Nota Bene – 2021.11.05

by Nov 5, 2021News, Nota Bene

Pastor’s Blog

Today, the focus is on our treasure. Jesus gets right to the point – we are all called to give money to support the mission of the Church, regardless of our circumstance.  No gift is too small or insignificant!

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Pilgrimages at St. Finnan’s Basilica

Maison 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

Quarterly Report

The QR is filled with inspiring articles and stories from our parishioners. They tell the stories of how they are participating in the mission. Fr. Jonathan also makes an appearance!

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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. 

CWL @ St. Finnan’s 

St. Finnan’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League extends sincerest thanks for parishioners’ response to our “In Lieu of Bake Sale” collection last weekend. Donations are still coming in! We greatly appreciate your magnificent generosity. Your donations will make a huge difference to our community. Be assured of our prayers.

The next General Meeting for St. Finnan’s CWL will be in the church on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a brief Remembrance Day service and a short prayer service in commemoration of our deceased members. There are lots of projects underway for November and December and we need your input. Memberships may be submitted at the meeting, in the collection basket at any weekend Mass, or to Hazel MacDonald (613-525-3561). We look forward to seeing you!

CWL @ St. James

The next meeting for St James Council – November 9th at 6:30 PM at St James Parish all welcome.

Take out Soup and Sandwich – November 14th 11 AM to 1 PM at St Anthony’s Parish hall all welcome.

Remembrance Day 

St. James CWL will have a wreath laid by the legion/military personnel in Maxville on November 6 at 11:00 a.m. The general public is welcome…need to wear masks and physical distance. 

Duc in Altum!

A unique « program » for young adults in their 20s and early 30s!

  • Have you ever asked yourself?
  • What am I doing with my life?
  • How do I find out what God’s plan of happiness is for me?
  • How do I decide what is best for a life-giving future?

Obviously, you can’t answer these crucial questions in one day or even one week! Duc in Altum is a discernment spiritual journey over 8 monthly encounters beginning in January 2022 precisely because it takes quality time and space to “Put Out Into the Deep” as invited by Christ in Luke 5:4 (in “Latin, Duc in Altum”).

It is hard to put down on paper the difference that Duc in Altum can make in the life of a young adults who dares to walk with God over an 8-month period to find unique and crucial answers for one’s life! So, that is why we have 2 info sessions on what this is about on the Zoom platform: Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Wednesday, November 28 at 7pm. For more info, visit and request the zoom link from Sr. Francine Guilmette at

Movie Night for Teens

Our next movie night for teens (grade 8s and up) happens on Friday, November 19th at Maison Shalom House in Alexandria. We are showing Black Panther, one of the Marvel Comics’ superheroes. Deacon Steven Greydanus of the National Catholic Register, who gave it an A-, had this to say “Black Panther marks the dawn of a new era of Hollywood fantasy in which heroes really can look like anyone — and are allowed to care deeply about honour and justice.” The movie, which is FREE, begins at 7 pm. There will also be free drinks and popcorn. There are only 20 spots available so reserve today by emailing Debbie at or by calling 613-933-1138, ext. 31.


Cornwall Pro-Vie helps to bring the message of life to those living in the counties of Stormont and Glengarry. Like many charities we had to cancel our fundraisers over the last 2 years due to Covid restrictions. To help replenish the coffers we are running a raffle just in time for Christmas. Help us continue to fight for life from conception to natural death. The lucky winner of the draw, which takes place December 15th, will have delicious organic beef for many months to come as well as a freezer to put it in. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at Maison Shalom House during regular business hours.

Click here for Pro-Life Cornwall’s newsletter.

This Week at the NGP
  • CWL St. Finnan’s Meeting
  • Baptismal Preparation Meeting
  • Maison Shalom House Board Meeting
  • Alpha at Maison Shalom House
  • 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

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Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Toni Boos and Shea Archer, Mel Watt, 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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