Nota Bene: 2021.11.14

by Nov 12, 2021News, Nota Bene

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

Pastor’s Blog
Sing with us!

After consultation with others including the ACBO, Archbishop Marcel has approved that congregational singing be allowed again. The other COVID-19 preventative measures are to remain in place including the wearing of a face mask and two-metre physical distancing.

CWL @ St. James

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

Maison Baldwin House is in need of:  New Towels, Women’s underwear (all sizes, NEW) Women’s hats and mitts.

St. James CWL are taking orders for Tourtiere’s (French Canadian Meat Pie’s) $15.00 each, Sandy at order by Dec.10.

Jell-O collection for the Christmas Food Baskets by Dec. 9th.

Quarterly Report – Q3

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Quarterly Report click here! Tell us what you think about the Quarterly Report by filling in this survey.

Youth Movie Night at Maison Shalom House

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.

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

This Week at the NGP
  • No Daily Mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica due to Archdiocesan Annual Retreat.
  • Youth movie night at Maison Shalom House
  • Alpha at Shalom House
  • All day Adoration at St. Finnan Basilica from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Confession at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at St. Finnan Basilica

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Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Patrick Kealty, Diane Leroux, Krista Kirkwood, Susan and John Clark, Marc Becker, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Braydon Topping, Michael Scott, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid, Marc Sauve, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Juliette Lavigne, Ann MacPhee, Richard Mincoff, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Mel Watt, and Shea Archer.

Mass Intentions 

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

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