Nota Bene: April 23, 2023

by Apr 21, 2023Nota Bene


We are, always have been and always will be a missionary church. Thank you to everyone who participated in our last four town hall meetings on parish renewal, structural changes and possible church closures. We had almost twenty meetings last Fall, and with these four last meetings will guide us now into our next steps. What are our options going forward? How do we grow the Catholic Faith in North Glengarry. Please stay tuned for another survey hoping for your feedback on these options. I look forward to sharing more with you in the coming weeks, but until that time, I ask you to please join me in keeping the needs of our parishioners in your prayers.


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.


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


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.



The North Glengarry Parish Councils of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada invite all women to the last-ever Alexandria Cornwall Diocesan CWL Spring Retreat at Shalom House on Thursday, April 27th. Adoration at 5:30pm. Mass at 6:30pm. followed by a light supper and guest speaker Katie Burke. No admission charge. Please join us!


All CWL members are invited to the final Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL Convention at the Best Western Parkway Inn, Cornwall on Sunday, May 28th. The Convention runs from 9am to 4pm and costs $10.  Mass of thanksgiving open to all at St. Columban’s at 4:30p.m. The Closing Banquet at the Best Western Parkway Inn costs $50.  A hard copy of the convention book is $5.  Registration forms available from your CWL Executive Committee members.   Paid registration is due no later than April 27th and can be submitted at the Diocesan Spring Retreat at Shalom House on that date.  
At the close of the 2023 Convention, the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL will cease to exist. Amalgamation with Ottawa’s Diocesan CWL Council will be in June. Please join us for our historic final Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan Spring Retreat and/or the CWL Convention.


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.


You’re invited to experience the month of May in communion with Living with Christ. Each day of the month, receive texts about and prayers to the Virgin Mary by email, FREE of charge.


Please join us Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Agora Centre on McConnell Ave., Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Jenna MacDonald will be the speaker. Her talk is titled “This is my Body given up for you: Bearing Jesus with Mary”. For any inquiries please contact Heidi 613-347-7561 or Marilynn 613-537-2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.


The Salesian Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 14 will take place from July 3 to 28, 2023.  The registrations will take place at the Salesian Youth Center (300 Montreal Road) Take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee in May!  The dates are: May 9th and 16th (4pm – 6pm) May 10th & 18th (7pm to 9pm). The late registration day (with an additional $20) will be on June 6th from 7pm to 9pm. For more details (registrations fees, calendar and outings, registration form, financial aid, etc.) visit the
Youth volunteers at the Salesian Summer Camp: Do you want to volunteer in a youth
organization that is full of life this summer?  Will you be in high school in September
2023?  Give your name as soon as possible!  The registration form is on the web site:


This year’s March for Life theme is Stand Firm. We want Canadians to know that we stand firm for the pre-born, mothers in crisis pregnancies, those targeted due to disability, and the elderly in hospitals and care homes. We march in solidarity with the vulnerable and marginalized. Join Pro-Life Cornwall on the bus to Ottawa on Thursday, May 11th. We leave the Walmart parking lot at 7:30 am with pick ups at St. Andrew’s Church’s parking lot at 7:45 am and in Monkland at the Esso gas station at 8 am. It’s a March so wear comfortable shoes. To reserve your spot, leave a message with the Pro-Life Office at (613) 937-0536 or email Marilynn at


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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