Diocesan News

May 26, 2006


CATHOLIC RESOURCES ON THE DA VINCI CODE: The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has made available online links on The Da Vinci Code to help answer questions and lead to further reflection. The resources can be found at (http://www.cccb.ca/Backgrounders.htm) under General Interest.

FEAST OF THE VISITATION: Archbishop Marcel Gervais presiding. Pro-life groups are special guests at this Mass. Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 p.m. Please join us!

SYMPOSIUM ON ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT AND LEADERSHIP FORMATION: Why is it important to develop an adult faith? What do we need to do to support people in their catholic identity and to help deepen that identity? Sat., June 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Our first three-year cycle of adult faith development has just been completed. This was the result of our Archbishop's leadership and a broad consultation across the diocese that helped to discern our direction. It's time to reflect on what has been lived, to re-visit our goals, to ponder new insights and needs that will shape our future endeavours. Come and participate! A special invitation is extended to parish liaisons, pastors, pastoral associates, others in pastoral leadership, parish council members, youth representatives, and all interested persons. Welcome! Cost $15/person; $30/parish delegation of any number. Registration: Annmarie Brown ([email protected]); (738-5025, x217) before June 12. Please bring a bag lunch.

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

SEPARATED & DIVORCED STRAWBERRY SOCIAL: Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY 2006: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Tuesday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. All of the faithful of the diocese are encouraged to participate. Info: (738-5025).

WHATS NEW AT THE DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE? Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise & 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 more! Cost: $15 donation to Youth Office. To purchase: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

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


C.W.L. Plant-Book-Bake Sale: St. Isidore's Church, 1235 March Rd. Sat., May 27, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. All proceeds are for the Church Improvement Fund. Info: (592-1961).

BAKE SALE AT BILLINGS BRIDGE: St. Anthony's Ladies Aid will be holding a fundraising Bake sale at Billings Bridge Plaza on Thurs., June 1 Sat., June 3. Many delicious baked goods for you to savour. There will also be some crafts and gently used books. Info: (236-2304).

F.A.C.E.S. for Catholic Singles: Hike to the Luskville Falls, off Highway 148 west of Alymer, followed by social. Sat., June 3, 10:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court parking lot, off Wellington and Kent St. to share the ride. Movie night at the Bytowne to see "Friends with Money". Wed., June 7, 6:20 p.m. at Nates, 316 Rideau St. Reserve: (526-0102).

Evening Prayer on Pentecost Sunday: St. Basil's Parish, June 4, 7:30 p.m. to close the Easter Season. Are are most welcome. Info: (729-5149).

MASS OF HEALING: Presided by Father Fernando Suarez, Companions of the Cross. Mon., June 5, 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church, 427 Booth St. at Gladstone Ave. Parking at the back of the church, and at St. Anthony's School across the street. All are welcome. Info: Maria Pirrone (225-6067).

ST. GEORGES PARISH ANNUAL STRAWBERRY SOCIAL: In the church hall, 415 Piccadilly Ave. Wed., June 21, 2:30 7:00 p.m. Admission: $5/adults and $2/children. Admission fees include food and beverages. Further info: G. Bouliane (729-0205) or e-mail ([email protected]).

DIVINE MERCY PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: 10 days, Oct. 10 19, 2006. Divine Mercy Center in Krakow, daily devotions, visiting famous religious sites of Poland and Prague. With Fr. Dan Dubroy and Fr. Daryl Kennedy. Cost: $2100. Info: Fr. Kennedy (562-3298).

Soloist/liturgical singer available: For funeral masses, baptisms, weddings and anniversary celebrations. Can provide accompaniment if needed. Music planning and selection services are provided. Call Colette: (762-8557) cell; (523-2005) home; ([email protected]).

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