Nota Bene: July 9, 2023

by Jul 7, 2023Nota Bene


On this 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time, when we think of being good stewards, we may think that God is asking too much of us when He calls us to generously share our time, talent and treasure. However, we must remember that we are not “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. All He is asking is that we give back a small portion, in gratitude, of what He has already given to us. Click here for update on Parish Renewal.


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,
Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli,
Guy Lauzon, 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.


The Opening Mass for the Ontario Provincial CWL Convention will be celebrated at St. Andrew’s Church, St. Andrew’s West, on Sunday, July 9th at 5p.m. Everyone is welcome to the Mass, and to the light supper with a cash bar afterwards. One hundred thousand welcomes! Ceud mile failte!


Fr. Hasina and parishioners of St. Margaret of Scotland invite you to their annual Glen Nevis Social on Sunday, July 9th:   21505 Butternut Lane, North Lancaster, ON K0C1Z0. Memorial Mass and Cemetery Commemoration at 10:30a.m. The Social opens on the church lawn at 12:30 and runs till 5p.m. Admission is $5 each or $20 per family. Visit our yard sale, pie booth (come early for best selection!), games of chance, car show, 50/50 draw. Children’s area includes face painting, a Petting Zoo, Reptizoo Reptile Show (around 1:45p.m.), a fish pond, activities hosted by the North Lancaster Volunteer Firefighters, and a huge sand pile. Light lunch from 12:30 – 1:45 ($10) or visit the BBQ Booth all afternoon. Wet your whistle at the beer garden. The Silent Auction under the big tent has many beautiful and useful items; pay attention to the closing time when placing your bids! Watch the tug of war and enjoy the entertainment onstage, including local entertainers: Fr. Hasina’s band EnCMusicZ, the MacCulloch Dancers, Lauren Fourney, Kelsey and Mairyn Duval; Peter Kolada & Tricia Décoeur; and Isabelle Utovac. Sign up a team for the volleyball tournament at 613-347-1299. Everyone is welcome! Search “Glen Nevis Social”on Facebook.


Kids aged 4 to 11 years are invited to VBS at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, South Lancaster on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, July 10th through 12th, from 8:30a.m. – 12 noon. Register at the door. Bring a water bottle and sun hat, and wear sun screen. Admission is free. “Twists and Turns” is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up and play to win! From classic outdoor games to tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of life. They’ll find that even when they mess up, it’s never ‘game over’. Indoor and outdoor activities, games, story time, crafts & snacks. Let’s play! 


On June 25th we celebrated Clarabelle St. Denis’ baptism at St. Catherine of Sienna.  North Glengarry Parishes are rejoicing with parents:  Hadie St. Denis & Chris Guindon.  Warmest wishes on your baptism Clarabelle and welcome to our community of faith!


Stay tuned for summer changes as we roll into July and August. For example, there will be no Children’s Liturgy at our 11am Sunday Mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica during the summer. However, our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.


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.  NOTE:  St. James, Maxville Prayer Group will resume in August!


On behalf of Maison Shalom House, thank you to everyone who contributed to the Shalom special collection.   We appreciate your generosity.  May God continue to use Shalom to grow the Catholic faith in Glengarry. 


St. Joseph’s Oratory are organizing an evening Retreat of Anointing and Healing on 
Monday, July 17, 2023, from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Basilica (6th floor) at St. Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal. This is a rare opportunity to meet this amazing Catholic priest, Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, PDM, who has gifts of the Holy Spirit. He is a world-renowned preacher. During the Retreat, we will be exposing the Major Reliquary of Saint André Bessette for veneration. We will also have anointing and blessing with the Oil of St. Joseph. The cost for registration is only $10/person and the link for registration is:


Save the date of Wednesday, July 19, 2023!  Everyone is invited to attend a Family Prayer Night at St. Catherine of Sienna, Greenfield.  6:30-8:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!


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 Deadline to register is
August 1, 2023.


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.


This year’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) features a Cathletics theme! This will blend faith and sports in a fun and interactive way for children to learn the fundamentals of sport and how those qualities and lessons can help us in our journey of faith. The camp is run for ages 5 to 12 years old and will be half days during the week of August 14 to 18. Spots fill up quickly so register today by contacting Nathan Van Putten or at the link provided Vacation Bible School Registration 2023 ( Deadline for registration is July 21, 2023.


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 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!


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:
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.


The Governance Committee of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a Roman
Catholic facility sponsored by Catholic Health International, invites applications of
individuals from the community for a position on its Board of Directors.
For more information, please visit our website at
Individuals who wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors
are asked to forward their resume to or apply on the
SJCCC website through LinkedIn. Application deadline – open
until filled.


Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly:


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.


The Glengarry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is always looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, please leave your name at the gift shop or visit their website to complete on-line. Thank you.


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