Nota Bene: April 16, 2023: Divine Mercy Sunday

by Apr 14, 2023News, Nota Bene


A HUGE thank you to all who helped in any way to make possible our Holy Week and Easter Sunday celebrations! A reminder that the Easter Season lasts fifty days total! Why fifty days of Easter Time? After the resurrection, Jesus spent forty days on earth before he ascended, and then there were ten more days after that before Pentecost. So remember to continue the celebration! Christ is risen! Truly He has risen!


There will be no Confessions available April 15th, 4pm.


Last weekend, we celebrated Félix Fortun & Adrianne-Michelle Roberts’ baptisms at St. Finnan’s Basilica.  North Glengarry Parishes are rejoicing with Félix parents:  Caroline Desrosiers & Nicholas Fortun as well as Adrianne-Michelle’s parents:  Alison & Kevin Roberts.  Warmest wishes on your baptism Félix & Adrianne-Michelle and welcome to our community of faith!


Andrew Perrault & Molly McDonald are getting married at St. Anthony’s Parish, on
Saturday, April 15th! May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. In Jesus’ name, Amen.             Dave Willis


Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marie Aubin, Micheline Bougie, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Annemarie Collard, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, John Maguire, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


Please note the Mass at the Basilica this coming Thursday, April 20th will be at 10 a.m., as we welcome St. Finnan’s students for Mass with parishioners.


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


The Cornwall Quilters Guild is holding their Quilt Show on April 14th, from 10am – 5pm and on April 15th9am-4pm, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 28 Second St. East, Cornwall.  Quilt exhibits, merchant mall, sale boutique, bed turning and tea room.  Admission $8. Everyone welcome.


Women of Laughter and Faith is hosting a women’s retreat: His Mercy on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 9am-4pm (doors open at 8:30am) at St. Bernard’s Church in Finch, Ontario.  Guest Speaker is Fr. Allan MacDonald, CC.  Free will offering. Please bring your lunch and water bottle.  Coffee and tea provided.  Registration:  Melina at 613-984-2983 or


St. Finnan’s Basilica will be celebrating the Feast of God’s Mercy April 16th from 2:00 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. 


We are moving our 12:00 weekly potluck from the Bishop McDonnell Room to Shalom House on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 16th). Everyone is welcome to stay and socialize until the Divine Mercy Service, which will be held at St. Finnan’s at 2 pm. If anyone has any questions feel free to email Angie at


Please consider attending our next meeting to discuss future options.

April 17: 6:30pm, St. James, Maxville
April 18: 6:30pm, St. Finnan’s Basilica, Alexandria
All parishioners are encouraged to participate. Let’s continue praying for each other. Come Holy Spirit. For further details click here.


The Patrons of St. Columban Foundation invites you to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the restoration of the historic St. Columban’s Church at the Knights of Columbus Council 755, 205 Amelia St., Cornwall on Sunday April 23 from 4-6:30 pm. Tickets $15 & are available at St. Columban’s parish office during office hours, from Foundation members, by calling Brian Lynch at 613-933-8353.


This bake sale is sponsored by St. Finnan’s CWL on April 29th & 30th after weekend masses.  We invite parishioners to bake as well as buy!  For more information, please contact Astrid Matt at 613-525-4506 or Paula Suter at 613-525-9985.


Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly:


To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at the North Glengarry Parishes, click here


Click here to make a donation to the parish.


St. Finnan Catholic School is now accepting new student registrations for September 2023! We invite parents/guardians to complete the online pre-registration by visiting Junior Kindergarten students must be 4 years of age by December 31, 2023 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023.

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