Diocesan News

September 15, 2006


H.E.L.P. NITE FOR SEPARATED & DIVORCED: Speaker: Fr. Harry McNeil. Wed., Sept. 20, 7:30 9:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Fri., Sept. 22, 7:00 9:00 p.m. & Sat., Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Cost: $125 per couple. Info & Registration: Deacon Rick McLellan (613-738-5025, ext. 228) or (613-830-7467).

GATHERING THE ASSEMBLY THE CELEBRATION OF THE RCIA RITES AT SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Workshop with Gerry Galipeau. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre. Please check your Parish Poster for further details and register at (613-738-5025 ext. 253) or ([email protected]). Registration deadline extended to Mon., Sept. 25.

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Thursday, October 12 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be included. Please plan to attend.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Who are we as baptized persons, called to discipleship? Presenter: Prof. Miriam Martin, pbvm. Sat., Oct. 14. 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]) or (738-5025 X 217).


ATTENTION ALL YOUTH MINISTRY LEADERS!! A Commissioning Mass, Adoration and Barn Dance for you. Sat., Sept. 23. To prepare Youth Leaders for their year. The Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Gervais begins at 6:30 p.m. St. Monica's parish, 2080 Merivale Rd. Come on out and celebrate Youth Ministry! Info: Ted Hurley, Archdiocesan Youth Office (613-738-5025 ext 231) or ([email protected]).

YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR: Do you have high school aged or adult leaders who need training to be Youth Leaders at your parish? This is the day for you! The Diocesan Youth Office is organizing a formation seminar on Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Facilitator: Ryan Larose. To register or for more info: Ted Hurley (738-5025 ext 231) or ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE CD RELEASE: For Him features Praise & 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 more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


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

HOPE CEMETERY (OTTAWA-CARLETON): Memorial Service and Liturgy of The Word. Presided by Msgr. Len Lunney, Episcopal Vicar and Pastoral Coordinator. Hope Cemetery, 4660 Bank Street. Sun., Sept. 17, 2:00 p.m. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Chapel. Info: (822-1212).

HOME-BASED SPIRITUAL CARES ANNUAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE: Come and Enjoy Home-baked Food, Hand Made Crafts, an Exotic Meal and Wonderful Company and Help Raise Money for a Worthwhile Cause. Sat., Sept. 16 & Sun., Sept. 17, 9.30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 65 Cathcart Street, Cost: $10/person. Info: (613-789-8165).

ST. IGNATIUS MARTYR PARISH CWL MONTHLY DESSERT CARD PARTY: In the Church hall (parking lot entrance). Tues., Sept. 19, 1:00 p.m. Invite some friends and form a complete table. Everyone welcome. Info: (613745-3961).

KITCHEN TABLE THEOLOGY: What is the Universe Teaching Us? Discussions on the Book Radical Amazement by Judy Cannato. Wednesdays, Sept. 20 & 27, Oct. 18 & 25, Nov. 15 & 22, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost $5/session. KAIROS, Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson, Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: A movie night to see "Rois et Reine" at the Bytowne on Rideau St. In French with English sub-titles. Fri., Sept. 22, 6:20 p.m. Optional social follows. Reserve at (613-747-0324). Join us at the Bytowne to see "Le Petit Lieutenant". Wed., Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m. Runs 110 minutes. French with English sub-titles. Optional social follows. Reserve at (613-747-0324).

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE: CONFÉRENCE PUBLIQUE: LORIGINE DU TEXTE BIBLIQUE QUE NOUS LISONS AUJOURDHUI. Par: Adrian SCHENKER, O.P., exégète, professeur à lUniversité de Fribourg. 96 Empress Ave. Sun., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Salle Albert-le-Grand. Info: (613-233-5696); ([email protected]).

KAIROS ENCOUNTERS: Brian Swimmes DVDs on Transmutation, Interrelatedness, and Radiance. (from the series The Powers of the Universe). Saturdays, Sept. 16, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Cost: $5/session. KAIROS, Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

PRESENTATION OF BOOK: By Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Raina Rodgers, a parishioner of St. Decemberines Parish. Book entitled We have written. Tues., Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m. St. Decemberine parish hall. This book, based on a personal experience, can help to see the beauty of forgiveness in our lives. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-225-7388).

ST. GEORGE'S PARISH 4TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT: Kingsway Park Golf and Country Club, Aylmer, Quebec. Sunday, October 1. Enter your foursome now and receive an early bird prize. If you dont golf join us for dinner. Cost: $100; $40 for dinner & reception only. Info: George Bouliane (613-729-0205); (613-728-0201); ([email protected]).

MYSTICAL TRADITIONS FOR NOW: Explore the life and writings of two great mystics, Francis of Assisi and Hildegard of Bingen. Facilitator: Dolores Hall, an Associate member of the ecumenical Christian Community of Iona. Sat., Oct. 14, 9:00 Noon. Cost: $15. Non-refundable registration fee of $15 by Oct. 10. KAIROS, Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre, 211 Bronson Ave., Rm. #306. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

PRO ORGANO 2006 2007: Parish comes to Ottawa! Olivier Latry, one of the titulars at Notre-Dame de Parish Cathedral at Notre-Dame Cathedral, Ottawa. October 16. Tickets: $50 for season; $18, $14, or $10 at the door. Info: (613-728-8041) or (613-798-0264) or (www.rcco-ottawa.ca).

ST. MATTHEW HIGH SCHOOL REUNION: Friday, October 20 & Saturday, October 21. Visit the website for all details and registration information: (www.stmatthewreunion.com).

ANNUAL ECUMENICAL DAY OF SHARING & REFLECTION: Sponsored by the Ottawa Women's Inter-Church

Council. Sat., Oct. 21, 9:00 a.m. 12 noon. Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Dr. Theme: United under Gods Tent. Join us as we present Paraguay, the World Day of Prayer focus country for 2007. Info: (613-736-0232); (613-723-0465); ([email protected]).

FALL FAIR AT OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PARISH: Come & enjoy the Tea Room and check out the Crafts, Home Baking, Knitting, Toys, Books, CDs, White Elephant tables. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Sat., Oct. 21, 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Info: (613-748-6040).

TABLE RENTAL FOR CRAFT SALES: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville church, Sun., Oct. 29, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Organized by the Daughters of Isabella circle #1379. Everyone welcome. Cost for tables: 1 table $20; 2 table $35. For table reservation: Marie Clark (613-842-3359).

TRIP TO POLAND AND PRAGUE: With Fr. Dan Dubroy & Fr. Daryl Kennedy. Apr. 16 26, 2007. Trip includes visits to locations of religious and cultural interest, plus the choice of daily Mass and Divine Mercy Devotions. Cost: $2,719 plus taxes. Info: Fr. Kennedy (613-562-3298).

VOLUNTEER AT ST. PATRICKS HOME: Accepting volunteer applications for the following: Wheelchair porters to escort residents using wheelchairs or walkers to and from St. Pat's in-house Chapel, 9:30 11:00 a.m. once or twice a week; Eucharistic ministers to participate in the distribution of communion to those gathered in the Chapel for mass, and to residents in their room, once or twice a week; Pastoral and Palliative care visitors to provide emotional and spiritual support to residents and family through active listening, quiet presence and prayer when appropriate, once or twice a week. Info: Suzanne Jeansonne (613-731-0094 ext. 235).

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