Nota Bene: May 21, 2023

by May 19, 2023Nota Bene


Our Parish Renewal Committee members’ mandate is to advance the mission of our parish family, as we grow in our parish identity. We have gathered all year and prayed at the different town hall meetings, including the last two recap sessions from May 10, and 18. The conversation continues, and we look forward to sharing more on our journey together very soon. See announcement for details. Let us pray together as we journey forward.


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


All young adults (18-35) are invited to the Stang home (20345 Kenyon Conc. 4 Rd, Alexandria) for some fellowship Saturday, May 20th at 630 pm.  We will enjoy some light snacks and outdoor activities.  It will be a great opportunity to meet some similar aged Catholics and explore the idea of having regular young adult meetings.


Ellecia Lalande, Amelia Wolscht, Dougald MacKinnon, Calla McCormick, Myriam Stang, & Emlyn Currie who recently received the Sacraments of Reconciliation & /Holy Communion.
May the blessings of Christ be upon you always.


This past Friday we were excited to host our final night of ultimate frisbee in the Alexandria Dome. The final indoor games capped off a winter-long program of ultimate frisbee every Friday night for the past six months and highlighted the growth of faith in our local community. The final event hosted nearly one hundred people, with a bouncy castle for the children and games of ultimate frisbee split between four teams for the adults and older youth. Our parish community hopes to continue the momentum and foster an environment where faith and fun can coexist vibrantly. Starting May 19th, we will be continuing ultimate frisbee outdoors at 7 PM in Alexandria Park. If you or someone you know would be interested, come out Friday nights or email for more information!


Come and enjoy the fun on National Fiddling Day at the Glengarry Celtic Music Hall of Fame in Williamstown. This toe tapping Ceilidh will take place on Saturday, May 20th, from
1-4 pm. Lemonade and goodies will be provided. Donations are welcome.


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.


Meet, greet & mingle at 6:30 pm and event starts at 7 pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica on 
Thurs., May 25, 2023. Come with your family for an evening of adoration, confession & music followed by a social. Guest speaker: Kevin MacDonald. Presented by the North Glengarry Parishes. All are invited.


St. Finnan’s Basilica will be hosting an event for Seniors. *This event is for everyone – whether you are ‘retired or not’ – EVERYONE is invited* The theme is “Not Retired”.  Please join us on
Wednesday, May 31st, 2023. An event to encourage and equip us to grow and share their faith. Come and experience an engaging talk and testimony! Keynote Speaker: Monsignor Kevin Maloney. Talk and Testimony at 11:30 am, Mass at 12 pm, followed by lunch at 12:45 pm at Shalom House (170 St. Paul Street, Alexandria). Please register by calling or emailing the parish office at 613-525-1340 by Friday, May 26th.


Come visit us at our new location at 812 Pitt St., Unit 1, Cornwall, (near Sharyn’s Pantry.) Open 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Saturday: 9am to 12 pm. For inquiries, please call 613-933-5099.


The Discalced Carmelite Secular Order under the patronage of Our Lady of Mount Carmel offers a lay vocation to the faithful. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of Spirituality, teaches us how to pray. We meet once per month at St. Patrick’s Basilica, 220 Kent St. Ottawa, ON K1R 5G2.
For more information contact Mary Ferguson at 613-360-1974.


The Salesian Summer Camp for children ages 7 to 14 will take place from July 3 to 28, 2023.  The registrations will take place at the Salesian Youth Center (300 Montreal Road) The late registration day (with an additional $20) will be on June 6th from 7pm to 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:


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.


You’re invited to experience the month of May in communion with Living with Christ. Each day of the month, receive texts about and prayers to the Virgin Mary by email, FREE of chargeClick here to register!


Registrations are open for Baptisms, First Communion and Confirmation.  For more information, please call Lorne at the office or email directly:


To stay up to date on the events (i.e. CWL meetings, K of C meetings, etc.) at the North Glengarry Parishes, click here


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