Diocesan News

May 16, 2022

ORDINATIONS TO PERMANENT DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will ordain to the diaconate Thomas James Cuddihy, Ho-Chuen Peter Fan, Kevin Joseph Foley, Peter Robert Lafleur, Mark Pierre Masson & Ronald Allan McRae at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., June 8, 2:30 p.m. Please keep these men & their families in your prayers.


60th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev. Fernand Carrière, ordained May 16, 1948
Rev. Reginald Gregory MacNeil, May 23, 1948

50th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev. Côme Chénier, ordained June 8, 1958
Msgr. André Drouin, P.H., ordained June 6, 1958
Archbishop Marcel Gervais, ordained May 31, 1958
Rev. Yvon Soucy, ordained May 18, 1958

40th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev. Corbin Eddy, ordained June 1, 1968
Msgr. Ernest Léger, ordained May 11, 1968
Rev. William Lunney, ordained May 25, 1968

25th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev. Virgil Amirthakumar, ordained July 23, 1983
Rev. Frank Brewer, ordained June 11, 1983
Rev. Octavio Cidadao, ordained Ausugst 27, 1983
Rev. Jacques Kabangu, ordained Oct. 15, 1983
Rev. Jacques Kabasu-Bamba, ordained Aug. 28, 1983
Rev. Pierre Sabourin, ordained June 29, 1983

NEW COORDINATOR FOR THE OFFICE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE: Patricia Marsden-Dole has joined English Pastoral Services as Coordinator for the Office of Social Justice. Ms. Marsden-Dole will be in the office 1 or 2 days each week and can be reached at (613) 738-5025. We wish Patricia every blessing in this important work.

SPECIAL COLLECTION PASTORAL WORKS OF THE HOLY FATHER: Your contributions assist the Holy Father in offering financial help to people in need. Sunday, May 18, 2022. Thank you for your generosity.


EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS SPECIAL COLLECTION: From June 15 - 22, Canada is welcoming the 49th International Eucharistic Congress to Quebec City. This great event will gather thousands of pilgrims from Canada and around the world. A special collection will be held in all churches in Canada on the occasion of the Feast of Corpus Christi, May 24-25. Organizers of the Congress are again counting on your generosity to assure success of the gathering, of which the spiritual fruits will certainly have a positive effect on the life of our Church. Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-731-3772).

PLANNED GIVING SESSION: An evening session for Pastors, Parish Administrators, Parish Planned Giving Contacts, members of Parish Temporal Affairs Councils. Wed., May 28, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Jules Dagenais & Ted Prowse will introduce and explain a tool kit of documents developed to assist parish reps with Planned Giving. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 235).

50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ARCHBISHOP MARCEL GERVAIS: You are invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Sat., May 31, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

GATHERING OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION MINISTRY: 25 Years: Remembering & Visioning. For all involved in Christian Initiation Ministry, Pastors, Coordinators, Team Members, Sponsors, Deacons & members of the assembly. Sat., May 31, 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. To name the past and, as a diocese, vision for the future. Cost: $10; max. $30/parish. Bring the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Registration ends May 27 (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY: All are invited to the celebration at Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.


DEVELOPMENT & PEACE FUNDRAISING FOR TYPHOON VICTIMS IN MYANMAR: Working in collaboration with emergency relief organization Caritas Internationalis and the Catholic Church in the country to distribute aid. Contributions: (1 888 664-3387), online, or by cheque (marked "Emergency: Burma (Myanmar)") to: Development & Peace, 1425 René-Lévesque Blvd. West, 3rd floor, Montreal (Quebec) H3G 1T7. Info: (http://www.devp.org/devpme/eng/pressroom/2022/comm2022-05-09-eng.html).

60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD: The Ottawa Cursillo community and friends of Fr. Reg Mac Neil will celebrate his 60th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood at a special 7:00 p.m. Mass and reception on May 23 at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 153 Woodroffe Ave. Welcome to all! Info: ([email protected]).

CELEBRATE WITH MIRIAM CENTRE: Music from stage & screen with Cumberland Community Singers. Sat., May 24, 7:30 p.m. Orleans United Church, 1111 Orleans Blvd. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 seniors. Info: (613-830-8623).

MADONNA DELLA RISURREZIONE CHURCH HOSTS 23RD ANNUAL COMMUNITY FESTIVAL: 1621 Fisher Ave, Fri., May 30, 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m., Sat., May 31, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., Sun., June 1, 10:30 a.m. Mass - 2:00 p.m. & 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Homemade traditional Italian food, music & dancing, childrens amusement area. Free Admission! Info: (http://mdrchurch.com); (613-723-4657); ([email protected]).

ANNUAL GARAGE SALE: St. Ignatius Martyr parish. Sat., May 31, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 518 Donald Street, plenty of free parking. Info: (613-745-3961).

BENEFIT CONCERT CATHEDRAL CHOIRS: Magnificat Through the Ages. Sun., June 1, 3:00 p.m. Notre Dame Cathedral. Suggested offering $20 adults; $10 seniors & students. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 245); (613-241-7496).

MONTHLY SENIORS LUNCHEON: Topic: "Dealing with Prostate Cancer". Speaker: Dr. John Mahoney, urologist at the Ottawa Hospital. Wed. June 4, 12:00 noon at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. Cost: $5. RSVP: (613-733-4661).

THE STAIRWELL CAROLLERS SPRING CONCERT: O magnum mysterium, under the direction of Pierre Massie. St. Charles church. Sat., June 7, 7:30 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15. The program includes sacred and secular music from the Renaissance in 6 different languages. Info: (stairwellcarollers.com).

VISUAL PRESENTATION ON THE WORKS OF GUIDO NINCHERI: St. Anthony of Padua Church, Sun., June 8, 2:00 p.m. This artist is renowned for his stained-glass windows and frescos. Presenter: his grandson, Roger Nincheri. Some of his windows are in Notre Dame Basilica and St. Anthony's Church. All are welcome. Info: (613-236-2304).

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER - ST. PHILIP'S PARISH: Includes a full course meal and entertainment. Two priests in the cast Father Mark Slatter and Father Bill Penney. June 13 & 14, 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $25. Please call the office early to book your table: (613-838-2314).

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY JUNE 15: The United Nations International Plan of Action adopted by all countries in Madrid, April 2002, clearly recognizes the importance of addressing and preventing abuse and neglect of older adults and puts it in the framework of Universal Human Rights. June 15 is recognized as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day to draw attention to the need for people to understand what abuse and neglect of older adults is and how it can be prevented. Info: The Council on Aging of Ottawa (613-789-3577); (www.coaottawa.ca).

BULLETIN REQUEST: Assumption Parish is in the process of revising and updating their weekly bulletin, and would like to receive a copy of the weekly bulletins handed out by other Ottawa Parishes. Copies can be sent to Roger Sweet, Chairman of the Pastoral Council, Assumption Parish, 320 Olmstead St., Ottawa, ON, K1L 7K3.

YOUTH MINISTER NEEDED: For Annunciation of the Lord Parish, 2414 Ogilvie Rd. Ottawa. Full-time, to begin Sept. 1, 2022. Begins as a one-year contract position with a competitive salary based on experience and training. Resume to Msgr. Latour ([email protected]) or to parish ([email protected]) before July 15, 2022.

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