Diocesan News

May 30, 2022

APPOINTMENT OF NEW BISHOP: On 26 May 2022, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Blaise Morand as Bishop of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and appointed Father Albert Thévenot, M. Afr., as his successor. Info: (http://www.cccb.ca/site/content/view/2595/1214/lang,eng/).

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Carol Kuzmochka, coordinator of Adult Faith Development has submitted her resignation to the Episcopal Vicar, English Sector of the Archdiocese, effective December 15, 2022. We wish Carol all the best in her future endeavours.

THANK YOU TO DEACON PAUL CODERRE: For his dedicated ministry as coordinator of the Diocesan Family Ministry Office and Marriage Preparation. As of June 1st, Deacon Paul will be leaving to concentrate on his duties as Pastoral Assistant of Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata.

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: Parishes are reminded to please include a prayer for vocations in your weekly Prayers of Intercession at Mass. Thank you.


ORDINATIONS TO PERMANENT DIACONATE: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. will ordain to the diaconate Thomas James Cuddihy, Ho-Chuen Peter Fan, Kevin Joseph Foley, Peter Robert Lafleur, Mark Pierre Masson & Ronald Allan McRae at Notre Dame Cathedral, Sun., June 8, 2:30 p.m. Please keep these men & their families in your prayers. All are invited to attend.

COME & SEE FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Next meeting: Fri., June 20, 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Basilica on Kent St. Info: Fr. Joseph Muldoon (613-738-5025).

DIOCESAN FEAST DAY: All are invited to the Diocesan Feast Day celebration at Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. Please reserve this date and plan to attend. More details will follow.


THANK YOU FROM FATHER BILL PENNEY: Fr. Penney wishes to thank those who sponsored him in the Nordic 10km this past weekend. He collected $3,500, to be used for Pastoral Care at the Ottawa Civic Campus. Those who pledged donations can mail them to 1005-751 Parkdale Ave., Ottawa, KlY 1J5. Fr. Bill completed the run in a little under 1 hr, 30 min.

NET MINISTRIES THANKSGIVING MASS: With Archbishop Terrence Prendergast on Saturday, June 7, 8:00 p.m. at Notre Dame Cathedral. Come and celebrate a fruitful year of ministry. Open to anyone wanting to attend. Info: ([email protected]); (613-841-4141).

5th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE WALK TO THE HOLY SITES OF OTTAWA: Sunday, June 8, 1:00 p.m. Meet at St. Josephs Parish (151 Laurier Ave. E.); walk down King Edward Ave., cross MacDonald Cartier Bridge to Servants of Jesus and Mary Convent, ending back at Notre Dame Cathedral. Each walker is responsible for own food/drink, transportation to/from downtown, restaurant meal at end (under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult). Info: Holy Cross parish (613-731-7834).

EUCHARISTIC LITURGY IN MEMORY OF FATHER ALLAN CHARNON, O.S.A.: At St. Decemberine parish, Monday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. Fr. Allan was a former pastor at St. Decemberine parish. The Funeral Eucharist was held Thursday, May 29 in Vancouver, BC.

VIGIL OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Saint Patrick Basilica, downstairs. Friday, June 13, 8:30 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy, 3:00 a.m., continuous Rosary, Litany of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament, 6:00 a.m., Mass at 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. in the Basilica. Info: Oliver (613-825-5273).

FRASSATI CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP: A group of adults aged 24-39 seeking to deepen our faith with friends, under patronage of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. June 20, 7:00 p.m., Rosary at Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto followed by Imax movie and fellowship. Info: Steve (613-236-3963); ([email protected]).

SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ, FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI: Principal celebrant: Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, S.J. Thurs., June 26, 7:30 p.m., Notre Dame Cathedral. Everyone welcome. Priests wishing to concelebrate should bring alb & stole. Confessions from 7:00 p.m. Info: Fr. Paul Cormier (613-565-0762).

OTTAWA HOSPITAL SEEKING SMALL WOOD TABERNACLE FOR PRAYER ROOM: Also seeking white or red stoles. Contact: Suzane (613-761-4587); (613-737-8126); ([email protected]). Thank you.

STUDENT SUMMER JOB AT CCCB: A student summer job is available at the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops for a period of six weeks (maintenance helper). More info: (www.cccb.ca/employment).

Prayer for Vocations

you bless your people in every time and season
and provide for their needs through your providential care.
Your Church is continually in need of priests, sisters and brothers
to offer themselves in the service of the gospel by lives of dedicated love.
Open the hearts of your sons and daughters to listen to your call in their lives.
Give them the gift of understanding to discern your invitation to serve you and your Church.
Give them the gift of courage to follow your call.
May they have the spirit of young Samuel who found fulfillment in his life
when he said to you, "Speak Lord, for your servant is listening."
We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. Amen.

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