Nota Bene: June 2, 2024

by May 31, 2024Nota Bene


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


Today we celebrate Corpus Christi — the Body and Blood of Christ. Jesus’ Body and Blood was sacrificed for us on Calvary, but before that excruciating event, He humbly bound Himself to human hands in the Eucharist. As St. Thomas Aquinas expresses, “In this sacrament sins are purged away, virtues are increased, the soul satiated with an abundance of every spiritual gift. No other sacrament is so beneficial.” It can be difficult to wrap our minds around Jesus’ presence in the Eucharist. The appearance of bread and wine are tough to look past. Thankfully, God hears our cry for faith. If we struggle to believe in His real presence, pray frequently, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!” Our God looks on us with such love and compassion. He will increase our eyes of faith.

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. 


Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Richard Burns, 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, 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.


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


This weekend is the Feast of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in the Eucharist. After the
10:30 am Mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica, on June 2nd, we will have what is called a Eucharistic Procession. This is a chance for us to walk outside (weather permitting) with the Blessed Sacrament as a public display of our faith and adoration of Jesus. We will go outside the church doors, walk to Main street, make a stop at the Grotto, and return to Maison Shalom House. During the Procession, you are all invited to join us. If you are mobility challenged, feel free to remain in the church and pray for us as we go out, that our public witness will bear fruit within those who see us. Or feel free to join us at Shalom House where we will continue the celebration with a BBQ, food, games, and more.


The responsibilities of the choir and the leaders of song: The primary minister of music is the assembly itself, the gathered community praising God. The role of those involved in music ministry is to lead the assembly to participate more fully in the songs and responses of the liturgy by facilitating the prayer and praise of the worshiping community. Since the task is to help the people participate in the liturgy by singing more than listening to the music, it is important for the community to have a common selection of the Mass settings (such as the ‘Lamb of God’), as well as a repertoire of songs that are familiar to the community. This way, people will not be prevented from singing at Mass because they don’t know the music. The cantor has the obvious role of singing the Responsorial Psalm that comes between the readings, as well as the scripture text of the Gospel Acclamation before the Gospel reading. The organist or other musicians serve to support the singing of the assembly and, from time to time, to elevate the minds and hearts of the people with their music. The true test by which to judge music ministry is whether or not the assembly sings.


END OF YEAR CELEBRATION:  St. Finnan’s CWL Council invites all members to its end-of-year celebration at Shalom House on Wednesday, June 12th. We will have a light supper and presentation of anniversary pins.  Please join us at 5pm & we will eat at 5:30.


Finnan, Kira, Brogan, Anderson, Kaylee, Chiara, Lexi, Phoebe, Pearl, Malcolm, Jayden, Zachariah, & Noah on their First Communion.  Thank you to all their families for your support in making this day such a special day for these wonderful children.  Our parish is blessed by your presence. 


Please join us Saturday June 1st from 9:00 am – 12:00pm at the Agora Catholic Centre on McConnell Ave. in Cornwall for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Fr. Sorenson is our guest speaker and since June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus his talk will focus on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.  For any inquiries, please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 3561 or
Marilynn Light 613 537 2021.


*June 4: Daisy Mass:  7 pm at St. Felix de Valois, Cornwall, followed by a sharing of friendship in the parish hall
*June 5
: Liturgy Committee meeting
*June 9:  Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul
*June 11: Meeting with the Diocesan Administration Team
*June 20: St. Finnan’s Catholic School Mass & Graduation
*June 25: Parish Pastoral Council meeting
*August 9:  St. Finnan’s Parish Golf Tournament:  Contact Cameron McCormick for more information at 613-678-0942.
*August 12-16:  VBS at St. Anthony’s 9:30 am to 3pm – More details to follow.


Quo Vadis? Discernment Nights for the Priesthood. Is the Lord calling you to serve him as a priest? Join other men discerning the priesthood for monthly formation, fellowship, and Eucharistic Adoration. Each night will be held at the new Café des Tours, located in the basement of Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. The next night is June 13th at 7pm. For more information, please see Fr. Jon. And, to join the Quo Vadis email list or for more info. contact Fr. Connor O’Hara, the Vocations Director for the diocese:


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


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


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


To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at St. Finnan’s Parish, click here


The special collection next week is for St. Anthony’s Church, part of St. Finnan’s Parish.  It is for our parishioners to advance the mission in Glengarry.  Thank you in advance.


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