Diocesan News

January 27, 2006

THE ENCYCLICAL LETTER DEUS CARITAS EST OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF BENEDICT XVI to the Bishops, Priests and Deacons, Men and Women Religious and all the Lay Faithful on Christian Love can be found at the following link: (http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/encyclicals/documents/hf_ben-xvi_enc_20051225_deus-caritas-est_en.html).

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Thurs., Feb. 16 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to attend.

RITE OF ELECTION / RITE OF CALLING CANDIDATES TO LENTEN RENEWAL: Parishes whose parishioners will attend this Rite at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., Mar. 5, 3:00 p.m., please return the completed form by fax (738-0130) before Thurs., Feb. 23. Thank you!


SEMINARY DISCERNMENT WEEKEND: At St. Decemberines Seminary on February 3 - 5, 2006. For single men who are considering a vocation to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Ottawa. Transportation provided. Pre-registration required. Contact Fr. Tim McCauley (445-3054).

DIOCESAN MARRIAGE PREPARATION COURSE: To assist couple in making themselves ready for marriage. Fri., Feb. 3, 7:00 9:00 p.m., Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., & Sun., Feb. 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Please register early as space is limited. Registration: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

BAPTISMAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP: Open to parish baptismal teams and to all those interested in parish baptismal preparations. Sat., Feb. 4, 9:00 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. 12:00 noon, Good Shepherd Parish, 3092 Innes Rd, Gloucester. Cost: $10/person or $25 for 3 or more from a parish. Registration: Annmarie (738-5025 ext. 217) or ([email protected]).


JUST OTTAWA YOUTH (JOY): Next gathering is Feb. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Basil's Church. Theme: License for Peace: Building the Toolbox. All Ottawa youth (grade 9-12), University students, and friends are welcome to check this out. Contact: Dave Perry (288-8679) or ([email protected]).

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. 17. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? What does it Mean to be People of the Word? Part 2, An Introduction to the New Testament. Presenter: Maureen Duffy, PhD, sessional professor at Saint Paul University. Sat., Feb. 18. 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]) or (X 217).


GLASMACHER LECTURE: Preventing Genocide: Religious Challenges and Contributions. Dr. Andrea Bartoli. Thurs., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Saint Paul University, Guigues Hall, Amphitheater 1124. Info: (236-1393 X 2306), ([email protected]).

THEOLOGY ON TAP: Take Back the Sabbath by Fr. Tim McCauley. Tues. Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Malones Bar and Grill at Mooneys Bay, 1001 Queen Elizabeth Drive. Info: (445-3054).

DESSERT CARD PARTY: Resurrection of our Lord CWL will hold their annual dessert card party on Sat. Feb. 18 1:00 4:00 p.m. in the church hall, 1940 Saunderson Dr. Cost: $5. Tickets available at the door. Info: (733-4661).

ST. BONAVENTURE PARISH VALENTINE DANCE: Dance, orchestra, lunch and bar. Saturday, February 18, 8:00 p.m. at the St. Bonaventure Church, 1359 Châtelain Ave. (at Kirkwood). Cost: $15. Tickets or info: Jeannine (722-8040) or Ron (729-5053).

TRINITY AND TRUE PERSONHOOD": An ecumenical adult faith retreat with Fr. Richard Rohr. May 5-7 in Pembroke. A few spots remain and the early-bird rate of $250 ends Feb. 28. Students and young adults have a special rate of $150. Visit (www.mysteryandgrace.org) or contact David Perry (288-8679).

3-DAY PILGRIMAGE TO CAP DE LA MADELEINE, QUÉBEC CITY & STE ANNE DE BEAUPRÉ: May 22-24, 2006 with Fr. Tim McCauley of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Russell. Information: 445-3054; email: [email protected]; <mailto:olmm@bellnet.ca;> website: www.olmm.ca <http://www.olmm.ca>

ALGONQUIN CAREERS ACADEMY: A leading provider of career training diploma programs in HealthCare, Travel, Business & Bookkeeping/Accounting will be relocating its Campus in Ottawa to a new 10,000 square feet location at 1644 Bank Street behind Canadian Tire at Bank and Heron. Info: (722-7811).

YOUTH MUSIC DIRECTOR NEEDED: St. Leonard's Parish, Manotick is looking for a Youth Music Director for their 6:00 p.m. Youth Mass. Salary negotiable. Please contact the Parish office: (692-4254) or ([email protected]).

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