Nota Bene January 22, 2023

by Jan 20, 2023Nota Bene


FYI: Please note the time change for Mass on Thursday, January 26th, 2023: We will welcome our students from St. Finnan’s School for Mass with our parishioners, at 10am.


Ministry does not involve grasping but instead focuses on offering. Administration is a gift, and our meetings are a way to serve the mission. We are preparing a new Pastoral Plan with more details to follow in our Annual Report 2023, coming out sometime in February. The Parish Pastoral Council members were supposed to meet this week but due to the weather we had to cancel once again. We will reschedule for early next week, while the Parish Finance Council members will meet January 31, & the Parish Renewal Committee meets February 16th. To continue:


The week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual ecumenical celebration when Christians around the world are invited to pray for the unity of all Christians, from January 18th to January 25th, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul. The 2023 theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is “Do good; seek justice.” Based on Isaiah 1:12-17, the international theme and materials call Christians to recognize that the divisions between our churches cannot be separated from the divisions within the wider human family. (more details, please click:


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.  If you didn’t get a chance to sign up, go to  Indeed the signup process is quite simple.  Any questions, please call the Office at 613-525-1340.


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.


St. Finnan Catholic School is now accepting new student registrations for September 2023! We invite parents/guardians to complete the online pre-registration by visiting All details on the registration process can be found on this page. We look forward to welcoming your child in September! 

  • Junior Kindergarten students must be 4 years of age by December 31, 2023
  • Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023

Our Kindergarten Virtual Open House will take place on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00pm. If interested, call us at 613-525-4274 and we will send you the link to attend!


Please be aware, that due to a printing error by the company, different dates for your “Heating offering” were relayed to Parishioners last weekend. St. Finnan’s special collection is this weekend: January 22nd, while St. Anthony’s, St. Catherine of Sienna and St. James’ special collection will be held February 19th, 2023. All parishes will share the same special collection envelopes & dates for the remainder of the year. We are sorry for the confusion.


St. Francis de Sales – K of C 11531 invite you to attend their Parish Breakfast on
Sunday, January 29th, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the parish hall. Cost: Adults $8.50,
Children under 12 years old $4.00. Everyone welcome!


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. Children 12 and under: $12.50 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.


Please join us Sat. Feb. 4 from 9:00 am – 12:00  at the  Agora Centre on McConnell Ave.,Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Our guest speaker is Fr. Stephen Gaudet. His talk is “Preparing for the Desert- Making Ready for Lent”. For any inquiries please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 7561 or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.  


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


The Alexandria-Cornwall Council of the CWL invites you to another “Evening for the Love of Chocolate” at the Cornwall Legion Hall. It’s a fun evening with about 50 varieties of chocolate treats, sandwiches and many varieties of scrumptious food. The event takes place on Friday evening, February 10th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Entertainment & participation throughout the evening. For tickets: $25. each, call Frances at 613-932-7392 or, contact the CWL President of your Parish Council.


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

  • Parish Pastoral Council, January 24, 2023
  • Parish Finance Council, January 31, 2023
  • Parish Renewal Committee, February 16, 2023

St. Mary’s Church in Williamstown, is seeking an organist for hire, for Sunday morning mass at 10:30 a.m. The successful candidate should be able to read music. If you are interested, please call Wanda Fortier (Choir Director), at 613-362-7945.


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, Msgr. Kevin Maloney, 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


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