ARCHBISHOP’S MESSAGE FOR LENT 2023
Please click here to read Archbishop Damphousse’s Message for Lent.
- 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 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.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: We have a few people participating in weekly RCIA gatherings right now. Please pray for all involved! For more info., please contact Fr. Blake at the parish office.
Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation. For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent Deacons play an important role in the life of the church, serving the poor, assisting at Mass, and taking part in many important aspects of parish life. If you are a Catholic man and are interested in learning more about the permanent diaconate, contact Fr. Blake, email@example.com
LIFT JESUS HIGHER RALLY
Let’s pray for our North Glengarry Youth Group who are off to Toronto this weekend. The Rally is an annual event for youth & adults that focuses on evangelizing through uplifting music, testimonials, reflections, Divine Mercy celebration & eucharistic adoration.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Elizabeth at 613-527-3209, email@example.com
EVENTS AT NGP
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2022 TAX RECEIPTS
Tax receipts for donations made to the parish in 2022 are available for pickup in the church foyer after our Masses. If you are unable to make it to the church for pickup, or you happen to notice an incorrect address on your receipt please contact the office for any changes. A special note to anyone who made a 2022 donation to the parish via credit card with Canada Helps (on our website): when donations are made to the parish through Canada Helps, a tax receipt is issued right away via email. So please check your email for any donations made that way. For more information, or concerns, please contact Kayla at the Parish Office: 613-525-1340, ext. 2101. Thanks to all who contributed to the mission and vision of St. Finnan’s Basilica and our North Glengarry Parishes in 2022!
As you are retrieving your 2022 Tax Receipt – 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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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!
LENTEN MORNING OF REFLECTION
A warm invitation is extended to the members of the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan to be CWL sister guests at the CWL Ottawa Diocesan Council 2023 Lenten Morning of Reflection on March 11, 2023. The morning will begin at 8:30 am with coffee & snacks, followed by 9 am Mass, and Stations of the Cross at 9:30 am. Light refreshments will be served after Stations of the Cross. Celebrant: Fr. Gerard Plant, Ottawa Diocesan Spiritual Advisor. Facilitator: Giovanna Mingarelli, an awarded speaker named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network. There is no fee to attend this event, but we ask that you register in advance. Please register with Angela Gaudet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-448-3126. Deadline to register is March 3, 2023.
Back by popular demand, the St Raphael’s Cooking Club is preparing takeout dinners (Irish stew, mashed potatoes, salad, bun and dessert) to celebrate St Patrick’s Day: March 17th, 2023! Takeout only. $15.00 per plate. Pickup from 4:00pm to 6:30pm. Deadline to order has been extended to March 7th! Call Monique to reserve @ 613-347-7539. This is a fundraiser for the St. Raphael’s Parish Hall.
WOMEN’S MORNING OF REFLECTION
Please join us Saturday March 4th from 9:00 am – 12:00pm at the Agora Centre on McConnell Avenue, Cornwall, for Mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. The speaker is yet to be confirmed. For any inquiries, please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 7561 or Marilynn Light 613 537 2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.
ROAST BEEF DINNER
St. Francis de Sales – K of C 11531 invite you to attend their Roast Beef Dinner on
Thursday, March 9th from 4:30-6:00 pm in their Parish Hall.
Cost: Adults $15, Children under 12 years old $5
WOMEN’S LENTEN RETREAT
On Saturday March 11th, St. Francis de Sales CWL is hosting a retreat for ALL women in the parish, and any ladies in local parishes who might like to join us. We will begin at 9 AM and close with a light lunch at 12:30 PM. The theme will be “The Grace-filled Armour of God”. Registration is required in order to plan for food and materials, but the retreat is free. To register you can contact the parish office by email or call between 9 and 12 on weekdays. You can also call Sally at 613-933-3831 or send an email to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Esperanza 514-291-6308.
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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.
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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 email@example.com
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.