Nota Bene: May 25, 2024

by May 24, 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

Today, we celebrate an essential doctrine of our Catholic faith – the Most Holy Trinity. It expresses God as three Divine Persons, unified in One Divine nature. The Trinity is one of the most complex aspects of our faith. It is a topic we could never exhaust nor fully understand until we see God face to face. Although it is incomprehensible, it is still deeply personal. As we celebrate this glorious Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, may we praise God in word and deed and may we seek moments to encounter the Father, Son and Holy Spirit each day – through Scripture, prayer, Sacraments and blessings throughout our day, as Jesus tell us, “I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

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, Charles Cassibo, Christopher Coleman, Susan/John Clark, Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Loretta Fernandes, Roger Giroux, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix, Michel LaFlamme, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, 
Madison McDermid, Barbara Macdonell, Sharon Martin, Angela Purchase, Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Michael Scott, Patrick/Sue Shannon, Michael Shannon, Gabriel Tan, Braydon Topping,
Joanna VanderWielen, John Van Nooten, Marie Wilding & Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

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

ANNUAL REPORT 2023

Thank you for sharing and serving our parish with your time, talents, and treasure. We want to hear your stories; we want to hear how Jesus is still working today. May God bless you, and Mary protect you. Peace. https://stfinnan.ca/annual-report-2023/

REMINDER FOR ITEMS FOR FOOD DRIVE

A friendly reminder of our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, for our food drive twice per month and is THIS weekend: May 25/26, 2024.

CWL NEWS

St. Finnan’s CWL sincerely thanks everyone who donated towards the Mother’s Day Roses. All proceeds, $371.85, will be sent to Our Lady’s Missionaries. OLM is the order of missionary sisters founded in Alexandria in 1949. The CWL have been financial supporters ever since. Your generosity is appreciated!

HOLY COMMUNION

Congratulations to our parishioners who are receiving First Holy Communion this weekend! Let us pray for all those receiving Christ for the first time in the Eucharist, that they will daily grow in answering the call to live Christ and give Christ.

CONFIRMATION

Congratulations to our parishioners for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation from
Archbishop Marcel Damphousse, on May 21, at St. Andrew’s Parish. Come Holy Spirit!

 SAVE THE DATES

May 27:   Parish Pastoral Council meeting
May 28:  Parish Finance Council meeting
June 2:   We are looking forward to Corpus Christi Sunday! We will have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 10:30 am mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica. The procession will weave through town & end at Shalom House.  This beautiful event will also serve as our pastoral year end BBQ.  Please join us for the BBQ, even if you can’t attend the procession. We will have bouncy castles, games, music, face painting & cotton candy. We would invite you to please take your favourite salad or dessert to contribute to the BBQ- THANK YOU!
August 9:  St. Finnan’s Parish Golf Tournament:  Contact Cameron McCormick for more information.

WHAT IS THE MINISTRY OF LECTOR AND WHAT IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY?

‘Lector’ is another word for ‘reader’. One of the most important liturgical ministries, Lectors proclaim the Scripture readings that come before the Gospel reading. They may offer the intercessions for the Prayer of the Faithful and, if there is no choir, they may also proclaim the Responsorial Psalm after the first reading. Part of the lector’s responsibility is ensuring that the sacred silence is observed in the Liturgy of the Word, so that the assembly has an opportunity to take the word of God to heart and prepare a response to it in prayer. For this reason, the lector stands in silence, with head bowed, for a short period of time following each of the readings. The proclamation of the Scriptures brings the community into the presence of the living God who speaks to the here and now. It is not a mere reading of old texts. Proclaiming the word means capturing the assembly’s attention so that the eyes of all are fixed on the word unfolding in our midst. The lector embodies the word – the people hear Christ’s voice through the medium of the reader’s voice.

INVITATION TO PRAY

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 in Ottawa. For more information contact Mary Ferguson at 613-360-1974.

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.

WOMEN’S MORNING OF REFLECTION

Please join us Saturday June 1st from 9:00 am – 12:00pm at the Agora Catholic Centre on McConnell Ave. in Cornwall for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Fr. Sorenson is our guest speaker and since June is the month of the  Sacred Heart of Jesus his talk will focus on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.  For any inquiries please contact Heidi Krol 613 347 3561 or
Marilynn Light 613 537 2021.

DAISY MASS

You are cordially invited to join Archbishop Marcel Damphousse for the “Daisy Mass” which will take place at St. Felix de Valois, Cornwall on Tuesday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m., followed by a sharing of friendship in the parish hall.

VOCATIONS

Quo Vadis? Discernment Nights for the Priesthood. Is the Lord calling you to serve him as a priest? Join other men discerning the priesthood for monthly formation, fellowship, and Eucharistic Adoration. Each night will be held at the new Café des Tours, located in the basement of Notre Dame Cathedral in Ottawa. The next night is June 13th at 7pm. For more information, please see Fr. Jon. And, to join the Quo Vadis email list or for more info. contact Fr. Connor O’Hara, the Vocations Director for the diocese:

ST. JOSEPH’S CONTINUING CARE CENTRE

Board of Directors – Volunteer:
The Governance Committee of St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, a Roman
Catholic facility sponsored by Catholic Health International, invites applications of
individuals from the community for a position on its Board of Directors.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sjccc.ca.
Individuals who wish to be considered as a candidate for the Board of Directors
are asked to forward their resume to executiveoffices@sjccc.ca or apply on the
SJCCC website through LinkedIn. Application deadline – open until filled.

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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