Nota Bene: 2022.05.07

by May 6, 2022Nota Bene

Our Team is Growing!

Welcome Dcn. Michael El-Nachef

Dcn. Michael is one of our seminarians and was ordained to the transitional diaconate on Friday, May 6at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa. He is excited to join our team this summer, living in Alexandria with Pere Didier Kaba, and working with me at Maison Shalom House.

Michael’s journey towards the priesthood began after an encounter with the Divine Mercy while on pilgrimage in Poland. He began his studies for the priesthood in 2016, and will return to St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto this Fall before his ordination to the priesthood in 2023. Michael’s parents are Lebanese-Canadian, he was born in Montreal and grew up in Barrhaven. He studied Biology at the University of Ottawa and was planning on working with wildlife or becoming a veterinarian. Please help me welcome Michael to SDG!

Welcome Dcn. Kevin Burgess

Deacon Kevin Burgess is 34 years old and has completed his studies with St. Peter’s Seminary in London. He is originally from Cornwall, ON and completed his pastoral year with Fr. Michael Leclerc at St. Ignatius Parish in Montreal. 

Dcn. Kevin’s priestly ordination will take place on May 31st at 7:00 pm at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. We invite you to join Dcn. Kevin for his ordination!

Ordination Anniversary of Fr. Jonathan 

Happy ordination anniversary to our Fr. Jonathan! Fr. Jonathan was ordained to the priesthood on May 2nd, 2009!

Salesian Sister Summer Camp

Join the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco in Cornwall for their summer camp. 

For children aged 7 to 15 and running from July 4th to July 29th, these four weeks will be full of activities, outings, sports, music, arts, and crafts!

The details:

When: 9 am to 4 pm from July 4th to July 29th
Where: Agora Catholic Center
(301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall, ON K6H 4L4)
Who: Boys and girls who are 7-15 years old

  • One child: $80 + outing
  • Two children per family: $130 + outing
  • Three children per family: $ 180 + outing
  • **The camp registration fee includes:
    • T-Shirt, 1 snack (1 dry + 1 wet) a day, transportation to the outing places, materials, etc.
    • Registration Dates: 7 to 9 pm on May 17, May 19, and May 26 in-person ONLY at 300 Montreal Road
    • The Registration form and the calendar of this summer will be available soon.
    • If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below.

Click here for more information.

FORMED.ORG Recommendation – May

May is the month of Mary! So, let’s enter the school of Mary with this month’s formed recommendations. 

Lectio – Mary
Mary of Nazareth Mary of Nazareth – FORMED
The Rosary with Bishop Barron

St Finnan’s CWL – Roses

As in the past, St Finnan’s CWL will be offering roses at masses on Saturday May 7 and Sunday May 8.

All money that is collected will be sent to  Our Lady’s  Missionaries. This religious community was founded in Alexandria in 1949 and remained here until 1959. The Catholic Women’s League of Canada supported them in 1949 and continue to do so today.

We thank you in advance for your contribution.

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!


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, Brad McMillan, Richard Mincoff, Moira van Nooten, 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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