Diocesan News

April 21, 2006


MASS OF THE NEOPHYTES AND THOSE IN FULL COMMUNION: For all who will be receiving the Sacraments of Initiation and welcomed into Full Communion at the Easter Vigil. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Apr. 23, 12:00 p.m. Everyone is most welcome.


Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and 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 many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).
JOY Just Ottawa Youth: Gathers again on Tues., April 25. Youth ages 14 and up are welcome to check this out. For latest details visit (www.justottawayouth.ca) or call David Perry (288-8679).
Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers. Seeking people to help with make-up, stage crew, hospitality, ushers etc. If interested, please call Linda (738-5025 ext 231).
Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (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 H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Dr. Diane Blenkiron. The Children. Wed., May 10, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 7, 3:00 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (attached to the poster at your parish) before April 28. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Wed., May 17 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend.

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


THE HESCHEL COLLOQUIA LECTURES: Rabbi Dr. Gordon Tucker (Jewish Theological Seminary of America). Heavenly Torah as refracted through the Generations. April 23, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Congregation Agudath Israel, 1400 Coldrey Ave.; April 24, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Saint-Paul University, 223 Main St. Presented by The Ottawa College of Jewish Studies, Saint-Paul University, the SJCC and Congregation Agudath Israel. Free. Info: (261-2498).

Consuelo Connections Party: 20 teachers from the Dominican Republic are visiting Ottawa for a professional development experience. On Wed., April 26, 7:00 - 10:30 p.m. at St. Joseph high school, all globally conscious Ottawans are invited to a party with live music from Celtic Rock band Herringbone. RSVP: ([email protected])

NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING EVENTS: Friday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., wreath laying ceremony at Celtic Cross Memorial, Wellington St. Locks; 8:00 p.m. at Ottawa Public Library Auditorium (120 Metcalfe) Showing of the CPAC Documentary, Col By, Hero Without Honour, The Story of The Rideau Canal with Ms. Holly Doan, Speaker - Producer, and Dolas & Friends. Concert benefits the Ottawa & District Injured Workers Group. Info: (839-1953) or (726-7583).

Annual Dessert & Card/Game Party: Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord Council of The CWL. At the parish hall, 2414 Ogilvie Rd. Sat., April 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Great prizes, sumptuous desserts and fine fellowship. Tickets $5 at the door. Proceeds to aid the Chabunya family. Contact: Ellen Little (745-3889) or Annie Provick (834-5979).

CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE: Invites everyone to their SPRING SALE (garage sale, plants and home baked treats). The Spring Sale is held on Sat., May 6, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at St. Bonaventure Church (basement), 1359 Chatelain Avenue (Corner of Kirkwood). Info: (728-1268).

MEN'S BREAKFAST: Keynote speaker: Mr. John O'Brien, Director and founder of Wayside Academy, Peterborough. Raising our children Catholic and the role of private Catholic education. Annunciation of the Lord parish. May 6, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Cost: $10/adults; $5/students. Proceeds to Maryvale Academy. RSVP: Jim Meuse (744-3026).

MIRIAM CENTRE NINTH ANNUAL STAMP SALE: At the Miriam Centre, 2742 St Joseph Blvd. Wed., May 10, 4:00 9:00 p.m. & Sat., May 13, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Wide selection of world stamps for collectors of all ages. Excellent prices. Info: (830-8623).

ONTARIO ASSOCIATION OF PARENTS IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION (OAPCE) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & CONFERENCE: Theme: 'Gathered in One Spirit - Helping our children become responsible citizens. Introductory address by Marion Balla of the Adlerian Centre on Friday evening at Holiday Inn Select Ottawa West, and workshops on Saturday (at Holy Trinity Catholic High School) and Sunday (at the Holiday Inn). May 26, 27 & 28. Children's program offered (ages 6 13). Info: (http://www.oapce.on.ca/) or (877-282-2081).

9th Annual Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards: Hosted by Child & Youth Friendly Ottawa. May 31, 2006. This Awards Gala celebrates youth in our Capital Region in various categories, including "Personal Courage", "Global Citizenship", "Young Entrepreneurship", "Arts & Literature", etc. We are attempting to reach as many people as possible to gain awareness for this important Awards Program, and to give people an opportunity to nominate exceptional youth in our community for such awards. Info: (www.spirit.cayfo.ca).

Ottawas Biggest Bake Sale: Ready, Set, Bake. In support of the Christmas Exchange. Sat., Oct. 7, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Nepean Sportsplex, Salon A. Participants: The Christmas Exchange asks that you share with them 50/50 proceeds from the sale of your baked goods and other product. The Exchange will be responsible for all publicity, signage and media relations. Registration: Christmas Exchange office (226-6434) by mid-July.

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