Nota Bene: 2022.07.22

by Jul 22, 2022Nota Bene

World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly

On Sunday, July 24 we celebrate the second World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly. 

Click here to read Pope Francis’ address ->

Click here for the Prayer for the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly ->

Welcome Ann!

It is with great joy that we welcome Ann McMillan as the new Administrative Assistant for our North Glengarry Parishes. She will be working from Shalom House and can be reached at or 613.525.1340. 

Should you need to contact the parishes we encourage you to get in touch with Ann. 

Pastor’s Blog – Office Space – Part 3

I would like to present to you our newest parish staff member – Ann McMillan! Welcome to the team sister!

Ann has 30+ years experience in Office Administration with The Catholic District School of Eastern Ontario. Along with Kayla – our Finance Administrator, Ann will help run the office, and is ready to welcome you and answer your questions.

Summer Office Hours

Our parish office, at Shalom House, will be open from 9am – 12pm, Monday to Friday.

170 St. Paul Street
Alexandria, ON

Feast of St. James

On Monday, July 25, we celebrate the feast of St. James the Apostle!

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible school is only a few weeks away. Please keep our leaders and participants in your prayers. We have over 40 children registered!

Youth Ministry Continues

Our next youth ministry night will be on Thursday, July 28 at 7:00 pm.

Young Adult Ultimate Frisbee

Join us for some Ultimate Frisbee for young adult’s every Friday night at 6:30 at the Alexandria Park soccer fields. Everyone is welcome!

Friday Adoration & Saturday Confession

A reminder that we have adoration every Friday at St. Finnan’s Basilica following the 8:00 am Mass. Adoration is from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm. 

You can receive the sacrament of reconciliation every Saturday at 4:00 pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica.

Calvary – Green Valley

Join us at Calvary (4172 HWY 34, Green Valley) on Tuesday, July 26th at 5 pm for a BBQ, the Stations of the Cross for children (6 pm) and Mass (7 pm)  as we celebrate the feasts of Saints Anne and Joachim, Jesus’ maternal grandparents. We extend a particular invitation to grandparents and grandchildren. As a special bonus our celebrant is the newly ordained local boy, Fr. Kevin Burgess. Calvary is organizing a bus ($10 per person) leaving from St. Peter’s (2900 Second St. E., Cornwall) You can reserve your spot on the bus at St. Peter’s Parish, the Catholic Information Centre (146 Chevrier Ave, Cornwall) or by emailing Kim at

The Basilica and Maison Shalom House are Open for Booking! 

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.

Click here for more information and to book your time!

Upcoming Funerals at our Churches

For Lynn Murray – St. Finnan’s Basilica – Saturday, July 23, at 10:30 am. 

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:

Marie Aubin, Nellie Barton, Joey Benton, Susan Brown, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Mel Watt, Marie Wilding, and 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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