Diocesan News

May 23, 2022

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS SPECIAL COLLECTION: From June 15 - 22, Canada is welcoming the 49th International Eucharistic Congress to Quebec City. This great event will gather thousands of pilgrims from Canada and around the world. A special collection will be held in all churches in Canada on the occasion of the Feast of Corpus Christi, May 24-25. Organizers of the Congress are again counting on your generosity to assure success of the gathering, of which the spiritual fruits will certainly have a positive effect on the life of our Church. Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-731-3772).

ARCHBISHOP VISITS HIGH SCHOOLS: Archbishop Prendergast, accompanied by Fr. Joseph Muldoon, has been visiting students in our local Catholic High Schools. Upcoming visits include Notre-Dame (May 22) and Sacred Heart (May 28). Pastors are welcome to attend.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Eucharistic Adoration followed by Benediction is being held at the Diocesan Centre every Wednesday (note change of day) between 12:00 1:00 p.m. Thank you to Catholic Christian Outreach (CCO) for their continuing commitment.

PLEASE NOTE FRIDAY FAX: Events for the Friday Fax should be sent to us at least 2 3 weeks in advance of the date, allowing time for publication in parish bulletins. Items sent only one week in advance may be bumped due to space limitations. The final deadline for Friday Fax submissions is Wednesday, noon. We are unable to repeat VARIA items. Each notice must include contact information. Your cooperation with these guidelines is most appreciated.

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PRESBYTERAL COUNCILS: Website is (www.nfpc.ca). Please check it out.


PLANNED GIVING SESSION: An evening session for Pastors, Parish Administrators, Parish Planned Giving Contacts, members of Parish Temporal Affairs Councils. Wed., May 28, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Jules Dagenais & Ted Prowse will introduce and explain a tool kit of documents developed to assist parish reps with Planned Giving. Info: (613-738-5025, ext. 235).

GATHERING OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION MINISTRY: 25 Years: Remembering & Visioning. For all involved in Christian Initiation Ministry, Pastors, Coordinators, Team Members, Sponsors, Deacons & members of the assembly. Sat., May 31, 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. To name the past and, as a diocese, vision for the future. Cost: $10; max. $30/parish. Bring the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Registration ends May 27 (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

50TH ANNIVERSARY TO THE PRIESTHOOD OF ARCHBISHOP MARCEL GERVAIS: You are invited to a Thanksgiving Mass on Sat., May 31, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.

ORDINATIONS TO PERMANENT DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will ordain to the diaconate Thomas James Cuddihy, Ho-Chuen Peter Fan, Kevin Joseph Foley, Peter Robert Lafleur, Mark Pierre Masson & Ronald Allan McRae at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., June 8, 2:30 p.m. Please keep these men & their families in your prayers.

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meeting: Fri., June 20, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY: All are invited to the celebration at Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.


SOLEMNITY OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Legion of Mary: Morning Star Praesidium, will sponsor Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament following the 9:00 a.m. Mass until 5:00 p.m., Fri., May 30. Legion members present theme prayer every hour. Annunciation of the Lord Parish. Info: (613-745-7774).

FR. CORBIN EDDYS 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ORDINATION AND SEMINARY RETIREMENT: Friends of Fr. Corbin Eddy are invited to celebrate his 40 years of Ordination and retirement as professor at St. Mary's Seminary. Sun., June 1, at St. Basil Parish. Evening Prayer, 7:30 p.m. followed by a small reception. Info: (613-729-5149).

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH CEMETERY MASS: At St. Catherines Cemetery in Metcalfe, June 8, 11:00 a.m. Afterwards, a BBQ will be held at the Church. As this is a Fundraiser, there will be a minimal charge for refreshments. All are welcome. Please remember to bring your chairs. Info: (613-821-3776).

BLESSING OF ST. CLARE'S CEMETERY- DWYER HILL: The annual blessing of St. Clare's Cemetery will take place on Sunday, June 8, 2022 following the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Reception will follow in the church hall. Info: (613-838-2314).

ST. ANDREW PARISH, BARRHAVEN - CAR SHOW & BBQ - FAMILY DAY! Antique & Sport Car Show, Bake Sale, Raffle, BBQ & Outdoor Mass at 4:00 p.m. Sat., June 14, 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph High School, 3333 Greenbank Rd. All proceeds to Parish Building Fund. Info: (613-843-9767); ([email protected]). (www.saintandrewparish.ca).

LEARN THE MODERN SPOKEN HEBREW LANGUAGE OVER THE SUMMER: Offered by The Max and Tessie Zelikovitz Centre for Jewish Studies at Carleton University. Tues., - Thurs., 1:05 - 3:55 p.m., July 2 Aug. 13. Info & registration: (www.central.carleton.ca); (613-520-2100).

ST. PATRICKS HOME SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers needed to escort Residents to the in-house Chapel on Sundays for the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Eucharistic ministers also needed. Other opportunities available. Info: Suzanne Jeansonne, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, (613-731-0094, ext. 235); (www.stpats.ca).

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