Diocesan News

December 21, 2007

THANK YOU TO MSGR. LEN LUNNEY: As you retire from your position as Episcopal Vicar after more than six years of commitment and dedication to the people of the Archdiocese of Ottawa. May your retirement be filled with much joy!

The Diocesan Centre will close for Christmas break on Friday, December 21
and reopen on Thursday, January 3. Merry Christmas to all!
The next Friday Fax will be dated January 11, 2022.


CHRISTMAS SEASON RECEPTION: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. and the members of the Episcopal Council, wish to invite all members of the clergy, the religious and the faithful of the archdiocese, to a Christmas Season Reception on Sunday, January 6, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Cathedral Hall. Access through the Archbishop's Residence (off the parking lot behind the church). All are invited! Children are invited to wear appropriate costumes: Magi, Kings and Queens, Princesses and Princes.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT & LITURGY - LITURGICAL MINISTRY AS A CALL TO DISCIPLESHIP: A formation session for all the baptized, and an excellent way to prepare for the Eucharistic Congress. With Fr. Roy Roberts and Fr. Bill Burke. Sat., Jan. 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15 (bring your lunch). Registration deadline: Mon., Jan. 7 (613-738-5025, ext. 217, [email protected]).

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Talk by lawyer Raquel Beesley on the issue of Mediation versus Court Action in cases of separation and divorce. January 16, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meet Wednesday evenings, 7:30 p.m. as follows: Jan. 30; March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, and May 7 & 21. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222).

Permanent Diaconate Formation Program INFORMATION DAY: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place (look for room info at entrance). Sat., Jan. 26, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Interested parishioners are asked to attend. Info: Deacon Michael Seath (613-834-1840).

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 (Quebec City, June 2022). 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *


TELEVISED CHRISTMAS DAY MASS: Dec. 25th on VISIONTV at 8:00 a.m. & 12:00 Noon; on CTS at 12:00 Noon.

ST. MARYS PARISH JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY: Spiritual Gifts Seminar. Helping to identify your God-given gifts for service and ministry. Fri., Jan. 18, 7:00 9:00 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 20, 2:00 4:00 p.m. Freewill offering. Register by Jan. 15. Info & registration: Deborah (613-725-9698).

CANTOR WORKSHOP: Presented by Tom Fagan of the Diocesan Liturgy Commission. Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Rd, Orleans. Sat., Jan. 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon. All parish cantors and those who would like to enhance their participation in liturgical music are encouraged to attend. Info & registration: Charlotte Gupta (613-841-2894); ([email protected]). The Diocesan Liturgy Commission encourages those involved in music ministry to participate.

ECUMENICAL WORKSHOP: Finding the Voice of Faith in the Public Square. Guest: Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, general secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches. United Church Regional Center, 6 Epworth Ave, Nepean. Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Registration fee: $20. Info: (613-225-5318, ext 10). Sponsored by the Christian Council of the Capital Area.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE SHARE LENT CAMPAIGN WORKSHOP: Yes, Lent is just around the corner!!! Sat., Jan. 19, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Light lunch served. Info or to RSVP: Larry Martin (613-526-0390); ([email protected]) or Cathy Giulietti (613-738-9644); ([email protected]).

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY: January 2027, 2022. Theme: « Pray without ceasing » (1Thess 5 ;17). Ecumenical Service of Prayer sponsored by the Christian Council of the Capital Area: Sun., Jan. 20, 3:00 p.m. Saint Bartholomews Anglican Church, 125 MacKay St. Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, Canadian Council of Churches. All are welcome.

SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF THEOLOGY: Evening courses begin January 7 10, 2022, 5:30 8:30 p.m. Introduction to Pastoral Practice I with Luc Tardif, Mondays; General Introduction to Eastern Churches with Andrew Onuferko, Tuesdays; Ethical perspectives, Ethics of Care, Ethics of Justice with Margaret Love, Wednesdays; Jesus the Christ with John van den Hengel, Thursdays; Introduction to Theology with Mark Slatter, Thursdays; Initiation à la théologie with Denise Desrochers, Mondays; Catéchétique with Jean-Marie Debunne, Tuesdays. 223 Main St. Info: (613-236-1393, ext. 2247); ([email protected]); (www.USTPAUL.ca).

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE EVENING & SATURDAY COURSES BEGINNING IN JANUARY: Confessing sexual sins. Towards a theological perspective on a practice, by Maxime Allard, O.P., Tuesday evening, Jan. 8 Feb. 12. The Book of Esther, by Hervé Tremblay, O.P. - Wednesday evening, Jan. 9 Feb. 13. Doing the rite thing, by Martin Farrell,O.P., Jan. 12 & 19, Feb. 2 & 9. Info: Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. (613-233-5696); ([email protected]); (www.collegedominicain.ca).

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