Diocesan News

April 25, 2022

PRAYERS & SYMPATHY: For the repose of the soul of Mr. Gaston Rainville, Permanent Deacon, who died Saturday, April 19, 2022, at the age of 85. Mr. Rainville was ordained deacon on September 17, 1978. At the request of the family, there will be a private funeral. Please remember him and his family in your prayers.

EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS: From June 15 - 22, Canada welcomes the 49th International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec City. A special collection is being held in all parishes on May 24 & 25 when we celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Our Lord. The Congress' organizers hope to count again on your generosity to ensure the success of this event, which we know will have an impact on our lives as Catholics and on the life of the Church.

DIOCESAN WEEK FOR LIFE: Pro-Life Sunday May 4 - May 10. Parishes that have not received kit, please contact Deborah (613-820-3580).

PROLIFE VIDEO RECOMMENDED: Baby Steps Live From the Womb. Shows 16 stages of pre-birth development. Available from Priests for Life Canada, Cumberland (1-888-300-2007).

A RETREAT FOR PRIESTS: With Rev. James P. Carr, SJ. Stirred to Profound Gratitude: Ignatian Exercises. Wadhams Hall, 6866 State Highway 37, Ogdensburg, New York. Mon., June 2 Fri., June 6, 2022. Info: Jeffrey Ward (315-393-4231); ([email protected]).

PASTORAL DAY: Please invite one or two people from your parish to accompany you to the upcoming Pastoral Day on Wed., May 14. Please RSVP for lunch by Fri., May 9 to (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).


ORDINATION TO THE DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast will ordain Jonathan Blake to the diaconate on Thurs., May 1, 7:00 p.m., on the Feast of St. Joseph, at St. Joseph Church, Orleans, where he completed his pastoral internship. All are welcome.

LECTIO DIVINA: Once a month, Archbishop Prendergast leads young adults in a meditation on the Gospels called Lectio Divina. The next gathering will be held on Friday, May 2, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church (1489 Shea Rd., Stittsville). The evening starts with Mass! Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Info: Fr. Michel Pommainville (613-738-5025); (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: 7:00 9:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome!

Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St. Isidore.

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce meets at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place on Wednesday nights, 7:30 p.m. as follows: May 7 & 21. Info: ([email protected]).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean to be people of the Word of God in the World today? Presenter: Gregor Sneddon on Lectio Divina. Come and spend some time learning to pray more deeply with scripture. Sat., May 24. Cost: $15. 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: Please include the name of your parish; ([email protected]); (738-5025 X 217).

UNDER THE SON! The biggest retreat for Ottawa's Catholic Youth all year!May 30 - June 1, St. Monica's parish. Grades 9-12.Games, food, sleeping out in tents, worship, speakers, Mass,Adoration under the stars!Deadline: May 16. Register at: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com/uts/). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

GATHERING OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION MINISTRY: For all parish coordinators, team members including sponsors, all involved in Christian Initiation Ministry. Sat., May 31, 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. To reflect on where we have journeyed over the past twenty-five years, take a fresh look at what the Rite calls us to, and reflect on what and where our vision of evangelization may lead us to over the next 25 years. Please mark this date on your calendar. Details will follow.


BOOK LAUNCH THE STORY OF PROJECT 4000: How Ottawa welcomed the Vietnamese, Cambodian & Laotian Refugees by Brian Buckley. Ottawa City Hall, 1101 Laurier. May 3, 2:004:00 p.m. Info: Eleanor Ryan (613-235-5741).

SACRED RELICS OF THE SAINTS: Blessed Sacrament Parish, Sunday, May 4, 3:00 p.m. With Br. Carlos Martins, Companions of the Cross. Those in attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. Info: (613-232-4891).

STAMP SALE FOR MIRIAM CENTRE: 12th annual stamp sale held at the Centre, 2742 St. Joseph Blvd. Orléans. Thurs., May 8, 4:00 9:00 p.m. & Sat., May 10, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Info: (613-830-8623).

LIFT JESUS HIGHER EVENING OF WORSHIP & PRAYER: Thurs., May 8, 7:30 p.m. For Global Day of Prayer 2022. Pentecost Sunday, May 11. Corner of Durocher & Carillon in City Church. Info: Fr. Bob Poole (631-744-8974).

COMPANIONS OF THE CROSS ORDINATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD: Archbishop Terrance Prendergast ordains John Paul Bolger & Bernard Messier to the priesthood. Sat. May 10, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Basilica. Please pray for them. All are welcome. Info: (613-728-3175).

ST. DecemberINE PARISH MENS BREAKFAST: Continental breakfast. Hear Deacon Allan Carpen give an inspiring and informative talk on 2022 - A year to walk in Christian boldness. Sat., May 10, 8:00 10:00 a.m. St. Decemberine Parish Hall. Tickets: $4 at door. RSVP: Tom Gleeson (613-225-4350); ([email protected]).

OUT LADY OF THE VISITATION PARISH 7TH ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION: Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive, Sat., May 10, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Over 200 live & silent auction items. Proceeds to the Family Centre Building Fund. Info & donations: (www.olvis.ca); ([email protected]).

TALK ON TERMINAL SEDATION: Hydration, analgesia and sedation at the end of life: a Palliative Care specialists point of view. Featuring Professor Eduardo Bruera, M.D. Sat., May 10 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth Bruyere Auditorium. Cost: $15; students & residents $10. Tickets: Barbara Gay (613-729-2247); Dr. Timothy Lau ([email protected]).

OPEN HOUSE: CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES WITH LAWRENCE HARRIS. Find out about summer classes and events. Admission free. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Develop your vocal skills and boost your confidence Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony. Mon., May 12, 8:00 p.m. Info: (613-567-7729).

WINE & CHESSE/CHARITY AUCTION: Hosted by the Ottawa Catholic Teachers in support of teen AIDS orphans in Lesotho, Africa. May 15, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., Notre Dame High School, 710 Broadview Ave. Free admission. All are welcome. Info: (613-723-0959).

LIFT JESUS HIGHER: Non-denominational Ottawa-wide Men's Retreat on Fri., May 16 Sun., May 18. The theme is: "Becoming The Man that God Wants You To Be ".Cost: $35/person. Info: Fr Bob Poole (631-744-8974).

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING NEWS:AGM and training weekend of Serena Ontario. May 23-25, Algonquin College residence building. All are welcome. Speakers: Dr. Rene Leiva, Dr. Suzanne Parenteau-Carreau, Dave Quist of the Institute for Marriage and Family. Info & registration: Serena Ontario ([email protected]); (613-728-6536).

SPRING RETREAT FOR MEN & WOMEN: Sponsored by Legion of Mary. Fri., May 23, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 25, 1:00 p.m. Notre Dame de La Providence, Orleans. Retreat Master: Rev. Terry Donahue, CC. Reserve by calling Suzanne Crapigna (613-828-9455).

VISIT MONASTERIES OF QUÉBEC WITH CHORUS ECCLESIAE: Sat., May 31. Visit Benedictine nuns at Abbey of Sainte-Marie des Deux Montagnes, and monks at St-Benôit du Lac. Info: Lawrence Harris (613-567-7729).

CELEBRATE THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SHRINE OF SAINTE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ: The 134th Annual pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre and Cap-de-la-Madeleine Aug. 9 - 10. Info: Mike (613-224-8110). RSVP ASAP.

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