News from Pastoral Services - Friday Fax
June 14, 2013
PRIESTS’ GATHERING: Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. invites all incardinated priests and priests having a diocesan appointment to a gathering of priests on Thurs., June 20 at the Diocesan Centre, 1247 Kilborn at 2:00 p.m. and closing with dinner (all ending by 8:00 p.m.). Fr. Douglas Martis, Ph.D., S.T.D., priest of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois; Director of the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake and Chair of the Worship Department at Mundelein Seminary of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be leading, in French and in English, our sessions on the theme of “Mass Misconception: Liturgical Renewal and fruitful participation in Catholic liturgy”. Simultaneous translation. If you have not already done so, please advise of your presence or absence (613-738-5025 ext. 211); (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
PASTORAL CALENDAR 2013-2014: The Pastoral Calendar is now available on our website under Pastoral Services (http://archottawa.ca/index.cfm?load=page&page=182). Please take a moment to note the dates of the Priests’ Retreat (Sept. 16-20), Charity Dinner (Oct. 16), Pastoral Days (Oct. 24, Feb. 26 & May 15), Priests’ Luncheon (Dec. 30), Homelands Mass (Jan. 26), Celebration of Consecrated Life (Feb. 2), Rite of Election (March 9), Chrism Mass (April 15), Wedding Anniversary Mass (May 4), Pro-life Mass (May 8), Diocesan Feast Day (June 5), and Pentecost Confirmations (June 8). Further dates and details are on the calendar.
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER IN RESIDENCE: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa requires an energetic, motivated and caring Personal Support Worker who is prepared to be resident in our John Paul II Residence for Clergy. For more information, please consult the Archdiocese of Ottawa web site (www.CatholicOttawa.ca).
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATION ON THE T3010-1 – REGISTERED CHARITY INFORMATION RETURN: A reminder to parishes that the deadline to file the T3010-1 charity report with the Canada Revenue Agency is June 30th, 2013. A parish which does not file its T3010-1 report in time could see its charity status revoked. A guide to help complete the charity report can be downloaded from the diocese's website www.archottawa.ca ; on the top menu, click on Administration/Forms/Parish Year end Report/2012 T3010-1 Guide. For further details, please contact Philippe Courchesne (email@example.com); (613-738-5025, ext. 240).
CATHOLIC OTTAWA: The Spring/Summer issue of Catholic Ottawa has been published and copies have been distributed to your parish. The electronic version has been recently posted on our website (http://catholicottawa.ca/pictures/Ottawa_Newsletter/CatholicOttawa_Spring_Summer2013_Colour.pdf). We invite you to share this with your networks. If you wish to subscribe to receive future issues in the mail, free of charge, please email Dominique Nadeau (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (613-738-5025, ext. 235).
PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time - June 23. That men and women will answer the call of their vocations, denying themselves, taking up their crosses, and following Christ, we pray to the Lord.
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS PHOTOS: Photos taken by Heribert Riesbeck at the Wedding Anniversary Mass on May 5 at Notre Dame Cathedral are available in high resolution on Flickr: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/97332784@N08/). If you have any questions regarding downloading photos, please feel free to contact Sarah Du Broy, Communications Officer (email@example.com); (613-738-5025, ext. 238).
YEAR OF FAITH & FAITH FORMATION
TEEN PILGRIMAGE ‘JOURNEY TO THE FATHER’: Looking for a way to encourage your teen in his or her Catholic faith? Journey to the Father makes a difference in young lives…. it helps them grow in friendship with Jesus. July 19-21 in St. Raphaels, Ontario. Cost: $175/person. For youth (grades 9-12). Info: Ted (613-738-5025 x231); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: Runs Sept. 25 - Nov. 3. Join 40 Days for Life as they plan the next campaign. St. Patrick's Basilica, in the basement Scavi, Monday, June 17, 7:00 p.m. Info: Campaign Life Coalition (613-729-0379).
MONTHLY PRO-LIFE MASS: To pray for an end to the 'culture of death' and the establishment of a pro-life medical +centre in Ottawa. June 22, 5:00 p.m. at St. Peter Parish, 1640 Heatherington Rd. Also on July 27, 10:00 a.m. at St. Philip Parish, Richmond and on August 24, 9:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Parish, Stittsville. Info: Wanda (613-831-2515).
