Nota Bene: May 12, 2024

by May 10, 2024Nota Bene

PARISH VISION

To rekindle the Catholic faith in Glengarry, proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, and build the Kingdom of God.

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK

We often cite Jesus’ quote from today’s Gospel of Mark: “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” This was not a suggestion from the Lord. It was quite frankly a command, and it is one which still holds for each of us. Being an evangelist, being a disciple, being a steward is not a matter of choice for those of us who are Catholic and Christian. It is something the Lord expects of us. As much as we may argue about how to carry out this command from Jesus, the fact remains that our very lives need to stand as a representation of what it means to be a Christian, what it means to “love one another,” what it means to live and to work as a disciple of Christ.

THANK YOU, MESSAGE FROM FR. JON

“I love being a priest.”  Click here to continue reading.

PASTOR’S MONTHLY INTENTION
That the leaders and members of the Church may fulfill with joy their calling to proclaim, celebrate, and serve the Gospel of Life, we pray to the Lord.

INTENTIONS

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Richard Burns, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Dolly Goodwin, Loretta Fernandes, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux,
Barbara Macdonell, Sharon Martin, Madison McDermid, Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Tan, Braydon Topping,
Joanna VanderWielen, John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

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

WHAT ARE THE LITURGICAL MINISTRIES?

When we work with liturgy, we are involved with the proper praise of God. In preparing liturgy, however, the people’s praise of God and their reception of God’s love (grace) is at the heart of the matter. For this reason, we need to be absolutely clear on the roles and responsibilities of all who come to celebrate the liturgy. The General Instruction of the Roman Missal mentions many liturgical ministries. The ordained ministers include bishop, priest and deacon. Regular lay people who are not ordained perform lay ecclesial ministries (pastoral ministries). A wide variety of these lay ministries have become the norm in many places, especially in large parishes. These liturgical ministries include: acolyte, server (both child and adult), lector (reader), extraordinary minister of Communion, choir member, cantor or psalmist, song leader, sacristan, commentator, collection takers, ushers, greeters, and those who prepare the liturgy. Not everyone can or should do everything. A variety of gifts is required to fill the many and varied liturgical ministries, and all who wish to serve are welcome to offer their gifts of time and talent to their parish community by contacting the parish office.

PRO LIFE BABY BOTTLE DRIVE

Pro Life Cornwall is holding a Baby Bottle Drive in our churches as a fundraiser for the work of pro life initiatives in our community. It will be held between Mother’s Day, May 12th and Father’s Day, June 16th. Labelled baby bottles will be given out in the parishes on Mother’s Day to be filled with loose change (they do not have to be filled – every cent counts) and returned to church on Father’s Day. Cheques given by donors for amounts over $20 can be issued a tax receipt.

ST. FINNAN’S CWL NEWS

Everyone is invited to attend our next meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024. Please join together for Mass at 6 pm. After Mass we will recite the Rosary together, before beginning our meeting.

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA AND IGNITE THE FLAME OF GODS LOVE

St. Columban’s Parish invites men and women of the surrounding area to join us on Monday, May 13th at 11:45 a.m. to pray the Sorrowful Mysteries of the rosary.   This is in remembrance of the first visit of Our Lady to three children at Fatima, Portugal on this date in 1917.  Our Lady of Fatima strongly-urged the children to spread the word for families to pray the rosary for the conversion of sinners and to prevent the spread of atheism and communist ideology.  As we should all be aware, praying for peace and reconciliation with Jesus has never been as critical as it is today.  Please come and bring family members and friends.

NATIONAL FIDDLE DAY CEILIDH

Join us to celebrate National Fiddle Day on Saturday, May 18 at the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in Williamstown from 2-4 pm. Goodies and drinks will keep you cool while tapping your toes to the fiddle tunes. Everyone Welcome!

 SAVE THE DATES

May 21: “A Story to be Shared”:  Canadian Author:  Michael Jacques at St. Finnan’s Catholic School
May 26:    First Communion / Chalice Program Promotion / Annual Report 2023 presentation
May 27:   Parish Pastoral Council meeting
May 28: Parish Finance Council meeting
June 2:   Corpus Christi with Eucharistice procession, followed by our end of Pastoral Year BBQ

A STORY TO BE SHARED

St. Finnan’s Catholic School is co-hosting with Community Living to invite Canadian author, Michael Jacques, to come to the school to share his experiences as a Catholic student and adult who lives with an intellectual disability and autism. Michael is a public speaker and activist, who wrote and self-published “Can’t Read, Can’t Write, Here’s My Book” using speech-to-text technology.  He later released a children’s book that he co-authored with Heather Gale titled, “I Belong:  Can I Play?”  He presents all over North America and his presentations have great reviews. His father travels with him and he is a retired Catholic School Principal. They have a deep love for Jesus and love sharing their faith. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear & witness the good news that even people who cannot read and write can author a book!!! They can share their talents in unique ways and they have God on their side! All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:30 pm, RSVP to:  St. Finnan’s School:  613-525-4274 or Community Living Glengarry:  carol@clglen.on.ca For more information about Michael, please visit https://www.heresmybook.com/about-the-author

PARISH BREAKFAST

St. Francis de Sales – K of C 11531, Cornwall invite you to attend their Parish Breakfast on
Sunday, May 26th, 2024, 8.30am-noon in the Parish Hall. Cost: Adults $8.50, children under 12 years old $4.00.

DAISY MASS

You are invited to join Msgr. Damphousse and the clergy of our region for the bilingual ‘’Daisy’’ Mass which will be celebrated on Tuesday June 4th at 7 p.m. in St. Félix Church in Cornwall. Come and celebrate with the prayer- partners in Thanksgiving for our devoted clergy who faithfully administer the Sacraments and sustain us in our spiritual needs.

CATHOLIC INFORMATION CENTRE

Are you in need of gifts or cards for First CommunionConfirmation, Baptism?  (English or French) If so, drop by to see us at Unit 1-812 Pitt St.   (same entrance as Income Tax office) Tel. 613-933-5099

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

First Communion formation centers on the Order of the Mass. Children gain an understanding of the Mass and the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Children must be in the second grade or higher and have prepared for and celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  Please see the website:  https://stfinnan.ca/sacraments/ for the 2023-24 preparation schedule and/or for more information, please email Lorne at director@stfinnan.ca or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.

TRAVELLING CHALICE

Our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION

St. Finnan Catholic School is 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, 2024 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2024.

EVENTS AT ST. FINNAN’S PARISH

To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at St. Finnan’s Parish, click here

DONATIONS

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