Diocesan News

June 20, 2022

PASTORAL APPOINTMENTS FOR THE ENGLISH SECTOR: His Grace, Archbishop Prendergast is pleased to announce the following pastoral appointments for the English Sector, which become effective on December 1, 2022 unless otherwise indicated or otherwise arranged by the priests involved:

Rev. Pierre Champoux has been granted a one-year extension of his appointment as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary, Almonte.

Rev. Giles Joly, currently Pastor of St. Catherine, Metcalfe, is appointed Pastor of St. Philips, Richmond and St. Clare Mission, Dwyer Hill for a six-year term.

Rev. Kevin Milaney has been granted a one-year extension of his appointment as Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Ottawa.

Rev. Jessimar Tapia has been granted a one-year extension of his appointment as Pastor of St. Peters, Ottawa.

Rev. Daniel Dubroy is appointed Hospital Chaplain.

Rev. Anthony Hannon is appointed Administrator of St. Catherines, Metcalfe, and Associate Pastor at St. Andrews, Barrhaven (September 1, 2022).

Rev. Daryl Kennedy is appointed Pastoral Administrator of St. Margaret Mary, Cumberland in addition to his responsibilities as pastor of St. Edith Stein, Rockland.

Rev. Tim McCauley is appointed part-time Director of Vocations in addition to his responsibilities as pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Russell.

Rev. Gerard Monaghan is granted a leave of absence for teaching.

Rev. Mark Slatter, currently Pastor of St. Philips, Richmond and St. Clares, Dwyer Hill, is appointed Director of Adult Faith Formation.

Rev. Adam Tabak has been granted a one-year extension as Pastor of St. Leopold Mandic Croatian Community.

Rev. Fr. Vernon Boyd, SJ is appointed Administrator of Good Shepherd Parish, Blackburn Hamlet.

Rev. Fr. Timothy Devine, CC is appointed Associate Pastor at St. Marys (Our Lady of Good Counsel), Ottawa.

Rev. Fr. Herman Falke, SCJ. has been granted a one-year extension as Pastor of St. Brigids, Manotick Station, and St. John the Evangelist, Osgoode.

Rev. Fr. Daniel Hawkins, MSF has been granted a one-year extension as Pastor of St. Martin de Porres, Nepean.

Rev. Fr. Richard Kelly, OMI has been granted a one-year extension as Pastor of St. Joseph, Ottawa.

Rev. Fr. Janusz Jajesniak, OMI is appointed Pastor of St. Hyacinth, Polish Community, Ottawa, for a six-year term.

Rev. Fr. Antonio Pannunzi, OMI has been granted a three-year extension as Pastor of Madonna della Risurrezione.

Rev. Fr. Roger Vandenakker, CC is appointed Pastor of St. Marys (Our Lady of Good Counsel), Ottawa, for a six-year term.

Rev. Thomas Riopelle, Pastor of St. Patricks, Fallowfield, is granted sabbatical leave at a time to be determined in the coming Pastoral Year.

Mr. Daniel Grech (Malta) will do his pastoral internship with Rev. Frank Brewer at Divine Infant Parish, Orleans.

Mr. Hezuk Shroff, seminarian, will do his pastoral internship with Rev. Maurice Dionne at the parish of Saint-Rémi.

Archbishop Prendergast would like to thank the following priests for the service they have rendered to our Archdiocesan Church as they depart to serve elsewhere:

Rev. Fr. Mieczyslaw Burdzy, OMI, Pastor of St. Hyacinth, Ottawa;

Rev. Fr. Charles Orchard, CC, Pastor of St. Marys (Our Lady of Good Counsel), Ottawa;

Rev. Fr. Ben St. Croix, CC, Associate Pastor at St. Marys (Our Lady of Good Counsel), Ottawa.

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY: This celebration marks the anniversary of the foundation of our Diocese. All are invited to the celebration at Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. There will be a welcome of the participants who attended the 49th International Eucharistic Congress as well as a send off for the World Youth Day Pilgrims. Parishes are asked to bring the banner identifying your community and assign two (2) parishioners to carry your banner.

