Diocesan News

September 22, 2006


GATHERING THE ASSEMBLY THE CELEBRATION OF THE RCIA RITES AT SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Workshop with Gerry Galipeau. Saturday, Sept. 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre. Please check your Parish Poster for further details and register at (613-738-5025 ext. 253) or ([email protected]). Registration deadline extended to Mon., Sept. 25.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Who are we as baptized persons, called to discipleship? Presenter: Prof. Miriam Martin, pbvm. Sat., Oct. 14. 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]) or (738-5025 X 217).

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come and See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer and discussion. The next meeting is on Fri., Oct. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

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), Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille Charney (613-276-1679).


YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR: Do you have high school aged or adult leaders who need training to be Youth Leaders at your parish? This is the day for you! The Diocesan Youth Office is organizing a formation seminar on Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Facilitator: Ryan Larose. To register or for more info: Ted Hurley (738-5025 ext 231) or ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE CD RELEASE: For Him features Praise & 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 more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


REMINDER - PRESENTATION OF BOOK: By Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Raina Rodgers, a parishioner of St. Decemberines Parish. Book entitled We have written. Tues., Sept. 26, 7:00 p.m. St. Decemberine parish hall. This book, based on a personal experience, can help to see the beauty of forgiveness in our lives. Everyone welcome. Info: (613-225-7388).

NET COMMISSIONING MASS: Archbishop Marcel Gervais and NET Ministries of Canada will be commissioning 62 young adults to evangelize young people in Canada and Ireland for the next 9 months with a Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral on Saturday September 30, 7:30 p.m. All are invited. NET's mission is to challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. Info: (613-841-4141) or (www.netcanada.ca).

IMMACULATA TEACHER RESPONDS TO LESOTHOS NEED: Last year retired Immaculata teacher, Penney Place, heard about the crying need for educational help in the impoverished country of Lesotho. On Tues. Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m. this dynamic woman will share her experiences of life in a village among the poor. Resurrection of Our Lord parish. Info: Carole (613-733-4661).

A Public Forum on Mandatory Minimum and Conditional Sentences: Will tougher sentences keep us safer from crime? Explore the practical implications of this question at this public forum organized by the Church Council on Justice and Corrections. Tues., Oct. 3, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saint Paul University, Amphitheatre (Rm 1124).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" (Jn 6:52). Talk on Eucharist by Fr. Pierre Ingram, CC. Explore ways of responding to commonly encountered objections to the Church's enduring faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Tues., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar & Grill, Dows Lake. Info: (445-3054).

DOMINICAN VOCATIONAL RETREAT: The Dominicans of Ottawa are having a vocational retreat during the weekend of October 13-15 at their priory on 96 Empress Ave. This retreat is to help unmarried men discern their vocation. The focus of the retreat is Religious life and the Priesthood, especially within the Dominican tradition. Contact: Brother David Bellusci (613-232-7363 #527) or ([email protected]).

NEW LIFE RETREAT: Would you like to take part in a life-changing experience? Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ? New Life Retreat, October 13-16. St. Mary's Parish, 100 Young St. Info & registration: (613-224-5723) or (www.christianministries.ca/newliferetreat).

OTTAWA FRIENDS OF TIBET: Fundraising Dinner, Centurion Conference Centre, 170 Colonnade Rd. Fri., Oct. 13, 6:00 p.m. Tibetan Musical Journey Concert, Bell Street United Church, 384 Arlington, Sat., Oct. 14, 8:00 p.m. Meditation Workshop, Carleton University, Leeds House, Rm 124, Sun., Oct. 15, 9:00 a.m. noon. Tickets & info: (613-889-0450) or ([email protected]).

ST. MICHAELS CORKERY C.W.L. CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR: St. Michael's School Gym, 1572 Corkery Road, Corkery. Sat., October 21, 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Info: Isabelle Meehan (613-256-8527).

ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 5TH ANNUAL CRAFT FAIR: All funds to support St. Angela's Community Centre, Brazil and our inner city sister school, St. Elizabeth Elementary. Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Over 100 tables of quality crafts, paintings, jewellery. Includes Children's Play Corner, Raffle, Tea Room. 5115 Kanata Ave. Info: (613-271-4254); (www2.occdsb.on.ca/ash/).

Worldwide Marriage Encounter: Rediscover the spark that was there on your wedding day. Rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married. Turn a good marriage into a great marriage through a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend! In the Ottawa area, Nov. 17 19. Contact: Louise & Tim (613- 834-8348) by Oct. 31. Info: (http://www.wwme.org/).

HELP ME COME CLOSER TO GOD BY MYSELF!" Children aged 3 - 6 have a great capacity for God. How do we help them? The Good Shepherd Catechesis is one way. Announcing an adult formation course for those wishing to explore this subject more deeply. Jennifer Camfield, the formation leader, has twelve years experience in this approach. One-Saturday-a-month year-long course. Church of the Ascension, 253 Echo Drive. Cost: $300/year. Info: Jennifer (613-238-2646).

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