Nota Bene: 2022.05.13

by May 13, 2022Nota Bene

Save the Date!

June 12 – End of the pastoral year party! Stay tuned for more information. We’ll be having a BBQ and food at St. Finnan’s Basilica.

Wednesday Morning Mass Time Change

Please note, Wednesday morning Mass will take place at 10:00 am this week.

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!

Welcome Nathan Van Puten – Our Maison Shalom House Summer Youth Minister

Nathan will be working at Shalom House this summer in youth ministry. He will also be working on a Vacation Bible School for our North Glengarry Parishes this summer. More details on Nathan and what he will be working on this summer coming soon! 

The Basilica and Maison Shalom House are Open for Booking! 

With the addition of Dcn. Michael and soon to be Fr. Kevin, we are expanding our retreat offerings! 

St. Finnan Basilica will be available for book retreats. We’ll be offering half day, full day, and create your own pilgrimage retreats! 

Spread the word that we are open and available for bookings!

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.

This Week at the NGP

The NGP is the place to be! We have lots of exciting and inspirational events coming up. 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, Melanie Damphousse, 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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