New Year’s Nota Bene

by Dec 30, 2022Nota Bene


So, how was your Christmas? Too soon? It was difficult to cancel some – three –
of our Christmas Masses last weekend. Many families and friends, and all our
plans, were affected by the winter storm. It hurt me too not to have
our churches open, and to see all our parish families around the
Family Table, the altar, to celebrate together. I appreciate your
prayers as well. All our Mass Intentions were celebrated at each of
the Christmas Masses at St. Finnan’s Basilica (5pm, 7pm, and 10am). Click here to continue…


I wanted to thank all parishioners that worked hard to help make Christmas in our parishes
beautiful, and fruitful. Many shared their time and talents – especially liturgical ministries: hospitality, lectors, sacristans, and especially our musicians. Thank you to our CWL sisters who wrote many Christmas cards and called parishioners living in our residences.
Thanks also to our parish staff, and all parishioners who prayed for us during Advent, supporting the Youth Ministry, discerning the new Seniors ministry in the new year, and our ongoing prayers for vocations. Thank you to all who also shared their treasures, and donations with our parish family during this season of giving. Our gifts to the church is
an act of thanks to what God is doing in our own lives.”


Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marie Aubin, Susan Brown, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Susan Lajoie, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Mel Watt, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers. 


This is a reminder of the upcoming collection of your New Year’s offering this weekend:  January 1, 2023. Being New Year’s falls on a Sunday this year, we greatly appreciate your special one-time donation.  Your generous financial contributions support the mission in our North Glengarry Parishes.  The initial offering of $3 to offset the cost of the envelopes is also requested at this time.


Congratulations to the 3 winners of our Pro-Life Raffle: Grand prize winner: Linda Runions, 2nd prize winner: Karen Melville and 3rd prize winner: Norm Menard. A special thank you to all who bought raffle tickets in support of Pro-Life Cornwall Pro-Vie. As we live this season of Christmas we are reminded of the importance of life. Sadly life has never been so under attack as it currently is in Canada. Your generous support will allow us to continue to fight for life at all stages from conception to natural death. Pro-Life Cornwall Pro-Vie wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy 2023.


Please join us Saturday, January 7, 2022 for a special mini retreat day with retreat master, Fr. Allan MacDonald, C.C. The theme for the retreat is “Mary: The World’s First Love.” The morning will begin with mass at 9:00 am, followed by a light breakfast, the first talk and then a rosary. Confession will be available.  A soup and sandwich lunch will be served followed by a second talk and a Q.& A. period. We will finish by 2:30 pm. This takes place at the Agora Centre on McConnell St. in Cornwall. A donation of $20 would be appreciated. Please register with Heidi Krol 613 347 7561, 
or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021,


Our office will be closed from Thursday December 22 until January 2nd.  Reopening Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly:


To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at the North Glengarry Parishes, click here


Click here to make a donation to the parish.

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