Diocesan News

October 12, 2007


DUC IN ALTUM OTTAWA: Are you a Young Adult between 20 and 35 who feels that God is leading you to something but you are not quite sure what? Then Duc In Altum: Ottawa is for you! This is a program which equips young adults to discern God's direction in their lives. Begins with a retreat weekend in October; continues with Saturday meetings each month from November through April; ends with a final retreat weekend in May. Offered by the Diocesan Youth Office and the Vocations office. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025 ext 231); ([email protected]).

COME AND SEE FOR WOMEN: Are you a young woman interested in discerning a vocation to religious life? If so, you are invited to attend the monthly Come & See for women. St. Theresa parish (Somerset & Cartier), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

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

BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: Workshop/seminar intended for those who have been recently separated or divorced, and deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, on Sat., October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration: ([email protected]).

CREDIT COUNSELING: The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, 7:30 p.m. Next presentation: Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise of Ottawa Credit Counseling Services; No registration required; free. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

RECOVERY & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar. Meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 25 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, facilitates these sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

CHRISTIAN INITIATION FORMATION DAY: The Spirit of the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. Facilitators: Fr. Bosco Wong and Sheila Finnerty, gsic. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration: (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: Relationship with Islam.Film/Panel Discussion/Presenter. Sat., Nov. 10. 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).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Presentation and discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Time for networking and sharing of ideas. Please mark your calendars! More details will follow.

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. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

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. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 1 The Eucharist, Gods gift par excellence, Wed., Oct. 17 at Blessed Sacrament.
Catechesis 2 - The Eucharist, Memorial of the Paschal Mystery, Tues., Nov. 13, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal *
Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
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


VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Oct. 19, 8:30 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy; rosary; Litany of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass, 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE FALL EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP: St. Joseph Parish (151 Laurier Ave. East). Sat., Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Light lunch will be served. Info & RSVP: Larry Martin (613-526-0390); ([email protected]) or Cathy Giulietti (613-738-9644); ([email protected]).

OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER: Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Dr., Greely. Sunday, October 21. 2 sittings: 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. Roast beef dinner with salad, vegetables and dessert. Cost: $12/person; 6-10 yrs/$7; 5 & under/free. Ticket info: (613-821-3434); (613-526-2366).

HOLY NAME OF MARY, CWL ANNUAL FALL TEA & BAZAAR: At the Almonte Civitan Hall. Sat., Oct. 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Looking for a pleasant afternoon country drive to enjoy the fall colours? Everyone welcome! Info: (613-256-1034).

SISTERS OF HOLY CROSS: Invite the people of the diocese of Ottawa, friends, colleagues, former students, to celebrate the beatification of their founder, Blessed Basil Anthony Mary Moreau at 1026 Baseline Road, now Centre Marconi. Sun., Oct. 28, 2:00 4:00 p.m. Info: Sister Jean Goulet, csc (613-225-9814); ([email protected]).

SERENITY RENEWAL FOR FAMILIES ANNUAL DINNER & SILENT AUCTION: A ministry of the Congregation of Notre-Dame to those affected by addictions or addictive behaviours. Sat., Nov. 3 at the Chimo Hotel. Cost: $60 ($25 receipt). Reservations: (613-523-5143).

KAIROS SPIRITUALITY-FOR-SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTRE: Celtic Christianity. Presenter: Anne Kathleen McLaughlin, gsic. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Registration & coffee: 9:00 a.m. Non-refundable fee: $20 by Oct. 29. Bring bag lunch. Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

CHRISTIAN MEDITATION ADVENT RETREAT: Yearning and Longing: Living in Advent Time. Presenter: Reverend Kevin Flynn, Director, Anglican Studies Program, Saint Paul University. Main Chapel, 249 Main St. Sat., Dec. 1, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Bring a lunch. Contact: Anne Louise Mahoney (613-730-2060); ([email protected]).

SONG BOOKS TO GIVE AWAY: Holy is the Lord (pew edition, 137 copies); Glory and Praise (First edition, blue, hard cover, pew edition, 67 copies). Pick-up info: St. Leonard parish (613-692-4254).

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