Nota Bene: 2021.12.04

by Dec 3, 2021Nota Bene, Uncategorized

Candlelight Christmas Concert

The North Glengarry Parishes invite you to join us for a magical performance of holiday favourites by local friends and family! 

When: Saturday December 11 at 7:00 pm
Where: St. Finnan Basilica

Registration is required and space is running out!


Welcome to the family!

On Sunday, December 5th, Cru Collison, Benjamin Lafleche-Pilon, Logan Bourgeau, adn Mason Bourgeau will be baptised. 

Please keep them and their families in your prayers this week. 

Pastor’s Blog – All you Need is Love

During the Christmas shopping season it is easy to get caught up in the frenzy of buying gifts.  But, is that “gift” truly an expression of your love for the other person.  Or, are you just fulfilling your “obligation” to give them something?  To grow in friendship with someone, you need to spend time with them, learn what is of value to them.  Maybe this year, buy less “stuff” and spend more time with those you love.

Click here to keep reading!

New Office Hours! 

Fr. Jonathan has new office hours! If you’d like to get in touch with Fr. Jonathan please use this link, or call the parish, and book yourself in.

Advent Calendar

Check out this great Advent calendar. Each day has an action or prayer intention, something for each day of Advent. 


The Diocesan CWL Advent Retreat hosted at St. Andrew’s Church is slated for Thursday, December 9th, 2021. The Rosary at 6p.m. will be followed by Mass at 6:30. The guest speaker for the evening will be Fr. Steven Gaudet. All members are welcome. There is no admission, but Covid restrictions require advance registration. If you plan to attend the Diocesan Retreat at St. Andrew’s, please contact Inez at or 613-347-7666 by December 3rd.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus will be collecting donations on December 12 for the needy in our community. Donations will be collected via special Knights of Columbus envelopes left in the pews on the weekend of December 12. Donations will be given to St. Vincent de Paul in Alexandria.

Please put your envelope number on the Knights of Columbus envelope if you wish to receive a tax receipt for your donations. We are grateful to our parishioners for helping the needy in our community.

This Week at the NGP
  • It’s Advent!
  • Daily Mass from Tuesday to Friday at St. Finnan’s Basilica at 8:00 am
  • St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus Meeting – December 7 at 7:00 pm
  • Baptism Preparation Meeting – December 7 at 7:00 pm
  • St. Finnan’s CWL Meeting – December 8 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Confession – Saturday, December 11 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • A Candlelight Christmas Concert – December 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm

Be sure to stay on top of all our events by checking out our events calendar on our website. 

Coming up!

Starting in January 2022, we’ll be hosting our next book study! This round we’ll be studying the book Life is Messy!

“Can someone who has been devastatingly broken, be healed, and become more beautiful and more lovable than ever before?  Life is messy. It isn’t a color-within-the-lines exercise. It’s a wild and outrageous invitation full of uncertain outcomes. The mess of life is both inevitable and unexpected. It is filled with delightful mysteries and frustrating predicaments.”

More details will follow. Please consider joining us! 


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, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid, Marc Sauve, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Juliette Lavigne, Ann MacPhee, Richard Mincoff, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Mel Watt, Toni Boos, Shea Archer, Patrick Kealty, Susan Brown and Milton McIntosh.

Please contact Mary Ellen for updates or changes to this list at

Mass Intentions 

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

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