Diocesan News

May 12, 2006

ST. BRIGID PARISH: The Press Release concerning Archbishop Gervais letter to the parishioners of St. Brigids Parish (Ottawa), announcing changes to the parish, is available on the Diocesan website www.CatholicOttawa.ca; go to Communications/Press Releases.

FEAST OF THE VISITATION: Archbishop Marcel Gervais presiding. Pro-life groups are special guests at this Mass. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please join us!


WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE? Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise & Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Linda or Ted (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 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).

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., May 19. Info: English Pastoral Services (738-5025).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., May 24, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).


ST. PHILIPS GARAGE SALE: St. Philips CWL will be holding a Garage Sale on Sat., May 13 at St. Philips Parish Hall, Richmond. Info: (838-2314).

ST. PHILIPS MOTHERS DAY BREAKFAST: Hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Sun., May 14, 8:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Menu includes: bacon, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, baked beans, toast, fruit, coffee/tea and orange juice. Cost: Adult (+14) $7, Youth (ages 6 -13) $4, Family $25. Info: Bill Flynn (838-4098).

WALK FOR THE POOR: Annual Pilgrimage to the Holy Sites of Ottawa on June 4, 1:00 6:00 p.m. starting at Holy Cross Church and ending at Notre Dame Cathedral. Info: (445-3054) or (731-7834).

HOLY REDEEMER 11:00 AM CHOIR CONCERT: In celebration of parish 25th anniversary. Contemporary spiritual music and well known popular pieces. Fri., May 26, 7:30 p.m., Holy Redeemer Church, Kanata. Free will offering.

Also seeking former Holy Redeemer music ministry folks to join in the music for the anniversary Mass, Sun., June 18, 11:00 a.m. Practices on June 8 & 15, 7:30 p.m. Sign up: Marlene vanHasselt-Gorski (948-6290 wk) or (836-5713 hm); Peggy Ballotta (836-6960).

FORMER ST.BASIL PARISHIONERS: Come and celebrate St. Basil's Parish 50th Jubilee with a Gala Dinner and Dance. Fri., June 9 at Algonquin College. Advance tickets $50/person. Tables of 8 can be pre-arranged. Tickets: St. Basil's Parish Office (729-5149 ext. 10) or after all weekend Masses (Sat., 5:00 p.m.; Sun., 9:00 & 11:00 a.m.).

St. Anthony's Feast Day celebrations: Weekend of June 10 -11. Music, dancing & food. Annual open air Mass, Sun., June 11, 10:30 a.m., procession following. Knights of Columbus will tend to the porchetta & sausage and St. Anthony's Ladies Aid will serve pasta, Sat. & Sun., 6:00 9:00 p.m. & Sun, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m. Info: (526-4315)

ST. CLARES MISSION CEMETERY BLESSING: The annual cemetery blessing will take place at St. Clares following the Sunday, June 11, 9:00 a.m. Mass. Reception to follow in the parish hall. Info: (838-2314).

MYSTERY DINNER THEATRE: St. Philips Parish will be hosting a Mystery Dinner Theatre on Friday, June 16 & Saturday, June 17, 5.30 p.m. in the parish hall. Please join us for a wonderful dinner and great entertainment. Tickets: $25. Info: Brian McSheffrey (489-3448).

13 DAY PILGRIMAGE: To Lourdes, Fatima with Barcelona & Paris. October 2006 with Fr. J. Muldoon, Good Shepherd Parish. Info: (824- 4394).

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Spiritual Care Services, Saint Vincent Hospital is seeking porters to take wheelchair patients from their room to 10:30 Mass each Sunday and return the patients to their room following. Good physical condition is required. Contact: Volunteer Resources (233-4041 ext. 2748). Info: Rebekah Pinto (233-4041, ext. 3033).

SECRETARIAL/CLERICAL VOLUNTEER AVAILABLE: For parish or charitable organization. In South Keys area or within easy commute by bus. Available Tuesdays & Thursdays. Contact: Mary OBrien (523-2407).

DISTANCE EDUCATION: For those who may not be able to attend the adult faith development opportunities being offered here in the diocese, or to take courses on-site at Saint Paul University, Distance Education may be helpful: St. Francis Xavier University Ministry Programs. Diploma/Certificate in Lay Ministry; Certificate in Spirituality; Come Let Us Worship. Info: (1-877-867-5562) or (www.stfx.ca/continuinged/Ministry.html).

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