Diocesan News

February 15, 2022

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Rev. Fr. Stanislaw Kowal, O.M.I., who died on Feb. 10 at the age of 55. Fr. Kowal was pastor of St. Hyacinth Parish from 2005 2007. Mass of the Resurrection took place at St. Hyacinth Parish on Wed., Feb. 13. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

PASTORAL DAY: Please plan to stay for lunch. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Wed., Feb. 20, 10:00 a.m. RSVP for lunch (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Eucharistic Adoration followed by Benediction is being held at the Diocesan Centre every Tuesday between 12:00 1:00 p.m. Thank you to Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) for their initiative.


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). People are invited/encouraged to use it for personal reflection or in small group reflection (link to process is available).

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., Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Please note: March 21st Come & See has been moved to March 28th.

ENERGY AUDITS AND RETROFITS IN OTTAWA FAITH COMMUNITIES: Faith & the Common Good holding networking meeting, Wed., Feb. 20, 7:00 p.m. Bronson Centre (211 Bronson). Info on government rebates and incentives. Everyone is welcome! RSVP: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext.223); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone engaged in spiritual discernment about his or her life? Presenter: Michael Knox, S.J. Sat., Feb. 23. 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).

A SESSION OF REFLECTION AND DIALOGUE ON END-OF-LIFE ISSUES: For Catholic Health Care Workers. Sat., Mar. 1, 9:00 a.m. noon. Speakers: Dr. Moira McQueen What is a Catholic Perspective on End of Life issues? and Dr. Bill Splinter Some Case Scenarios that Raise the Essential Questions. Registration by Fri., Feb. 22: (613-738-5025, EXT. 217); ([email protected]). Donation of $10 appreciated.

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., March 1, 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]).

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 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([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]).

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.

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Official Diocesan Representative is Fr. Pommainville, Episcopal Vicar (French Sector): (613-738-5025). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. as follows:

Catechesis 5 The Eucharist: The Life of Christ in our lives, Wed., Feb. 20 at St John the Apostle

Catechesis 6 Eucharist and the Mission, Wed., March 12 at Good Shepherd


ST. MARY'S EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL: 100 Young Street, Ottawa, open seven days a week, 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of love. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-831-8550).

LENTEN REFLECTION ON THE DIVINE MERCY: Led by Fr. Dan Dubroy. Fri., Feb. 29, Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Adoration, 6:00 p.m.; Stations of the Cross, 7:00 p.m.; Mass, 7:30 p.m. Info: (613-745-7774).

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE INFO SESSION ON THE TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT: 3 years later. Focus on the work of Development & Peace partners in Indonesia. Wed., March 5, 7:00 9:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Place). Please RSVP. Info & RSVP: Cathy Giulietti at D&P (613-738-9644); ([email protected]).

ST. PATRICKS DAY AT OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH: With the C.W.L. and Knights of Columbus co-hosting an Irish Ceiligh. Sat., Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m. Live music, song & dance; Irish Stew, Irish Soda Bread, desserts. Tickets pre-sold only. Contact: Onagh Dooley (613-726-7583); Phyllis McIlroy (613-829-9442); Terry Howard (613-820-5555).

ST. DecemberINE PARISH MENS BREAKFAST: Talk on Faith and Media with Steve Winogron, Director of CHUM Radio Ottawa News & CFRA Assistant Program Director. Sat., Mar. 8, 8:00 10:00 a.m. St. Decemberine Church Hall, 1060 Baseline Rd. Tickets: $4 at the door. RSVP: Tom Gleeson (613-225-4350); ([email protected]).

EUTHANASIA WORKSHOP & DISCUSSION GROUPS: Are you concerned about how you will be treated at the end of your life? Workshop incl. presentation, video with interviews of people experiencing chronic pain/suffering, and small group discussion. St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sun., Mar. 16, 3:15 p.m. Info: Jim Lowe (613-239-0112).

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