Diocesan News

September 28, 2007

PASTORAL DAY: Please plan to attend and stay for the Oktoberfest lunch, Wed., Oct. 10 at the Diocesan Centre. Archbishop Prendergast will address the gathering. Cost for lunch: $10. RSVP with name of parish & number attending the lunch before Oct. 5 to ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 253).

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP ON PASTORAL DAY: Several participants at the May Pastoral Day offered to help wash dishes at the end of the meeting. They asked to be reminded. The goal is to eliminate disposable products from such meetings given their impact on landfills, as well as the energy and resources required to manufacture, package, and dispose of these products following delivery for one time use. Please contact John Dorner (613-739-5025) if you are willing to help with washing dishes after the meeting.


DUC IN ALTUM: OTTAWA Are you a Young Adult between 20 and 35 who feels that God is leading them to something but you are not quite sure what? Then Duc In Altum: Ottawa is for you! This is a program which equips young adults to discern God's direction in their lives. Begins with a retreat weekend in October; continues with Saturday meetings each month from November through April; ends with a final retreat weekend in May. Offered by the Diocesan Youth Office and the Vocations office. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025 ext 231); ([email protected]).

WORLD YOUTH DAY 2022: July 8 - 22, Australia. Last chance to come and join us for this pilgrimage. For youth aged 16 - 35. Cost: $3400. Final deadline: Sept 30, based on available seating. Info: Ted Hurley (613-738-5025, ext 231).

GREEN SACRED SPACE AWARD Parishes may apply: (www.fcgottawa.ca/documents/GSSAwards.pdf). Applications by Sept. 30 to John Dorner, Liaison for Environmental Stewardship, Office of Social Justice ([email protected]); (613-738-5025, ext. 223).

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., Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

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., Oct. 19. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

BEGINNING AGAIN SEMINAR: Workshop/seminar intended for those who have been recently separated or divorced, and deals with the issues of getting on with life after the trauma of a failed relationship. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place, on Sat., October 20, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cost: $40. Registration: ([email protected]).

RECOVERY & GROWTH GROUP: For those who have been separated or divorced and have attended a Beginning Again Seminar. Meet on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m., October 20 - December 13. Ms. Lyn Williams-Keeler, a certified Family Counselor, facilitates these sessions. To register: ([email protected]).

MINISTRY TO SEPARATED & DIVORCED CATHOLICS: Feeling alone and rejected? Jesus loves you and so does the Church. Ministry to Separated and Divorced Catholics meets every 2nd Wednesday evening at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl at 7:30 p.m. Fall schedule: Oct 24 Credit Counseling with Joel Grise; and Nov 21 The Healing Power of the Eucharist with Deacon Paul Coderre. Support Group meets Wednesday nights, Oct 3, Nov 7 & Dec 5. Info: Deacon Paul Coderre (613-738-5025, Ext 222); ([email protected]).

SHARING OUR CARING PASTORAL CARE WORKSHOP: At St. Margaret Mary Parish, Saturday morning, November 17. Presentation and discussion on issues related to Pastoral Care in the diocese. Time for networking and sharing of ideas. Please mark your calendars! More details will follow.

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. Nov 23/24; 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 1 The Eucharist, Gods gift par excellence, Wed., Oct. 17 at Blessed Sacrament.
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


NET MINISTRIES OF CANADAS COMMISSIONING MASS: With Archbishop Terrence Prendergast. Sunday, September 30, 7:30 p.m. Notre Dame Cathedral, doors open at 7:00 p.m. Join in celebrating the beginning of a new year. Info: ([email protected]); (www.netcanada.ca); (1-877-521-4426); (613-841-4141).

NEW LIFE RETREAT:Are you looking for more meaning in your life? Are you seeking a personal encounter with the living Jesus Christ? If so, join the New Life Retreat, Friday to Monday, October 12-15 at St. Mary's Parish. Info: (613-224-5723); (www.christianministries.ca/newliferetreat).

CHORAL MUSIC CLASSES OPEN HOUSE EVENINGS: Join Lawrence Harris for an introductory choral singing class, and find out about fall classes and events. Wed., Oct. 17, 8:00 p.m. & Mon., Oct. 22, 8:00 p.m. Admission is free. Room 201, Dominican University College, 96 Empress Ave. Info: (613-567-7729).

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FALL FAIR: Tea room lunch, crafts, baking, knitting, jewelry, White Elephant table. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. 2:00 p.m. St. Laurent Blvd. (Manor Park). Info: John (613-744-2871); (613-748-6040).

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS IN FRENCH : Notre Dame Cathedral parish is offering RCIA in French, October to May, beginning 21 October, 9:00 a.m. Info: call the parish office at (613-241-7496).

RETREAT WITH KIM NATARAJA: Integrating ego with self. Presented by The Ottawa Area Christian Meditation Community. Tues., Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Good Shepherd parish. Cost: $15. Contact: Barry Dunn (613-830-9545); ([email protected]). Info: Ron Dicks (613-739-1046); ([email protected]).

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: A day of reflection on the root causes of world poverty. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Halifax. Scarboro Missions, Scarborough. Oct. 27, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Registration Fee: $10. Register by Mon., Oct. 22 ([email protected]); (416-261-7135, ext 215).

TABLE RENTAL FOR CRAFT SALES: Notre-Dame de Lourdes de Cyrville church. Sun., Nov. 4, 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Organized by the Daughters of Isabella circle #1379. Table reservation: Marie Clark (613-842-3359) before Nov. 2. Cost of rental: 1 table/$20; 2 tables/$35.

ST. PATRICKS BASILICA CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE: Providing a warm, welcoming place for people to come together, to share a coffee (free will offering) and conversation regarding the faith. In the Scavi (basement) every Thursday, noon 5:30 p.m. Info: Charlie Saso (613-742-8254) or Marta ([email protected]).

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