Nota Bene: December 18, 2022

by Dec 15, 2022News, Nota Bene


we discussed how we are called to be Light To Others as Community. This
4th Week of Advent we focus on the last-minute details, and prepare to
invite family and friends to one of our Christmas Masses. Continue reading


Click here to be aware of activities in the coming weeks that will help us all to prepare our hearts, as we enter into this beautiful Advent Season, looking forward to the Mystery of the Incarnation, the Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ at Christmas. 


Congratulations and warmest wishes to Aiden who was baptized at St. Finnan’s Basilica last weekend, son of Gaurav and Ashley.  Welcome to our community of faith!


Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marie Aubin, Susan Brown, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Susan Lajoie, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Madison McDermid, Kaye McDonell, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Mel Watt, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


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


Thank you to Amy & Liz (and their amazing sound crew) who organized our Candlelight Christmas Concert this year. As Pope Francis reminded us, we shared candles of hope in the midst of darkness. Thank you to everyone who shared their time, talents, and treasures with us. The amount raised, $1218.15 were proceeds that benefited our four North Glengarry Parishes, and our community outreach programs. Fun fact: the musicians are already booked for next year! Thanks again to everyone who participated.
May God Bless you, and Mary protect you.


St. Finnan’s CWL will sell “Cookies for Christmas” at all Masses at the Basilica this weekend!  The cookies at $5 per bag will make a delicious gift or supplement your Christmas baking.

Many thanks are extended to everyone who helped St. James and St. Finnan’s CWL Councils to organize the Advent & Christmas Dinner Celebration at Shalom House. Your generous contributions of time, talent and treasure made the evening a wonderful, festive success.   We appreciated the presence of our NGP clergy, Fr. Jonathan Bake, our CWL Spiritual Advisor; Fr. Gilles Marcil; and Deacon John Kennedy.   Thanks to the staff and catering team at Shalom House for a warm welcome as we prepared for the evening, and for a delicious meal.   Special thanks to our CWL members for joining us in such good numbers, and for their donations of canned goods for the Food Bank and gloves and mittens for St. Finnan’s School students.
May God bless us, everyone, as we continue our faithful service “for God and Canada” in the New Year.  Merry Christmas from your sisters in Christ,
St. James’ and St. Finnan’s Parish Councils of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada


Everyone is invited to attend a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols on Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at 7 pm at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, Maxville. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols derived from the Church of England was first held a little over 100 years ago. The service itself, as the name suggests its format is a Scripture reading – beginning with Genesis and going through to John’s Gospel, and each reading is followed with a carol that corresponds with the reading. Lots of readings and lots of singing! Everyone is welcome!


Precious Blood Parish in Glen Walter will have their next bingos on 
Wednesday, December 21st, 2022, in the church hall beginning at 7:00 pm. EARLY BIRD GAMES start at 6:15 pm.  Doors open at 5 pm. Over $1325.00 to be won.  Everyone welcome.  Hope to see you there!


This is a reminder of the upcoming collection of your Christmas offering next weekend: December 25th, 2022. Being Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, we greatly appreciate your special one-time donation. Your generous financial contributions support the mission in our North Glengarry Parishes.


Our office will be closed from Thursday December 22 until January 2nd.  Reopening Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


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.

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