Diocesan News

January 18, 2022

MESSAGE FROM THE EPISCOPAL VICAR: Thanks to Archbishop Prendergast and the diocesan staff for the warm welcome and support. I look forward to working with English Pastoral Services and recognize the contribution of Monsignor Len Lunney. I thank you for your prayers and your patience in this time of transition from Good Shepherd Parish to diocesan responsibilities. Rev. Joseph Muldoon

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: For parishes whose parishioners will attend this Rite at Notre Dame Cathedral on Sunday, February 10, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed form, which you have already received, by fax (613-738-0130) before Friday, February 1. Thank you!


THE HOMELANDS MASS: The Homelands Mass was filmed by Radio-Canada (channel 5 in Ottawa) and will appear on a program called "Le Jour du Seigneur" on Sunday, January 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m. Photos from the Homelands Mass will be available on the Diocesan web site within the next week.

PERMANENT DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast will admit to Candidacy several men who are preparing for the Permanent Diaconate, on Sun., Jan. 20, 9:00 a.m., Good Shepherd parish. Please keep these men in your prayers.

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: Jan. 30, March 15 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

MEETING WITH RELIGIOUS: For all Religious who are planning to attend the Mass and gathering at the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse on Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m., please use the parking at the cathedral or the east lot of the Élisabeth-Bruyère medical clinic. Priests should bring an alb and white stole.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone engaged in spiritual discernment about his or her life?Sat., Feb. 23. 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).

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., March 1, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

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. Mar 14/15. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) no later than April 1, 2022.

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). They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. as follows:

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


FIFTH ECUMENICAL CELEBRATION OF PRAYER FOR THE UNITY OF CHRISTIANS: Joint service at Madonna della Risurrezione with St. Mark's Parish (Anglican) parish. Sun., Jan. 20,7:00 p.m. An English & Italian booklet is available for full participation; a moment of "fraternity" will follow in the MDR Church parish hall. All welcome.

SIGNS OF HOPE MINI-CONFERENCE: Sponsored by the Companions of the Cross. Feb. 1 & 2 at Tudor Hall. Topics: Today's Crisis of Faith; Persecution of the Church around the World; Leading Family & Friends Back to Christ. Cost: $35 (incl. lunch). Registration: (613-728-3175). Info: (http://www.companionscross.org/events/upcoming.html).

ANNUAL WAUPOOS WINTERFEST: Meant for families; free (donations accepted). Outdoor games, skating, tobogganing, sleigh rides; indoor activities. Sat., Feb. 2, 1:30 p.m. Mass at 4:30 p.m., followed by chilli and hot dog supper. 2050 Rideau Rd. Info: (www.waupoos.com); (613-822-2189).

PARISH MISSION AT ST. BERNARD PARISH: Conducted by Redemptorist Rev. Eugene Red OReilly, C.Ss.R. Feb. 2, - Feb. 6, 2022. Saturday evening mass, 5:00 p.m., Sunday masses (9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.). Each evening, beginning Sunday night, the mission service begins 7:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: (613-738-1943).

LENTEN MISSION: With Father Lou Cerulli. St. Marys Church (Young at Bayswater). Feb. 10, 11, 12, 7:00 p.m. Info: (613-728-9811).

CATHOLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION OF OTTAWA ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: St. Paul High School, 2675 Draper. Feb. 14 17 & Feb. 21 23, 7:30 p.m. (2:00 p.m. matinee, Feb. 17 & 23). Proceeds to the Helping to Alleviate Poverty in Our Schools program. Tickets: OCSB schools & Catholic Education Centre, 570 W. Hunt Club.

ENNEAGRAM PERSONALITY STUDY WORKSHOP: Presented by Sr. Marjorie Myles, M.Ed., M.Div. Our Lady of Fatima parish hall. Thurs., Feb. 14, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Cost: $10. Info: (613-722-7661).

MIRIAM CENTRE: Are you hurting after the loss of a child...miscarriage...abortion...infant death? Do you need help with a baby? Are you facing a difficult pregnancy? Miriam Centre is there to offer support, encouragement and help before and after the birth of a baby. Free and confidential (613-830-8623).

LOOKING FOR A SMALL ALTAR: For chapel at Alta Vista Manor retirement living. Contact: Marc Boulianne (613-739-0909 x3006) to make arrangements for pick up. Thank you!

SEEKING CHIEF COUNCILORS CATHOLIC GIRLS LEAGUE: For Resurrection of Our Lord Parish. Young women leaders to guide and direct the activities of Catholic Girls League Chapter. Catholic woman, 18 years or older; member of the C.W.L. Info: Maureen Kennedy (613-733-4661) or Ken Trudel (613-523-0538).

ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM CENTRE FOR MINISTRY FORMATION: Theme of Ministry and Presence. Feb. 4 6, 2022. Explore and celebrate the many facets of Presence and Ministry beginning with the context in which we are currently ministering. Info: Antoinette Bitar (613-236-1393 ext 2418).

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: Bus trip to Quebec City, organized by the Knights of Columbus from Annunciation of the Lord Parish. June 20-22, 3 days, 2 nights, Deluxe Coach, 2 continental breakfasts, visit to Sainte Anne de Beaupré. Price/person/room:single $349; double $239; triple $199; quad $189; child $129 (age max. 12 yrs., sharing with 2 adults/room). Info: Carmen Watters (613-749-8688).

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