Nota Bene – April 10, 2021

by Apr 9, 2021Nota Bene

We’re a Basilica!

On February 19, 2021 Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, on behalf of Pope Francis signed a decree raising St. Finnan’s to the status of Minor Basilica. Click here for all the exciting information regarding this joyous announcement.

Pastor’s Blog – Peace be With You

April 11 is the dedication of St. Finnan’s Basilica. It is a joy for our North Glengarry Parishes, as well as for the church in the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall.

The approval by Rome recognizes in St. Finnan’s church its extraordinary beauty with a rich history! It is a great honour for all of us involved! Click here to read the full announcement.

ps. Update: May 2 is my priestly anniversary! Here is a quick interview I did sharing the joy of the priesthood!

COVID Update – Restrictions

Due to lockdown restrictions, we are only permitted 15% capacity at our churches. 

Beginning April 12, there is no registration required to attend weekday or Sunday Mass at our North Glengarry Parishes. 

Please click here for all COVID updates.

Divine Mercy Sunday

We will also be celebrating the Feast of Divine Mercy with a special celebration from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 11, 2021. Please note, we will be live streaming this event!

Please join us for Praise and Worship with Adoration, Confessions, Benediction, Divine Mercy Chaplet sung and hymns, closing with veneration of the Divine Mercy Image.

In keeping with the spirit of the provincial stay at home order, the Divine Mercy Celebration at 2pm Sunday, April 11th, 2021 will not be open for attendance. The event will only be live-streamed and we encourage you to join us online at our YouTube channel.

New Book Study Group

We’ll be journeying through Spiritual Warfare and the Discernment of Spirits by Dan Burke. 

Meetings will be held Monday evenings at 7:00 pm from April 12 – May 3. 

You can order a copy of the book here

Join our book study zoom meeting by clicking on the link below.


Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marc Becker, Brad McMillan, Adèle Lalonde, Joe Rolland, Braydon Topping, Michael Scott, Lois Morrison, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid, Marc Sauve, Maureen Bissonette, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Juliette Lavigne, Rod McDonald, Ann MacPhee, Sharon Martin, Richard Mincoff, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Mary Mayville, and Adolphe Gaudet.

Mass Intentions 

Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers. 

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