Diocesan News

March 21, 2022

CONSECRATION OF THE NEW HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH, STITTSVILLE: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. presiding. 1489 Shea Road, Stittsville. Mon., March 31, 7:00 p.m. Everyone in the Archdiocese is invited!


PILGRIMAGE OF THE ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT: To prepare for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. April 6, Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville; April 7, Paroisse Saint-Rémi; April 8, Notre Dame Cathedral; April 9, Divine Infant, Orleans; April 10, Paroisse Très Sainte-Trinité, Rockland; April 11, Centre de lAmour, Plantagenet; April 12, Paroisse Saint-Victor, Alfred, April 13, Paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste, LOrignal; April 14, Paroisse Saint-Joachim, Chute-à-Blondeau. Info: Ted Hurley, Manon Chevalier, Édith Savard, Roland Frenette at (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca/en/archepelerinage).

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 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. Isidore.

FAITH & THE COMMON GOOD: Water, Faith and Ecology - an interfaith dialogue. Presenter: Larry Martin (co-chair, Kairos; Chairperson, Ottawa Council of Development & Peace). Wed., Mar. 26, 7:00 p.m., Room 110, Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Info: John Dorner (613-738-5025, X 223); ([email protected]).

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meeting: Fri., March 28, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025). Please note change of date.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as People of the Word? An introduction to Scripture. Presenter: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Sat., Mar. 29. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: Please include the name of your parish; ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

NEOPHYTE MASS: Please join with our diocesan community in a special celebration welcoming those who have been fully initiated at the Easter Vigil. This Mass for the Neophytes will be held on Sunday, March 30, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Notre-Dame Cathedral. Neophytes (newly baptized), please wear your white robes to this celebration.

DIOCESAN WEEK FOR LIFE: Pro-Life Sunday, May 4 - Saturday, May 10. Annual General Meeting:Monday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., Diocesan Centre. Resource Kits for Priests and Reps will be available. Guest speaker Lynda Munroe will give a presentation on Rachels Vineyard Ministries. Their weekend retreats provide a safe place for women and men to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Well known song writer and musician David MacDonald will perform two of his pro-life songs. Everyone is welcome! Deborah La Riccia (613-820-3580).

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: April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

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, April 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church (3891 Richmond Rd., Nepean). The evening starts with Mass! Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

BEGINING AGAIN SEMINAR: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Intended for those who have been recently separated/divorced. Deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Cost: $50. Registration: ([email protected]).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: For those who have been widowed, or have been divorced and have been granted a Declaration of Nullity. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, Friday evening, April 11 & all day Sat., April 12. Info & to register: Deacon Paul Coderre ([email protected]).

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).

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. May 9/10. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) before April 1, 2022.


BENEFIT CONCERT FOR CHEO AT ST-FRANÇOIS DASSISE PARISH: Brahms-Ein deutsches Requiem featuring Coro Vivo Ottawa and Jubilate Singers Toronto. Sat., March 29, 8:00 p.m. at Église St-François d'Assise, 20 Fairmont. Advance tickets: (613-841-3902); at the door, adults $25, students $15. Presented by Ashley Furniture Homestore.

MASSIVE WORSHIP CONCERT AT ST. PATRICKS BASILICA HALL: Featuring songwriter and seminarian JP de Fleuriot and his band in an atmosphere reminiscent of traditional celtic architecture. Coffee & refreshments. Sat., Mar. 29, 6:00 p.m. $5 at the door. 281 Nepean Street. Info: (www.massiveworship.com); Garth (613-841-4141).

EASTER EVENING PRAYER: At St. Basil's parish (Maitland at the Queensway). Sunday, March 30 & Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. All are most welcome. Info: (613-729-5149).

SENIORS LUNCHEON: Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, Wed. April 2, 12:00 noon. The lunch will be followed by a presentation about de-mystifying the process of de-cluttering and downsizing -- by members of the Silver Service Network, Judy and Doug Robinson. Please RSVP by April 1 for the lunch: (613-733-4661).

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: St. Patricks Basilica (downstairs). Fri., Apr. 18, 8:30 p.m. Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Litany of Reparation to Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m.; Mass 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Info: (613-825-5273).

SECRETARY NEEDED: For the parish office at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Contact parish office to submit resume (613-746-8503); ([email protected]). Deadline: April 1, 2022. Hours & salary negotiable.

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