Diocesan News

January 26, 2007


Pastoral Day in May will be on Thursday, May 17 (not May 16 as originally proposed).
The Diocesan Feast Day will be on Tuesday, June 19 (not June 26 as originally proposed).


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., Feb. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

Civil Divorce and Family Law: Come to a discussion on the family legal issues associated with separation and divorce. Deacon Des Adam is an experienced family lawyer who will share his expertise in a free evening session. Diocesan Centre 1247 Kilborn Pl., Feb. 21, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. All are welcome. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222); ([email protected]).

SEMINARY DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: At St. Decemberines Seminary on February 2 - 4. For single men who are considering a vocation to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: Who are we as People Called to Ecumenism? Presenters: Prof Catherine Clifford, Saint Paul University.Sat., Feb. 3. 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), Fri., Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: For those recently separated or divorced. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Sat., Feb. 17, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Fee: $40. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).

DISCERNMENT RETREAT FOR MEN, AGES 16-35: On the call to marriage or priesthood/religious life, organized by the Archdiocese, Sat., Feb. 24. Notre Dame de la Rouge Retreat Centre. Registration: Jonathan Blake (613-282-0755).

MARRIAGE PREPARATION FACILITATORS WORKSHOP: Proposed jointly by Novalis and the Diocesan Family Ministry Office. Sat., March 24. Explore a new marriage preparation program Saying I Do published by Novalis. The programs author Mona-Lee Feehan will be the presenter and the intended audience includes pastors and marriage preparation facilitators. The workshops will be held as follows: One west at St. Isidores, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., and the second east at Divine Infant, 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20, payable with registration. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries, (613-738-5025 Ext 222). E-mail: ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Friday evening, 7:00 9:00 p.m., & Sat., 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., May 18 & 19. Info & registration: Deacon Paul Coderre, Coordinator, Family Ministries (613-738-5025, ext. 222); ([email protected]).


Did you know that our Diocesan Youth Ministry has a website? It has information on parish youth ministries, diocesan events, training, youth movements, crazy captions and much more! Info: (www.ottawacatholicyouth.com).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022 AUSTRALIA: G'day Mate! In July 2022, World Youth Day is in Sydney Australia. This is an exciting opportunity to travel on a pilgrimage with other youth/young adults from Ottawa to an international gathering of young Catholics from around the world. If you are 16 to 35 and are interested in possibly going, then join our "Interest Meeting" on Wed., Jan. 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Diocesan Centre (1247 Kilborn Pl). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).


GALA DINNER & CHARITY AUCTION: Maryvale Academy is hosting a Gala dinner & charity auction on Friday, February 9, 6:00 - 12:00 p.m. at Centurion banquet hall on 170 Colonnade Road. Tickets: $55 each. To purchase tickets or for further information: Jim Meuse (613-744-3026).

VALENTINES DAY GALA: Hosted by the Jubilee Committee of St. Bernard Parish. Saturday, February 10 at the Rideau Tennis Club, Maple View Room, 1 Donald St. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m.; dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets available after all masses or call Shannon Corrigan (613-737-3768) or Doug Randall (613-523-0664). Cost: $70/person; all proceeds to the Parish Jubilee projects. Tax receipts for 50% of your cost made available.

MARGUERITE CENTER, PRESCOTT-RUSSELL: Fundraisers at Royal Canadian Legion, 152 Nelson Est, Hawkesbury, Sat., Feb. 10. Art Auction: 5$ incl. light lunch. Supper and dance Fundraiser: $45/plate, table for 8/$325. Prizes. Info & Tickets: Marcel (613-632-2229)

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: An afternoon of skating at the Governor Generals rink at Rideau Hall. Meet at the New Edinburgh Pub, 1 Beechwood Ave., Sat., Feb. 10, 2:45 p.m. to share the ride to the rink (shortage of parking). Skate until 5:00 p.m. and to New Edinburgh for supper. Info & reservations: (613- 747-6576); ([email protected].)

PANCAKES AT WAUPOOS FARM: 4:00 7:00 p.m., Shrove Tuesday, February 20. Cash donations are welcomed. Ash Wednesday service, Wednesday, February 21. 2050 Rideau Rd in Gloucester. Info on Waupoos: (www.waupoos.com) or (613-822-2189).

SINGING OURSELVES AWAKE, SONGS FOR A NEW CONSCIOUSNESS: Evening of Song with Miriam Martin, pbvm, Prof at Saint Paul University, song writer & accomplished singer. Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Refreshments. Amphitheatre, Saint Paul University. Free Will Offering for PACT Ottawa (Persons Against the Crime of Trafficking in Humans). Info: Kairos Spirituality-for-Social Justice Centre (613-236-6557); ([email protected]).

THE SPIRITUALITY OF PARENTING A SPECIAL INVITATION TO PARENTS: Seeking greater meaning and support in parenting? Explore the meaning and sacredness of your call to parenthood. Presenter: Carol Kuzmochka, Co-ordinator of Adult Faith Development and Leadership Formation for the Archdiocese of Ottawa, Adult Religious Educator, Process Facilitator and mother of five. Mon., Mar. 5, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. St. Anne Catholic School, 500 Stonehaven Dr. Kanata. Free admission. Registration by Fri., Mar. 2: St. Anne School (613-271-0308).

NEWLY RETIRED? VOLUNTEER EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS NEEDED: Requested by Spiritual Care Services at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus. The commitment would be approx. 3 hours (one morning) per week (or every 2nd week), Monday to Friday or Sundays. Contact: Suzane (613-761-4587) or ([email protected]).

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