Diocesan News

April 14, 2006

MASS OF THE NEOPHYTES AND THOSE IN FULL COMMUNION: For all who will be receiving the Sacraments of Initiation and welcomed into Full Communion at the Easter Vigil. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Apr. 23, 12:00 p.m. Everyone is most welcome.


Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and 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 many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).
JOY Just Ottawa Youth: Gathers again on Tues., April 25. Youth ages 14 and up are welcome to check this out. For latest details visit (www.justottawayouth.ca) or call David Perry (288-8679).
Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers. Seeking people to help with make-up, stage crew, hospitality, ushers etc. If interested, please call Linda (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, 2006 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., Apr. 21. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Theological Reflection. Presenter: Luc Tardif, OMI. Helping participants to develop the tools they need to reflect theologically on all of the aspects of daily life. An invaluable tool to discovering the sacred in the ordinary and connecting faith and life as Catholics in the world today. Sat., Apr. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 7, 3:00 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 28. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Wed., May 17 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


MORNING PRAYER AT ST. BASIL PARISH: Good Friday and Holy Saturday, Apr. 14 & 15, 9:00 a.m. St. Basil's. Info: (729-5149). All are cordially welcome to attend.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CHEO: Blackburn Chorus will perform Mozart's Vesperae de Dominica and the Requiem, with the Virtuosi Orchestra and soloists at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper St. Fri., Apr. 21 & Sat., Apr. 22, 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $20/adults & $10/students ($5 ea. /group of 10+) from CHEO Foundation (737-2780), The Leading Note, CD Warehouse & at the door. Info: (841-3902), (222-4978) or (www.blackburnchorus.ca).

EASTER EVENING PRAYER: At St. Basil's parish. Sunday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Please come along and bring a friend. Info: (729-5149).

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Service includes Exposition & Benediction, the Chaplet in song, Confessions and more. St. Marys Church (Young at Bayswater). Sun., April 23, 2:30 4:00 p.m. Info: (728-9811).

THE DISCALCED CARMELITE SECULAR ORDER: Discerning a secular vocation? Interested in the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Therese of Lisieux? Join the Meet & Greet, Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. Mon, Apr. 24, 6:30 9:00 p.m. RSVP to Lori: (819-685-0346).

NATIONAL ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION AWARENESS WEEK: Become a part of the Living Green Ribbon Event at Parliament Hill on April 26, 12:00 p.m. Info: (www.giftoflife.on.ca) or (1-800-263-2833). Public Forum on April 26, 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave, Richmond & Woodroffe). Panelists: Dr. Wilbert Keon, Rabbi Reuven Bulka and Dr. John Dossetor. Everyone welcome. Info: Carol Card (722-2525). Refreshments follow.

RUMMAGE SALE: Resurrection Church, 1940 Saunderson Dr. All proceeds to support SOCIAL ACTION in our community. Saturday, April 29, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Info: (733-4661).

FAMILY FAITH DAY: At the site of St. Francis CHS and Pope John Paul II, 3818 Legault Road, Hammond. Outdoor Mass 1:30 pm, Entertainment and Games, Food and Beverages. Sunday April 30, 1:00 5:00 p.m. Children 18 years and under eat free. All are welcome! Join in celebrating our Catholic Faith. Info: ([email protected]).

CANA SESSION: Your work and other activities are important, but your relationship with your loved one also requires time and special attention in order to grow. Join a Cana session for couples and families. July 15 - 21, in Rawdon, Quebec, in the beautiful Laurentian region. While parents enjoy a retreat for two, children take part in fun and games according to their age group. Information session to be held after the 9:30 a.m. family Mass at Saint-Jean-Baptiste parish (96 Empress St.) on Sun., Apr. 30. Info: Pierre Kénel or Magalie Bercy (836-0523) or ([email protected]).

GENERAL ROSARY CENACLE: Cenacle and Holy Hour (no Mass). The theme: "Out of Faith Flows Hope". Thursday, May 4, 7:00 9:00 p.m., at St. Decemberine Church. Everyone welcome. Info: Marie Bohachewski (523-6l88).

GARAGE SALE, BAKING & BBQ: St. Clement Parish (Mann & Russell), Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Info: (565-9656).

WOMEN OF BETHANY MORNING OF PRAYER: Theme: "Holy Mary, Mother of God". Guest speaker Cliffelene Young will speak about the ways we can honour our Blessed Mother. Sat., May 13, 8:30 a.m. Mass 12:30 p.m. at St. Monica's Church. Daughters(age 12 and up), mothers, grandmothers, sisters, or friends are welcome. Registration required (no cost): Mary Sheridan (224-0284) or ([email protected]).

CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION GALA DINNER, CABARET & SILENT AUCTION: All proceeds to Helping to Alleviate Poverty in Our Schools program. At The Hellenic Centre on Prince of Wales Drive. Thurs., May 18, 6:00 p.m. Cost: $50/person; $30 tax receipt. Ticket order forms: (www.occdsb.on.ca) or Lisa Hopkins, Executive Director (224-4455, x 2325) or ([email protected]).

FUNDRAISER FOLK CONCERT: Les Violons en fête. Profits donated the the Élisabeth Bruyère Project. Sisters of Charity Chapel, 25 Bruyère St. Sat., May 27, 7:00 p.m. Presented by The Sisters of Charity Associates. Cost: $20. Tickets: (741-9530).

ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - CHILDRENS CHOIR OF THE OCCSB: The Children's Choir of the Ottawa-Carleton Catholic School Board is celebrating their 15th Anniversary this spring. Mrs. Mary Ann Dunn invites all former choir members to an Anniversary Concert on Monday, June 5, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper Ave. To be on the Guest List for this event: call (224-4455X2245) or e-mail ([email protected]) and leave your name.

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

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