Nota Bene: January 14, 2024

by Jan 12, 2024Nota Bene


I have a dream. This week I met with our new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC), as well as our new Liturgy Committee, as we began a new Team Chartering Process. A team charter is a document that states a team or project’s mission, scope of operation, objectives, consequences, and time frame. We were supposed to have the new Parish Finance Council meeting as well, but it was rescheduled to next week due to the weather. As I mentioned last Sunday, it is a privilege to be your pastor, your parish priest. It is a joy to see you growing, serving and sharing your gifts! “The Lord has done great things for us.” And I continue to have a dream. I invite you all to read my vision and send our teams your feedback. Click here to continue.


Thursday’s Mass will be at 10 a.m. this week as we welcome the students from St. Finnan’s School with our Parishioners!


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, Joanna VanderWielen, John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


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


 John Van Putten and Ava Whiteside were married at St. Finnan’s Basilica last Saturday. May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. In Jesus’ name, Amen.                 Dave Willis


A reminder of the special collection next weekendHeating.  Thank you for your support!


There will be a CWL meeting (in the Bishop Macdonell Room after the 6pm Mass on
Monday, January 15th, 2024.  Hope to see you there!


Will be at St. Francis De Sales Parish begins on Monday, January 15, 2024.  Come and join us for 10 weeks of Following The Messiah, a video series that explores sites in the Holy Land that were significant parts of Jesus’ life. On Monday mornings we will serve coffee after Mass and begin the videos at 8:45 am.  The videos are followed up with small group discussions that deepen our faith and strengthen our sense of community. Everyone is welcome!


A space to grow in your faith, in your understanding of God’s great love for you and so much more.  Evenings will include prayer, learning, sharing and practice.  We stay faithful to the Catholic Catechism. Each session will build on the previous ones.  The more often you come, the more you will learn.  “Come and See” January25th, 2024 from 6:30-8 pm at the Agora Catholic Center, Cornwall, (downstairs:  an elevator is available from the outside. For more information go to The full group will be in English, but you are welcome to share it with each other in the language of your choice.


Classes have begun! It’s not too late to register! To register, please contact the parish office.


The St. Finnan’s Catholic Women’s League & and St. Finnan’s Knights of Columbus invites one and all to the St. Finnan’s Bonspiel on Saturday, February 3, 2024.  Curling:  8am to 8pm (guaranteed 2 games).  There will be a roast beef supper and entertainment (5-8pm) Door prizes:  8:15 pm.  Cost is $50/person (curling AND supper), $25/person (supper only).  Tickets sold in advance only!  Contact Don McDougald for curling tickets:  613-678-8445 and contact Melanie Sonnel for supper tickets:  613-525-1494.  Payment must be received to reserve your spot!  Only 24 teams are possible!  Deadline for tickets: 
February 2, 2024.  Proceeds will be distributed to the various groups supported by both organizations!  Thank you all!


Supper with dance on Saturday February 10th, 2024 at 5:30 pm at Agora Catholic Centre, Cornwall
(John Paul II Hall).  $30/person.  Tickets available from Armand 613-930-6238 or
Claude 613-932-4292.  All proceeds for the Council # 9695.


SAVE THE DATE of Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 (Shrove Tuesday).  There will be pancakes served at Shalom House, Alexandria.  Let’s start off our Lenten journey together that evening.  More details to follow.


St. Julien’s Chapel offers a prayerful, peaceful time with our Lord Jesus.  Open 24 hours a day, visitors must register and obtain an entry fob.  To register, please contact: 
or 613-938-8371.  Someone will be in touch within a few days.


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


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


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.


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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