Diocesan News

October 19, 2007


COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meetings: Fri., Oct. 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

CREDIT COUNSELING: The Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every second Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, 7:30 p.m. Next presentation: Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise of Ottawa Credit Counseling Services; No registration required; free. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

RECOVERY & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar. Meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 25 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, facilitates these sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

CHRISTIAN INITIATION FORMATION DAY: The Spirit of the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. Facilitators: Fr. Bosco Wong and Sheila Finnerty, gsic. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration: (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

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), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: Relationship with Islam.Film/Panel Discussion/Presenter. Sat., Nov. 10. 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).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE SESSION: For all involved in pastoral care in the diocese. Host: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Fairbarn Ave. Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. noon; coffee & registration at 9:00 a.m.Cost: $10/person; $20/any number from same parish. This will be a time to network and share ideas with others involved in pastoral care, and a time for discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Please register by Mon., Nov. 12: (613-738-5025, x217); ([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. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

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) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 2 - The Eucharist, Memorial of the Paschal Mystery, Tues., Nov. 13, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal *
Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
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
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores


ST. IGNATIUS CWL MONTHLY CARD PARTY: In St. Ignatius parish hall. Tues., Oct. 23, 1:00 p.m. Tickets: $5 at the door. Refreshments served. Free parking. Info: (613-745-3961).

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Murder Mystery dinner evening at Cedarview Golf Club, 56 Cedarhill Dr. Dinner followed by an evening of action. Fri., Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $50. Reserve with the Club (mention you are with FACES): (613-825-2186, ext. 226); ([email protected]). Also leave your name at (613-523-3016).

SUPER EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: St Philips Parish Hall, Richmond. Sat., Oct. 27. Cash prizes for the top 3 teams and door prizes. Admission: $20/player; hot lunch included. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m.; first game at 1:00 p.m. Info: Gisele Moore (613-838-5642).

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING ABORTION AND WOMENS HEALTH: Speaker: Dr. Deborah Zeni. Hosted by Action Life. Thurs., Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m. Villa Marconi, 1026 Baseline Rd. Info: (www.actionlife.org).

NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL BAZAAR: Baking, books, crafts, White Elephant, knitting, raffles, Tea room, jewellery. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Entrance: 50 Guigues Street. Free parking. Info: (613-241-7496).

KANATAS LARGEST CRAFT FAIR: All Saints Catholic High School, 5115 Kanata Avenue. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This Charity Fundraiser supports a community centre in Brazil as well as our sister school, St. Elizabeth Elementary in Ottawa. Info: (613-271-4254).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Antichrist: The Final Enemy. Speaker: Fr Lindsay Harrison. What does Scripture actually tell us about the Antichrist and End Times? What did the early Christians and great theologians make of this enemy of God? How are we to understand the Antichrist today? Tues., Nov 6, 7:30 p.m. Malone's Bar and Grill at Dow's Lake. Info: (www.ottawa-theologyontap.com).

ST. PHILIP'S PARISH, RICHMOND, ITALIAN NIGHT: 2nd annual Dinner and Dance, Italian Style. Hosted by the CWL & the Knights of Columbus. Full course pasta meal and dessert followed by an evening of entertainment. Sat., Nov. 17. Cocktail Hour: 6:00 p.m. Dinner: 7:00 p.m. Dance to follow. Tickets: $20. Info: Donna Flynn (613) 838-4098.

OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT BRUNCH WITH THE BUNCH! A brunch to raise funds to support a water project in Cameroon, West Africa. Sunday, Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m. at the St. Elias Centre, 750 Ridgewood Ave. (corner of Ridgewood Ave. and Riverside Drive). Cost: $25 ($10 receipt upon request). For tickets: (613-737-3681).

PILGRIMAGE TO FRANCE & ITALY: With Fr. Dan Dubroy (John Paul II Centre for Divine Mercy). Mar. 25 Apr. 7, 2022. Visiting Lourdes, Ars (St. Jean Vianney), Nevers, La Salette, the Divine Mercy Congress in Rome, and Montecassino. Cost (double occupancy): $3,649. Info: Gail Goshko (613-744-1418).

ARE YOU RETIRED AND A HANDYPERSON? Would you like to help out a charitable organization? Miriam Centre is in need of a good volunteer to help out occasionally with odd jobs like plumbing & general repairs. If you are interested, and would like to share your talents, please call Rita: (613-830-8623). Thank you!

PROPOSED CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION: Christian Hit Radio Inc., the parent organization of Family Radio CHRI, has applied for a licence to operate a second Christian station (Word FM 99.7) featuring traditional worship music and teaching shows. The CRTC may consider granting this license only if the community demonstrates a desire for it by individuals submitting an intervention letter by Nov. 8. Contact: Bob Du Broy (613-261-8472); (www.chri.ca).

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