Diocesan News

September 29, 2006


REMINDER PASTORAL DAY: Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the Pastoral Day on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Diocesan Centre. Coffee in cafeteria at 9:30 a.m., begins in conference room at 10:00 a.m. Oktoberfest lunch, 12:15 p.m. Archbishop Gervais will address our gathering in the afternoon. Cost for lunch: $10. Please RSVP before Fri., Oct. 6 for Pastoral Day and lunch: (738-5025 X 231).

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT: What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in this world today? Who are we as baptized persons, called to discipleship? Presenter: Prof. Miriam Martin, pbvm. Sat., Oct. 14. 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 (738-5025 X 217).

COME AND SEE FOR MEN: 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., Oct. 20. Info: Msgr. Len Lunney (613-738-5025).

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), Fri., Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship and prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).


YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING SEMINAR: Do you have high school aged or adult leaders who need training to be Youth Leaders at your parish? This is the day for you! The Diocesan Youth Office is organizing a formation seminar on Sat., Oct. 21, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cost: $5/person. Facilitator: Ryan Larose. To register or for more info: Ted Hurley (738-5025 ext 231) or ([email protected]).

DIOCESAN YOUTH OFFICE 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: Ted (613-738-5025 ext 231).

CALLED TO WORSHIP: Liturgical Ministry, A Call to Discipleship. Facilitator: Rev. Roy Roberts, Pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Ajax. Sat., Oct. 28, 9:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. Cost: $15/person including lunch. Registration by Oct. 19: (613-738-5025, ext. 217); ([email protected]).


SINGLES FOR CHRIST (SFC): A Catholic ministry to single men and women aged 21-40, sponsoring a Christian Life Program to lead participants into a renewed understanding of and response to God's call. St. Theresas Parish (Somerset & Cartier). Every Friday, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Oct. 6 Dec. 8. Orientation: Fri., Oct. 6, 7:00 p.m. Contact: ([email protected]); (www.cfc-canada.org/sfc-canada); Matt (613-225-3444).

F.A.C.E.S. FOR SINGLE CATHOLICS: Sunday brunch after the 11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Patricks Basilica on Kent St. at the Royal Oak Restaurant down the street at 188 Bank St. at Gloucester St. Sun., Oct. 15. This is a popular event so reserve early. Reserve at: (613-526-0102).

ST. MONICA CATHOLIC SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY: A celebratory mass, followed by a reception and open house, will be held at the school (2000 Merivale Rd.), Fri., Oct. 20, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. All former students, staff, and parents are welcome. Info: Mardi de Kemp (613-224-4455 Ext. 2326). Seeking memories or old photos to share: Elizabeth Murphy (613-226-5174).

KEYS FOR GROWTH IN THE SPIRITUAL LIFE: Presented by Fr. Scott Mcaig, Companions of the Cross. Mondays, Oct. 23 Dec. 4, 7:15 - 9:15 p.m., in the hall of St. Mary's church (corner of Bayswater & Young). Cost: $70 per person. For more info call the CC Office at 728-3175 or go online at http://www.companionscross.ca/upcoming.htm.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, FATIMA, PARIS, BARCELONA, APRIL 2007: Presentation, Sat., Oct. 28, 10:00 a.m. Good Shepherd Church, 3092 Innes Rd. Info: (613-824-4394).

IRISH SOCIETY FALL GALA: A fun-filled evening in support of the Irish-Canadian Community Centre. Dinner, Silent Auction, Traditional Irish Entertainment, Big Band Caravane Orchestra. Sat., Oct. 28, 6:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m., Ottawa Congress Centre. Tickets: $150 or $1500/table of 10. Info: Kay O'Hegarty (613-829-8467) or ([email protected]).

MARIAN DAY: Reflecting on the Messages of Medjugorje' with Fr. John Vandenakker of the Companions of the Cross. Sat. Oct. 28 at Bearbrook Farm. Cost: $20/person. Info: CC Office (613-728-3175); (http://www.companionscross.ca/upcoming.htm).

GREAT ARE THE BLESSINGS: A concert of liturgical music compositions by Louise Rathier. St. Basils Church. Sat., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 (a portion to support St. Basils Food Cupboard). Info: (613-729-5703) or ([email protected]). All are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO PERU: With Fr. John Vandenakker of the Companions of the Cross. April 16 - 28, 2007. Info: Gail Goshko (613-744-1418); (http://www.companionscross.ca/upcoming.htm).

SEEKING USED ALBS & SMALL STOLES: Spiritual Care Services at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus are in great need of Gently Used Albs and Small Stoles (For Confession/Sacraments) to be used by our clergy for our daily Liturgies. Please contact Suzane (613-761-4587); ([email protected]) for info. Thank you.

SEEKING SACRAMENTARY & BREVIARY: The Chaplain of the Montfort Hospital, labbé Aimé Mpevo, is looking for 2 (or more) English Sacramentary and 4 Breviary. Contact info: ([email protected]).

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