Diocesan News

April 18, 2022

CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK: Sunday, April 27 to Friday, May 2. A Catholic High School student representative from one of your schools will be contacting your parish to request that they read a short piece about Catholic Education Week at each of your weekend Masses. Please welcome these student representatives.

NATIONAL SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR 2022 INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: To take place the weekend of May 24-25, 2022, The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, two weeks before the start of the Eucharist Congress.

THE ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT: From April 6th to the 14th, the Ark of the new Covenant passed through our Archdiocese, stopping at several parishes. The Ark, along with several porters, began its journey on Easter Sunday at the Canadian Martyrs Shrine in Midland and will be passing through four other national shrines: St-Joseph`s Oratory, Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Lac Bouchette and Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast and the official diocesan delegate of the International Eucharistic Congress, Father Michel Pommainville would like to express their deepest gratitude to the diocesan team involved in bringing the Ark to the Ottawa area, to those who volunteered, to leaders in each of the host parishes, to priests and members of the pastoral team, to host families, to the police and to all who walked with the pilgrims. HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL OF YOU.


LAST REMINDER - ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 15, 20, 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 4, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 25. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 217). Priests are welcome to concelebrate with Archbishop Prendergast.

ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast will ordain Jonathan Blake to the diaconate on Thurs., May 1, 7:00 p.m., on the Feast of St. Joseph, at St. Joseph Church, Orleans, where he completed his pastoral internship. All are welcome.

LECTIO DIVINA: Once a month, Archbishop Prendergast leads young adults in a meditation on the Gospels called Lectio Divina. The next gathering will be held on Friday, May 2, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church (1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville). The evening starts with Mass! Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: 7:00 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St. Isidore.

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: May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

UNDER THE SON! The biggest retreat for Ottawa's Catholic Youth all year!May 30 - June 1, St. Monica's parish. Grades 9-12 (entering & leaving). Don't miss this weekend of FUN outdoors!Games, food, sleeping out in tents, worship, speakers, Mass, Adoration under the stars, and friends you'll never forget!Deadline to register: May 16. Register at: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com/uts/). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

OUR SACRED EARTH: As a follow up to Earth Day, the Archdiocesan Office of Social Justice urges that you read the recently released pastoral letter of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, "Our Relationship with The Environment: The Need for Conversion" (www.cccb.ca/site/images/stories/pdf/enviro_eng.pdf). Contact John Dorner, Liaison for Environmental Stewardship for further information regarding Catholic Social Teachings and action-oriented ideas for parishes (613-738-5025, X 223; [email protected]).


F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Sunday brunch at the Royal Oak (188 Bank St.) following the April 27, 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Patricks Basilica. Reserve by email (diotte@mondenet.com); (613-747-6576). Space is limited for this event.

PRO ORGANO OTTAWA ORGAN RECITAL: Notre Dame Cathedral, Friday May 2, 8:00 p.m. Guest recitalist: Ronald Fox, organist at St. Peters Cathedral Basilica, London, Ontario. Tickets: $18, $14 & $10 available at the door. Info: (613-728-8041); (613-798-0264); (http://www.rcco-ottawa.ca/).

COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS FOUNDATION DAY MASS: Come join the Companions of the Cross for this Mass of celebration marking the 23rd anniversary of their 'founding' as a new community in the church. Fri. May 2, 7:30 p.m. St. Mary's parish. Note: no reception to follow this year. Info: (613-728-3175).

NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE: In Ottawa on May 7, 8 & 9. Join pro-life people from across Canada as we proclaim, Life - the First Human Right. Mass and a candlelight vigil on Wed., May 7, rally & march from Parliament Hill on Thurs., May 8 and youth conference on Fri., May 9. Info: Campaign Life Coalition (613-729-0379).

ALL-NIGHT ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT PRAY FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN LIFE: St. Patrick's Basilica in the basement Scavi. 10:00 p.m., Wed., May 7 7:00 a.m., Thurs., May 8. The death of millions of Canadian babies through abortion, pierces the heart of God. Info: Campaign Life Coalition (613-729-0379).

SPRING & SUMMER THEOLOGY 2022: Faculty of Theology Saint Paul University. Beginning early May, 5:30 8:30 p.m. Images of the Kingdom: The Gospel Parables with Andrew Onuferko; Religious Education & Ecology: Practical Theology with Miriam Martin; De laventure spirituelle à lengagement chrétien with Denise Desrochers; LEucharistie au cSur de lÉglise et du monde with Normand Provencher; Summer Institute in Pastoral Liturgy (SIPL) & Summer Institute in Religious Education (SIRE), July 7 18; Éducation à la foi et quête didentité : la piste des récits, July 7 18. Info: (613-236-1393, Ext 2247); ([email protected]).

THE WAUPOOS 5TH ANNUAL NITE AT THE RACES: Rideau Carleton Raceway. Thurs., May 15, 6:00 p.m. Dinner, reserved seating, free valet parking, race program, silent auction. Cost: $40/person; corporate packages available. Tickets: Waupoos (613-822-2189); ([email protected]). Donations accepted.

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