Diocesan News

November 16, 2007

CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. invites all of the faithful to a Eucharistic Celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on Sat., Dec. 8, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

CHRISTMAS SEASON RECEPTION: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. and the members of the Episcopal Council, wish to invite all members of the clergy, the religious and the faithful of the archdiocese, to a Christmas Season Reception on Sunday, January 6, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Cathedral Hall. Access through the Archbishop's Residence (off the parking lot behind the church). All are invited! Children are invited to wear appropriate costumes: Magi, Kings and Queens, Princesses and Princes.

The St. Patrick's Day Celebration will be held at St. Patrick's Basilica on Friday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. (in English)

VOCATION TALKS IN SCHOOLS: The last two weeks of November have been allotted by the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board so that Pastors may visit Grade 12 religion classes to speak on the topic of vocations. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025). Vocation prayer cards for handout are available at the Diocese (ext. 217).


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., Nov. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

UNIVERSAL DAY OF THE CHILD & SOCIAL JUSTICE: Tuesday, November 20, 2007. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says to every child on our planet, You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well. Parishes & families wishing to obtain practical information on fulfilling our moral obligation as stewards of creation may wish to contact John Dorner, Archdiocese of Ottawa (613-738-5025, ext. 223); ([email protected])

GREENING OUR HOLIDAYS:Faith & the Common Good (FCG), an interfaith organization that understands the Earth as a sacred gift, sees faith traditions as a key source of wisdom in healing. Share info & provide ideas about Greening Sacred Space projects. Everyone welcome. Tues., Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m. Baháí Centre, 211 McArthur Rd. RSVP: John Dorner: (613-738-5025, ext 223).

LITURGY WORKSHOP: A Morning of Reflection. With Fr. Bill Burke, National Director of Liturgy, CCCB. On the nature of Sacred Liturgy and its importance in the life of the Church; also on the popular devotions of the Christian people. For members of parish councils, liturgy committees, Christian Initiation teams, all parishioners. Sat., Nov. 24, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. St. Basils Parish (940 Rex Ave.) Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration by Nov. 19: ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 217). Sponsored by the Diocesan Liturgy Commission.

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place at 7:30 p.m. Reflection & Social, Dec 5. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone called to moral decision-making? Presenter: Prof. Noel Simard, member of Pontifical Council for Life and Director of The Ethics Centre. Sat., Dec. 8. 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 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), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

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. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Official Diocesan Representative is Fr. Pommainville, Sainte-Geneviève parish (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: To prepare spiritually for the International Eucharist Congress (to be held in Quebec City, June 2022) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
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
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores


PANCAKE BREAKFAST AT ASSUMPTION PARISH: Hosted by the Knights of Columbus, St. Lorenzo Ruiz Council of Assumption Parish. Nov. 25, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Generous helpings of pancakes, sausage, coffee and juice for $4. Tickets ONLY available following all masses Nov. 17 & 18 or from Devon Wadden (613-740-0038).

ST. JOSEPHS FUNDRAISER: Bruce & The Burgers are back. Rock nRoll all night, Sat., Dec. 1, 8:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. St. Josephs Parish Hall (151 Laurier Avenue E.). Cash bar, contests & prizes. Tickets: $20 in advance; $25/at the door. Tickets: Melissa (613-233-4095); ([email protected]). All proceeds to St. Joes Supper Table.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS & OTHER CLASSICS: Played by a group of Harpists, a string trio, other appropriate songs sung by a Nicole Lahey, soprano, and Ian MacPherson, Tenor. Sunday, Dec 2, 2:00 p.m. St Bonaventure Church (Chatelain & Kirkwood). Admission free (donations). Info: (613-725-3471).

CANADIAN SUPPER: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville Church. Sun., Dec. 2, 5:00 p.m. Organized by the Knights of Columbus of Cyrville. Cost: $8/adults; $4 children (ages 5-12). Everyone welcome. Info: Lucien Carrière (613-744-4057).

CELEBRATE VIGIL OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: An evening of prayer and song, Fri., Dec. 7, 5:00 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Rosary, Benediction, Marys Way of the Cross, Consecration to the Immaculate Conception, and Mass, 7:30 p.m. Holy Cross Parish. Info: (613-715-9767).

CORO VIVO OTTAWA CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2007: (Formerly, Blackburn Chorus). 'A Christmas Carol'. Fri., Dec. 7 & Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., Orléans United Church. Tickets: Adults $15; Children 12 & under free. Tickets from choir members or at the door. Info: (613-841-3902); (613-736-9139); (www.corovivoottawa.ca).

SEEKING STATUE OF ST. JOSEPH: St. Isidore Parish would like to have a statue of St. Joseph for display in the Church. Info: (613-592-1961, ext 7).

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