Diocesan News

March 16, 2007

WELCOMING OF THE ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT: At Notre-Dame Cathedral, Thurs., Mar 29, 7:30 8:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At 8:30 p.m. all are welcome to basement of the Cathedral where further information will be made available on the Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City, June 15 22, 2022 Info: Fr. Doris Laplante, Chancery Office (613-738-5025).


BUDGETING AS A NEWLY SINGLE PERSON: Joel Grise of Credit Counseling Services of Ottawa to speak to the Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics on Wed., March 21, 7:30 p.m., Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Open to all. No registration. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025 Ext 222); ([email protected]).

CONSIDERING RE-MARRIAGE? Anyone who was previously married and separated through divorce or the death of a spouse and is considering marrying for a second time is advised to take a Re-Marriage Seminar. Deals with the issues associated with living in a new relationship while remembering the old. For those who have received a Declaration of Nullity or are widowed. Fri., March 23, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., & Sat., March 24, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025 Ext 222); ([email protected]).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILITATORS WORKSHOP: Proposed jointly by Novalis and the Diocesan Family Ministry Office. Sat., March 24. Explore a new marriage preparation program Saying I Do published by Novalis. The programs author Mona-Lee Feehan will be the presenter and the intended audience includes pastors and marriage preparation facilitators. The workshops will be held as follows: One west at St. Isidores, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., and the second east at Divine Infant, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20, payable with registration. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222). E-mail: ([email protected]).

ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT YOUTH EVENT: On Saturday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., all youth and young adults are invited to Good Shepherd parish for an evening entitled "Shout". Evening features Adoration, singing, small group discussion, social time, a talk on the Eucharist and the Ark of the New Covenant; a symbol of the Eucharistic Congress which is going to each Diocese in Canada. Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend. Note to Pastors: Please see the letter mailed to you on February 27, 2007 regarding RSVP information.

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., April 13, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as Christians and Muslims called to be builders of peace. Presenter: Prof Fabrice Blée, Saint Paul University.Sat., April 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]); (738-5025 X 217).

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: 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. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 6, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 27. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

DIOCESAN FEAST CELEBRATION OF ARCHBISHOP GERVAIS EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please note the change of date and plan to attend.

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).


ST. IGNATIUS C.W.L. DESSERT & CARD PARY: In the parish hall at St. Ignatius. Tues., Mar. 20, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door. A warm welcome is extended to one and all. Free parking. Info: (613-745-3961).

D&P SHARE LENT COLLECTION: Reminder Development and Peaces Annual Share Lent Collection will take place next Sunday, March 25, the 5th Sunday of Lent (Solidarity Sunday). Thank you for your generosity and support of Development & Peace the official international development organization of the Catholic Church in Canada. Info: contact your parish D&P representative or Cathy Giulietti, D&P Animator for the Archdiocese of Ottawa (613-738-9644).

CELEBRATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: Greening Sacred Spaces, a multi-faith celebration of stewardship highlighting what Ottawa faith communities are doing to green the environment. Sun., Mar. 25, 2:00 p.m. at Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Dr. Info: John Dorner, Liaison, Environmental Stewardship (613-738-5025, ext 223). Registration: Kristina Inrig, Faith and the Common Good (613-364-8576).

RELICS: Come and learn about, see, and hold certified relics of the saints. Over 200 relics on display, some possibly as old as 2,000 years. St Patrick's Basilica (basement), Sun., Mar. 25, 1:30 p.m. Carlos Martins, CC, will host the event and answer questions.

OFFICIAL BLESSING & GROUNDBREAKING OF THE NEW HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, STITTSVILLE: Archbishop Marcel Gervais will preside. Prayer service at Sacred Heart High School (Abbott St. & Shea Rd.) followed by the Blessing and Groundbreaking on the new Church site, directly across the street. Sun., April 1, 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited. Info: (613-836-8881).

CONCERT - MUSIC FOR THE LITURGIES OF HOLY WEEK: Lawrence Harris conducts Chorus Ecclesiae in the CLOISTER OF THE DOMINICAN CONVENT, 96 Empress Ave. (Somerset, west of Bronson). Two performances: 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 1. Tickets at door, $15/adults, $7.50/students. Info: (613-567-7729).

GOOD FRIDAY EVENING PRAYER - ASSUMPTION PARISH: Time of common meditation, using songs of Taizé. The singing that goes on and on continues afterwards in the silence of our hearts, enabling us to pray without ceasing. Fri., Apr. 6, 7:30 p.m. Info: (613-746-8503).

GREGORIAN CHANTS FOR MEDITATION -- GOOD FRIDAY NIGHT: 7:00 p.m. midnight. Saint Paul Seminary Chapel, 249 Main (corner of Clegg). Sung by Chorus Ecclesiae conducted by Lawrence Harris. Free admission and free parking (St Paul parking lot, up the street). Drop in for a while or stay the whole evening. Info: (613-567-7729).

TABLE SALE FOR GARAGE & BAKE SALES: Notre-Dame of Cyrville Church. Sun., Apr. 15, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Organized by the Daughters of Isabella, circle #1379. Everyone welcome. Cost: $20/1 table; $35/2 tables. Table reservation: Marie Clark (613-842-3359) before April 10.

THE CASTENCHEL CHOIR: Singing the Vivaldi Gloria and the Schubert Mass in G with a chamber orchestra at 2:00 p.m., Sun., April 15, at Ste-Anne Church (Old St Patrick St.). Joined by soprano soloists Vanessa Harman and Brianne Bond, and alto soloist Andrew Robar. Details: (www.alrobinson.com/castenchelchoir).

MARIAN SPIRITUALITY LAY FORMATION COURSE: Taught by Fr. Terry Donahue of the Companions of the Cross at St. Marys Church hall, Mondays, 7:15 - 9:15 p.m., April 16 - May 21. Suggested cost: $60 (financial assistance available). Info & registration: (613-728-3175).

COMING HOME: AN INTRODUCTION TO CHRISTIAN MEDITATION. Learn this practice in a 6-week series on Monday evenings at Emmanuel United Church, 691 Smyth Rd. April 23 - May 28, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20 in advance. Space limited. Info or registration: Rita Kuiack (613-739-4020) or ([email protected]).

STAMPS FOR SALE: Canadian, U.S. and World countries. Very good prices. By appointment only. Call Rita at Miriam Centre: (613-830-8623).

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