Diocesan News

March 23, 2007


WELCOMING OF THE ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT: At Notre-Dame Cathedral, Thurs., Mar 29, 7:30 8:30 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. At 8:30 p.m. all are welcome to basement of the Cathedral where further information will be made available on the Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City, June 15 22, 2022 Info: Fr. Doris Laplante, Chancery Office (613-738-5025).

ARK OF THE NEW COVENANT YOUTH EVENT: On Saturday, March 31, 7:00 p.m., all youth and young adults are invited to Good Shepherd parish for an evening entitled "Shout". Evening features Adoration, singing, small group discussion, social time, a talk on the Eucharist and the Ark of the New Covenant; a symbol of the Eucharistic Congress which is going to each Diocese in Canada. Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 3, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.

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

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as Christians and Muslims called to be builders of peace. Presenter: Prof Fabrice Blée, Saint Paul University.Sat., April 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]); (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., Apr. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 6, 2:30 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (available from your parish) before April 27. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

DIOCESAN FEAST CELEBRATION OF ARCHBISHOP GERVAIS EPISCOPAL MINISTRY IN OTTAWA: Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please note the change of date and plan to attend.

NEWS FROM THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE: Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).


DIOCESAN WEEK FOR LIFE: Pro-Life Sunday, May 6 - Saturday, May 12. Annual General Meeting: Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Diocesan Centre. Resource Kits for Priests and Reps will be available. Guest speaker - Dr. Lise Poirier-Groulx. Her sonChristians story titled The Blessings Far Outweigh The Sorrows has been published in the book Defiant Birth; Women who Resist Medical Eugenics. Everyone is welcome! Info: (613-820-3580).

ONE-MAN PLAY DAMIEN: By Fr. Edward Evanko, a Ukrainian Catholic priest, who until recently was a Broadway actor and singer. Tues., Mar. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Sacré Coeur Church (Laurier & Cumberland). Learn of Blessed Damien de Veuster, a nineteenth-century Belgian priest, who gave his life serving lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Free, donations accepted. Info: (www.ottawaeasterncatholics.com); Fr. Peter Galadza (613-230-0097).

ANNUAL DecemberINE COLLEGE WESTON LECTURE: By noted Catholic speaker and author Dr. Peter Kreeft, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. "The Purpose of Life in Judaism, Christianity and Islam". Fri., Mar. 30, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Paul University. Also speaking on March 31 & April 1. Info: (http://www.Decemberinecollege.org).

SPIRTUAL CONCERT FOR LENT: Sacred Music of the English Renaissance. Music of the Mastoers Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Presented by Musica Divina. Directed by Wayne Riddell. Wed., Apr. 4, 7:30 p.m. Thapel of the Sisters of Charity, 25 Bruyère St. Tickets: $20 / $15 Seniors & Students. Info: (613-277-4727).

WAUPOOS FARM HOLY WEEK: Thursday evening, 6:00 p.m., Seder meal and Mass with Fr. David Perrin, OMI. Reservations: (613-822-2189). Good Friday, Stations of the Cross (outside), 3:00 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass, 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Jim Maderack. 2050 Rideau Rd.,Gloucester. Info: (613-822-2189); (www.waupoos.com).

CELEBRATIONG 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY: St. Maurice Church, Sun., Apr. 15, 1:45 4:00 p.m. With Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, enthronement of the image, talk by Fr. John Vandenakker, CC., confessions, chaplet, and veneration of the image. Info: Maria Pirrone (613-225-6067).

MASS OF HEALING: With Father Fernando Suarez, CC. Friday, April 27, 7:00 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary, 6:15 p.m. St. Anthonys Church (Gladstone & Booth). Info: Maria Pirrone (613-225-6067); (www.fatherfernando.com).

133RD ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO ST. ANNE DE BEAUPRE & CAP-DE-LA-MADELEINE: From the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau/Hull, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, and Alexandria/Cornwall on December 18 - 19, 2007. Info: Mike Budge, Pilgrimage Ste. Anne (613-224-8110).

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