Nota Bene: June 25, 2023

by Jun 23, 2023Nota Bene


This past week St. Paul reminded us to be a generous giver, not to lose heart. We do not give out of fear, but rather because of love. We do not give out of obligation, but rather as an act of thanksgiving. Each week we are invited to grow as Christian stewards, asking for God’s grace to share our time, talents, and treasures. Click here to continue…


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 New Church of St Raphael’s officially opened fifty years ago on Sunday, July 8,1973.
Fr Elvis Odoegbulem and the St Raphael’s Parishioners invite all to share in their celebration on
Sunday, June 25, 2023. Join us for Mass at 3:00 pm.


St. Finnan’s Council of The Catholic Women’s League of Canada welcomes new members Maria Boos, Sue Kennedy, Emma McCorkell and Evelyn McDonell. Congratulations to Paula Suter and Ina Walker, celebrating 10 years of CWL membership, and to Bernice Coleman and Janice Munro, 15-year members.  A milestone membership anniversary pin was presented to Susan Lajoie, 40 years; to Marie MacDonald, 55 years; to Emelda “Millie” Reid, 70 years; and to Madeleine MacDonald, 70 years. Congratulations, ladies, with sincere thanks for your dedicated service “to God and Canada”.
At the end-of-year celebration on Tuesday, June 13 th , 2023, St. Finnan’s CWL Council presented Fr. Jonathan Blake with a cheque for $1,000, an initial donation to the upcoming elevator installation project. A cheque for $500 was presented to Fr. Jonathan in response to the recent appeal by the Management Board of Shalom House for sponsors of its guest rooms. A free-will offering netted $200 toward the guest room sponsorship. Thank you!
BABY BOTTLES:  The Baby Bottles for Pro-Life appeal, are due for return now. Thank you for your generous response! All proceeds will be forwarded to our local Pro-Life office.


Prayer groups are starting at St. James, Maxville on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. hosted by Mary Ellen Villeneuve (613-527-5737), and Thursdays at Shalom House at 2 p.m. hosted by Maureen McGuire (613-525-1921).  And please join us at Shalom House every Wednesday at 9:30 am for the Rescue Project, hosted by Lorne (613-525-1340 ext. 2103).  These prayer groups will have weekly themes allowing people to pray for the parish as a whole community.    Everyone is welcome!  And don’t forget our Youth Group ministry on Thursday and Friday nights. 


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.


St. Francis de Sales K of C 11531 invite you to K of C Annual BBQ, Car Wash & Yard Sale on 
Saturday, June 24, 2023 in the church parking lot from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. *Get your car washed * have a bite to eat * pick up a treasure *


Father Paul and the parishioners of Ste-Thérèse, Cornwall invite you to their garage sale on 
Saturday June 24th from 8am until 3pm in their parish hall. If you have items you would like to get rid of ex: clothes, dishes, tools, furniture, etc., we will be at the hall on
Friday, June 23rd from 8am until 4pm to receive your items. For more info: you can call Hélène at (613) 933-0664. Thank you for your support!


A new season at Calvary is just around the corner. We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 29th, as we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, two giants of the Church. An outdoor Mass, surrounded by our beautiful Way of the Cross, is a lovely way to spend a summer evening. Calvary is one of the jewels of the Archdiocese and is definitely worth exploring. The bilingual Mass is at 7 pm with Bishop Ernest Léger as our celebrant. Following Mass, you are invited to stay for cupcakes and lemonade. We will also pray the Way of the Cross. Calvary is located behind the parish of Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption in Green Valley – just 30 minutes from Cornwall and only 8 minutes from Alexandria. (


There will be a “Mass for the Unborn” on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Mass will be held at
St. Peter’s Church, Cornwall. Everyone is welcome.


This retreat will be taking place on July 14-16 for all the youth and young adults of the area between the ages of 13 and 26 years old. The retreat will be $40 which includes a two night stay at Shalom House and four catered meals provided. There will be a series of talks, opportunities for fellowship, a Saturday night adoration and worship night, and Sunday mass all-encompassing the theme of Rediscovering Our Identity in Him. For more information or to register manually please contact Lorne Stang at or Nathan Van Putten Registration deadline is July 5th and can be completed at the following link Youth and Young Adult Retreat Weekend!!! (


The Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL will host the Ontario Provincial Convention in Cornwall from 
July 8 – 12, 2023. For information or to register, visit This convention will be the culminating event in our 97-year- history as a Diocesan CWL. We want to offer our guests our most hospitable welcome. To help defray expenses, all CWL Councils, including St. Finnan and St. James, are selling tickets on a beautiful quilt. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. They are available from members, at the church at weekend Masses, or contact Maureen McGuire at 613-525-1921 or Nancy Marleau at 613-527-3293. There is a photo of the quilt at the back of the church. Your usual generous support would be appreciated!


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:


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


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 years 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 (


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:  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.


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.


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