Nota Bene: November 12, 2023

by Nov 10, 2023Nota Bene

WORDS FROM OUR PASTOR:

On this 32nd Sunday of Ordinary Time we begin a Preaching Series on Stewardship. For the next four weeks we will share on how to be stewards of our time, talents, and treasure, leading to a Commitment Sunday on December 3rd. This week, let’s focus on our time. We are busy people! God has given us
24 hours in each day to live, work, serve and praise. How are we using our time? How might we best steward the time that God has given to us, as individuals and a parish community, to love God and our neighbour? Stewardship begins with prayer. Stewardship is not about us, it is about Him, God who loves us. Consider how to spend more time in prayer, each day, as we approach Advent and the Christmas season.

INTENTIONS:

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Rodney Benton, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Henny Lacroix,
Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Gwen Leblanc, Diane Leroux, Nicole Leroux, Barbara Macdonell,
Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Marcel Robinson, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan,
Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.

MASS INTENTIONS

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

THE CELTIC FIDDLE MUSIC MASS

Everyone is welcome to attend this the Celtic Fiddle Music Mass THIS Sunday, November 12th at
St. Anthony’s Church in Apple Hill, followed by a luncheon.  Music begins at 10:30 a.m.  Céad Mile Fáilte!

MANY THANKS TO OUR PARISHIONERS: 

We would like to thank all those who have generously responded to Ottawa-Cornwall’s Fundraising Campaign in Support of Reconciliation. To follow the ongoing progress of the campaign and to read about the local Indigenous projects and initiatives be sure to visit https://journeyforhealing.ca/  And please be sure to pick up your bookmark after Mass. If you have not yet made your donation it is not too late. Ask your pastor for the special collection envelope or donate online: https://journeyforhealing.ca/

SPECIAL COLLECTION

This week’s special collection will be for: The Diocese of Hearst Moosonee. Thank you for your financial contributions and your continued support!

THANK YOU!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Heaven, Hell and Purgatory celebrations. We had a wonderful turn out, great back up from many volunteers and a beautiful sunny day to party in Heaven!

SPAGHETTI SUPPER AND BAKE SALE

The parishioners of Ste-Thérèse invite you to their Spaghetti Supper and Bake Sale, on
Saturday November 11th 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.

CWL NEWS:

The annual Jell-O drive for Christmas food baskets is underway! The Catholic Women’s League appreciates your donations of Jell-O jelly powder at weekend Masses throughout November. Jell-O makes an inexpensive-to-prepare, tasty treat for less fortunate families. Thank you for your generosity.

Calling all parish bakers! St. Finnan’s CWL will host its annual Christmas Bake Sale after all Masses at the Basilica on November 25th & 26th. (Cookies & pies are especially popular but all kinds of baked goods & preserves are appreciated.)  Please label your donations clearly. Proceeds help fund our Christmas outreach to seniors in local care homes in the community. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Please join your Ottawa-Cornwall Diocesan sisters of The CWL and the Women’s Morning of Reflection group for an Advent Retreat at St. Andrew’s Parish, St. Andrew’s West, on
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 9am- 2pm. Theme: “Living Well to Change Lives”. Speakers: His Grace Archbishop Emeritus O’Brien (am) and Mary’s Meals Changing Lives (after lunch). A light breakfast will be served after Mass.  Lunch is potluck. A free will offering ($5 suggested) would be appreciated. To register, please contact Jean Anderson at AMDGX36@gmail.com or Heidi Krol at krolhm@gmail.com by November 27th.

The Catholic Women’s League Councils of St. James and St. Finnan’s will come together for their 2nd annual Christmas Dinner at Shalom House on Tuesday, December 12th, 2023. Cocktails at 5:30pm and turkey dinner at 6pm:  $30 per person. Your paid reservation must be received by December 6th. Space is limited; don’t delay! Contact Hazel at 613-525-3561 or Nancy at 613-527-3293.

YOUTH GROUP

St Finnan’s youth group enjoyed an action packed day with Academia Stella Maris private Catholic school on Tuesday November 7th.   We celebrated mass at the basilica at 9am and then headed off to the Dome for an epic game of Frisbee.   We capped the day off with lunch at Shalom.   It was a beautiful day to welcome this beautiful school into our parish community.   As usual Father Jon struggled on the field!

WALKING TOGETHER

St Peter’s CWL is hosting an evening of storytelling by the North American Travelling College Where:
St. Peter’s Parish When: November 14, 2023, from 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to learn and continue our journey together.
Everyone is welcome!

ST. FRANCIS OF SALES K OF C 11531 – MEAT PIE SALE

The St. Francis de Sales K of C 11531 will be selling meat pies until Friday, November 17th. Orders need to be in by that time. Meat pies are $15 or two for $25. Fruit pies will also be available. 
Call Paul Latour: 613-930-6046 or David DeSouza: 437-991-7976 to order.

COME ALIVE

On Saturday, November 18th, you are invited to a FREE 1-day event at the Agora Catholic Centre:   
301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall). There will be music, workshops and a FREE pizza lunch. Our guest speaker is Laura O’Reilly, the director of Faith and Mission at Annunciation Parish in Ottawa. For more information about the workshops and to register go to www.faithalive.ca Join others who want our Church to Come Alive because We have Come Alive!

CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR

Where: Our Lady of Grace Church, Ingleside When: Saturday, November 18th, 2023
From 11am-3 pm: Free Admission
Tea cost: $8.00: Soup, sandwiches, dessert, tea/coffee
Quilt Raffle along with variety of tables: Bake, Book, and many more vendors and a special place for Children to make a gift to bring home.

ADVENT THEMED SENIORS EVENT: NOVEMBER 29TH, 2023

Begins with a talk at 11:30 am, Mass at Noon, followed by lunch at Shalom House.  Keynote speaker:  Monsignor Kevin Maloney! Please register for this event by calling the office at office@stfinnan.ca 613-525-1340 ext. 0 or email

SAVE THE DATES:

November 30th:  Encounter Evening 6-7pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica
December 9th: Candlelight Christmas Concert

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, 2023 and Senior Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2023.

EVENTS AT NGP

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DONATIONS

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