Diocesan News

April 28, 2006


ANNUAL DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: For couples celebrating their 25, 40, 50, 60th or more anniversary this year. Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., May 7, 3:00 p.m. Please return the completed registration form (attached to the poster at your parish) ASAP. Info: (738-5025 X 217).

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Dr. Diane Blenkiron. The Children. Wed., May 10, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? This session will help participants to name and claim our Deep Waters of Faith as Adult Catholics in the World Today! In a time of reflection and integration for all who have participated in at least a session or two of "Putting Out Into the Deep!" Presenter: Carol Kuzmochka. Sat., May 13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15. Info: Carol (738-5025 X 251); ([email protected]). Registrations: ([email protected]) or (X 217).

REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Wed., May 17 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.

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., May 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (738-5025).

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


Diocesan CD Release: For Him features Praise and 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 many more! Cost: $15 donation to the Youth Office. To purchase CD: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).

Godspell: The Youth Office will be producing the Musical Godspell on May 11, 12 & 13 at St. Paul High School. Cost: $10 youth; $15 adults. Tickets: Linda Dupuis (738-5025 ext 231). Please keep the cast and crew in your prayers. Seeking people to help with make-up, stage crew, hospitality, ushers etc. If interested, please call Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Youth Summit 2006: A National Youth Gathering preparing the way for the 49th International Eucharistic Congress 2022. Fri., May 19 Mon., May 22, 2006 in Quebec City. Ages 18-35. The diocesan youth office is looking to send a team of 10-15 young adults. Info: Linda (738-5025 ext 231).

Under the Son Youth Rally: For Youths, grades 9-12. Includes great talks, small group discussions, skits and dramas, Praise and Worship and Adoration, games (beach volleyball, ultimate Frisbee etc), awesome food and much more! Cost: $45.00. May 26-28 at St. Monicas (Nepean). Info: Linda or Ted (738-5025 ext 231).


FEAST DAY IN METCALFE: Of the patroness of the parish, St. Catherine of Siena at all 3 masses this weekend: Sat., April 27, 5:00 p.m., Sun., April 30, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. With St. Catherine School choir & band. Refreshments after each mass. All are welcome. Info: Lynda (821-3776).

SPRING RETREAT: Mary in our Life. Retreat Master: Rev. Charles Mwila, assistant at St. Patrick Basilica. May 5, 6 & 7 at Notre Dame de la Providence Retreat House, Orleans. For men and women. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary. Info: Suzanne (828-9455).

EXPLORING THE CHALLENGES OF TODAYS YOUTH WITH REGARD TO THEIR SEXUALITY, SELF-WORTH & INTEGRITY: All teens are invited. Presenter: Brenda Bartos, First Place Pregnancy Center. Sun., May 7, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., St. Isidore Parish Hall. Pizza, pop and snacks served. Further info for parents: Regina Forster (839-9934) or ([email protected]).

5TH ANNUAL CHARITY AUCTION: In aid of Our Lady of the Visitation Family Centre Building Fund. 100s of items, furniture, collectibles. James family Auctioneers & celebrity guests. Sat., May 13, 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Greely Community Centre, 1448 Meadow Drive (off Bank). Free admission & coffee. Info: Eugene (821-4043) or (884-4043).

MEDITATION & NON-VIOLENCE: Perspectives on Fundamentalism, Conflict and the Way of Love. Mon., June 5, 5:00 9:00 p.m., Saint Paul University. Talks by scholar, Sheelah Hidden, Bradford, England; sponsored by the Ottawa Christian Mediation Community and the Anglican Studies Program of Saint Paul University. Cost: $20 payable by May 29. Info: Flora Benoit (235-5440) or ([email protected]).

OK CLEAN WATER FUNDRAISER: Adirondack Twig Chair-making Fundraising Workshop. Sat., June 24. Cost: $175 includes all materials and plans for future projects. Bring a helper. Instructor: Kathy Monkman. Info: Kathy (721-1858). Info on OK Clean Water (www.okcleanwater.org).

132nd Annual pilgrimage to St. Anne de Beaupre and to Cap-de-la-Madeleine: From the Dioceses of Ottawa, Gatineau-Hull, Pembroke, Mont-Laurier, and Alexandria-Cornwall on December 5 & 6, 2006. Info: Mike Budge Pilgrimage Ste. Anne (224-8110).

LITURGICAL MUSICIAN NEEDED: St. Bernard Parish, located near Bank and Hunt Club, is looking for a cantor and musician (guitarist or electric organ player) to lead congregational singing at weekly Sunday 9:00 a.m. masses. If interested, please contact Françoise (276-2724).

GEOS LANGUAGE ACADEMY: Seeking accommodation in families for international students. Info: Niall Campbell (236-9770) or ([email protected]).

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