Nota Bene: April 30, 2023

by Apr 27, 2023Nota Bene


This Sunday we celebrate World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We are invited to reflect on the meaning of God’s call and to pray for vocations. Christ, the Good Shepherd, continues to lead his people through His Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, and calls many to follow Him in this way. Priestly, diaconal, and religious vocations should be a constant concern in the hearts of God’s people. Please continue to pray for vocations. Please continue to pray for your priests, Fr. Gilles and Fr. Jon.


Back in 2021, I shared in the Annual Report about my dream for our parishes going forward, about new goals and new resolutions. Our Pastoral and Finance Councils continue this conversation every time we gather together. Click here to continue reading….


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. 


If you would like to become a Lector and/or Eucharistic Minister at St. Finnan’s Basilica please contact Rosemary O’Flaherty (613-525-1011, Please consider sharing your time, treasure and talents!  The invitation is also extended to members of St. James Parish – please see Mary Ellen Villeneuve if you would like to become a Lector.  Training will be provided.  


This bake sale is sponsored by St. Finnan’s CWL this weekend!  Thank you for your support!


Catholic Education Week 2023 begins on Sunday, April 30, 2023. This year’s Catholic Education Week theme is, “We are Many, We are One.” The Catholic schools in our parish will engage in a series of events to celebrate the ongoing gift of publicly funded Catholic education. You are invited to follow the school’s social media posts and view the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario’s website. The Catholic Education Week biblical quote is, “We, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members, one of another.” (Romans 12:5)


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, 2023 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023.


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.

Click here to register!


You are all invited to join Archbishop Damphousse to celebrate a mass in honour of our Diocesan Feast Day on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00am at the Notre Dame Cathedral.


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


St. Finnan’s CWL will offer Mother’s Day Roses at all Masses on the weekend of May 13th & 14th. Proceeds from free-will donations for the roses will be presented to Our Lady’s Missionaries (75%) and Catholic Missions in Canada (25%) at the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL Convention.
*Also on the weekend of May 13th & 14th, St. Finnan’s CWL will offer Baby Bottles for Pro-Life. Parishioners are invited to take home a baby bottle, collect in it coins or bills (or a cheque!), and return the bottle on/before Father’s Day, June 18th. Your generous donations will be used to support Pro-Life initiatives.  Thanks in advance for your generous support of these important campaigns!


St. Finnan’s CWL offers 2 bursaries to graduating high school students who are active in St. Finnan’s parish.  The application is available at Glengarry District High School or contact. R. MacDonell
at 613-525-3920.   Deadline is May 19, 2023.


Come and enjoy the fun on National Fiddling Day at the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in Williamstown. This toe tapping Ceilidh will take place on Saturday, May 20th, from
1-4 pm. Lemonade and goodies will be provided. Donations are welcome.


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


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