Diocesan News

October 26, 2007

PRAYERS FOR FR. STANLEY KOWAL: Please remember in your prayers Fr. Stanley Kowal who is undergoing major surgery. Thank you.

VOCATION TALKS IN SCHOOLS: The last two weeks of November have been allotted by the Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board so that Pastors may visit Grade 12 religion classes to speak on the topic of vocations. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).


CHRISTIAN INITIATION FORMATION DAY: The Spirit of the Period of Evangelization and Precatechumenate. Facilitators: Fr. Bosco Wong and Sheila Finnerty, gsic. Sat., Nov. 3, 9:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $10 (max $30/parish). Registration: (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).

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), The next Come & See will be on Fri., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today in relationship with Muslims? Theme: Relationship with Islam.Film/Panel Discussion/Presenter. Sat., Nov. 10. 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 & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meetings: Fri., Nov. 16. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE SESSION: For all involved in pastoral care in the diocese. Host: St. Margaret Mary Parish, Fairbarn Ave. Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m. noon; coffee & registration at 9:00 a.m. Cost: $10/person; $20/any number from same parish. This will be a time to network and share ideas with others involved in pastoral care, and a time for discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Please register by Mon., Nov. 12: (613-738-5025, x217); ([email protected]).

PLANNING TO MARRY? Marriage Preparation Courses are held at most parishes, but for those unable to attend those locally, a limited number will be held at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Friday evening & all-day Saturday.
Facilitators: Lynne & Ray Kaluski. Jan 26/27; Mar 15/16. Registration: ([email protected]).

INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS QUEBEC CITY JUNE 15 22, 2022: Official Diocesan Representative is Fr. Pommainville, Sainte-Geneviève parish (613-731-3772). Info: (www.cei2022.ca).

CATECHESIS ON THE EUCHARIST: To prepare spiritually for the International Eucharist Congress (to be held in Quebec City, June 2022) a series of catechetical evenings are being offered for all who are interested. They take place 7:00 9:00 p.m. (Note: * indicates Mass 7:00 p.m.; catechesis 7:30 p.m.) as follows:

Catechesis 2 - The Eucharist, Memorial of the Paschal Mystery, Tues., Nov. 13, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal *
Catechesis 3 The Eucharist Body of Christ, For the Church Body of Christ, Wed., Dec. 12 at St. Theresa
Catechesis 4 - The Eucharist Builds up the Church, People of the New Covenant, Wed., Jan. 9, Holy Redeemer *
Catechesis 5 The Eucharist: The Life of Christ in our lives, Wed., Feb. 20 at St John the Apostle
Catechesis 6 Eucharist and the Mission, Wed., March 12 at Good Shepherd
Catechesis 7 Witnesses to the Eucharist in the World, Wed., April 16 at St Anthonys
Catechesis 8 Invitation to the wedding at Cana, Tues., May 6 at St Isidores


MASSES AT HOSPITALS: Weekday Masses at the Civic Hospital and the General Hospital are celebrated at 12 noon Monday through Friday. Sunday Eucharist at 3:30 p.m. at both Hospitals. All are welcome.

REMEMBERING THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US: Everyone has been touched by the Canadian Armed Forces. Maybe you had a grandfather who served in WWII...what about a neighbour, friend, cousin, aunt or uncle who served in the military and maybe even gave their life for this country. Why not give thanks for them? Call Family Radio CHRI before Oct. 31 (1-866-247-1440, ext. 13), and leave your message of thanks for our Canadian military. Your message will be aired on Remembrance Day weekend, November 9-10-11.

C.W.L. ASSUMPTION PARISH ANNUAL BAZAAR: Come - renew old friendships, make new ones, browse, shop and enjoy a luncheon of soup, sandwiches and desserts. Sat., Nov. 3, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the parish hall (Cody Street entrance). Info: Joan Lepage (613-745-7935).

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY EDUCATION WORKSHOP: Activities Planning for Early, Middle & Late Stages of Dementia. Wed., Nov. 7, 1:00 2:30 p.m. Perley & Rideau Veterans Health Centre (Benidickson Boardroom), 1750 Russell Road. Cost: $10. Registration: (613-523-4004); ([email protected]).

CONFERENCE - CONTINUING CRISIS IN DARFUR: University of Ottawa, Nov. 9 11. Info: (www.genocideeducation.ca); ([email protected]).

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St. John the Apostle Church hall. Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. Info: (613-829-1760).

ST. DecemberINE PARISH MENS BREAKFAST: Investing in the Lord. Speaker: Joe Vogel, Associate Director of NET. Continental breakfast. Sat., Nov. 10, 8:00 10:00 a.m. St. Decemberine Church Hall; please use east-side entrance. Tickets: $4 at the door. RSVP: Tom Gleeson (613-225-4350); ([email protected]).

CALDWELL FAMILY CENTRE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & CRAFT SALE: Enjoy the tea room and search through the garage sale. Sat., Nov. 10, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Church (basement), 1359 Chatelain Avenue (Corner of Kirkwood). Info: (613-728-1268).

CATHOLIC IMMIGRATION CENTRE: Evening of Discovery and Celebration at 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nov. 13, 7:00 p.m. FREE seminar on how to benefit from right fit volunteer opportunities. 8:00 - 9:30 p.m., Celebration of Experiences. Network and share with newcomers to Canada. Info: (613-240-7992); (www.renaissance50plus.ca).

GOOD SHEPHERD KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION: Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Road, Friday, Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m. All welcome. Info: (613-824-4394).

THE COUNCIL ON AGING OF OTTAWA: Powers of Attorney&Why? & How? Wed., Nov. 28, 12:00 1:30 p.m. 1247 Kilborn Place. Bring your own lunch. Info & registration: (613-789-3577, ext. 11).

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ST. PATRICKS HOME: To escort Residents to in-house Chapel; pianists to play once or twice a month at Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass. Info: Suzanne Jeansonne, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, St. Patrick's Home, (613-731-0094, ext. 235); (www.stpats.ca).

SHEPHERDS OF GOOD HOPE: Shepherds of Good Hope, a charitable organization dedicated to the care of the poor in the Archdiocese of Ottawa, has established a live-in Volunteer Service Community called Shepherds Companions. Seeking people of all ages who are willing to volunteer their time, from a week to a year, to live this prayerful community while serving the poor. Info: Sheila Burnett, Shepherds Companions, 233 Murray Street, Ottawa K1N 5M9; ([email protected]).

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