Nota Bene: 2022.02.26

by Feb 25, 2022News, Nota Bene

Lent begins this Week!

This week we celebrate Ash Wednesday, the official beginning of the season of Lent. We are looking forward to journeying through this transformation season with you and your families. 

Ash Wednesday Mass will be celebrated at St. Finnan’s Basilica at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. 

COVID Restrictions Lifting 

We are excited to announce that, as of March 1, most COVID restrictions will be lifted.

Beginning Tuesday, March 1:

  • All capacity limits on religious services will be lifted
  • All physical distancing requirements will be lifted
  • All capacity limits on social gatherings will be lifted
  • Congregational singing will be permitted. 

Please note:

  • All masking requirements will remain in place.

Transition and change can be difficult. While we are excited these restrictions are lifting, we recognize that some may find this difficult. We ask all parishioners to be conscious of each other as these restrictions are lifted. 

Synod Survey

In December 2021 we began speaking about the Synod process. It is a journey, a pilgrimage of listening to each other about our experience of the ups and downs, joys and sorrows of being Church together.

Book Study

Our final episode of the Book Study takes place this Monday, February 28. If you haven’t joined us yet, join us for the last session on Zoom.

Bring a little treat to our last evening together!

Click here for more details and for the Zoom link to join. 

If you’ve enjoyed participating in this Book Study, help make it happen again! We are looking to build a team to keep this great initiative going. Should you have any questions, or if you’d like to volunteer, please reach out to Amy Bourbonnais at alemanandbbourbonnais@amy

CWL at St. Finnan Parish

St. Finnan’s Parish Council of the Catholic Women’s League will host its first General Meeting of 2022 in the Basilica on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00p.m. All women are welcome!
CWL members are also invited to the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL Spring General

Meeting at St. Anthony’s Church, Apple Hill, on Thursday, March 10th. Join your League sisters for Mass at 6:30p.m., followed by the meeting. Catch up on news from other local councils. Hear the details about our annual Diocesan Convention, slated for Sunday, May 29th.


Check out for our monthly recommendations!

This Week at the NGP
  • Ash Wednesday Mass at St. Finnan Basilica at 8:00 am AND 7:00 pm
  • St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, March 1 from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • St. Finnan Knights of Columbus Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, March 2 from 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm 
  • Adoration and Prayer at St. Finnan Basilica on Friday, February 25 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
  • Daily Mass from Tuesday to Friday at St. Finnan’s Basilica at 8:00 am
  • Confession – Saturday, March 5 from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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


Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Bill Akkermans, Shea Archer, Marie Aubin, Marc Becker, Joey Benton, Susan Brown, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Juliette Lavigne, Guy Lauzon, Diane Leroux, Madison McDermid, Milton McIntosh, Warren McIntosh, Brad McMillan, Richard Mincoff, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Mel Watt, Andrea Willard,

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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