Nota Bene: 2021.10.30

by Oct 30, 2021Nota Bene

Pastor’s Blog – Love God, Love Neighbour

He wants us to share out of our love for Him, not out of obligation.  Using our talent in parish ministry and contributing money to support our parish mission is important, but it’s more important to spend time in prayer with God daily and discern how He is calling us to be generous with all of our gifts.  Not just the visible ones, but the invisible ones like love, mercy and forgiveness…

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All Hallow’s Eve

“The Journey” is cancelled due to inclement weather.

Pilgrimages at St. Finnan’s Basilica

The Shalom House Speaker Series continues this November! 

On November 20, Bishop Guy Desrochers, C.Ss.R will be joining us for an Advent retreat! 


Date: November 20, 2021
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Retreat)
4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Confession)
5:00 pm (Vigil Mass with Bishop Desrochers, C.Ss.R

Register here

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: 

  • Place in an envelope clearly marked CWL Dues, with your name and Council (St-Finnan’s or St-James) 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
  • St James: give to Sandy MacDonell, President or Denise Filliol, Treasurer
CWL @ St. Finnan – In Lieu of Bake Sale Collection

Covid-19 pandemic restrictions again prevent St. Finnan’s CWL from hosting its annual Fall Bake Sale. It is a critical source of funds for our Council. We therefore humbly request your generous support of our “In Lieu of Bake Sale Collection” on November 6th and 7th . Donation baskets will be placed at each church door at all Masses that weekend. Thanks in advance for your traditionally generous response!

With the proceeds, we will continue our outreach to local shut-in seniors; provide personalized Christmas cards and chocolate to all residents of The Palace, the Community Nursing Home, Chateau Glengarry, and Valley Garden Care Home; extend our monthly financial support for food aid in the parish; and send Christmas cards with modest cheques to encourage our seminarians in their studies. Other projects will be outlined in the weeks to come. Thank you for your continued financial support for the CWL’s spiritual and charitable service to our parish community. May Our Lady of Good Counsel abundantly bless you!

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 their 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. 

This Week at the NGP
  • Shalom House Board Meeting
  • St. Anthony’s and St. Finnan’s Knights of Columbus Monthly Meetings
  • Alpha at Shalom House
  • Alpha Holy Spirit Weekend
  • Noah and Courtney’s wedding
  • All day Adoration at St. Finnan’s Basilica from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Confession at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Finnan’s Basilica

Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Diane Leroux, Krista Kirkwood, 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, and Susan Brown.

Mass Intentions 

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

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