Diocesan News

May 19, 2006


CATHOLIC RESOURCES ON THE DA VINCI CODE: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has made available online links on The Da Vinci Code to help answer questions and lead to further reflection. The resources can be found at (http://www.cccb.ca/Backgrounders.htm) under General Interest.

ST. BRIGID PARISH: The Press Release concerning Archbishop Gervais letter to the parishioners of St. Brigids Parish (Ottawa), announcing changes to the parish, is available on the Diocesan website www.CatholicOttawa.ca; go to Communications/Press Releases.

FEAST OF THE VISITATION: Archbishop Marcel Gervais presiding. Pro-life groups are special guests at this Mass. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please join us!

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY 2006: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. All of the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to participate. Info: (738-5025).

WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE? Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise & Worship performed by some of Ottawas finest youth/young adults. Includes Breathe, Better is One Day, How great is our God Holy is His Name and more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Linda or Ted (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).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED STRAWBERRY SOCIAL: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m. 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).


OUR LADY OF MOUNT ZION LAY CARMELITE COMMUNITY ONE DAY RETREAT: Do you hear God calling? Come & See. Live the traditions and spirit of the Carmelite Order. May 20, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., St. Decemberine Church. Potluck lunch. Info: ([email protected]).

CD RELEASE CONCERT: By NET Ministries of Canada. 'Holy Is Our God'. Sat., June 3, 7:00 p.m. St. Decemberine's Parish. All original music by Catholic artists. Hear live music performances and get a copy of the new CD. Snacks & beverages, door prizes. No cover charge. All ages welcome. Info: (841-4141) or (www.netcanada.ca).

WORKSHOP FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION TO THE SICK & SHUT-INS: St. Marys Church. Sat., June 3, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. All welcome. Info: Madeleine Thomson (224-7663).

CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING BIKE TOUR: Cycling for Children. Kanata to Renfrew, July 14 & 15. All money raised will help Christian Child Care International to build a Science and Library building for St. Peters College in Kumbo, Cameroon. Info: Marian Cloutier (1-866-311-6874) or ([email protected]).

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