Diocesan News

April 11, 2022

COLLECTION FOR VOCATIONS: April 12 13, 2022, Good Shepherd Sunday. Thank you for your continuing spiritual and financial support of vocations to the priesthood. We presently have four seminarians at St. Decemberines Seminary. One of our seminarians, Jonathan Blake, will be ordained to the diaconate by Archbishop Prendergast on Thurs., May 1, 7:00 p.m. at Saint-Joseph parish, Orleans. All are welcome.

NATIONAL SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR 2022 INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: To take place the weekend of May 24-25, 2022, The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, two weeks before the start of the Eucharist Congress.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK: Sunday, April 27 to Friday, May 2. A Catholic High School student representative from one of your schools will be contacting your parish to request that they read a short piece about Catholic Education Week at each of your weekend Masses. Please welcome these student representatives.

ARCHBISHOP VISITS HIGH SCHOOLS: Archbishop Prendergast, accompanied by Fr. Joseph Muldoon, has been visiting students in our local Catholic High Schools including All Saints, St. Mark, St. Peter, Immaculata, St. Pius X and St. Thomas Aquinas, Russell. Upcoming visits include Lester B. Pearson (April 17); Holy Trinity (May 1); Mother Theresa (May 15); Notre-Dame (May 22); Sacred Heart (May 28). Pastors are welcome to attend.

VOCATION TALKS IN SCHOOLS: The last week of April (21st 25th) has 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: Rev. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Vocation prayer cards for handout are available at the Diocese (ext. 217).


SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: April 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: 7:00 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

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. Isidore.

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., April 18, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as People of the Word? The Sunday Lectionary. Presenter: Prof. Norman Bonneau. Sat., April 19. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: Please include the name of your parish; ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

LAST REMINDER - ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 15, 20, 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 4, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 25. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 217). Priests are welcome to concelebrate with Archbishop Prendergast.

PASTORAL DAY: Please invite one or two people from your parish to accompany you to the upcoming Pastoral Day on Wed., May 14. Please RSVP for lunch by Fri., May 9 to (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).


BELLA THE MOVIE: Winner of The Peoples Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival. Support films with a strong message of family values, uncompromising faithfulness, forgiveness and hope. Opens this weekend at Empire World Exchange Centre 7, 111 Albert Street, 3rd Floor on April 11.

A GRANDMOTHERS TRIBE DOCUMENTARY: To raise funds and awareness in support of grandmothers and orphans in Africa living with the AIDS pandemic. Speaker: Elaine Munro. April 21, 7:00 p.m. All Saints High School, 5115 Kanata Ave. Tickets: $10 donation min. Info: ([email protected]); Kathy Hall (613-225-6314).

FAMILIES TODAY - RESILIENCE & SPIRITUALITY: Free Public Lecture. Fri., May 2, 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Amphitheatre 1124, Saint Paul University. Froma Walsh, PhD is an internationally renowned expert on resilience and spirituality in families. Info: Professor Martin Rovers (613-236-1393, ext. 2301).

RUMMAGE SALE: Resurrection Church, 1940 Saunderson Dr. Sat., May 3, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All proceeds to support social action in our community. Info: ([email protected]); (613-733-4661).

GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE: Baking and BBQ, Sat., May 3, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. St. Clement Church (Russell & Mann Avenue). Info: (613-738-1066).

BENEFIT CONCERT: Just Let Me Sing. Holy Redeemer church choir, in the church on Sat., May 3, 7:30 p.m. The four-part, 38-member choir will perform traditional and contemporary church music along with just plain fun secular pieces for the entire family. Free-will offering; proceeds to Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre. Info: Lee (613-220-0341).

SEEKING BOOK THOSE MYSTERIOUS PRIESTS BY BISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN: Contact English Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

SEEKING YOUTH COORDINATOR: Divine Infant Parish, Orleans, seeks a full-time youth coordinator to begin in July. This will begin as a one-year contract position with a competitive salary based on experience and training. Further details will be found at (www.divineinfant.on.ca) or from the parish office (613-824-6822).


Fourth Sunday of Easter April 13, 2022 - World Day of Prayer for Vocations
For an increase in vocations to the priesthood, especially for our diocese, that God will raise up good shepherds in our midst, we pray to the Lord.

Fifth Sunday of Easter April 20, 2022
That all of the baptized recognize their calling to be a chosen race, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation, we pray to the Lord.

Sixth Sunday of Easter April 27, 2022
For a growing conviction among our young people that they are loved by our Heavenly Father and that Jesus will manifest Himself to them through their vocations, we pray to the Lord.

Seventh Sunday of Easter May 4, 2022
That seated at the right hand of His Father in heaven, the Lord will generously share His spirit of wisdom with all those now discerning their vocation and open their eyes of the hearts in faithfulness, we pray to the Lord.

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