Next week we begin the Holy Season of Lent. Let us continue praying for each other. As we prepare to discern which sacrifice to make, it is always helpful to realize that we do this in the context of the Two Greatest Commandments. How will what we do, what we give up, help us grow in our love for God, and love for neighbour? Click here for the full schedule.
Ash Wednesday begins our 40 days of Lenten prayer and fasting. It’s a day of fasting and abstinence, and we receive ashes on our forehead to remind us of our own death. On Wednesday February 22 we will have two Masses at 8 am, and 6:30 pm with distribution of ashes.
2022 TAX RECEIPTS
Tax receipts for donations made to the parish in 2022 are available for pickup in the church foyer after our Masses. If you are unable to make it to the church for pickup, or you happen to notice an incorrect address on your receipt please contact the office for any changes. A special note to anyone who made a 2022 donation to the parish via credit card with Canada Helps (on our website): when donations are made to the parish through Canada Helps, a tax receipt is issued right away via email. So please check your email for any donations made that way. For more information, or concerns, please contact Kayla at the Parish Office: 613-525-1340, ext. 2101. Thanks to all who contributed to the mission and vision of St. Finnan’s Basilica and our North Glengarry Parishes in 2022!
As you are retrieving your 2022 Tax Receipt – please update/add your contact information on the sheets/lists provided. The Parish Office is looking to renew our parish lists. Thank you in advance!
Permanent Deacons play an important role in the life of the church, serving the poor, assisting at Mass, and taking part in many important aspects of parish life. If you are a Catholic man and are interested in learning more about the permanent diaconate, contact Fr. Blake, firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES FAMILY DAY WEEKEND EVENT
St. Francis de Sales, Cornwall CWL and Knights of Columbus will be hosting a Family Day event on Saturday, February 18th, 2023, in their Parish Hall from 1:00-4:00 p.m. There will be small games, face painting, crafts, & snacks.
Free Family Portraits, martial arts fun and more – all free!
ST. JUDE’S PARISH, HAWKESBURY MARDI GRAS: FUNDRAISER $$
Potluck Supper: Saturday, February 18th, 2023, at 5pm in the Church Hall
Raffle and 50/50 Bring a dish and $10. per person/adult. Water, Coffee +Tea provided or bring your own bottle (BYOB). For more information, or to sign up with a dish of choice, please contact Fr. Rick at 613 612 3459, or Christina, 613 632 2464.
FAMILY DAY FUN
Celebrate with happiness with your families! Games, Puzzles & Fun Food! Family Day Basket Draw will take place at St. Anthony’s after Mass on Sunday, February 19th. Get your tickets! $5.00 each.
ONLINE LENTEN SPIRITUAL REFLECTION
Join us as we prepare our Hearts for Lent on Sunday, February 19th at 2 pm! May we be open to God’s invitation during this season of Lent and a renewed desire to live an outward-looking, self-emptying, kind of love. Meeting link: https://tinyurl.com/SSMCWL
Presented by Sault Ste. Marie Diocesan C.W.L.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: I HAVE HEARD ABOUT YOUR FAITH
St. James Parish Maxville will be hosting the World Day of Prayer this year on Friday March 3rd, with rain date Saturday March 4th.
Back by popular demand, the St Raphael’s Cooking Club is preparing takeout dinners (Irish stew, mashed potatoes, salad, bun and dessert) to celebrate St Patrick’s Day: March 17th, 2023! Takeout only. $15.00 per plate. Pickup from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Deadline to order is March 4th. Call Monique to reserve @ 613-347-7539. This is a fundraiser for the St. Raphael’s Parish Hall.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: We have a few people participating in weekly RCIA gatherings right now. Please pray for all involved! For more info., please contact Fr. Blake at the parish office.
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT
On Saturday March 11th, St. Francis de Sales CWL is hosting a retreat for ALL women in the parish, and any ladies in local parishes who might like to join us. We will begin at 9 AM and close with a light lunch at 12:30 PM. The theme will be “The Grace-filled Armour of God”. Registration is required in order to plan for food and materials, but the retreat is free. To register you can contact the parish office by email or call between 9 and 12 on weekdays. You can also call Sally at 613-933-3831 or send an email to email@example.com
ALPHA REUNION CELEBRATION!
All are Welcome! Come and See! Thursday, March 30th, 6:30pm at Shalom House, Alexandria. Reconnect with friends. Never been to Alpha? Come check out what happens at Alpha. No commitment and no cost. Mark your calendars. More information will follow.
Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Msgr. Kevin Maloney, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Michael Trepanier, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers.
Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation. For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
This is a reminder of the upcoming collection of your Diocesan & Missionary Works offering next weekend: February 26, 2023. Thank you for your financial contribution.
Click here to make a donation to the parish.