Nota Bene: April 7, 2024

by Apr 5, 2024Nota Bene

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

On this second Sunday of Easter, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday. We celebrate this feast today since God’s mercy was shared with us through the resurrection of Jesus. To put it simply, today, we are celebrating Jesus’ merciful love for us and how we can partake in it. Let us continue to celebrate today, as we are in the midst of our glorious Easter season! As we celebrate, may we recall the precious gift God has given to us through His Son — Mercy itself. May we never forget that, with a contrite heart and a resolution to do better, God is always willing to forgive. And may we never withhold merciful love from anyone we meet.

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.

INTENTIONS

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Rodney Benton, Richard Burns, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Dolly Goodwin, Loretta Fernandez, 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.

PRAYER CARDS

Back in December our parish had commitment Sunday, where parishioners fill out commitment cards during mass. Many Parishioners committed to praying for our parish.  Thank you!  At the back of all the Church you will find a Parish Prayer card.  Please take one for your family so we can be united in prayer.  We encourage you to pray it on a daily or weekly basis.  We believe dependence on God is essential for the renewal of the faith in Glengarry. 

MASS INTENTIONS

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

MASS TIME CHANGE

Thursday’s Mass this week will be at 10 a.m. this week as we welcome our students from St. Finnan’s School. Please join us!

WOMEN’S MORNING OF REFLECTION

Please join us Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 am – 12:00pm at the Agora Catholic Centre on McConnell Avenue, Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. The topic for the morning is “Meeting Jesus in the Eucharist” with Diane Lalonde. For any inquiries, please contact
Heidi Krol 613 347 7561 or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated. 

FUNDRAISER: SPAGHETTI SUPPER & DANCE

Where: St. Martin of Tours Parish, Glen Robertson, ON When: Saturday, April 6, 2024
Supper: 4-7pm Music: 4-11pm by Three Generations with local musicians
Spaghetti Dinner includes bread, dessert & coffee/tea:
Adults: $20, Children (6-12 years): $10, Children under 6: FREE
Admission without meal: $10 Cash bar available.
Everyone welcome!

FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY

You are invited to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Finnan’s Basilica, Alexandria on April 7th from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Please join our combined Choirs from St. Anthony’s, St. Finnan’s and St. James for Praise and Worship, with a short Reflection, Adoration, Benediction, Confessions, Divine Mercy Chaplet sung, Prayer Ministry, and Consecration and Veneration of the Blessed Image. This event will also be live streamed. Novena pamphlets will be available at the back of our churches. The Novena begins Good Friday and ends April 6th. For more information, please call or email Elizabeth McDonell at 613-527-3209 or mcdonellbe@gmail.com

TARTAN DAY MASS

On Sunday, April 7, a Tartan Day Mass will be held at the 10:30 am mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica to celebrate Tartan Day.  Tartan Day is an annual celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Scottish music will be performed during the service and 30 minutes before and after the mass. Everyone is invited to wear plaid to celebrate Tartan Day.

CWL NEWS

The next General Meeting for St. Finnan’s CWL will be held in the Bishop Macdonell Room on
Monday, April 8th at 6:30pm, immediately after the evening Mass. Please join us there! 
St. Finnan’s CWL will host its Spring Bake Sale after all weekend Masses on April 13 and 14. Donations from parish bakers would be appreciated.

DIOCESAN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS

For those celebrating 60 (or more), 50, 40, 30, 25 and 20 years of marriage. At Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, April 14, 2:30 pm.  The registration form is available at https://forms.office.com/r/jpBDLwD0Kg.  Please register before Easter to ensure your spot (note the earlier date).

