Diocesan News

February 24, 2006

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend!



JUST OTTAWA YOUTH (JOY): Next gathering is Feb. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. George's Church (415 Piccadilly Ave.). Theme: D & P Exposure Trips...El Salvador 2005. All Ottawa youth (grade 9-12), University students, and friends are welcome to check this out. Contact: Dave Perry (288-8679) or ([email protected]). Next JOY gatherings are: March 28 & April 25.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED MINISTRY H.E.L.P. NITE: General Discussion Group. Wed., Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Developing a Liturgical Spirituality. Presenter: Prof. Susan Roll, Saint Paul University. Sat., Mar. 25. 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 (X 217).


PUBLIC LECTURE IN THE THINKING ART SERIES: So Why Not Pop Music? Benedict XVI on Liturgical Music. Delivered by Gabor Csepregi, president of the Dominican University College. Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Thurs., Mar. 2, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5. Info: (www.dominicancollege.ca).

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Come and join neighbouring churches at a World Day of Prayer at Good Shepherd Parish. This is an ecumenical service that has been prepared by the Women of South Africa. Theme: "Signs of the Times". Fri., Mar. 3, 7:00 p.m. A wonderful occasion to become part of a larger Christian community. Info: (824-4394).

REMINDER - NATIONAL CATHOLIC MISSION 2006: Beware of the Undertow. Hosted by Dr. John Markey, O.P. Broadcast on Vision TV. Program #1 is on Mon., Mar. 6, 7:00 p.m. & repeated at 11:00 p.m. Program #2 is on Tues., Mar. 7, 7:00 p.m. & repeated at 11:00 p.m. Info: (1-888-383-6277).

ST. MARYS LENTEN MISSION: Putting Out into the Deep: Holiness, Prayer and the Eucharist with Marcel Dion. St. Marys parish, 100 Young St. March 5 7, 2006, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Info: Parish office (728-9811).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Why Not Be a Catholic Mystic? by Sister Rosemary OToole. Tues. Mar. 7, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar and Grill at Dows Lake (1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive). Info: 445-3054.

CATHERINE OF SIENNA, WOMAN OF WORDS: Public lecture by Elisabeth J. Lacelle (in French), Mar. 9, 7:30 p.m. Workshops & presentations in English & French, Mar. 10, 8:30 11:45 a.m. Dominican College, 96 Empress Ave., Saint Albert Hall. Admission: $5. Info: (233-5696), (www.collegedominicain.ca).

CHRISTIAN UNITY: Next November, Pope Benedict XVI will visit Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew in Istambul, on the feast of St. Andrew. This will highlight the efforts of bridge-building in the direction of all Orthodox communities across the world. In Ottawa, we can join in prayer on the occasion of the Vespers of the Sunday of Orthodoxy marking the opening of Lent in the various Orthodox communities. Presided by Bishop Seraphim in the new cathedral of The Orthodox Church of America, the former parish church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 15 LeBreton St. Sun., March 12, 7:00 p.m. Welcome to all. Info: (819-682-3266).

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO PREPARE FOR LENT? Come to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Russell for a Lenten Mission, March 12 14, 7:00 p.m. Retreat Master: Fr. Robert Johnson. Topic: Penance & Eucharist. Info: (445-3054); ([email protected]); website: (www.olmm.ca).

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? Join the New Life Retreat, Fri. Mon., March 24 - 27, at St. Mary's Parish. Info: (224-5723) or (www.christianministries.ca/newliferetreat).

CONFERENCE ON ART AND ECUMENISM: The Role of Beauty in the Theology and Experience of Communion. Speaker: Bishop John Baycroft, former bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa. Thurs., Mar. 30, 7:30 p.m. Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Admission: $5. Info: (233-5696).

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