MASS SCHEDULE CHANGE THIS WEEKEND:
The 3 Sunday Masses are canceled this Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday, July 30th for Mass at 8 am or 11 am at St. Finnan’s Basilica.
REMINDER: DAILY MASS IS CANCELLED FOR THE NEXT 2 WEEKS
Please join Deacon John for Liturgy of the Word & Communion on Fridays,
August 4 and 11, 2023 at 8 a.m., followed by Adoration until 4 pm.
We have heard many parishioners discussing the parish renewal, structural changes and possible church closures. The Archbishop has met and consulted with his Presbyteral Council and is now away for World Youth Day. Fr. Jon will also be away until mid-August, and several of our Parish Renewal Committee members will be away on vacation during August and early September. Our conversation will continue on September 18 to discern ways at how our blended family can continue to grow together. The meeting will be a leaders’ meeting of the Parish Renewal Committee, the Parish Pastoral Council and the Parish Finance Council. Click here for more information.
Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers.
Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Sr. Sue Burns, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli,
Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, Barbara Macdonell,
Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott,
Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
Let us pray for all priests and parishes experiencing transitions this week:
I will love you, Lord, in every way
and without setting limits to my love.
You set no limits to what you have done for me,
you have not measured out your gifts.
I will not measure out my love.
I will love you, Lord,
with all my strength, with all my powers,
as much as I am able. PRAYER OF ST. THOMAS OF VILLANOVA
St. James, Maxville on Tuesdays (commencing again August 1, 2023) at 11 a.m. in the sacristy, hosted by Mary Ellen (613-527-5737), and Thursdays at Shalom House at 2 p.m. hosted by Maureen (613-525-1921). Everyone is welcome! And don’t forget our Youth Group ministry on Thursday & Friday nights.
SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
This year St. Finnan’s will be hosting a four-day summer sports camp between August 8 and 11. The camp will consist of a variety of sports for ages 10 to 16 years old including basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, tennis, and general fitness. This camp will offer teaching of the sport, practice, and games in a fun and interactive way for all skill levels while simultaneously integrating faith in a practical way. For more information contact Nathan Van Putten at email@example.com Deadline to register is
August 1, 2023.
WORLD YOUTH DAY
World Youth Day (WYD) is a gathering of young people ages 18-30 from all over the world with the Pope. It is a pilgrimage, a celebration of youth, an expression of the universal Church and a powerful moment of evangelization for the world of youth. It will be held from August 2-6, in Lisbon, Portugal. 5000 young people from Canada will be joining over 1 million people for World Youth Day. Two of these 5000 young people are from our very own parish – Mikela Lemieux, and Gab Grant. Please pray for them, and all young people attending World Youth Day this year.” Please view this video from the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall in asking for prayers.
149th ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE STE-ANNE-DE-BEAUPRÉ AND OUR LADY OF THE CAPE
After a long 3 years of Pandemic the 149th Annual Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré and Our Lady of the Cape is resuming with buses that will depart from the Dioceses of Ottawa-Cornwall, Gatineau, Pembroke, St-Jérôme/Mont-Laurier and Kingston August 12-13, 2023. Our Weekend Celebrant is Bishop Guy Desrochers, Diocese of Pembroke. For more information, please visit: www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com or call 613 224-8110 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 2023 GOLF DAY
When: Friday, August 18, 2023, Tee times begin at 12:30 pm Where: Glengarry Golf & Country Club Golf: Best ball format. Prizes to be won! Cost: $80/person ($320 per foursome). Cart included. Register with Cameron McCormick at 613-678-0942, or by email at email@example.com Payment: Please e-transfer to the above email address when registering. Tee times to be confirmed. Unofficial dinner to follow at the North Glengarry Restaurant. Register your foursome today!
WALK TOGETHER RETREAT
As a follow up to the recent study day on April 22nd, working together with Kateri Native Ministry we have coordinated a multi-day retreat based on the Kateri Native Ministry’s new Kendaasawin Learning program helps both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous participants develop wisdom practices that promote life, love, and respect for all Creation: www.katerinativeministry.ca
The Retreat will take place on August 18th,19th, and 20th, 2023 and will be hosted at Galilee Centre in Arnprior for the meals and accommodations, as well as some sessions.
There will also be a visit to the Land where Kateri Native Ministry are working to erect the John Corston Healing & Training Lodge. We are also responsible to keep vigil of the sacred fire for the duration of the retreat.
The Cost of this Retreat would be $300 per person which covers accommodations, meals and facilities as well as the Retreat activities from the elders and Kateri Native Ministries. When registering, please advise if you have any dietary concerns, in addition there are some accessibility restrictions at the Galilee Centre and an outdoor nature hike to
the Land. For further information, please contact: Deacon Guy Cote at 343-585-4009.
Our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.
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
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
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