RINGING OF CHURCH BELLS: Archbishop Prendergast has asked that the churches of our diocese ring the bells, as a gesture of solidarity and celebration, on Thursday, July 3, 11:00 a.m. in honour of the 400th Anniversary of the foundation of Quebec, which is the cradle of the Catholic Church in Canada.

FRIDAY FAX: The last Friday Fax before summer will be June 27. The fax will resume on December 29.

CLOSING OF THE PASTORAL YEAR: Diocesan staff and volunteers will gather for Mass followed by lunch on Friday, June 27 to celebrate the closing of the pastoral year. The Diocesan Centre will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 27 and reopen on Wednesday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m.


END-OF-LIFE ISSUES CONVERSATIONS WITH MARGARET SOMERVILLE: In partnership with Saint Paul University. Two sessions with Margaret Somerville, Ethicist, McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, Montreal. An important opportunity to explore end-of-life issues and to grapple with euthanasia. Session 1, Ethical Distress, Ethical Conflict and Euthanasia by Confusion, Fri., Oct. 17, 7:00 9:00 p.m. (for those involved in health care). Session 2, Dying as The Last Great Act of Living: Keeping the Euthanasia Debate in a Moral Context, Sat., Oct. 18, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 noon (for the public). Please mark your calendars. More information to follow.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND PARISH GARDENS: Is your parish interested in developing a Memorial Garden or in naturalizing its grounds? Faith & the Common Good presents Gardens in Faith Communities, Thurs., June 26, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at CentrePointe House of Bethany Baptist Church, Baseline Road at 380 Centrepointe. Presenters: Isobel McGregor & Ann Coffey. Includes garden tour. Info: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext 223).


40 HOURS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: In union with the participants of the Eucharistic Congress in Quebec, and to give praise and thanks to God in the Most Holy Eucharist. Friday, June 20 Sunday, June 22. St. Hyacinth Parish, 201 Lebreton Street North. Please come and join in this event.

JULY 1ST ANNUAL TURKEY DINNER: Sponsored by St Peter Celestine Church, Pakenham. Held at the Pakenham Public School Gym between 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. Adults $12; children (5-10 yrs) $5; under 5 free. All are welcome. Info: (613-256-3441).

LAST CHANCE FOR A GREAT TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND: Next March, 10 days, all except lunches included in $2905 price. Contact Ray Kaluski for entire brochure: (613-747-9906); ([email protected]). Deposit due July 11.

OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE 54TH PILGRIMAGE: St. Malachys Church, Mayo, Quebec. Presider & Homilist: Fr. Daniel Hawkins, M.S.F. Sunday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Mass, 11:00 a.m. Info: Fr. Gyanprakash Topno (819-986-3763); Mrs. Ellen Butler (819-986-3860); Mrs. Jean Dunnigan (819-986-8763); ([email protected])

CHALICE CHRISTIAN CHILD CARE INTERNATIONAL: Catholic Sponsorship Program invites you to participate. Bicycle to raise money as we build schools in developing countries. Ontario Bruce Peninsula: December 16 17, 2022. Join Deacon Eugene Perabo. Info: (613-830-4957); (1-866-481-1294); (www.chalice.ca/biketour.php).

PIANO ACCOMPANIEST: Required to assist choir leader, Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Martin de Porres parish, Bells Corners. Evening rehearsal required. Excellent sight reader, committed, punctual. Paid position (rehearsal & Mass). Info: (613-828-6720).

HELP WANTED: St. Leonard Parish needs a musician/choir leader for Sunday 9:00 a.m. Mass. Remuneration negotiable. Please contact the office (613-692-4254).

REQUEST FROM SECRETARIAT OF CURSILLO MOVEMENT: The Parish Representative of the Secretariat, Firma French, has been asked to improve communication among parish reps & the Cursillo community. Parish reps of Cursillo are asked to contact Firma with your name, parish, phone number, & email: ([email protected]); (613-837-4078).

NEW SOURCE OF INFO ON SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES: 211 is an easy-to-remember 3-digit telephone number that will connect you to a trained bilingual information and referral counsellor who can direct callers to the appropriate community, social or government service in Ottawa. Operated by the Community Information Centre of Ottawa, a non-profit agency. Currently operational 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Info: (http://www.unitedwayottawa.ca/).

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