Nota Bene January 15, 2023

by Jan 13, 2023Nota Bene


Back to life, back to reality, back to meetings! As the new year has begun, so have meetings. I remember reading this book that changed the way I look at all our meetings: Death By Meeting. Through a serious story set in business, Pat Lencioni (from Amazing Parish) outlines his vision of how to make meetings much more effective and, … enjoyable. Indeed, I enjoy catching up with our leaders, and praying together, for our families, and discerning how best to serve the mission. It is a joy to work in the Lord’s vineyard together! If you would like to serve on either the Shalom House Board, Parish Pastoral, or Parish Finance Councils, please come and see me.  Please click here to go online to see more details. 


The Catholic Faith. On Demand.  Think of it as Catholic Netflix – AND it’s FREE! Discover thousands of books, audio talks, movies, documentaries and studies…there is something for every member of the family to help them grow closer to Christ and His Church.  You may register on your own or you may bring your intranet connected device (phone, tablet, iPad, laptop) to Church next Sunday, January 22nd.   We will have people available to assist you with the set up.  Any questions, please call the Office at 613-525-1340.


In the New Year we will be introducing a new Travelling Chalice Program, an easy way to help parishioners pray for vocations. In this program, a family or individual receives a chalice at the end of Mass. They take the chalice to their home to display, praying for vocations throughout the week. They can write down any prayer intentions or share reflections on their time with the chalice in an optional prayer journal. Before the following weekend’s liturgies, they return the chalice to the parish. If you would be interested in helping out with this program, please talk with Fr. Blake. To continue reading….


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.


Our annual K of C / CWL Curling Bonspiel is on Saturday, February 4,2023. Curling, dinner and entertainment! Curling & dinner is $50/person, dinner only is $25.  Please contact
Don McDougald for curling teams; Cameron McCormick:  613-678-0942, or Ben Olsthorn:  613-632-4884 for any other details. Contact Melanie Sonnel: 613-525-1494, for Curling and dinner tickets.


Happy New Year to all our members! This is just a reminder to all members that our 2023 membership fee of $40.00 is now due. For convenience there are 3 options: 1) Drop your envelope in the weekend collection basket. Please mark CWL, as well as your name, on the envelope. 2) Mail it to: CWL P O Box 562 Alexandria On K0C1A0 3) Call Hazel at 613-525-3561 to make arrangements. Please remember all women of the parish are most welcome to come to our general meetings and see what the Catholic Women’s League is all about. Thank you in advance,
Hazel MacDonald, Organization Chair


You are invited to join in an Evening “For the Love of Chocolate” from 7-10pm on February 10, 2023 at the Cornwall Legion’s Banquet Hall. This is a CWL fundraiser as we are hosts to the Provincial Convention in Cornwall in July. Please contact Frances O’Dair for more info. at 613-932-7392 or


This is a reminder of the upcoming collection of your Heating offering next weekend:  January 22, 2023. Thank you for your financial contribution.


For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

  • Parish Pastoral Council, January 17
  • Parish Finance Council, end of January
  • Parish Renewal Committee, end of January

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marie Aubin, 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, Brad McMillan,
Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon,
Braydon Topping, 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:


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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