Diocesan News

March 14, 2022

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Walter McEvoy, brother of Rev. Francis McEvoy and Sr. Alice McEvoy, gsic. Walter McEvoy died on Tues., March 11, in his 75th year. Visitation at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank, Thurs., 2:00 4:00 & 7:00 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass, Fri., 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Church.Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE COLLECTION: Due to the storm last weekend, you are again reminded to support the collection for Development & Peace. Thank you for your commitment to others in need.

GOOD FRIDAY COLLECTION: Please remember to support the Good Friday (March 21) special collection for the Holy Land in support of future priests, the works of the Holy Land and the upkeep of the Holy Sites.


LENTEN SCRIPTURE REFLECTION FROM ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST: Reflection on Sunday scripture available on diocesan website (www.catholicottawa.ca) on Saturday (link is in the text of the announcement).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: 7:00 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

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. Isidore.

FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will preside at a Celebration of the Feast of St. Joseph, Sat., Mar. 15, 10:00 a.m., Notre Dame Cathedral. St. Joseph is principal patron of the Archdiocese. Info: (613-241-7496).

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: March 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

GOOD FRIDAY WAY OF THE CROSS: Through the streets of downtown Ottawa. Procession, prayer, meditation and song. Led by Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Begins 9:30 a.m., Friday, March 21 at St Patricks Basilica. Arrival at Notre-Dame Cathedral at 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by Communion and Liberation. Info: (613-241-7496).

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., March 28, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Please note change of date.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as People of the Word? An introduction to Scripture. Presenter: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Sat., Mar. 29. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: Please include the name of your parish; ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

NEOPHYTE MASS: Please join with our diocesan community in a special celebration welcoming those who have been fully initiated at the Easter Vigil. This Mass for the Neophytes will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Neophytes (newly baptized), please wear your white robes to this celebration.

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: For those who have been widowed, or have been divorced and have been granted a Declaration of Nullity. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Friday evening, April 11 & all day Sat., April 12. Info & to register: Deacon Paul Coderre ([email protected]).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 15, 20, 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 4, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 25. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

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. May 9/10. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) before April 1, 2022.


TO ALL IN THE DIOCESE: Miriam Centre is there to help whenever you encounter a person who is hurting after an abortion or who is considering abortion. Abortion can devastate and traumatize a woman, yet there is hope for healing and for some peace. Please do not hesitate to refer to us anyone who may be in need. Info: (613-830-8623).

PUBLIC WAY OF THE CROSS/CHEMIN DE CROIX PUBLIQUE: Rockland, from St. Edith Stein Parish to La Paroisse Très Sainte Trinité. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Good Friday, Mar. 21. Begin at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary, 9:30 a.m. Bilingual ecumenical service. Refreshments follow. Info: ([email protected]); (613-835-2907).

TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS FOR EARTH HOUR: Deliver a message about the need for action on global warming. Encourage others to take simple steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Join other cities around the world, Sat., March 29, 8:00 9:00 p.m. Register: (www.earthhour.org). Info: Mary Murphy, St. Josephs (613-233-4095, ext. 227).

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: With Fr. Dan Dubroy. Sunday, March 30, 2:30 4:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Parish, 685 Walkley Rd. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession (for 1 hour) and at 3:00 p.m. the Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed with silent Adoration and Benediction. All are welcome. Info: (613-731-7834).

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: St. Marys Church. Includes Exposition, Benediction, the Chaplet in song, confessions and more. Sun., March 30, 2:30 4:30 p.m. Info: (613-728-9811).

PROCLAMATION: The public reading aloud of the entire Bible over a ten-day period, for fourteen hours a day. Sponsored by the Canadian Bible Society. Participation of all Christians is welcome. Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street. April 3 13, 7:30 a.m. 11:00 p.m. Info: ([email protected]); (613-236-3910).

ANNUAL DESSERT & CARD PARTY: Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord CWL. Sat., April 5, 1:00 4:00 p.m. in the Annunciation of the Lord parish hall, 2414 Ogilvie Rd. Super prizes, sumptuous desserts. Lots of parking. Cost: $5 per person. Tickets: Annie Provick (613-834-5979).

RETREAT FOR SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: The Archdiocese of Kingston is sponsoring a retreat for separated and divorced people. Friday evening & Saturday, May 2 & 3. Cost: $85. Retreat held at the Providence Spirituality Centre. Info: Sr. Lucy Kearney ([email protected]).

LIFECANADA SEEKING EXPERIENCED OFFICE MANAGER: To fill a part time position in the Ottawa office. Computer skills required include database management, Excel, and Quickbooks or similar accounting software. Please send inquiries to: ([email protected]).

LIFT JESUS HIGHER: Looking for a monstrance. Contact Fr Bob Poole: (613-744-8974).

SAINT PATRICKS BASILICA SEEKING FINANCIAL/OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR: Finances, payroll, AP, GL, donations; ordering supplies, dealing with the public, supervision of employees & volunteers; Simply Accounting or other; Microsoft Office Suite; WordPerfect. Resume to: 281 Nepean St., Ottawa, ON K1R 5G2: ([email protected]). Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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