Nota Bene: 2022.03.19

by Mar 18, 2022News, Nota Bene

Mass with Relic of St. Brother André!

Join us on Wednesday, March 30 for Mass with a relic of St. Brother André at St. Finnan’s Basilica. Invite your family and friends for this amazing opportunity.

The schedule for the evening will be as follows:

  • 6:00 pm – Exposition of the relic of St. André Bessette
  • 6:30 pm – Adoration and Confession
  • 7:00 pm – Mass with preacher Fr. Jomon Kalladanthiyill, csc
  • 7:45 pm – Veneration of the Relic and blessing with the oil of St. Joseph
Join us for the Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday at 11am until April 15 at St. James Church in Maxville.

The Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Wednesday at 6:30pm at St. Finnan’s with Mass following at 7:00pm.

Prayers for Ukraine and Russia

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

COVID Update:
  1. As of March 21st masks are no longer required to attend Mass in person.  While masks will not be required, some parishioners may wish to continue wearing masks.  As we continue on this journey, it is important that we treat one another with kindness and charity, always being respectful to one another. 
  2. The Archbishop is extending the dispensation from attending Sunday Mass until the vigil Mass for Palm Sunday. Beginning on Palm Sunday, parishioners are invited to attend Mass in person unless they cannot do so for health reasons.  The obligation to attend Sunday Mass does not apply if for health reasons you cannot attend Sunday Mass in person. 

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.

For more information on the Synod at the North Glengarry Parishes please click here. 


The Baptism of Elizabeth Nutt

Elizabeth Nutt, child of Kevin Nutt and Cassie Depratto Nutt, will be baptized on March 20th at St. Finnan’s. Please keep Elizabeth and her family in your prayers as her baptism day approaches!

Lenten Mission

We have some very exciting opportunities this Lent. Check out for some great Lenten content. AND, we’ve attached a Lenten Calendar with suggestions for each day of the Lenten season.  

We are also very excited to announce our first Lenten Mission. Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC, a priest of the Companions of the Cross, will be joining us from April 3-6 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
A New Auxiliary Bishop for our Archdiocese

Pope Francis’s appointment of Father Yvan Mathieu, S.M., as my auxiliary bishop is an answer to my prayers and to the prayers of many faithful our diocese. I welcome him with joy and gratitude for his generous yes and his willingness to serve the Church he loves. I am well aware the great sacrifice he made by leaving his religious community without their provincial superior. I wish to personally thank the Marist Fathers for generously accepting his nomination as a bishop. His formation and spirituality he has received through the many years with you will be a gift to our local and universal Church.  I pray the Lord may guide you in the weeks and months ahead and grant you many new vocations.

Click here for more information!

This Week at the NGP

With the easing of COVID restrictions we are getting busy! Be sure to check out the event calendar for all the events this week at the North Glengarry Parishes. Praise the Lord!

WDP Committee

The WDP Committee would like to thank the generous donations from the parishioners of Saint Finnan’s Basilica and surrounding  parishes.

We collected $869.25


Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Bill Akkermans, Shea Archer, Marie Aubin, 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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