Nota Bene: April 28, 2024

by Apr 26, 2024Nota Bene


To rekindle the Catholic faith in Glengarry, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and build the Kingdom of God.


Our readings today teach us what it means to bear fruit as disciples of Christ. We hear in each of our readings that it is from the Lord that good effects will be produced in our lives. Let us begin this week reflecting on these questions, ‘how is God bearing fruit in my life?’ and ‘have I invited the Holy Spirit to work in my life?’ Then let us consider the areas of our days that we can more fully invite the Lord into. May we strive to stay connected to the Vine.

For our parish community, that the Holy Spirit would move us to live Eucharistic lives in worship and in service, let us pray to the Lord.


Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Richard Burns, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Dolly Goodwin, Loretta Fernandes, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Lillian Lacroix, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux,
Nicole Leroux, Barbara Macdonell, Sharon Martin, Madison McDermid, Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Michael Shannon, Braydon Topping, Joanna VanderWielen,
John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


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


The Gift of Worship: Each Sunday when the Christian assembly gathers for liturgy, many gifts are clearly given to God: the gift of time and talent shown in the various ministries; the gift of money and food goods for those in need and the upkeep of the parish; the gift of ourselves to each other by our presence and our full, conscious, and active participation. All of this is good. At the same time, we must never forget that we gather on Sunday in response to God’s prior gifts to us summed up in the Son and our share in divine life. Thus, our Sunday celebration most of all should be characterized by thankfulness for all God has given us, and praise (homage) for this God who chooses to be so intimately present to us. It is all too easy for our Sunday celebrations to be subtly focused on ourselves. Although we can never be passive at Sunday mass, we must never forget that we are there first and foremost to give God praise and thanksgiving. The purpose for Sunday worship is just that: worship. Threaded through the speaking and singing, gestures and postures, relating and responding, must be an attitude of awe, reverence, and deep-felt gratitude for God’s lavish generosity to us in so many ways. In the end, the only lasting gift we can really give God is ourselves in worship and openhanded service to others.
  from Living Liturgy 2010, Liturgical Press


THIS weekend: April 28:   Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
May 4:      First Confessions
May 5:      15th Anniversary of Fr. Jon’s Ordination: Reception after 10:30 am Mass at St. Anthony’s Church
May 8:      Seniors Keynote Speaker Event:  Mother Mary Bernadette; foundress of Queenship of Mary
May 8:      Parish Pastoral Council meeting
May 9:      Pro Life Rally downtown Ottawa
May 10:    Encounter Adoration Night at St. Jame’s, Maxville
May 26:    First Communion
June 2:  Corpus Christi & end of pastoral year Parish BBQ


WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2024 WHERE: Lochiel Centre, 20863 Lochiel Road, County Road 21, Alexandria, ON TIME: Starting at 4 pm COST: $10.00 each and free for kids under 12 Dutch food and products, travel, games and more! For further information, please call Henriette at 613-525-0462


Please join us Saturday May 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00pm at the Agora Catholic Centre at 301 McConnell Ave., Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Ellie Hrkach, an award winning Catholic author, is our guest speaker. Her talk is entitled “Hope and Trust in God During Dark Times”. For any inquiries please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 7561 or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.


The parishioners of Ste-Thérèse invite you to their spaghetti supper and bake sale, on Saturday May 4th, 2024, from 5pm to 7:30 pm in their parish hall: 1304 Lisieux Street, Cornwall. Menu: spaghetti, salad, dessert, tea and coffee. Price: $15/person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets at the door. For further information call: 613-933-0664. Everyone welcome.


What a gift it is to have priests to celebrate mass and the sacraments. Come wish
Fr. Jon a happy 15 anniversary of Priestly Ordination on Sunday, May 5th, 2024, St. Anthony’s Church at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you to bring some light finger foods.


TALK: 11 AM MASS: 11:30 AM LUNCH: 12:15 PM
Please join us at St. Finnan’s Basilica for a talk by Mother Mary Bernadette, foundress of the Queenship of Mary – her story is both fascinating and inspiring! Following Mother’s talk, we will celebrate Mass then enjoy a delicious lunch at Maison Shalom House. Please RSVP by May 6th, 2024, to 613-525-1340 or


This year’s National March for Life will take place in Ottawa on Thursday, May 9th. Unfortunately, Cornwall Pro-Life has been unable to secure a bus to go to the March. However, we are trying to arrange a carpool. If you are interested in going to the March for Life call and leave your name and phone number with Cornwall Pro-Life at 613-937-0536.


Please join us for the next Encounter night hosted at St. James on Friday, May 10th, 2024 at 7pm.  Encounter evenings include a talk, music, confession, and adoration. And if you are able, please join us for a light food social at the end of the evening.  Hope to see you there!


Throughout the year, the Archdiocese takes up collections to help build the Kingdom of God. Our people are generous, and we want to honour that generosity by sharing the purpose and fruits of each collection. The funds collected are sent to worthy organizations whose work serves to further the mission of the Church. We know God is doing great things with the gifts we entrust to him.
The Pope’s Pastoral Works (Pastoral Works of the Holy Father) The special collection (May 4th/5th) for the Pope’s Pastoral Works plays a crucial role in supporting the Holy Father’s charitable endeavors worldwide, bringing hope and healing to the vulnerable.
This collection:  provides direct aid to global humanitarian efforts, such as disaster relief, education, and healthcare initiatives; provides direct assistance to marginalized communities, promotes social justice, and alleviates poverty; facilitates prompt responses to urgent needs; and amplifies the Pope’s ability to make a positive impact to create a more compassionate and inclusive global community.


Are you in need of gifts or cards for First Communion? Confirmation, Baptism?  (English or French) If so, drop by to see us at Unit 1-812 Pitt St.   (same entrance as Income Tax office) Tel. 613-933-5099


First Communion formation centers on the Order of the Mass. Children gain an understanding of the Mass and the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Children must be in the second grade or higher and have prepared for and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  Please see the website: for the 2023-24 preparation schedule and/or for more information, please email Lorne at or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.


Our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.


St. Finnan Catholic School is 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, 2024 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2024.


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