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/session. KAIROS, Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES WITH LAWRENCE HARRIS OPEN HOUSE: Sun., Jan. 20, 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Introductory choral singing class; find out about our winter classes and events. Admission free. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Includes solfège, sight reading, Gregorian chant. Info: (613-567-7729).

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: January 2027, 2022. Theme: « Pray without ceasing » (1Thess 5 ;17). Ecumenical Service of Prayer sponsored by the Christian Council of the Capital Area: Sun., Jan. 20, 3:00 p.m. Saint Bartholomews Anglican Church, 125 MacKay St. Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, Canadian Council of Churches. All are welcome.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "Relativism, Morality, and Natural Law" by Michael Schintgen, Professor of Philosophy, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy, Tues., Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m. Malone's Bar and Grill, Dow's Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Dr). Info: (www.ottawa-theologyontap.com).

ST. IGNATIUS C.W.L. MONTHLY CARD PARTY: In the parish hall. Tues., Jan. 29, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5, available at the door. Refreshments served. A pleasant afternoon of friendship. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-744-4889).

A PILGRIMAGE ON FOOT - WHY NOT! Ottawa to Montréal, a 12 day journey, departures from May 25 - June 23. Le Chemin des Sanctuaires : Outaouais-Montréal is having an info gathering on Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m. at the Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf Community Centre, 1367 St-Louis, Gatineau. Info: (www.sanctuaires.ca); (819-777-6023).

SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE CELEBRATE 25TH YEAR OF SERVING THE POOR: Festive Wine & Cheese followed by a traditional spaghetti dinner. Thurs., Feb. 7, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please, come join us all as we pay tribute to all who have helped us in service. St. Brigids Centre for the Arts and Humanities, 179 Murray Street.

MEDITATION - A PATH OF SILENCE: The Ottawa Christian Meditation Community presents a silent weekend retreat with Michel Legault. Feb. 8 - 10. Maison Notre-Dame-de-la-Providence, 1754 St. Joseph Blvd, Orleans. Cost: $140. Registration deadline: Jan. 28. Info: Laurie Grice (613-836-6553); ([email protected]); (www.meditatio.ca).

ST. GEORGES PARISH 2ND ANNUAL GALA DINNER/DANCE: Sat., Feb. 16, at St. Anthony Soccer Club. Tickets: $50. Includes live music, silent auction and four course meal. Tickets sell fast, so reserve now by calling Georges Bouliane (613-724-0086); (georges.boulia[email protected]); Judy, Parish Office (613-728-0201, a.m. only).

CARIBBEAN STYLE DINNER & DANCE AT ST. PHILIP'S, RICHMOND: Offered by the St Philips Knights of Columbus. Roast pork, Cajun chicken, baked beans, Caribbean style rice, to give you the taste of the Caribbean. Feb. 2, cocktails 6:00 p.m., dinner 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $20. Reservations: Donna Flynn (613-838-4098); Mark McGuire (613-838-8383). Tickets sales at the door will depend on availability.

MARRIED COUPLES: Give each other the gift of time together and rediscover the depth of your love through a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next weekend in the Ottawa area: Feb. 29 Mar. 2, 2022. Info: Louise & Tim (613-834-8348) by Feb. 8. Worldwide Marriage Encounter (http://www.wwmecanada.org/).

BECOME A PROVIDER OF THE CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM: A Provider Education Program is coming to Galilee Centre, Arnprior. 2 phases: March 1-8 & September 8-13. Accredited by the American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals, the program is designed to professionally train providers of the Creighton Model FertilityCare System. CEUs are available for nurses. Contact: Margaret Howard, Program Director (402-991-3145); (402-320-9268); ([email protected]).

EAST COAST NEWFOUNDLAND & ST. PIERRE TOUR WITH FR. BILL PENNEY: 9 days, June 29 July 7, 2022. Please call Fr. Bill after 6:00 p.m. (613-795-8443) or Debbie (613-257-4111).

GENERAL HOSPITAL SEEKING EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: The Spiritual Care Services Department of the General Campus (Smyth Road) is looking for Eucharistic Ministers. Letter of recommendation from your Priest required. Info: Suzane (613-737-8126); (613-761-4587); (spiritual[email protected]). We look forward to hearing from you!

HELP WITH NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING RESEARCH? Achieving Pregnancy Naturally Project. Have you had a previous successful pregnancy? Planning to get pregnant again soon? Interested in learning about your fertility? The purpose of this project is to see if couples become pregnant as easily using the Billings Ovulation method compared to using a fertility monitor. Interested? (613-562-4262 ext. 1398). Research supported by the Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and approved by the Research Ethics Board.

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