Nota Bene: December 24, 2023

by Dec 21, 2023Nota Bene

WORDS FROM OUR PASTOR

I wanted to thank everyone who participated again in our Commitment Sunday weekend back on December 2 & 3. We received over 200+ cards where you all renewed and reviewed your commitment to our parish. We want to celebrate this, and we value your commitment. We wanted to follow up earlier but with the current changes we’ll continue in the new year. We’ll mobilize a team to follow up with everyone who signed a card. Our goal continues to be vision driven, and mission centered. As I shared at our St. Finnan’s Christmas Concert, “I Have A Dream”. Please pray for your Parish Pastoral and Finance Council as we prepare to meet in January. I also wanted to thank everyone who participated in our poll for changes to our Sunday Mass times. We currently have 136 votes, almost 35% of our parishioners. A strong majority have suggested changes to our existing Sunday schedule. Our Parish Pastoral Council will discuss the results at our next meeting in January. More details to follow near the end of January on details as to when this will affect our St. Finnan’s Parish. For more information, please visit our website.

INTENTIONS

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Rodney Benton, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Dolly Goodwin, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux,
Barbara Macdonell, Madison McDermid, Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott,
Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

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

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR’S MASS SCHEDULE

Christmas lands on a Monday this year. This means on Sunday Dec. 24th, the morning masses will be for the 4th Sunday of Advent and the evening masses that same day will be Christmas Eve Masses. Please click here for more details.

DAILY MASSES ARE CANCELLED

Please note that daily masses are cancelled from December 26th to December 28th.

OFFICE HOURS

Our office will be closed from Friday, December 22nd, until January 2nd. Reopening 
Wednesday, January 3, 2024.

THANK YOU

Thank you to all who participated and donated to our Christmas Tea at St. Anthony’s church on December 3rd. A cheque for $3100.00 was presented to the leadership of St. Vincent de Paul at last Sunday’s Mass. Thanks again to Amanda and her team for all their hard work.

PRAYER GROUP

St. James Prayer group is not meeting again until January 9th, 2024.

THANK YOU FROM THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Thanks to your generosity, we have presented St. Finnan’s Catholic School with a cheque of $1500.00. Much needed in these times! The funds were used to purchase winter clothing (coats, boots, etc.) for those students in need. 

PROMOTION

Special promotion 2-1 coffee at Tom’s Diner until the end of the year! Keyword: “St. Finnan’s Parish”

NEW YEAR’S EVE BALL

Everyone is welcome to attend a New Year’s Eve Ball on Sunday, December 31, 2023, from
8:00 pm – 1:00 am at the Knights of Columbus Hall (205 Amelia St., Cornwall, ON) in the upstairs hall. Buffet (hot & cold) served at midnight. Music by Greg Fedor. There will be door prizes and spot dances. Tickets are $35.00/person. For tickets please call 613-932-7600. Happy New Year!

OCIA

If you are thinking about becoming Catholic, OCIA (the Order of Christian Initiation for Adults) is where you will learn more about the Catholic faith and take steps to formally join the church. Sessions will begin in January 2024. For more information, please contact the parish office to register.

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

EVENTS AT NGP

To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at the North Glengarry Parishes, click here

DONATIONS

Click here to make a donation to the parish.

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