Diocesan News

November 30, 2007

OTTAWA CHINESE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: The archbishop has officially approved, during the Council of Priests on November 21, 2007, that the Chinese Catholic Community be called Holy Spirit (Sheng Shen) Chinese Catholic Community, in view of developing into a parish community. The Chinese character pin-yin for Holy Spirit is Sheng Shen (V^).


CELEBRATION OF THE FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF MARY: Archbishop Prendergast, S.J. invites all the faithful to a Eucharistic Celebration of the Immaculate Conception of Mary on Sat., Dec. 8, 10:00 a.m. at Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

ADULT FAITH DEVELOPMENT What does it mean for me to be a Catholic in the world today as someone called to moral decision-making? Presenter: Prof. Noel Simard, member of Pontifical Council for Life and Director of The Ethics Centre. Sat., Dec. 8. 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]); (738-5025 X 217).

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., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m. We will share food, friendship & prayer. Info: Camille (613-276-1679).

COME & SEE (SPECIAL) FOR MEN: Have you ever thought of becoming a priest? Our "Come & See" group meets each month for fellowship, prayer & discussion. Please note that our December meeting has been moved to: Fri., Jan. 4, 2022. Our gathering will involve dinner with Archbishop Prendergast at his residence. If you plan to attend please notify this office in advance (613-738-5025, ext. 217).

CHRISTMAS SEASON RECEPTION: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. and the members of the Episcopal Council, wish to invite all members of the clergy, the religious and the faithful of the archdiocese, to a Christmas Season Reception on Sunday, January 6, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in Cathedral Hall. Access through the Archbishop's Residence (off the parking lot behind the church). All are invited! Children are invited to wear appropriate costumes: Magi, Kings and Queens, Princesses and Princes.

WHY DO WE CELEBRATE SUNDAY EUCHARIST? A formation session for all the baptized, and an excellent way to prepare for the Eucharistic Congress. With Fr. Roy Roberts and Fr. Bill Burke. Sat., Jan. 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn. Cost: $15 (bring your own lunch). Registration deadline: Mon., Jan. 7 (613-738-5025, ext. 217, [email protected]).

SUPPORT TO THE SEPARATED AND DIVORCED: This ministry will take a break for the Christmas period, and start up again on January 16, 2022 with a talk by a lawyer - Raquel Beesley - on the issue of Mediation versus Court Action in cases of separation and divorce. Our Support Group for those experiencing the trauma of separation or divorce will meet on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. as follows: Jan 16 & 30, March 15 & 19, April 2 & 16, and May 7 & 21. Please note that the Reflection and Social scheduled for December 5, 2007 has been cancelled.

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. Jan 25/26; Mar 14/15. Registration: ([email protected]).

CONFIRMATIONS ON PENTECOST SUNDAY: Archbishop Prendergast invites interested adult and secondary school age candidates to receive the sacrament of Confirmation at Notre Dame Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday, May 11, at the noon Mass. All candidates will have registered at their respective parish and have received the appropriate preparation there. Parishes are to send the names and all necessary information for the preparation of the register to Annmarie Brown at Pastoral Services (613-738-5025, ext. 217; [email protected]) no later than April 1, 2022. The Pastoral Services Office will forward all the provided information to Msgr. Patrick Powers, Pastor at Notre Dame Parish.

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 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


LUNCHEONS FOR SENIORS: Home-cooked meal ($5) + guest speaker. Alzheimers: Early Detection & Screening, with Dr. Alan Johnson, Alzheimer Flame of Hope Foundation, Dec. 5. Ten Most Common Scams Aimed at Seniors, with Sgt. Robert Cooper, Ottawa Fraud Squad, Jan. 9. Resurrection Parish, 1940 Saunderson, 12:00 noon. Registration: (613-733-4661).

BENEFIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT FOR THE YOUVILLE CENTRE: An Evening of Christmas Music. Sat., Dec. 8, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Youville Centre, 150 Mann Ave. Admission: $15/person; Children under 12 Free. Cross Town Youth Chorus, Cumberland Community Singers, Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, Ottawa Folk Choir, and Cathy Goddard. Tickets: Youville Centre (613-231-5150 Ext. 128 or 104).

CD FUNDRAISER FOR HOLY SPIRIT PARISH BUILDING FUND & NEPEAN OUTREACH TO THE WORLD: We Build CD; 17 songs of praise and worship by Stephen Grant, member of Holy Spirit parish, Stittsville. Pre-purchase copies: Holy Spirit parish (613-836-8881) or Nepean Outreach to the World (613-591-6314). Donation is $20 per CD.

LIFE CANADA MEDIA CAMPAIGN: Abortion: Have we gone too far? Sponsor a billboard or transit shelter ad that encourages Canadians to question the current state of abortion. Postcards also available. Info: (1-800-780-5433); (www.lifecanada.org).

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS MASS TIMES AT OTTAWA HOSPITAL CIVIC CAMPUS: Dec. 24, 3:30 p.m., Dec. 25, 12:00 noon, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 1, 12:00 noon. Info: (613-761-4587).

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