Nota Bene: 2022.04.08

by Apr 8, 2022News, Nota Bene

Holy Week Schedule

We are excited to celebrate Holy Week with you! We have many opportunities for you and your loved ones to join us. 

Palm Sunday – Sunday, April 10, 2022

  • 5:00 pm (Saturday, April 9, 2022) – St. Finnan’s Basilica
  • 8:00 am – St. Finnan’s Basilica
  • 9:30 am – St. James’ Church
  • 9:30 am – St. Catherine of Sienna’s Church
  • 11:00 am – St. Anthony’s Church
  • 11:00 am – St. Finnan’s Basilica

Holy Thursday – Thursday, April 14, 2022

  • 7:00 pm – St. Finnan’s Basilica

Good Friday – Friday, April 15, 2022

  • 3:00 pm – St. Finnan’s Basilica
  • 3:00 pm – St. Anthony’s Church
  • Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Please note there is no 5:00 pm vigil Mass on Easter Saturday.
  • 8:00 pm – St. Finnan’s Basilica

Easter Sunday – Sunday, April 17, 2022

  • 8:00 am – St. Finnan’s Basilica
  • 9:30 am – St. James’ Church
  • 9:30 am – St. Catherine of Sienna’s Church
  • 11:00 am – St. Anthony’s Church
  • 11:00 am – St. Finnan’s Basilica

*Please note, there will be no 8:00 a.m. Mass on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15.

The Stations of the Cross Continue

The Stations of the Cross continue this week. 

  • St. Finnan’s Basilica in Alexandria on Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm. The stations will be followed by Mass at 7:00 pm. 
Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Finnan’s Basilica

Beginning Good Friday, we will be preparing for the Feast of God’s Mercy, Divine Mercy Sunday, with a 9 Day Novena. Please join us! Click here to download the Novena. Hard copies will be available at our North Glengarry Parishes.

St. Finnan’s Basilica will be celebrating the Feast of God’s Mercy April 24th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please join our North Glengarry Parishes on Divine Mercy Sunday for Praise and Worship with Adoration, Benediction, Confessions, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Hymns. All are welcome! This celebration will also be live-streamed. 

Quarterly Report – Q1

Our q-1 Quarterly Report is out and it is full of touching and inspirational stories. Here’s what’s inside:

Journeying Together with Fr. Jonathan Blake
Jesus the G-O-A-T with Lorne Stang
NGP Book Study with Laura Peck
Shalom House Playgroup with Carolline Lajoie-Stang 

“In January, on a cold winter Sunday at noon, chatting with Amy, she confirmed that I could join the book study at any time. What an opportunity for a newcomer!” 

Join us for Shalom House Playgroup

Join us for Playgroup every Thursday morning from 9:30 am – 11:30 am at Shalom House. Contact Carolline for more information

Catholic Women’s League

All members of The Catholic Women’s League are invited to the annual Alexandria-Cornwall CWL Diocesan Spring Retreat at St. Finnan’s Basilica on Thursday, April 28th. Adoration begins at 5:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at 6:30p.m. Deacon Guy Cote will offer a short talk after Mass, and then a light lunch will be served in the Bishop Macdonell Room. Please join us for this spiritually enriching evening! If you are a woman 16 years of age or older, why not come to the Spring Retreat? See for yourself what The Catholic Women’s League of Canada has to offer. We look forward to meeting you.

The annual Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL Convention will be held at the Ramada Inn, Cornwall, on Sunday, May 29th, 2022 from 9a.m. to 4p.m. After the convention, Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church will be followed by a closing banquet at the Ramada Inn. The fee to attend the day-long Conference is $10, which includes lunch and a mid-morning snack. Tickets for the closing banquet are $40 each. Registration forms with payment are due by April 28th, and may be submitted at the Diocesan Spring Retreat at St. Finnan’s. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board at the entrance to the Basilica, or contact Hazel MacDonald at 613-525-3561 or email Inez Franklin at to obtain a registration package or for more information.

St. James CWL Meeting

St. James CWL will be meeting on April 19 at 7:00 pm. 

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!


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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, Brad McMillan, Richard Mincoff, Randy Picher, 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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