Nota Bene – May 1, 2021

by May 1, 2021Nota Bene

Pastor’s Blog – Abide in Me

As the Gospel reminds us, those who remain in God bear much fruit! Thank you once again to our leaders of our parishes who continue to share their gifts, time, and talents! Click Here.

Drive-by Communion

We ask your forgiveness for an error made in our communications last week regarding the timing of Drive-by Communion. Drive-by Communion will be available from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm Sunday morning at St. Anthony’s and St. Finnan’s.

For all COVID-19 updates, including information on Drive-by Communion, click here.

Alpha Reunion Celebration

You are invited to experience Alpha at our reunion on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30pm on-line. Our North Glengarry Parishes Alpha Team are hosting an Alpha Celebration!

This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to see what Alpha gatherings are all about. Come hear our Winter 2021 Alpha participants, hosts and helpers as they share their experiences. All are welcome, bring a friend!!

If you are interested in attending or would like more information, please contact Inez Franklin at 613-347-7666 or or Elizabeth McDonell at 613-527-3209 or

St. Finnan’s Basilica in the News

Check out the great article in The Catholic Register on the designation of St. Finnan’s as a basilica.

“St. Finnan’s has been a staple of community life in Alexandria since the 1830s when Bishop Alexander Macdonell established a mission church in Alexandria and Fr. John McDonald was appointed pastor. The church was rebuilt in the 1880s…” Click here to read the article.

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week begins on Sunday, May 2, 2021. This year’s theme is Nurturing Hope. You are invited to learn about various celebrations happening in our local schools, and are welcome to attend, if possible.

Click here for more information.

New Book Study

Our next book study is approaching fast!

From May 17 to June 14, on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm, we’ll gather to discuss our new book Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Fr. Jacques Philippe. For more details, click here

We live in a day and age characterized by an extraordinary amount of agitation and lack of peace.


Click here to make a donation to the parish.

Prayer Intentions

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:

Marc Becker, Brad McMillan, Adèle Lalonde, Joe Rolland, Braydon Topping, Michael Scott, Lois Morrison, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid, Marc Sauve, Maureen Bissonette, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Juliette Lavigne, Rod McDonald, Ann MacPhee, Sharon Martin, Richard Mincoff, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Mary Mayville, and Adolphe Gaudet.

Mass Intentions 

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

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