Nota Bene: June 15, 2024

by Jun 14, 2024Nota Bene

PARISH VISION

To rekindle the Catholic faith in Glengarry, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and build the Kingdom of God.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

As we enter back into Ordinary Time, our readings today remind us that heaven is our true home and that we cannot make it there without God’s assistance. Only God can do all that He promised in our First Reading. We need Him. All we need to do is surrender. To help us on this journey of total surrender, try starting each day with a prayer of surrender, “Lord, I give You this day and all that You have in store for me, my family and friends.” With the guidance of the Lord, surely, we will make it home to heaven.

PASTOR’S MONTHLY INTENTION
That during the month of June, we implore the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to have mercy on us in this time of need. Bless and protect the vulnerable, give hope to all and fill our hearts with confidence in your Divine Mercy. 

INTENTIONS

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Sacha Cardinal, Charles Cassibo, Christopher Coleman, Susan/John Clark,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Loretta Fernandes, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Michel LaFlamme, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, 
Madison McDermid, Barbara Macdonell, Sharon Martin, Jennifer Pastor, Angela Purchase,
Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Michael Scott, Patrick/Sue Shannon, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Tan, Braydon Topping, Joanna VanderWielen, John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding & Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

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

MASS REQUESTS

St. Anthony’s and St. Finnan’s are in need of Mass intentions. If you wish to offer a Mass intention for a family member/friend/intention, please contact the office at 613-525-1340.  Masses are $15 each and can be paid by dropping an envelope in the Sunday collection basket, paid by E-Transfer, or by dropping by Shalom House on Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

STEUBENVILLE ATLANTIC YOUTH CONFERENCE

Please continue to pray for our youth as they prepare for the Steubenville Conference in Halifax,
July 5th-7th. The week leading up to the conference there is also a LEAD camp offered to the youth.  LEAD stands for Leadership Evangelization and Discipleship.   We are so excited that our youth are willing to step out in faith to be challenged to become leaders in the parish.  Please consider supporting these youth as they will aim to raise $5000 dollars to cover the cost of the travel, LEAD camp and conference.  The youth will be sharing more about this opportunity next weekend and there will be a special collection to help them with the costs.   

SCHOLARSHIP

K of C Council 9780 are offering a scholarship to a graduating student.  The student will be an active member of St. Finnan’s Parish: St Anthony’s, St. James, Our Lady of the Angels or the former
St Catherine of Siena parishes who is continuing on to a post-secondary institution.  Please call
Dean Macdonell at 613-360-4645.

BABY BOTTLE FOR PRO-LIFE

Anyone who has a Baby Bottle for Pro-Life, please return the bottle with donation of cash or cheque at the Father’s Day weekend Masses, June 15/16. Cheques payable to Pro-Life Cornwall for $20 or more are eligible for a tax receipt. Your generosity is appreciated! Information: Susan 613-525-2481.

SAVE THE DATES

*June 20: St. Finnan’s Catholic School Mass & Graduation
*June 22/23: Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
*June 25: Parish Pastoral Council meeting
*August 9:  St. Finnan’s Parish Golf Tournament:  Contact Cameron McCormick for more information at 613-678-0942 or contact by email: knights10640@gmail.com

ST. JAMES CEMETERY

Niches are available for sale there.  Please contact Notre-Dame Cemetery for more information at
613-933-4331 or by email at cemeteries@alexandria-cornwall.ca

RUMMAGE SALE

St. Columban’s Parish is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday June 15, 2024, from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Agora Center, 301 McConnell Ave. Please come and support us by donating, buying goods or renting a table for your own wares for $25. Setting up your own table and or donated items can be brought to the Agora Center on Friday June 14th between 5 and 7 PM. If you would like to reserve a table, please contact Teresa at 613-932-7091.

JOIN US TO CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF CALVARY

In 2004, then Bishop Paul-André Durocher officially opened the site of Calvary of the Divine Mercy in Green Valley. We kick off this 20th Anniversary on Monday, June 24th, the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. Bishop Yvan Mathieu will join us to preside over this opening bilingual Mass. We will pray the Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm followed by Mass at 7 pm. If you have been to Calvary, you know how special it is to celebrate Mass on this amazing site. Calvary is located behind the parish of
Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption (4172 County Road 34).  Everyone is welcome!

ST. JAMES PRAYER GROUP

The Prayer Group will have its last Prayer meeting on June 25th. We will resume once again on 
Tuesday, September 10th, at 11:00 am.

ST. FINNAN’S PARISH GOLF DAY

WHEN: Friday, Aug 9th, 2024 – Tee times begin at 11 AM.
WHERE: Glengarry Golf & Country Club
GOLF: Best ball format. Prizes to be won!
COST: $85 per person ($340 per foursome). Cart included.
REGISTER: Call 613-678-0942 or 416-700-9139, or by email at knights10640@gmail.com
PAYMENT: Please e-transfer to the above email address when registering.
Tee times TBC prior to Aug 9th. Unofficial dinner to follow at the North Glengarry Restaurant.
Register your foursome today!

JULY CEILIDHS

Join us every Tuesday evening in July at 7 pm for toe tapping Ceilidhs at the Glengarry
Celtic Music Hall of Fame in Williamstown. Refreshments will be served.

CAT CHAT:  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments
WHEN:  August 12-16 TIME:  9:30 am – 3 pm WHERE:  St. Anthony’s Church
AGE:  Kids ages 5 to 12.  COST:  1 child:  $60, 2 children:  $100, Every additional child is $20 each.
Registration:  Please obtain and/or return your form to the St. Finnan’s office which is located at Shalom House or email it to director@stfinnan.ca or complete the online form:  https://shorturl.at/SmRWY

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

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

TRAVELLING CHALICE

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

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

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, 2024 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2024.

EVENTS AT ST. FINNAN’S PARISH

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DONATIONS

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