Diocesan News

June 15, 2007

Celebrations on the Occasion of the Installation of Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J.,

Ninth Archbishop of Ottawa, at Notre Dame Cathedral

Ecumenical Interfaith Service on Mon., June 25, 8:00 p.m. Installation and Eucharistic Celebration on Tues., June 26, 10:00 a.m. Representatives of our parishes, Religious Communities and various organizations have been formally invited. Although seating will be extremely limited at the June 26th morning celebration, you are still invited to attend. You are encouraged to attend the June 25th evening service, as there will be more available seating at this event.


PRAYER REQUEST: Deacon Bob Van de Laar, who is a Captain with the Canadian Forces, has been assigned to Afghanistan for a ten-month tour of duty. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.


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), Fri., July 13 & December 10, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: For information, please contact Fr. Pommainville: Sainte-Genevieve Parish (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

Registration cost: $230 ($200 before January 1, 2022). Includes: access to all activities; transportation by public transit; lunch from Monday Saturday; documents related to the Congress; simultaneous translation in French, English or Spanish; access to the reserved section for the closing Mass.
Accommodation: $38/night (taxes incl.) with breakfast. Special rate for group in gymnasium (if necessary for the youth) $38 x 7 nights = $266.
Transportation: Bus from Ottawa Quebec City & Quebec City Ottawa (information will be forthcoming).


ANNUAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE 2007: Home-baked goodies, handmade crafts. Enjoy an exotic lunch and help raise money towards the support of compassionate care services in the community. Sat., June 16 & Sun., June 17, 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 65 Cathcart Street. Info: Sr. Mangalam Lena, Home-based Spiritual Care ([email protected]).

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CELEBRATION: Sixty-nine years of continuous devotions. Celebrant & homilist: Archbishop Marcel Gervais. Wed., June 20, 4:30 p.m. Saint Patricks Basilica. Light refreshments will follow. All are welcome. Info: (613-233-1125).

SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARIA ESCRIVÁ: Founder of Opus Dei. Fri., June 22, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Patricks Basilica. Marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Prelature of Opus Dei in Canada. Principal celebrant: Msgr. Frederick M. Dolan, Vicar of Opus Dei for Canada. Everyone is welcome. Priests wishing to concelebrate should bring alb and stole. Confessions: 7:00 p.m. Information: Fr. Paul Cormier (613-565-0762).

ST. CLARE'S MISSION CEMETERY BLESSING: The annual blessing of St. Clare's cemetery will take place on Sun., June 24, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Clare's. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall following the blessing of the Cemetery. Info: (613-838-2314).

F.A.C.E.S for Single Catholics: Sunday brunch following Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church, Sun., June 24. Attend the 11:00 a.m. Mass; brunch follows from 12:15 p.m. at The Arrow and Loon (Bank at Fifth Ave.). Reservations needed for brunch: (613-248-1053).

MARYVALE ACADEMY MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Maryvale Academy will be holding an Open House for its Montessori Preschool Program on Tues., June 26, 6:00 8:00 p.m. Info: (613-321-2186).

Choral Music Classes Open House Evening: Find out about summer and fall classes and events. Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Room 201. Mon., July 9, 8:00 p.m. Summer Basics Choral Music Class, Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. beginning July 4. Enroll at any time. Keep the wonderful repertoire of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony alive. Free admission to the open house. Info: (613-567-7729).

ONE-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO ST. ANNE, CORMAC, ONTARIO: From St. Patrick's Basilica, Sun., July 29, 2007. Cost: $35/person. Info and reservation: Lucy Valentino (613-238-8728) or Cecille (613-729-1568).

ST. PATRICKS HOME - FALL FUNDRAISING AUCTION: A fun charitable auction designed for collectors, dealers, and discerning buyers. Donate items, attend the auction, make a bid, have a fun day! Sat., Sept. 29. Proceeds in support of added comfort measures for residents. Info: Karen Joynt (613-260-2738); ([email protected]).

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY: All former parishioners, friends and family are invited to join the Anniversary Dinner, Sat., Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m. at Algonquin College. Bus from the church $5; dinner $45/person. Tickets: Parish Office (613-722-7661).

SHEPHERD OF GOOD HOPE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Shepherds of Good Hope is a Christian organization dedicated to the service of the poor in Ottawa. Volunteers are needed to help as admin. support, 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, ext. 228); ([email protected]). Thank you for your support.

LIFEGUARD FOR WAUPOOS FARM: Waupoos Farm (www.waupoos.com) is located just south of the Ottawa Airport at 2050 Rideau Rd. Currently searching for a lifeguard for 8 weeks in July/December. Info: ([email protected]); (613-822-2189). Waupoos is a Christian community that provides vacations to families in need in Ottawa.

A Guide to Developing a 'Green Team' in Your Parish: New publication from Faith and the Common Good, a national interfaith group dedicated to Stewardship of Creation: A Guide to Developing a 'Green Team' in Your Faith Community. Info: (http://www.faith-commongood.net/gss/greenteamguide.asp). John Dorner, Liaison for Environmental Stewardship in the Archdiocesan Office of Social Justice, is serving as Ottawa representative this year with Faith and the Common Good. John can be reached at (613-738-5025, ext 223).

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