Diocesan News

March 24, 2006

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Rev. Deacon Paul Diduca, Permanent Deacon. Widower of Sheila Margaret Young, he died on March 16 at the age of 62. Visitation at Blessed Sacrament Church, 194 Fourth Ave., Sat., March 25, 8:30 10:00 a.m. followed by the funeral at 10:00 a.m. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Ms. Donna Margeson, sister of Mr. Eugene Margeson, Permanent Deacon, Judge for the Ottawa Regional Tribunal. She died in Halifax on March 17, 2006 at the age of 57. The Funeral will be celebrated in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Please remember her and her family in your prayers.

DIOCESAN WEEK FOR LIFE: Pro-Life Sunday, May 7 to Saturday, May 13. Annual General Meeting: Monday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Diocesan Centre. Resource Kits for Priests and Reps will be available. Showing short video "To Be or Not To Be." featuring Mark Pickup, wheelchair dependent, founder of Human Life Matters. Everyone is welcome!


CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 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.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Fr. Harry McNeil. Topic: Guilt. Wed., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. 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? Theological Reflection. Presenter: Luc Tardif, OMI. Helping participants to develop the tools they need to reflect theologically on all of the aspects of daily life. An invaluable tool to discovering the sacred in the ordinary and connecting faith and life as catholics in the world today. Sat., Apr. 22, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).


Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and 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 many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers as they rehearse over the next few months.

COME AND SEE: 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. 21. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND: The next Retrouvaille Weekend in Ottawa will be held September 8 10, 2006. For info, please call Deacon Eugene Perabo (830-2201).


PUBLIC LECTURE IN THE THINKING ART SERIES: Art and Ecumenism. The Role of Beauty in the Theology and Experience of Communion. Delivered by The Right Reverend John Baycroft, former Anglican bishop of Ottawa. Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave., Thurs., Mar. 30, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $5. Info: Huguette Pelletier (233-5696, ext. 207); (www.dominicancollege.ca).

CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN OUTREACH ON VISION TV: CCO an organization that speaks for the Catholic presence on University campuses will be on Vision TV (religious cable network) as follows: Fri., March 31, 2:30 p.m.; Sat., April 1, 6:30 p.m.; Sun., April 2, 7:00 a.m.; Mon., April 3, 3:00 p.m. & Mon., April 3, 10:30 p.m. This is an airing of the documentary done about CCOs trip to WYD with Fr. Tom Rosica. Info: ([email protected]).

REFLECTIONS & DISCUSSION ON THE EXPERIENCE OF CHRISTIAN UNITY TODAY: From Winter to Spring? Led by The Rev. Dr. John Gibaut. Thurs., Apr. 6, 10:30 a.m. Saint Paul University, 223 Main St. Sponsored by The Christian Council of the Capital Area. Please join us. Orthodox, Protestant, Roman Catholic together&in Jesus Christ. A colour poster is available by email if desired ([email protected]).

IN HONOUR OF ALL THE LITTLE ONES: An Ecumenical Vesper Prayer Service in honour of all the little ones who have died in utero or soon after birth, regardless of the circumstances, for their parents and for all those whose lives they have touched: Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Parish, (Old Innes Rd. & Blackburn Bypass). Special invitation to all those who were never given the opportunity to name or put to sacred rest a life that ended early. Refreshments follow. Info: (824-4394). All are welcome.

OPEN RETREAT: The Marian Spirituality of Two Great Souls - St. Theresa of Lisieux and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Retreat Master: Fr. John Diraviam. May 5, 6 & 7 at Notre Dame de la Providence Retreat House, Orleans. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary. Info: Sue Crapigna (828-9455).

PILGRIMAGE - CANADIAN MARTYR'S SHRINE/SAINTE MARIE AMONG THE HURONS: Learn about the Jesuit missionaries and their companions who were responsible for bring Christianity to Canada over 350 years ago. June 10, 11, 12, 2006. Info: (613-933-7586); ([email protected]); (613-259-9114); (1-888-461-9254).

F.A.C.E.S. LENTEN EVENING: Want to help recent immigrants? For the past 11 years a group of volunteers has been meeting new immigrants to help them with their English speaking skills. New volunteer help is needed. Meeting each Wednesday, 88 Main St., 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Interested? Info: ([email protected]); (747-6576).

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