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION NIGHT

The week of April 14 is National Volunteer Appreciation Week:  Our parish would also like to join in, and I hope you can join us too! The theme this year is: Every Moment Matters. In the past few months we have been discussing taking our stewardship to the next level, and building the parish for the next generation. Thank you again to every parishioner who gives and serves the mission and ministry of the parish through their time, talent, and treasure. As we begin our Easter season overwhelmed by joy, please join our Parish Pastoral and Finance Council members, and many others on Monday, April 15th. Mass will begin at 6pm, followed by wine and cheese in the church hall. Please RSVP (yes or no) to the Parish Office by phone: 613-525-1340, extension 2104, or by email: office@stfinnan.ca   We wanted to take an evening to acknowledge how grateful we are for every volunteer in our parish community.  Where would our parish be without the great sacrifices made by so many people?!  Hope to see you there!  Please see the website for further details: https://stfinnan.ca/every-moment-matters/

SAVE THE DATES
  • April 14:  Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul 
  • April 16:  Parish Finance Council Meeting:  https://stfinnan.ca/parish-finance-council/
  • April 28:  Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul 
  • May 4: First Confessions
  • May 8:  SR Event – more details to follow.
  • May 26: First Communions
  • June 2: Corpus Christi & end of pastoral year Parish BBQ
AN EVENING OF BEAUTIFUL MUSIC

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and community support as we welcome Deantha Edmunds, recent Order of Canada recipient who has performed for both Pope Francis and King Charles. (www.deanta.ca) The April 19th concert (7:30 pm) will be held at our beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica. The proceeds of the concert are to benefit the Indigenous Reconciliation Fund. (www.journeyforhealing.ca) Tickets can be purchased online at IRFconcert.eventbrite.com or by contacting 613-933-1138, ext. 22. Tickets are $50, $35* and $25. Purchase today to benefit from *early bird pricing.  Your attendance at this concert helps support reconciliation efforts, fostering understanding and unity.

HOPE AND DIGNITY

Canada has one of the highest rates of euthanasia in the world! And the government wants to make it more accessible. These two sentences should shock you to your core. Even the secular media has been raising alarm bells at the speed that assisted suicide is expanding in Canda. To counteract this tsunami, Pro-Life Cornwall is hosting Hope & Dignity: A Catholic Response to Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. Join us at the Agora Catholic Centre on Saturday, April 20th from 9:30 am to 3 pm to hear a group of leading experts in the area. The event, including lunch, is free but we would appreciate you registering in advance by contacting Ruth at 613-933-1138, ext. 22 or ruth.tyolarose@ottawacornwall.ca

SPAGHETTI DINNER

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 21 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15 are available at St. Columban’s parish office during office hours, from Foundation members, by calling Brian Lynch at 613-933-8353 and at the Knight of Columbus.   Everyone is welcome. 

ALPHA REUNION/COME AND SEE!!

We are excited to announce our upcoming Alpha Reunion Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 6:30pm.  All are welcome!  Please mark your calendars.  More information will follow.

WOMEN’S CURSILLO WEEKENDAPRIL 25-28, 2024

Location: Centre de I’Amour 220 Route 21, Plantagenet, Ontario, K0B-1L0 Come join like-minded Women for a short course in Christianity. To register go to Ottawa Cursillo Weekend Application Ottawa Catholic Cursillo Movement: http://ottawacursillo.ca
A testimonial from our community that have attended a weekend: “Being a cradle Catholic, I didn’t think I had much to learn about our faith and was living it well. Attending my Cursillo weekend lit a fire within me, bringing a conversion in me to not only want to have faith but to be alive in my faith. I continue to grow in my relationship with Jesus every day and am so thankful for my ‘yes’ to the weekend that started it all.” For more information please contact: Maureen Miller 613-363-4063.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

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:  https://stfinnan.ca/sacraments/ for the 2023-24 preparation schedule and/or for more information, please email Lorne at director@stfinnan.ca or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.

TRAVELLING CHALICE

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

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

St. Finnan Catholic School is accepting new student registrations for September 2023! We invite parents/guardians to complete the online pre-registration by visiting http://bit.ly/CDSBEORegistration 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.

EVENTS AT ST. FINNAN’S PARISH

To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at St. Finnan’s Parish, click here

DONATIONS

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