Diocesan News

September 14, 2007

DIOCESAN CELEBRATION OF DEVELOPMENT AND PEACES 40TH ANNIVERSARY: Eucharistic celebration and reception. Sun., Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. Reception cost: 20$. Guest speaker: Fabien Leboeuf. Paroisse St-Joseph, Orléans. Info or to R.S.V.P.: Joan OConnell (613-596-4410); ([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., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

HOPE CEMETERY (OTTAWA-CARLETON): Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. presiding. Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank Street (Hwy 31). Sun., Sept. 16, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Chapel. Info: (822-1212).

PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: With Rabbi Dr. Reuven Bulka, sharing some of his good wisdom and advice about accompanying the bereaved. Also, Msgr. Kevin Beach, our Vicar General, will present a few issues in pastoral care that concern the whole diocese for your information and consideration. Wed., September 19, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $10/person (or $20 total for any three or more persons from the same parish). Registration: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: Feeling alone and rejected? Jesus loves you and so does the Church. The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place at 7:30 p.m. The Fall schedule follows: Sept 19 Declarations of Nullity and Pastoral Concerns with Fr. Vincent Pereira; Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise; and Nov 21 The Healing Power of the Eucharist with Deacon Paul Coderre. Support Group meets Wednesday nights, Oct 3, Nov 7 and a Reflection & Social, Dec 5. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

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., Sept. 21. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

YOUTH LEADER COMMISSIONING MASS: On Friday, Sept. 21, 7:00 p.m., there will be a Youth Leader Commissioning Mass/Adoration and Swing Dance. This event is open to all volunteer leaders of parish Youth Ministry. Annunication of the Lord Parish (2414 Ogilvie Rd). Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT "What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as a baptized person?" Theme: Baptismal Identity and Call. Presenter: Sr. Susan Wood, Professor of Theology, Marquette University, Wisconsin. Sat., Sept. 29. 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).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022: July 8 - 22, Australia. Last chance to come and join us for this pilgrimage. For youth aged 16 - 35. Cost: $3400. Final deadline: Sept 30, based on available seating. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

APPLYING FOR A GREEN SACRED SPACE AWARD? Parishes involved in environmental stewardship may apply for the Green Sacred Space Award (www.fcgottawa.ca/documents/GSSAwards.pdf). Applications to be submitted by Sept. 30 to John Dorner, Liaison for Environmental Stewardship, Office of Social Justice ([email protected]); (613-738-5025,APPLYING FOR A GREEN SACRED SPACE AWARD? Parishes involved in environmental stewardship may apply for the Green Sacred Space Award (

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]).

RECOVERY & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar, continuing healing will be provided through a special group which will meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 20 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, will facilitate these valuable sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Follow-up to evening of Sept. 19 with a 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 IN 2022? Marriage Preparation Courses are held at most parishes, but for those unable to attend those conducted locally, a limited number of courses will be held at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Courses are Friday evening and all-day Saturday, and will be facilitated by Lynne & Ray Kaluski. Planned courses are Nov 23/24; Jan 26/27; and Mar 15/16. To register for one of these courses: ([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).


HOLY CROSS BEATIFICATION OF FOUNDER: The Sisters of Holy Cross invite you to celebrate the beatification of Rev. Basile Moreau, c.s.c., founder of the family of Holy Cross, Sisters, Brothers, Priests and Associates. The ceremony will take place on September 15 in Le Mans, France, birthplace of the Congregation.

ST. GEORGES PARISH SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES: Geared to seniors, available to all ages. Monday & Wednesday, 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Led by Diamond Rueter. 12 weeks beginning Sept. 17. Cost: $85 (once/wk) or $160 (twice/wk). Drop in classes: $8.50. Info: St. Georges Parish (613-728-0201); ([email protected]).

F.A.C.E.S FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: A European film from Finland, showing at the Alumni Theatre at the University of Ottawa. Fri., Sept. 21. In Finnish with English sub-titles. Starts at 8:00 p.m. Cost: $10 with a reception to follow. Reservations: (613-747-6576).

