Diocesan News

February 17, 2006

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Parishes whose parishioners will attend this Rite at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m., please return the completed form by fax (738-0130) before Thurs., Feb. 23. Thank you!


SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? What does it Mean to be People of the Word? Part 2, An Introduction to the New Testament. Presenter: Maureen Duffy, PhD, sessional professor at Saint Paul University. Sat., Feb. 18. 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 (X 217).


TAIZÉ WEEKEND OF PRAYER: On February 24-25-26, a brother from the ecumenical community of Taizé will be at Saint-Paul University to lead a weekend of prayer, sharing and fellowship. Taizé is renowned worldwide for the beauty of its songs and for its work with youth, promoting peace and unity. All prayers are opened to the public. Info or registration: (www.taizeottawa.ca) or (241-7515).

JUST OTTAWA YOUTH (JOY): Next gathering is Feb. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. George's Church. (Please note location change)Theme: License for Peace: Building the Toolbox. All Ottawa youth (grade 9-12), University students, and friends are welcome to check this out. Contact: Dave Perry (288-8679) or ([email protected]).


ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL LECTURE SERIES: Hosted by Saint Paul University, in collaboration with the Agudath Israel Congregation, the Soloway Jewish Community Center and the Ottawa College of Jewish Studies. Speaker: Louis Perron, PhD. Theme: Finding the Balance in Heschels thought between Anthropocentrism and Theocentrism. Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m. Saint Paul University, Rm 103. Dr. Perron will also lead a reading workshop, Feb. 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Rm 105. Info: (236-1393, ext. 2302) or (http://www.ustpaul.ca/philosophie).

OUR LADY AND THE RWANDA TRAGEDY: Video presentation of the reported apparitions of Mary in Rwanda entitled, "Kibeho, Africa: Mary Speaks to the World." Followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet and then the movie "Hotel Rwanda." Sat., Feb. 25, 1:00 p.m. Saint Patricks Basilica in the basement (use the side ramps). No charge. All are welcome. Info: Diane Naipaul (830-0593).

SPAGHETTI SUPPER: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville Church. Sun., Mar. 5, 5:00 p.m. Organized by Daughters of Isabella, circle #1379. Cost: Adults $7; Children (5 12) $4. All welcome. Info: Aline Jolicoeur (749-9047) or Yvette Carrière (744-4057).

IN HONOUR OF ALL THE LITTLE ONES: An Ecumenical Vesper Prayer Service in honour of all the little ones who have died in utero or soon after birth, regardless of the circumstances, for their parents and for all those whose lives they have touched: Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Parish, (corner of Old Innes Rd. and Blackburn Bypass) Refreshments follow. We especially invite all those who were never given the opportunity to name or put to sacred rest a life that ended early. Info: (824-4394). All are welcome.

TRIP TO BOSTON/NEW HAVEN & NEW YORK: The Knights of Columbus of St. Patrick's Basilica are sponsoring a trip to Boston and New York from Sept. 20-24. Cost per person is $656 twin occupancy, $550 triple and $489 quad. Single rate also available. Transportation, hotel rooms and guided tours included. Contact Ottawa Valley Tours (723-5701).

YOUR WAY TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR THE ISOLATED SENIORS IN YOUR PARISH: The Reaching out to Isolated Seniors program provides a single phone number for concerned individuals to call to ensure that appropriate and timely services are provided for the senior. A network of community agenices and groups in Ottawa work together to address the needs of seniors who are isolated. The number is: (562-6381).

CATHOLIC CIVIL RIGHTS LEAGUE WELCOMES YOUR SUPPORT: The Catholic Civil Rights League promotes Catholic values in the public square through dialogue with the media, governments and courts. We have been active for over 20 years in life issues such as abortion, bioethics and euthanasia, and have participated in numerous court challenges and legislative committees concerned with the definition of marriage. The League works with all major media to encourage the fair and balanced portrayal of Catholicism. Our quarterly newsletter, Civil Rights, is a comprehensive review of freedom of religion and anti-defamation issues in Canada. Info: (www.ccrl.ca) or (416-466-8244).

MIRIAM CENTRE: Offering support and encouragement after the loss of a child, miscarriage, abortion, infant death. Need help with a baby or facing a difficult pregnancy? Free and confidential: (830-8623).

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY DIOCESE OF TIMMINS: Diocesan Faith Formation Coordinator. Full time position serving the English Pastoral Region from the Diocesan Centre in Timmins. Deadline: Mar. 31. Info: Human Resources RC Diocese of Timmins, 65 Jubilee Ave. E., Timmins, ON P4N 5W4. Info: (705-267-6224).

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