Diocesan News

March 31, 2006


CHRISM MASS: This years Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a reception in the Cathedral Hall, and all the clergy, religious and faithful of the Archdiocese are cordially invited to attend.

SEPARATED & DIVORCED H.E.L.P. NITE: Guest Speaker: Fr. Harry McNeil. Topic: Guilt. Wed., Apr. 12, 7:30 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Pl. Info: Deacon Rick McLellan (738-5025 ext. 228).

WIDOWS & WIDOWERS: The NAIM Catholic Ministry to Widows & Widowers is beginning a series of sessions for recently bereaved widowed persons of all denominations. Wed., April 12, 7:30 9:00 p.m. Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn Place. 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? Theological Reflection. Presenter: Luc Tardif, OMI. Helping participants to develop the tools they need to reflect theologically on all of the aspects of daily life. An invaluable tool to discovering the sacred in the ordinary and connecting faith and life as Catholics in the world today. Sat., Apr. 22, 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).


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 as they rehearse over the next few months.

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).

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., Apr. 21. 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).


LENTEN MISSION AT HOLY CROSS PARISH: Theme: GOD IS LOVELESSONS IN CHRISTIAN LIVING FROM POPE BENEDICT XVI. Preacher: Fr. John Vandenakker, CC. Mon., April 03: Why Love is stronger than despair; Tues., April 04: Parish Lenten Penitential Service; Wed., April 05: Receiving Healing for Body, Mind and Soul. Holy Cross Church, 7:00 9:00 p.m. Info: (731-7834). All are welcome.

LENTEN MASS OF HEALING: Our Lady of Visitation parish, 5338 Bank St. With Father Fernando Suarez, CC. Please plan to arrive early. Wed., Apr. 5, 7:00 p.m. Info: (822-2197) or Stephanie Desjardins-Montoj (443-3230).

SPRING BENEFIT BREAKFAST: An invitation to a breakfast from the Pro-Life Committee of Holy Redeemer Parish to hear Guest Speaker Ms. Doneen Brazier share her personal and inspiring story of adoption and reunion. Sat., April 8, 9:00 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the Miriam Centre. Cost: $10. Tickets: Sue (831-4604) or parish office (836-1764).

BLOOD DONATIONS: The National Capital Interfaith Working Group and Canadian Blood Services ask you to share the "gift of life" this Easter by donating blood during the In Good Faith Holiday Blood Drive, April 13 18 (closed Easter Monday). Accidents, medical emergencies and diseases such as cancer don't take a holiday at this time of year, so your blood is very much needed. Make blood donation a new holiday tradition to share with friends or family. For donor clinic and eligibility information or to book an appointment: {1 888 2 DONATE (1 888 236-6283)}.

ANNUAL DESSERT & CARD/GAME PARTY: Hosted by Annunciation of the Lord Council of The Catholic Women's League of Canada. In the parish hall, 2414 Ogilvie Rd (at Glenfern). Sat., April 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Lots of prizes, desserts and fine fellowship. Tickets: $5 at the door. Contact: Ellen Little (745-3889) or Lea Attrux (746-9246).

CHURCH SUPPER - OUR LADY OF DIVINE LOVE, PENDLETON: South Plantagenet Municipal Hall, Sat., April 29, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Roast beef, vegetables, salads and assorted desserts. Adults: $15; Children 7 to 12 years: $5; youngsters 6 and under: Free. Served by the Pendleton Ladies Association. Info: Nicole (613-673-5558).

SACRED MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT: As part of the Humanae Vitae 2006 Conference. Mothers Day Celebration, Sun., May 14. Come hear what civilization sounds like. Mass at 10:00 a.m., brunch at 11:30 a.m., concert at 1:00 p.m. Cost for brunch/concert: $15/adult; $10/child. Tickets: Maryvale Academy (321-2186).

JOB OPPORTUNITY: St. Decemberines Parish is looking to hire a full time youth coordinator. The Parish has a core group of youth already meeting regularly but would like to expand the youth ministry to include others within the Parish and community. Candidates who are interested must show vibrant faith, enjoy working with youth and young adults, and should have some previous experience with youth leadership. Familiarity with the Life Teen program is an asset. Salary will start at $30 000 a year. Candidates must be available to start in May 2006. Please provide a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 references, including one from your pastor, to ([email protected]) by April 18, 2006.

TORONTO RCIA CHILDRENS EVENT: Christian Initiation of children of catechetical age has its own special joys and challenges. It is an essential aspect of the life and mission of our Christian community. The North American Forum on the Catechumenate and the Archdiocese of Toronto are cosponsoring an institute to explore and learn about this important initiation process from June 9-11. The Early bird registration deadline has been extended to April 9th. Info: Gabrielle Suthers (905-729-3974) or ([email protected]).

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