Diocesan News

January 19, 2007


Pastoral Day in May will be on Thursday, May 17 (not May 16 as originally proposed).
The Diocesan Feast Day will be on Tuesday, June 19 (not June 26 as originally proposed).

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Rose Pereira, aunt of Rev. Vincent Pereira. She died in Bangalore, India. Please remember her and her family in your prayers.

REMINDER INFORMATION SESSION ON THE PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM: For the Archdiocese and its Parishes. Tues., Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m., St. John the Apostle parish hall (2340 Baseline). For Pastors, Administrators, Administrative Assistants, Members of Temporal Affairs Councils and anyone else interested in implementing a Planned Giving Program in their parish. Please confirm attendance by no later than January 19 by fax (613-738-0412). Info: Colette Legault (613-738-5025, ext. 234).

PASTORAL DAY: Diocesan Centre. Thurs., Feb. 15, 10:00 a.m. Please take note of the date & plan to stay for lunch.

PASTORAL CHANGE, DIVINE INFANT PARISH, ORLEANS: As of January 15, 2007, Fr. Mark Slatter has been appointed Administrator at Divine Infant parish. Fr. Gerard Monaghan is on sabbatical.


SOLEMN VESPERS CELEBRATION WITH THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY: Archbishop Gervais has invited our brothers and sisters from the various Orthodox communities to a solemn celebration of Vespers on Sun., Jan. 21, 3:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. All are cordially invited to attend.

DECLARATIONS OF NULLITY: What are they? How can I obtain one? This is a subject of many Catholic myths. Want to learn more? Come to a presentation by Fr. Frank Morrisey at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Wed., January 24, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext 222); ([email protected]).

WORKSHOP ON A COMPANION TO THE CBW III: GUIDELINES FOR LITURGICAL MUSIC: Facilitated by Heather Reid. Saturday, January 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. To register: Annmarie (613-738-5025 ext. 217).

Permanent Diaconate Formation Program INFORMATION DAY: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Room 112. Sat., Jan. 27, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 X 228).

SEMINARY DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: At St. Decemberines Seminary on February 2 - 4. For single men who are considering a vocation to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as People Called to Ecumenism? Presenters: Prof Catherine Clifford, Saint Paul University. Sat., Feb. 3. 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), Fri., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: For those recently separated or divorced. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fee: $40. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR MEN, AGES 16-35: On the call to marriage or priesthood/religious life, organized by the Archdiocese, Sat., Feb. 24. Notre Dame de la Rouge Retreat Centre. Registration: Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILITATORS WORKSHOP: Proposed jointly by Novalis and the Diocesan Family Ministry Office. Sat., March 24. Explore a new marriage preparation program Saying I Do published by Novalis. The programs author Mona-Lee Feehan will be the presenter and the intended audience includes pastors and marriage preparation facilitators. The workshops will be held as follows: One west at St. Isidores, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., and the second east at Divine Infant, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20, payable with registration. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222). E-mail: ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Friday evening, 7:00 9:00 p.m., & Sat., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., May 18 & 19. Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).


Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training, youth movements, crazy captions and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022 AUSTRALIA: G'day Mate! In July 2022, World Youth Day is in Sydney Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to travel on a pilgrimage with other youth/young adults from Ottawa to an international gathering of young Catholics from around the world. If you are 16 to 35 and are interested in possibly going, then join our "Interest Meeting" on Wed., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Pl). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


ATTENTION LAY PASTORAL WORKERS! (pastoral associates, youth ministers, catechists, office ministry, parish nurse, parish administrators, etc) Would you like to connect with other lay pastoral workers, and build connections, friendships, and share ideas? A diverse group - with a common goal - to gather, to pray, to reflect, to grow and to build community among other lay pastoral workers. Contact: Mary ([email protected]) or (613-233-4095). Next retreat day during Easter! Seeking team to prep retreat (6 hrs prep time - tops!).

LES ARTISANES DE LA PAIX / WOMEN FOR PEACE: Celebrating 5 years in Ottawa with an evening honouring Ursula Franklin, an inspiring Canadian Woman of Peace. Guest Panelists: Marion Kearns, Marion Dewar, Maureen Killoran, CND. Evening of reflection & sharing. Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre 211 Bronson Centre Room #306. Please Register by Jan. 25. Info: (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

MAD SCIENCE SHOW TO HELP NEW ORLEANS: The Krewe of Elpis is a group of young adults who will travel to New Orleans (Feb 16-24) to work with Catholic Charities in the continuing response to the devastation from Hurricane Katrina. Help support us by coming to a fun, family-oriented Mad Science show (donations appreciated). Sun., Jan. 28, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Holy Cross Church: 685 Walkley Rd. Info: ([email protected]) or Ashley (613-355-5535).

INTERFAITH PRAYER FOR PEACE: You are invited to join in prayers and song with local representatives of the world's major religions. This initial gathering will take place at St Basil's Church, 910 Rex Ave. North (off the Queensway at Maitland). January 29, 7:30 p.m. Info: (613-729-5149 ext 11).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "The Forgotten Virtues and the Spiritual Life". Fr. Paul Burchat of Madonna House, Combermere, to give an exciting talk on the role of the Virtues in growing spiritually. Tues., Feb 6, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar & Grill, Dows Lake. More details: (http://ottawa-theologyontap.com).

HUMAN SEXUALITY, MARRIAGE, AND NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: Helping couples to deepen conjugal love and achieve responsible parenthood is part of the Churchs total pastoral ministry to Catholic spouses. Come and learn how Natural Family Planning can enrich the bond between husband and wife. Presented by married couple: Ines Lopes RN & Rene Leiva MD. Annunciation of the Lord Parish (2414 Ogilvie Rd). Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Info: (613-745-7774).

WAUPOOS FARM ANNUAL WINTER CARNIVAL: Beginning with brunch, 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. followed by outdoor activities. Mass at 4:30 p.m. followed by chili dinner. Saturday, February 10. Cash donations welcomed. 2050 Rideau Rd, Gloucester. Info: (www.waupoos.com); (613-822-2189).

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY: 2nd Sunday in February, February 11. World Marriage Day honors husband and wife as head of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. Sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Info: (http://wmd.wwme.org/).

MIRIAM CENTRE POSITION AVAILABLE: Bilingual, full-time position. Basic accounting and computer skills required. Submit resume to: Sr. Rita Lacelle, 2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Suite 030, Orleans, ON K1C 1G5. Info: (613-830-8623).

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