- Daily Mass, from Tuesday to Friday, 8am at St. Finnan’s Basilica
- Divine Mercy Chaplet immediately following the Tuesday morning Mass.
- Each Wednesday during Lent, Stations of the Cross will be at 6 pm, followed by Mass
at 6:30 pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica.
- Each Friday during lent, Stations of the Cross will be at 10 am at St. James Parish, Maxville.
- Eucharistic Adoration every Friday, until 4pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation before Daily Mass, Saturdays starting at 3:30pm, and by appt.
- March 19-21: Lenten Retreat with Fr. Rob Arsenault
It is not what you give up this Lent. It is who you become. MATTHEW KELLY
Please join us in welcoming Fr. Rob Arsenault, Pastor of Annunciation of the Lord, and Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Services. Fr. Rob will launch our Lenten Retreat at all Masses next weekend!
March 19, 6:30pm: Start of Conference
March 20, 6:30pm: Mass with extended homily. This year, this day is the Feast of St. Joseph transferred from the 19th.
March 21, 6:30pm: Praise & Worship music, Adoration, Summit atmosphere, with conference.
Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Logan Kubli, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Msgr. Kevin Maloney, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Michael Trepanier, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
Father Jonathan will be at St. Finnan’s for the next 3 weekends for special prayers for our 3 catechumens. This weekend we celebrate the 3 Scrutinies. Let’s please continue praying for Bradley, Edgar & Erin.
Let us pray: May your merciful grace prepare your servants, O Lord, for the worthy celebration of these mysteries and lead them to it by a devout way of life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers.
Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation. For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly: email@example.com
St. Finnan Catholic School is now 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, 2023 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023.
BOWLING FUNDRAISER FOR CATHOLIC CEMETERIES
On March 26, 2023, the Alexandria-Cornwall Catholic Diocese will be hosting a bowling fundraiser in support of Catholic cemeteries located in Glengarry, (St. James, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Anthony & St. Finnan) which are in need of springtime care and maintenance. WHERE: Quilles Nativité Bowl in Cornwall from 2-5 pm. COST: $20/person (includes 2 games, shoes, popcorn & drink). Contact Bev Lapointe to register: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-933-1138, ext. 28.
All ages! All abilities! Join us for an afternoon of fun, while helping raise funds for springtime clean up and maintenance in our local cemeteries.
ALPHA REUNION CELEBRATION!
All are Welcome to Come and See! Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 30th, 6:30pm at Shalom House, Alexandria. Reconnect with friends or make new friends and come check out an Alpha gathering. Refreshments will be served. There is no commitment and no cost. For more information, please contact Inez at 613-347-7666, email@example.com or Elizabeth at 613-527-3209, firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENTS AT NGP
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Please update/add your contact information on the sheets/lists provided. The Parish Office is looking to renew our parish lists. Thank you in advance!
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MOVING SALE: CATHOLIC BOOK & GIFTSTORE
Catholic Information Centre – We are downsizing some books and articles. Look for the yellow sticker! 75% off! The store will be closed from March 24th until early April. Take advantage of some wonderful Catholic books!
LENTEN JOURNEY WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
During lent St. Francis de Sales Parish will be pondering the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives as we watch, and discuss, the Wild Goose videos. On Wednesday mornings (beginning on March 1st), coffee will be served in the hall following morning Mass. The videos will begin at 9 AM. EVERYONE WELCOME!
ST. PATTY’S DAY IRISH STEW
The Knights of Columbus Council 755, 205 Amelia St, Cornwall, will be holding a St. Patty’s Day Irish Stew on Friday, March 17th in their Downstairs Hall. A delicious stew will be served from 4:00pm – 7:00pm and will feature live entertainment. Tickets are $12.00 per person and are available at the bar or calling (613) 932-7600.
WALKING TOGETHER IN HOPE: MONTREAL WOMEN’S RETREAT
All women aged 16 and over are invited to come and be renewed in hope and amazed by the gift of the feminine heart! This day-long retreat will be a time to step out of the busyness of ordinary life to encounter the love, peace, and mercy of Jesus in a new way. The day will include times for fellowship, music, prayer, silence, witness and talks by the Sisters of Life. We will celebrate the Eucharist together, have opportunities for Confession, and Eucharistic Adoration.
Organized by Montreal-area women for women, with the support of the Office of English Pastoral Services of the Archdiocese of Montreal, and the Pillars Trust Fund, this English-language retreat will be held Saturday, March 18, 2023, 9 AM – 5 PM (Mass at 4 PM) at the Sacred Heart School of Montreal (3635 Atwater Ave, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1Y4) Space is limited and retreats by the Sisters of Life fill up quickly so register now, at: https://forms.gle/4Dt9s4pupXQ4NJcB6 Tickets are $40, which includes snacks and lunch.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or call Esperanza 514-291-6308.
LENTEN RETREAT 2023
Lord, Come to My Aid! (PS40)
You are invited to this journey with the Lord and to deepen your relationship with Him in this Lenten Retreat: Precious Blood Parish, Glen Walter: Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at 7 pm / St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Glen Nevis: Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 7 pm.
Presented by F. Hasina Rakotoarisoa, Pastor
Program: Opening Prayer – Praise & Worship Instruction: Teaching / Sharing
Guided Reflections: Moment of personal prayers Closing Prayers: Hymns
Looking forward to seeing you there! All are welcome!
A year ago, the Russian invasion of Ukraine transformed the country, deeply impacting the people living in it. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA Canada) and its partners on the ground in Ukraine contributed to protecting and helping Ukrainian families.
CNEWA’s partners on the ground have been able to provide emergency services and humanitarian and pastoral support to Ukrainians by offering care, medical supplies, food, clothing and shelter to displaced persons, the elderly and the sick, as well as educational programs and support to local priests.
Click here to access full campaign report. CNEWA thanks you for your prayers and donations.
TURKEY/SYRIA EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY AID CAMPAIGN
Please click here to read the press release from the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in support of an emergency campaign for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. This emergency campaign will be headed by Aid to Church in Need (ACN), Canadian Jesuits International (CJI), Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) Canada, and Development and Peace-Caritas Canada (DPCC).
SUMMER STUDENT POSITION
St. Raphaels Friends of the Ruins are hiring a summer student as curator/tourist guide. Full job description is posted on the St. Raphael’s Facebook page. This is a 40 hour a week position. Please forward resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
SALESIAN SUMMER CAMP IN CORNWALL – APPLY TO BE A YOUTH LEADER!
It is time to plan your participation in the Salesian Summer Camp from July 3rd to July 28th. Yes, we will have four weeks full of activities, outings, sports, arts and crafts and music for children ages 7 to 15 directed by the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. Thanks to funding from the Canadian government, we hire Youth Leaders for 6 weeks to direct the summer activities. See the requirements and application form here: https://bit.ly/SalesianYouthLeader or scan the QR code below. Please apply before March 31, 2023.