Diocesan News

March 17, 2006



Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes such hits as Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. Available NOW. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

JOY (Just Ottawa Youth):Monthly gathering (ages 14 & up) on Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 9:30 p.m. New home at St. Georges Church Hall (Piccadilly Ave.). Theme: D&P Exposure Trips, lead by Paul McGuire. Also profiling an upcoming Solidarity Tour to Guatemala (open to young adults 18-35). All young adults are most welcome. Info: (www.justottawayouth.ca) or Dave Perry (288-8679).

Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers as they rehearse over the next few months.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Developing a Liturgical Spirituality. Presenter: Prof. Susan Roll. When we truly celebrate the liturgy, the liturgy itself draws us into a dynamic and powerful shared spirituality that shapes who we are as catholics in the world today. Our session will examine first the structure and design of the Sunday eucharist and how the parts fit together. Then we will unfold some of the principles for liturgy reform to see how the rich vision that Vatican II embodied was rooted in the dignity of the celebrating people themselves. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., Mar. 29, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 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.

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025, ext. 228).

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


THEOLOGY ON TAP: The DaVinci Hoax by Fr. Lindsay Harrison. Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar and Grill at Dows Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive). Info: (445-3054).

PRO-LIFE WORKSHOP: Reaching Hearts & Minds on Abortion. Speaker Stephanie Gray, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform will be explaining and educating people about pro-life apologetics. Discover how philosophy and science are now proving what the Church has always taught. Thurs., March 23, 7:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church and Fri., March 24, 7:00 p.m. at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Parish. Info: ([email protected]).

ONE-MAN PLAY ON DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI: A free performance of Damien, a one-man play about the 19th -century Belgian priest, Blessed Damien de Veuster, who gave his life serving the lepers of Molokai (Hawaii). Sacré Coeur Church (Cumberland & Laurier). Thursday, March 23, 7:00 p.m. Fr. Edward Evanko, will perform the play in English. Info: Fr. Peter Galadza (230-0997) or (www.ottawaeasterncatholics.com).

FUNDRAISING SALE OF NEW FURNITURE TO SUPPORT CATHOLIC IMMIGRATION CENTRE: Support refugees and new immigrants to Ottawa. Friday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. 9:00 p.m. 219 Argyle Ave., Main Floor, Bruyère Centre for Immigrants. Info: (232-9634, ext. 359 or ext. 334).

LENTEN MISSION: At Resurrection of Our Lord parish. From the weekend of Mar. 25 / 26 through to Mar. 29. Mon, Tues, & Wed. at 7:00 p.m. The mission will be preached by Fr. Jim Casper, Priest of the Sacred Heart from Toronto. Mass of healing on Mar. 28 and Penitential Service on Mar. 29. Everyone welcome. Info: (733-4661).

ABRAHAM JOSUAH HESCHEL LECTURE SERIES: Saint Paul University. Thurs., March 30, 7:00 9:00 p.m., Dr. Merkle: Heschel's Challenge to Christian Self-Understanding and Dr. Kasimow: "Heschel's View of Other Faiths: A Reconsideration." Fri., March 31, 9:00 11:00 a.m., Dr. Merkle: Vatican II's Nostra Aetate and Beyond: A New Era in Christian-Jewish Relations and Dr. Kasimow: "John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the Theology of World Religions."
Respondent: Cathy Clifford, PhD. Info: Chantal Beauvais, (236-1393, ext. 2302); (www.ustpaul.ca/philosophie).

IN SUPPORT OF LIFE WORKSHOP: St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline. Panel: Dr. Margaret Farncombe, Fr. Sebastian Payyappilly CMI, Deacon Des Adam, Mrs. Karen Murawski. Tues., Apr. 4, 7:00 p.m. Info: (829-1760).

TABLE SALE FOR GARAGE & BAKE SALE: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville church. Sun., Apr. 23, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Cost for table: 1 table for $20; 2 tables for $35. To reserve: Réjeanne Fréchette (746-7438) before Apr. 21.

WORKSHOP ON SPIRITUAL SUPPORT FOR CAREGIVERS OF PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA: Living With Loss, Healing with Hope ~ A Workshop for Clergy, Pastoral Care Workers, and Family Members. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Earl A. Grollman. May 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Saint Paul University, 233 Main St. Cost: $25 incl. lunch. Info: (234-3261).

14 DAY TOUR OF IRELAND & SCOTLAND: Explore centuries of Celtic culture and tradition. Organized by Fr. Tom Riopelle & Fr. Geoff Kerslake. October 6 - October 19, 2006. Cost: $3,999 includes flight, departure tax, hotel, 20 meals and admission to all points of interest. Info: Kathy (591-1135) St. Patricks, Fallowfield.

SEEKING A YOUTH MUSIC LEADER: For the 6:00 p.m. Youth Mass on Sundays at St. Leonard parish, Manotick for the spring. Need a person with a strong music background and the ability to encourage the development of youth music skills. Please call: Ann, St. Leonard parish (692-4254).

SEEKING RECEPTIONISTS: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) seeks two receptionists to work on call (some unforeseeable hours); to answer phones and greet visitors. Qualifications: bilingual French & English, excellent interpersonal skills; maturity and ability to work alone; experience in an office environment. Info: Louise Dalpé (241-9461) Tuesday - Thursday.

SPIRITUAL COMPANIONS VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM: Home-based Spiritual Care (HSC) is seeking caring individuals as volunteers to go out into the community and offer active listening, a compassionate heart and a healing presence to lonely and isolated seniors. 3 month training. Info: (789-8165) or ([email protected]).

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