Diocesan News

April 13, 2007


ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as Christians and Muslims called to be builders of peace. Presenter: Prof Fabrice Blée, Saint Paul University. Panelists: Ms. Noha Beshor, Mr. Carl Hétu, Sr. M. Jean Goulet, Dr. Aisha Sherazi. .Sat., April 14. 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).

ACHIEVE SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN TIMES OF ADVERSITY: For Separated and Divorced Catholics. Speaker: Deacon Paul Coderre. Wed., April 18, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. No registration required; free session. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]). All are welcome.

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. The next meeting is on Fri., Apr. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS (Sun., April 29): Our liturgy today will remind us of the need for and our duty to work and pray for generous young people to shepherd Gods people.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 6, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 27. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

DIOCESAN FEAST CELEBRATION OF ARCHBISHOP GERVAIS EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please note the change of date and plan to attend.

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Info on parish ministries, diocesan events, training, etc. (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).


FORUM ON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS AND THEIR FUTURE: Led by Nickie Levesque, chaplain of St. Pat's High School. An opportunity to voice concerns, ask questions, and hear the views of concerned Catholics. A synthesis of the responses and comments will be forwarded to the school board. Wed. April 18, 7:00 p.m., Resurrection of Our Lord parish. Info: (613-733-4661).

CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE SPRING SALE: Garage sale, plants and home baked treats. Sat., April 21, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. St. Bonaventure Church (basement), 1359 Chatelain Ave (Kirkwood). Info: (613-728-1268).

AUTHORS SPEAK ON FAMILY, MARRIAGE & PARENTING: Good Families Dont Just Happen. Sat., April 21, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at The Chamber, Ben Franklin Place, Centrepointe. Speakers: Dr. Joseph Garcia-Prats & Catherine Garcia-Prats. Info: (www.garcia-prats.com). Tickets: Gillian Roussy (819- 770-3578); ([email protected]).

ACTION LIFE WORKSHOP: On Stem Cell Research, Euthanasia and Abortion. Presenters from Action Life. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (St. Laurent, north of Montreal Rd). Wed., Apr. 25, 7:00 p.m. Info: (613-744-2871).

WOMEN'S HEALTH SEMINAR: Dr. Chris Kahlenborn, author of a study analyzing the link between breast cancer and the Pill, will discuss his recent findings, published in the peer-reviewed Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Wed., April 25, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. on Parliament Hill, and on Thurs., April 26, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Laurentian Leadership Centre, 252 Metcalfe St. Seminars are free. Info: ([email protected]); (www.imfcanada.org). Open to everyone.

RUMMAGE SALE: Resurrection Church, 1940 Saunderson Drive. Saturday, April 28, 2007, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All proceeds to support SOCIAL ACTION in our community. Info: (613-733-4661).

WAUPOOS FOUNDATION BENEFICIARY OF BON APPETIT: For more info & to purchase tickets: (www.bonappetitottawa.ca). Event happens Tuesday, May 1.

PLAY HONOURING YOUNG MEN WHO WENT TO WAR: The Boys of St. Pats. An original play based on the boys of St. Patricks High School who went off to war between 1939 1945. Presented by the St. Pats Drama Club. May 2, 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m. Students & Seniors $5; Adults $6. Veterans & spouses admitted free; contact Mrs. M Johnson, St. Patricks High School (613-733-0501).

WOMEN OF PEACE IN OUR SCRIPTURES AND HISTORIES ISLAM, JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY: An evening of reflection and sharing. Speakers: Shelina Merani, co-ordinator of Muslim Presence in Ottawa; Deborah Gorham, Professor at Carleton University; Dolores Hall, D.M., Christian Spirituality. St Basils Church, May 3, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Free will offering for Les Artisanes de la Paix / Women for Peace. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS FOUNDATION DAY: Mass on Fri. May 4, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church (reception to follow in the parish hall). Archbishop Marcel Gervais is the special guest, as the CCs honour him for the instrumental role he played in their development as a new Society of Apostolic Life. Everyone is welcome! Info: (613-728-9811).

WAUPOOS ANNUAL SPRING CLEANING DAY: Followed by mass and potluck supper. Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Located at 2050 Rideau Rd behind the Ottawa Airport (at Bowesville). Info: (www.waupoos.com).

GIGANTIC YARD SALE & BBQ: St. Clement Church, Saturday, May 5, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. (Corner of Russell and Mann). Info: (613-565-9656).

WAUPOOS ANNUAL NITE AT THE RACES: Buy tickets, donate a silent auction item and/or advertise your business in the race program. Thursday, May 17. Info: (613-822-2189); (www.waupoos.com).

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