Diocesan News

January 12, 2007


Ministry to Separated & Divorced Catholics Recovery & Growth Groups: On eight consecutive Thursday nights commencing January 18. For those who have completed the Beginning Again Seminar and wish to continue their growth process. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext 222); ([email protected]).

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come and See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer and discussion. Next meeting on Fri., Jan. 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

SOLEMN VESPERS CELEBRATION WITH THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY: Archbishop Gervais has invited our brothers and sisters from the various Orthodox communities to a solemn celebration of Vespers on Sun., Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. All are cordially invited to attend.

DECLARATIONS OF NULLITY: What are they? How can I obtain one? This is a subject of many Catholic myths. Want to learn more? Come to a presentation by Fr. Frank Morrisey at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Wed., January 24, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext 222); ([email protected]).

Permanent Diaconate Formation Program INFORMATION DAY: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Room 112. Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 X 228).

WORKSHOP ON A COMPANION TO THE CBW III: GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL MUSIC: Facilitated by Heather Reid. Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. To register: Annmarie (613-738-5025 ext. 217).

SEMINARY DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: At St. Decemberines Seminary on February 2 - 4. For single men who are considering a vocation to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as People Called to Ecumenism? Presenters: Prof Catherine Clifford, Saint Paul University.Sat., Feb. 3. 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).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Friday evening, 7:00 9:00 p.m., & Sat., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., May 18 & 19. Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: For those recently separated or divorced. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fee: $40. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR MEN, AGES 16-35: On the call to marriage or priesthood/religious life, organized by the Archdiocese, Sat., Feb. 24. Notre Dame de la Rouge Retreat Centre. Registration: Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).


Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training, youth movements, crazy captions and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).

ATTENTION ALL YOUNG ADULTS (18 and up): Retreat at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Thurs., Jan. 18, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Theme: "Habit of Love". Features great talks, music, small group discussion. Facilitated by NET. Donations appreciated. To attend or for further info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022 AUSTRALIA: G'day Mate! In July 2022, World Youth Day is in Sydney Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to travel on a pilgrimage with other youth/young adults from Ottawa to an international gathering of young Catholics from around the world. If you are 16 to 35 and are interested in possibly going, then join our "Interest Meeting" on Wed., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Pl). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


ST. IGNATIUS C.W.L. CARD PARY: In the parish hall at St. Ignatius. Tues., Jan. 16, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5.

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Dinner and jazz nights at the National Press Club. Thurs., Jan. 18 & 25, 5:30 8:00 p.m. Buffet: $10. Please reserve: (613-747-6576).

MADONNA DELLA RISURREZIONE PARISH ANNOUNCES 22ND EDITION OF FESTA DELLE COPPIE: Dinner Dance with the Sway Orchestra at Centurion Center, 170 Colonnade Rd. Sat., Jan. 27. For traditional couples incl. all couples celebrating their marriage in the parish in 2007. Cost: $40/person. Reservations: (613-723-4657).

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin - Part Two: Come and explore the thought of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Presenter: Heather Eaton, Saint Paul University. Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Non-refundable registration fee of $15 by Jan. 22. KAIROS Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave. Rm. #306. (613-236-6557).

YOUNG ADULT CATHOLICS (YAC): If you are single (or married) in your 20s or 30s come for food, fellowship and faith in a casual setting. Bring your friends. Sunday, Feb. 4, 12:00 noon at The Royal Oak (corner of Gloucester and Bank). Contact: Isabelle Utovac (613-255-0457) or ([email protected]).

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville church. Sun., Feb. 11, 5:00 p.m. Organized by Daughters of Isabella #1379. Cost: adults $7; children (5 12 yrs) $4. Info: Aline (613-749-9047); Yvette (613-744-4057).

OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT: Benefit for clean water in Kumbo, Cameroon, Africa. Guest speaker Cathy Molloy, CND from Kumbo. Sun., Feb. 11, 12:00 noon. St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood. Tickets: $25 adults, $15 children available from Alana Verge (613-738-0877) or Carmel Horan (613-737-3681). Info: (www.okcleanwaterproject.org).

ST. GEORGES ANNUAL GALA DINNER & DANCE: St. Anthonys Soccer Club and Banquet Hall, Sat., Feb. 17. Silent Auction & Art Exhibit and Sale, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Meal & dance follow. Tickets: $50/person. All proceeds for the Capital Fundraising Campaign. Info: Georges Bouliane (613-729-0205). Tickets at St. George School & rectory.

VOLUNTEER EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED: Requested by Spiritual Care Services at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. The commitment would be Monday to Friday mornings (one or more) or Sundays. The greatest need is for Thursday mornings. Contact: Suzane (613-761-4587) or ([email protected]).

TO DONATE: Carved crucifix made in Oberammergau (Germany). The cross is 35½ x 17½ inches and the corpus 16¾ x 16½ inches. For more information please contact Fr. Jean-Marc Gagné (613-744-1528).


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