Diocesan News

September 21, 2007

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as a baptized person? Theme: Baptismal Identity & Call.Presenter: Sr. Susan Wood, Professor of Theology, Marquette University, Wisconsin. Sat., Sept. 29. 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).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022: July 8 - 22, Australia. Last chance to come and join us for this pilgrimage. For youth aged 16 - 35. Cost: $3400. Final deadline: Sept 30, based on available seating. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

GREEN SACRED SPACE AWARD Parishes may apply: (www.fcgottawa.ca/documents/GSSAwards.pdf). Applications by Sept. 30 to John Dorner, Liaison for Environmental Stewardship, Office of Social Justice ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 223).

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., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: Workshop/seminar intended for those who have been recently separated or divorced, and deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, on Sat., October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration: ([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 20 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, facilitates these sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: Feeling alone and rejected? Jesus loves you and so does the Church. Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every 2nd Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl at 7:30 p.m. Fall schedule: Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise; and Nov 21 The Healing Power of the Eucharist with Deacon Paul Coderre. Support Group meets Wednesday nights, Oct 3, Nov 7 & Dec 5. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Follow-up to evening of Sept. 19 with a presentation and discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Time for networking and sharing of ideas. Please mark your calendars! More details will follow.

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. Nov 23/24; 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).


FRANCISCAN TRANSITUS: St. Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Fraternity will be commemorating the passage of St. Francis from his earthly life to his everlasting life on Wed., Oct. 3, 8:00 p.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (1758 Alta Vista Dr.) Refreshments will be served after. All are welcome. Info: (613-733-9636).

MENS BREAKFAST: At Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Sat., Oct. 6, 8:15 - 10:30 a.m. Catholic heroes for the modern age. Speaker: Fr. Raymond de Souza, chaplain at Queens University. Cost: $10; students $5. Reservations: Jim Meuse (613-744-3026).

DOMINICANS COME AND SEE WEEKEND: For men discerning their vocation; the focus is on Religious life and the Priesthood in the Dominican tradition. Friday, October 12, 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, October 14, 2:00 p.m. 96 Empress Avenue. Info: Brother David Bellusci, O.P. (613-232-7363, ext. 527).

INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FORUM: October 12-14. Co-hosted by the Bahái Community of Canada, the 11th annual conference will explore the spiritual principles, educational approaches, and practical actions of individuals and communities facing global environmental change. Info: (www.bcca.org/ief).

ANNUAL ECUMENICAL DAY OF SHARING & REFLECTION: Sponsor: Ottawa Women's Inter-Church Council. Sat., Oct. 20, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Rideau Park United Church (2203 Alta Vista). Gods Wisdom provides New Understanding. Learn of Guyana, World Day of Prayer country 2022. Info: (613-736-0232); ([email protected]).

REASONS TO BELIEVE RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS, DOUBTS AND ATTACHS ON CHRISTIANITY: Lay Formation Course taught by Fr. Terry Donahue of the Companions of the Cross at St. Marys Church hall, Mondays 7:15 - 9:15 p.m., Oct. 29 Dec. 10. Cost: $70. (financial assistance available). Registration: (613-728-3175).

WOMEN OF BETHANY FALL RETREAT WEEKEND: Chateau Cartier Hotel, Aylmer. Nov. 9 11. Theme: "Seek the Lord & His Strength, Seek His Face Continually. Keynote: author Susan Contoy shares her story of Mother Teresa. Registration: Mary Sheridan (613-224-0284); ([email protected]); (www.womenofbethany.ca).

THE LEGION OF MARY: An association of Catholic laity who serve the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country. The Governing Branch of the Legion of Mary in our area (Senatus of Ontario) has, with the guidance of our Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit, put together a website at (http://legionismariae.googlepages.com/legionofmary).

MILITARY ORDINARIATE CWL: Did you know there is a Military Ordinariate Catholic Womens League with provincial status under the National council. Local council: Our Lady of the Airways. Serving and retired military members, wives and daughters are invited to join. Info: (www.cwl-mo.ca); Jennifer Snell (613-835-4201).

WAUPOOS FARM SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Licensed plumber, draftsman or general labourer needed for cottage renovation project. 2050 Rideau Rd. Info: ([email protected]); (613-822-2189); (www.waupoos.com). Waupoos provides vacations to families in need in the Ottawa community.

CHINA TOUR WITH FR. BOSCO WONG TO TIBET & THE SILK ROAD: April 6 28, 2022. Several spaces only. Beijing; the Silk Road Sites including Urumqi, Capital of Zinjiang, Dunhuang, Lanzhou in Gansu; Qinghai-Tibet Railway through Xining, Qinghai to Lhasa, Tibet. A visit to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan; Kunming, capital of Yunnan; Hong Kong for 2 days. Sunday Masses included, along with key religious sites. Info: Dennis Kam of JBC Tour (613-569-3888).

STUDENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Liturgica Inc, the Church Supply store in the east-end of Ottawa, has available a student part-time job of cashier-clerk. Hours: 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September to June. Fluent bilingualism is a must, and experience an asset. Resumes by fax (613-745-3338); or ([email protected]).

FOR SALE: 1991 Lowrey Heritage Organ. Excellent condition. Model NT-400T. Originally paid $24,000. Will accept best offer. Contact: (819-669-1687) or (613-749-4189).

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