MASS CHANGE FOR MAY 7, 2023
Sunday Masses will be cancelled in Greenfield, Maxville, and St. Anthony’s.
Parishioners are invited to celebrate Sunday Vigil Mass, Saturday, May 6th, at 5pm, presided by Fr. Romeo Lefebvre.
On Sunday, May 7th, Fr. Gilles Marcil will preside our 8am and 11am Sunday Mass at St. Finnan’s Basilica. Everyone is welcome.
Please pray for Fr. Jon who is away on vacation, returning May 9th, 2023.
FROM THE PASTOR
I’m sure many of you saw the Glengarry News last week. There was an article on our North Glengarry parishes located on the front page. It took many of us by surprise. Many parishioners commented to me about their frustrations and concerns. Coupled with three of our Sunday Masses cancelled this coming weekend, we begin to see the urgency of praying for our parishioners in North Glengarry. How do we continue to grow the Catholic Faith? Let’s pray as our Parish Renewal Committee as they gather on May 10 to discuss future options for our four churches. Come Holy Spirit. Click here to continue reading….
Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Micheline Bougie, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Annemarie Collard, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, 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, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers.
Last weekend, we celebrated Sutton & Kiptyn St. Denis baptisms at St. Finnan’s Basilica. North Glengarry Parishes are rejoicing with parents: Adam & Ashton St. Denis. Warmest wishes on your baptism Sutton & Kiptyn and welcome to our community of faith!
TEACH US 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, 220 Kent St. Ottawa, ON K1R 5G2.
For more information contact Mary Ferguson at 613-360-1974.
CATHOLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
Are you in need of First Communion gifts? 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.
WOMEN’S MORNING OF REFLECTION
Please join us Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Agora Centre on McConnell Ave., Cornwall, for mass, confession, breakfast, a talk and the rosary. Jenna MacDonald will be the speaker. Her talk is titled “This is my Body given up for you: Bearing Jesus with Mary”. For any inquiries please contact Heidi 613-347-7561 or Marilynn 613-537-2021. A free will offering of $5 is appreciated.
The Rescue Project will be launched this coming Wednesday, May 10th at Shalom House. This is a weekly formation program that will run until July. For more information, please contact Lorne or come to Shalom House on Wednesday morning for 9:30 a.m.
CALL OUT FOR LECTORS/EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
If you would like to become a Lector and/or Eucharistic Minister at St. Finnan’s Basilica please contact Rosemary O’Flaherty (613-525-1011, firstname.lastname@example.org) Please consider sharing your time, treasure and talents! The invitation is also extended to members of St. James Parish – please see Mary Ellen Villeneuve if you would like to become a Lector. Training will be provided.
LIVE THE MONTH OF MARY
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 charge.
You are all invited to join Archbishop Damphousse to celebrate a mass in honour of our Diocesan Feast Day on Saturday, May 6th at 10:00am at the Notre Dame Cathedral.
SALESIAN SUMMER CAMP
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) Take advantage of the Early Bird registration fee in May! The dates are: May 9th and 16th (4pm – 6pm) May 10th & 18th (7pm to 9pm). 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 https://www.donboscocornwall.com/index.php/en/
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:
STAND FIRM AT THE MARCH FOR LIFE
This year’s March for Life theme is Stand Firm. We want Canadians to know that we stand firm for the pre-born, mothers in crisis pregnancies, those targeted due to disability, and the elderly in hospitals and care homes. We march in solidarity with the vulnerable and marginalized. Join Pro-Life Cornwall on the bus to Ottawa on Thursday, May 11th. We leave the Walmart parking lot at 7:30 am with pick ups at St. Andrew’s Church’s parking lot at 7:45 am and in Monkland at the Esso gas station at 8 am. It’s a March so wear comfortable shoes. To reserve your spot, leave a message with the Pro-Life Office at (613) 937-0536 or email Marilynn at email@example.com
SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND BAKE SALE AT STE-THÉRÈSE-DE-LISIEUX PARISH
The parishioners of Ste-Thérèse invite you to their spaghetti supper and bake sale, on Saturday May 13th from 5pm to 7:30 pm in their parish hall: 1304 Lisieux Street, Cornwall.
Menu: spaghetti, salad, dessert, tea and coffee. Price: $15/person and $5 for children under 12. Tickets at the door. For info: Hélène at (613) 933-0664.
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, 2023 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023.
ROSES & BABY BOTTLES
St. Finnan’s CWL will offer Mother’s Day Roses at all Masses on the weekend of May 13th & 14th. Proceeds from free-will donations for the roses will be presented to Our Lady’s Missionaries (75%) and Catholic Missions in Canada (25%) at the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocesan CWL Convention.
*Also on the weekend of May 13th & 14th, St. Finnan’s CWL will offer Baby Bottles for Pro-Life. Parishioners are invited to take home a baby bottle, collect in it coins or bills (or a cheque!), and return the bottle on/before Father’s Day, June 18th. Your generous donations will be used to support Pro-Life initiatives. Thanks in advance for your generous support of these important campaigns!
St. Finnan’s CWL offers 2 bursaries to graduating high school students who are active in St. Finnan’s parish. The application is available at Glengarry District High School or contact. R. MacDonell
at 613-525-3920. Deadline is May 19, 2023.
NATIONAL FIDDLING DAY
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.
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
EVENTS AT NGP
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