Diocesan News

June 13, 2022

RINGING OF CHURCH BELLS: Archbishop Prendergast has asked that the churches of our diocese ring the bells, as a gesture of solidarity and celebration, on Thursday, July 3, 11:00 a.m. in honour of the 400th Anniversary of the foundation of Quebec, which is the cradle of the Catholic Church in Canada.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: As we announced last week, Mrs. Carol Kuzmochka has submitted her resignation as co-ordinator of adult faith development and leadership formation for the English sector. She is resigning in order to accept the position of Director of the Centre for Ministry Formation at Saint Paul University. We look forward to ongoing collaboration with her in service to our local Church of Ottawa.

CATHOLIC OTTAWA SPRING 2022 NEWSLETTER: Now available in your parish.

FRIDAY FAX: The last Friday Fax before summer will be June 27. The fax will resume on December 29.


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., June 20, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY: This celebration marks the anniversary of the foundation of our Diocese. All are invited to the celebration at Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a welcome of the participants who attended the 49th International Eucharistic Congress as well as a send off for the World Youth Day Pilgrims. Parishes are asked to bring the banner identifying your community and assign two (2) parishioners to carry your banner. Pastors, please encourage parishioners to attend.

END-OF-LIFE ISSUES CONVERSATIONS WITH MARGARET SOMERVILLE: In partnership with Saint Paul University. Two sessions with Margaret Somerville, Ethicist, McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, Montreal. An important opportunity to explore end-of-life issues and to grapple with euthanasia. Session 1, Ethical Distress, Ethical Conflict and Euthanasia by Confusion, Fri., Oct. 17, 7:00 9:00 p.m. (for those involved in health care). Session 2, Dying as The Last Great Act of Living: Keeping the Euthanasia Debate in a Moral Context, Sat., Oct. 18, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon (for the public). Please mark your calendars. More information to follow.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND PARISH GARDENS: Is your parish interested in developing a Memorial Garden or in naturalizing its grounds? Faith & the Common Good presents Gardens in Faith Communities, Thurs., June 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at entrePointe House of Bethany Baptist Church, Baseline Road at 380 Centrepointe. Presenters: Isobel McGregor & Ann Coffey. Includes garden tour. Info: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext 223).


MARYVALE ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: Independent Catholic school offering Montessori pre-school & classical education, Grades 1-8, forming children in the Catholic tradition of spirituality centred in Mass, prayer & sacraments. Open house, June 25, 5:00 9:00 p.m. Info: (www.maryvaleacademy.ca); (613-321-2186).

GREGORIAN CHANT & CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES OPEN HOUSE EVENING: Join Lawrence Harris for an introductory choral singing class. Includes solfège, sight reading and Gregorian chant. Mon., July 7, 8:00 p.m. Free admission. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Info: (613-567-7729).

SUMMER INSTITUTE IN PASTORAL LITURGY, SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY THE PRIMACY OF LITURGY & ITS RELATIONSHIP TO POPULAR DEVOTIONS: Focus session with Rev. Bill Burke. Sat., July 12, 9:30 11:30 a.m. Amphitheatre, Guigues Hall, Saint Paul University, 223 Main St. Info: ([email protected]); (613-236-1393, x 2247).

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: In need of a volunteer to help with general office duties. If you have a few hours a week to donate to help with pro-life work please call Wanda (613-729-0379).

SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: To help as food handlers, gardeners, housekeepers, laundry attendants, servers, and recreational assistants. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and are asked to commit to one shift (4 hrs) per week in one program. Info: (613-789-8210, x228); ([email protected]).

BALDWIN ORGAN: The Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Sisters ("Soeurs franciscaines missionnaires de Marie") have a Baldwin organ with two keyboards for sale (for a reasonable offer). The dimensions are: height 29 inches; width 37 inches; depth 14 inches. For inquiries, please contact Sr. Michelle Guèvremont (613-749-0848).

FRENCH SPEAKING VOLUNTEER DRIVERS: The Sisters of the Visitation are seeking volunteers to drive members of their community to various appointments. Info: (613-729-3537); (613-722-2381).

OTTAWA FOLK FESTIVAL SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Info: Matt (613-230-8234); ([email protected]).

Prayer for our Archbishop
O Lord,
who in order to feed your flock
have set your servant Terrence over it
as a successor to the Apostles,
grant him, we pray,
the spirit of counsel and fortitude,
the spirit of knowledge and reverence,
so that by faithfully governing the people entrusted to him,
he may build up in the world
the sacrament of the Church.
We ask this through
our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.

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