Nota Bene: 2022.03.12

by Mar 11, 2022News, Nota Bene

We’re in Lent!

We’re into week two of Lent. How’s your Lent going? Join us for our Lenten Mission coming up on April 2-6. Check out Fr. Allan’s invitation to join him for this fantastic mission.

Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC, a priest of the Companions of the Cross, will be joining us from April 2-6 for the Lenten Mission Ground & Found. 

The Schedule for the mission is as follows:

  • Sunday, April 3: 11:00 am Mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica
  • Monday, April 4: 6:00 pm Confession
    7:00 pm Mass with extended Homily
  • Tuesday, April 5: 6:00 pm Confession
    7:00 pm Mass with extended Homily
  • Wednesday, April 6: 6:00 pm Confession
    7:00 pm Mass with extended Homily

Check out for some great Lenten content. AND, we’ve attached a Lenten Calendar with suggestions for each day of the Lenten season.  

Join us for the Stations of the Cross during Lent!

St. James Church in Maxville

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday at 11am until April 15.

St. Finnan’s Basilica

Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Wednesday at 6:30pm. Mass will follow at 7:00 pm.

Prayers for Ukraine and Russia

Divine Mercy Chaplet Prayers will be said at St. Finnan’s immediately following the 8:00am Mass the next three Tuesdays, March 15, 22 and 29. All are welcome.

Please check the events page for all events at the North Glengarry Parishes.

Synod Journey

This past Tuesday morning March 5th we were 12 around the table at our first Synod gathering, and the experience of sharing and respectfully listening was very positive. So much so that everyone expressed interest in continuing the conversation.

Join the next session at Shalom House Tuesday evening 6:30pm March 22nd. Please take some time to pick up and reflect on the two pages of the Synod Participants Guide found at the back of your Church.

It would be helpful to let us know of your attendance. Please contact Mary Ellen Villeneuve, Emma Rose Rayburn or Elizabeth McDonell Thank you! Light refreshments will be served.

Pastor’s Blog – Blew a Tire

Finally, the holy season of Lent has begun.  Just as hockey is a team sport, so is the parish family!  I look forward to walking this 40-day pilgrimage with all of you, indeed I cannot do it alone.

Quick to Listen – Pastors Chat with Fr. Rob and Fr. Jon

We were both excited, and overwhelmed by joy to see the number of parishioners coming home, back to church. 

Synod – But Who do You Say That I Am?

How can we, the faithful and our Christian communities, be more open to evangelization? In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be having different dates and options for you to share in-person. These questions could help our conversations. I know not everyone will have time to meet in-person. I invite you to share your comments online

Archbishop’s Lenten Message – A Lent of Great Importance

How will we live the next few weeks leading up to Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross and his glorious victory over death and evil?

We will accomplish this only if we keep our focus on the Lord who will guide us.


Our March recommendations are out and it’s all about Lent! Check out for our monthly recommendations!

World Day of Prayer

Just a reminder if you want to donate to World Day of Prayer this is the last weekend to do so. The envelops are in the pews. Put your name and envelop number on the envelop. Tax receipt will be given for any donation over $20.00.

This Week at the NGP
  • Adoration and Prayer at St. Finnan Basilica on Friday, March 18 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 19 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, 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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