Diocesan News

November 23, 2007

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites all adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) no later than April 1, 2007. The Pastoral Services Office will forward all the provided information to Msgr. Patrick Powers, Pastor at Notre Dame Parish.

FALL EDITION OF THE DIOCESAN NEWSLETTER CATHOLIC OTTAWA: The most recent edition of our newsletter Catholic Ottawa will be available in our parishes very soon. It will be posted on our web site at www.CatholicOttawa.ca as of this weekend.


CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. invites all the faithful to a Eucharistic Celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on Sat., Dec. 8, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone called to moral decision-making? Presenter: Prof. Noel Simard, member of Pontifical Council for Life and Director of The Ethics Centre. Sat., Dec. 8. 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 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., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

COME & SEE (SPECIAL) FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Please note that our December meeting has been moved to: Fri., Jan. 4, 2022. Our gathering will involve dinner with Archbishop Prendergast at his residence. If you plan to attend please notify this office in advance (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

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.

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE SUNDAY EUCHARIST? 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 own lunch). Registration deadline: Mon., Jan. 7 (613-738-5025, ext. 217, [email protected]).

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: This ministry will take a break for the Christmas period, and start up again on January 16, 2022 with a talk by a lawyer - Raquel Beesley - on the issue of Mediation versus Court Action in cases of separation and divorce. Our Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce will meet on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. as follows: Jan 16 & 30, March 15 & 19, April 2 & 16, and May 7 & 21. Please note that the Reflection and Social scheduled for December 5, 2007 has been cancelled.

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. 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).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: To prepare spiritually for the International Eucharist Congress (to be held in Quebec City, June 2022) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
Catechesis 5 The Eucharist: The Life of Christ in our lives, Wed., Feb. 20 at St John the Apostle
Catechesis 6 Eucharist and the Mission, Wed., March 12 at Good Shepherd
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores


OUR LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH THREE CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT: With the Concordia German-Canadian Male Chorus, the Ottawa-Carleton Male Choir, the OLV Childrens Choir and special guest Louise Ebeltoft (harpist). Sunday, Dec. 2, 3:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Our Lady of the Visitation Church, 5338 Bank St. Goodwill offering accepted. Info: (613-821-2040); (www.olvis.ca).

RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD CWL ANNUAL CRAFT & BAKE SALE: Support the CWL & purchase Crafts, Baking and Buy a Raffle Ticket for a Painting by Local Artist Joan Hall. Sat., Dec. 1, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. & Sun., Dec. 2, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the parish hall, 1940 Saunderson Drive. Info: (613-733-4661).

HEALING MASS: With Father Fernando Suarez at St. Maurice Parish, Tuesday, December 4, 7:00 p.m. Location: 4 Perry Street (at Meadowlands). Info: (613-224-1892). All are welcome.

MENS CURSILLO: Cursillo is not merely a retreat, it is a short course in Christian living experienced over a three-day weekend. It is a shared experience with a Christian community during which you may be awakened to a deeper friendship with Christ. Thurs., Dec. 6, 7:00 p.m. More information at: (http://www.ottawacursillo.ca).

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Annual singing for seniors evening at the Glebe Centre, 950 Bank St., followed by a social. You dont have to know how to sing to join us as we entertain seniors at this home with Christmas Carols. Mon., Dec. 10, 6:30 p.m. Song books in both official languages. Reservations: (613-421-6190).

IN CONCERT: The Sacred Music Society, Sparrows Choir Schools & Sinfonia Sacra Orchestra perform Highlights of HANDEL'S MESSIAH & Christmas favourites. Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Dec. 15, 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Basilica. Cost: $20/Adults; $10/Students; $60/Family. Sponsored by Maryvale Academy. Info/tickets: (613-321-2186) or St Patrick's Bookstore.

EVENING COURSE AT SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY: Introduction to Pastoral Practice and Theological Reflection. With Luc Tardif, OMI. For adults who have followed the program of diocesan formation or have 9 university credits in theology. Mon., Jan. 7 Apr. 7, 5:30 8:30 p.m. Info: (613-236-1393, 2247); Luc Tardif (613-782-3011).

CAMPAIGN LIFE COALITION: Holding its annual Christmas fundraiser. Support them by purchasing religious Christmas cards, fruitcakes made by the Cistercian monks and homemade tourtières. Cards: $7.50/10 cards (3 packs/$20). Fruitcakes: $14/loaf cake; $22/round cake. 9 touritières: $9. Orders: (613-729-0379).

CHINA TOUR WITH FR. BOSCO WONG TO TIBET & THE SILK ROAD: March 31 April 24, 2022. Xian [Nestorian monument of Tang Dynasty included], Beijing [St. Joseph Church for Sunday Mass]; the Silk Road Sites including Urumqi, Capital of Zinjiang, Dunhuang, Lanzhou in Gansu [including Sacred Heart Cathedral]; 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. Info: Dennis Kam of JBC Tour (613-569-3888). Two spaces suddenly available.

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