WIDER COMMUNITY INTEREST
GIANT COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE: At St. Monica Parish, 2080 Merivale (between Hunt Club & Fallowfield), JUNE 15-16 & 22-23, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and after all weekend masses. Also a bake sale and BBQ. Info: (613-727-1067).
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (CGS) INFO SESSION: As the next step to promote development of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the diocese, parishes are invited to send a representative to a CGS Info Session on Wed., June 19, 7:00 p.m. at St. George Parish (415 Picadilly). All interested parents, pastors, present & potential catechists are invited. Formation leaders from the GS Association of Canada will present materials & methods, and share details of Level 1 Formation Course planned for 2013-2014. Info: Lilia Garcia (email@example.com); Ruth Ann McClure (firstname.lastname@example.org); Dale Balkovec (email@example.com).
Grand Opening OF St. George’s Parish Hall: St. George’s Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave., will host the grand opening of the newly renovated Parish Hall on Sunday, June 23. Reverend Archbishop Terrence Prendergast will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Following Mass, a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place to officially open the hall. Mayor Jim Watson and Councillor Katherine Hobbs will be attendance. Everyone is welcome. Info: (613-728-0201).
SOLEMN MASS IN HONOUR OF SAINT JOSEMARÍA ESCRIVÁ, FOUNDER OF OPUS DEI: Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, 285 Sussex, Wed., June 26, 7:30 p.m. Principal celebrant: Msgr. Kevin Beach, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Ottawa. Everyone is welcome. Priests wishing to concelebrate should bring alb and stole. Confessions heard from 7:00 p.m. Infor: Fr. Paul Cormier (613-565-0762).
THE ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY (AGA) FOR THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL: All Vincentians are urged to register and join in the AGA where there will be workshops and an opportunity to network with members of the Society from across the country. At the University of Ottawa, June 26-30. Info: (613-824-2427).
OK CLEAN WATER PROJECT ‘NIGHT AT THE RACES’: Charity Night at the Races- Rideau Carleton Raceway, to support a water project in Kumbo, Cameroon. Thurs., June 27, 6:00 p.m. Cost: $40 (dinner buffet & $5 Casino Voucher). Tickets: Carmel Horan (613-737-3681). Help the OK Clean Water Project celebrate its 10th Anniversary.
SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY/FACULTY OF THEOLOGY/INTENSIVE SUMMER COURSE 2013: THO 2365 - Fostering the Faith: Foundations in Religious Education with Miriam Martin & Carol Kuzmochka. A two week intensive session, July 8 – 18, 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. For more information: Robin Saliba (613 236-1393 ext. 2235); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
59TH PILGRIMAGE TO OUR LADY OF KNOCK SHRINE: St. Malachy’s Church, Mayo, Quebec. Sunday, August 11, 11:00 a.m. Mass, 1:45 p.m. Rosary Procession, 2:45 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Presider & Homilist: Fr. John Walsh. Info: parish (819-986-3763); Mrs. Ellen Butler (819-986-3860); Mrs. Jean Dunnigan (819-986-8763).
SALT + LIGHT PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: This coming fall, from November 8 – 18 follow in the footsteps of Christ on a journey to Israel and Jordan for 10 days of prayer, reflection and sightseeing. Info: (1-888-302-7181, ext. 238); (saltandlighttv.org/blessedjourneys).
DIVINE INFANT PARISH SEEKING SELF-EMPLOYED LITURGICAL MUSICIAN/MUSIC INSTRUCTOR: To co-ordinate smaller music ministry groups (excluding main choir & children’s choir). Incl. preparing schedules, providing training opportunities for members, leading music at one Sunday Mass and working with the Pastor and Liturgy Committee to promote parish music ministry. Remuneration based on 2-3 hrs/week. Info: (www.divineinfant.on.ca).
FRIENDS OF CAMP ECHON SEEKING OUTDOOR STATUE: 3-4 feet in height; Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Michael or St. Gabriel. Info: Don Pajot (613-832-2693); (email@example.com).
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