F.A.C.E.S FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: A hike into the Gatineau Hills to catch the first of the fall colors. Sat., Sept. 22. Meet at the Supreme Court parking lot at 10:00 a.m. and share the ride to the hike location. Stop for lunch after the hike. Bring your cameras, a snack and water. Call to reserve: (613-823-0577).

ST. ANTHONYS LADIES AID: Fall fashion show/fundraiser featuring fashions from Lauras. Sun., September 30, 1:30 4:00 p.m. in the Church basement hall. Admission: $10. Tickets will be available in advance and at the door. Refreshments will be served. Info: Trina Costantini-Powell (613-526-4315).

ST. GEORGES 5TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Sunday Sept. 30. Registration closes on Sept. 23. To register please contact Georges Bouliane (613-724-0086); ([email protected]).

LIFE CHAIN: Stand for the protection of all human life and say that abortion is wrong. Join other pro-lifers for 1 hour to prayerfully protest the deaths of millions of unborn babies. Sun., Sept. 30, 2:00 3:00 p.m. Locations include: St. Joseph Blvd. at Jeanne DArc Blvd.; Bank St. at Hunt Club Rd.; Montreal Rd. at St. Laurent Blvd.; Vanier Parkway at Montreal Rd.; Bank St. at Nepean St.; Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus, Carling Ave.; Merivale Rd. at Meadowlands Dr.; Hazeldean Rd. at Eagelson Rd.; March Rd. at Dunrobin Rd. Info: Campaign Life Coalition (613-831-2515).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "The Evolution of the University: A Perspective based on Newman's Idea of the University" Speaker: John Paul Meenan. Tues., Oct 2,7:30 p.m. Malone's Bar and Grill at Dow's Lake, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive. Info: (www.ottawa-theologyontap.com).

VESPERS AND ADORATION: At Good Shepherd parish, Wed., October 3, 7:00 p.m. All are invited to participate. The Vespers will be followed by a 30 minute period of adoration. Info: (613-824-4394).

KAIROS SPIRITUALITY-FOR-SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTRE: View DVDs by Barbara Marx Hubbard and David Korten & enter into conversation. Sat., Oct. 13. Registration: 9:30 a.m. Session: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Please bring a bag lunch. 211 Bronson Ave. Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

HELP FEED A VILLAGE THIS CHRISTMAS: Fundraising Euchre Tournament at Resurrection of Our Lord Church, Oct. 14, 2:00 5:00 p.m. Admission: $10. Proceeds to Kinhira, Rwanda, where the children get one meal a day supplied by the UN. The grade 5/6 class of Ms Wendy Alexis at St Lukes has adopted the school there and raise $1000 a year for school supplies. Info, donations, reservations: Vi (613-733-3063) after 6 p.m.

ST. DecemberINE PARISH - WOMENS BREAKFAST: Speaker: Angele Regnier, Co-founder of Catholic Christian Outreach. Topic: The Key to Wholeness. Sat., Oct. 20, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10/person incl. catered hot buffet breakfast. Advance sales only. Contact: Cynthia (613-837-5871); ([email protected]).

F.A.C.E.S FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: A Sunday brunch following the 11:15 a.m. Mass at Good Shepherd Parish in Blackburn Hamlet, Innes Road. Sun., Oct. 21. Lunch at the Blackburn Arms from about 12:30 p.m. Reservations are a must: (613-837-9194).

13 DAY TOUR/PILGRIMAGE OF TURKEY & GREECE IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. PAUL: Featuring a 3 day cruise of the Aegean Sea. Sept. 14 - 26, 2022. Under the Spiritual Leadership of Father Bob Poole, Director of "Lift Jesus Higher". Cost: $3495. Info: Ms Cathy Colainni (905-632-3201).

FOR SALE: Allen Digital Computer Organ System 120. Holy Redeemer Parish has an Allen electronic organ for sale. It is in mint condition and is being sold as is. Best offer. Inquiries & details: Art Lamarche (613-592-4820).

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