Nota Bene – 2021.10.24

by Oct 22, 2021Nota Bene

Pastor’s Blog – Walk This Way

Faith is believing in something even though you may not be able to physically see it.  Many people think that miracles don’t happen anymore.  This is hard, but try to focus on the positive and not the negative things in your life.

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Bonus Pastor’s Blog – Stop. Collaborate. Listen.

Pope Francis has opened a three-year synodal journey of consultations and discernment, which will culminate with an assembly in October 2023 in Rome. The process includes three phases:  Diocesan, Continental, and Universal.

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What a wonderful success! St. Finnan’s Basilica and Shalom House hosted the first Shalom House Speaker Series at St. Finnan’s Basilica last week with Archbishop Marcel Damphousse.

If you missed out we have great news for you; we’re already planning the next pilgrimage and it’s going to be amazing!

Bishop Guy Desrocher will be joining us on November 20 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Put it in your calendar. We hope you’ll join us. Bring your family and friends to this amazing event. 

Register here.

Alpha Holy Spirit Weekend

On November 5th and 6th, Alpha attendees will enter the Holy Spirit retreat weekend. We invite all parishioners to join in praying for all Alpha attendees as they make this life changing retreat. 

We pray that the Holy Spirit weekend will be a life changing weekend for all attendees, that they may know the love of Christ and the joy of a life spent with Christ. 

Rosary Rally 

The CWL hosted a Rosary Rally last weekend at the Grotto and St. Columban’s parish. It was a beautiful and well attended event. 

This Week at the NGP’s
  • Alpha at Shalom House on Thursday evening.
  • All day Adoration at St. Finnan Basilica from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Noah and Courtney are getting married on Saturday (Please keep them in your prayers).
  • Confession at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Finnan Basilica, or by appointment.
CWL Announcements

St-Finnan’s CWL General Meeting 

The first General Meeting for this fall will be in the church at St. Finnan’s Basilica on Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00p.m. Masks and social distancing will be in effect. We will begin the meeting with the Rosary. Please join us!  

St-James CWL Meetings 

Meets every second Tuesday of the month at St-James, Maxville.  

Mass at 6:30PM and Meeting at 7:00PM. Masks and social distancing will be in effect. Please join us!  

CWL Membership Renewal 

Our annual dues of $25 are due! The CWL insurance policy requires us to have all membership money remitted to National by December. You may remit your dues in cash or by cheque payable to St. Finnan’s CWL or St-James CWL as follows: 

  • Give to any Executive Committee member; 
  • Place in an envelope clearly marked CWL Dues, with your name and Council and drop in the collection basket; 
  • St Finnan’s: Send by mail to PO Box 562, Alexandria ON K0C1A0; or Contact Hazel MacDonald at 613-525-3561 or at  and a member will come by to pick up your dues for you
Send us your Ministry Event Details

If you’re a ministry leader, please make sure you send us your upcoming events so we can advertise them in the Nota Bene. 

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Collection Amounts from October 17, 2021:

St. Anthony’s: $785.00
St. Catherine of Sienna: $565.00
St. Finnan’s: $2052.10
St. James: $785.00

Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Krista Kirkwood, Elsie Bourbonnais, Susan and John Clark, Mary Whitman, Marc Becker, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Braydon Topping, Michael Scott, Lois Morrison, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid, Marc Sauve, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Juliette Lavigne, Ann MacPhee, Richard Mincoff, Patrick and Sue Shannon.

Mass Intentions 

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

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