Nota Bene: June 4, 2023

by Jun 2, 2023Nota Bene


No daily Masses this week as Father Jonathan is away at a Conference. There will be Liturgy of the Word and Communion on June 9th at 8 am with Deacon John Kennedy, followed by Adoration until 4 pm.


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, Micheline Bougie, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli,
Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Margaret Lefebvre, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux,
Barbara Macdonell, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Gilles St. Louis, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.


Special reminder to all prayer partners in the Adopt-a-Priest, Deacon Program that the annual Mass of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Francis de Sales Church on Wednesday, June 7th, 1:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.  Come out and show our support for our clergy.


Please join us at Shalom House every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.   Simply put, an experience of the gospel surrounded by food, conversation and prayer.  The Rescue Project seeks to proclaim the gospel in a compelling and attractive way over eight weeks in a small group format. This experience is imbued with beauty, authentic humanity, and accompaniment. For more information, please contact Lorne.


Please join us Sat. June 3 from 9:00 am – 12:00  at the  Agora Centre on McConnell Ave.,Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Our speaker is Nancy Steele who will give a very  personal insight into “Strategies to Overcome the Obstacles of Fear, Despair and Discouragement in Times of Difficulty“. For any inquiries please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 7561 or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated. 


The Salesian Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 14 will take place from July 3 to 28, 2023.  The late registration day (with an additional $20) will take place at the Salesian Youth Center (300 Montreal Road) on June 6th from 7-9pm. For more details (registrations fees, calendar and outings, registration form, financial aid, etc.) visit the
Youth volunteers at the Salesian Summer Camp: Do you want to volunteer in a youth
organization that is full of life this summer?  Will you be in high school in September
2023?  Give your name as soon as possible!  The registration form is on the web site:


We will be holding a Corpus Christi Procession on June 11th following the 11:00 am Mass at the Basilica. Procession will start at St. Finnan’s and will end at Shalom house.  There will be a pastoral year end BBQ lunch at Shalom that all are invited to attend.  We will have games and bouncy castles to entertain any little ones!  We will be happy to have any volunteers to help with food preparation. And while you’re here….come and see Shalom house.  We will be happy to show you around the building and the property.


END OF YEAR CELEBRATION:  St. Finnan’s CWL Council invites all members to its end-of-year celebration at Shalom House on Tuesday, June 13th. We will have a light supper, presentation of anniversary pins, special recognition of two 70-year members. Please join us at 5p.m. We will eat at 5:30. We hope to see you there!

RAFFLE:  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!

THANK YOU: St. Finnan’s Council collected $442.70 for Mother’s Day Roses. The funds were added to the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan Convention donation to Our Lady’s Missionaries last weekend. Thank you for your generosity!


Pastoral Council & Ministry Leaders’ meeting:  June 14, 2023 at 6:30pm, at St. Finnan’s Basilica.


Every day in Canada, nearly 300 children are killed by abortion – faceless and nameless. To bring an end to the killing and spare parents the trauma of abortion, we need to bring the culture face to face with the victims of abortion, to rehumanize those who have been dehumanized. This summer, CCBR is going on a national tour across the country. At each stop, there will be educational street outreach during the day and an evening presentation on The Faces of Abortion and how to take action to End the Killing. Local stop: Mon June 19 @ 7pm – St. Andrew Catholic Church, Parish Hall (17298 County Rd 18, St. Andrews West). For more details and other stop locations visit


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 our celebration on
Sunday, June 25, 2023. Join us for Mass at 3:00 pm followed by reception/supper across the road in the Parish Hall. Please contact Monique Keeler at 613-347-7539 if you are planning on attending the dinner. The supper is by free will offering.


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:


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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