Nota Bene: November 19, 2023

by Nov 17, 2023Nota Bene

WORDS FROM OUR PASTOR:

Do you want to Serve Like Jesus? Our current preaching series is all about service, there are many ways you can start to serve at the parish, from ministries at Mass to outreach in our community.
We continue this week with Part 2 of our Preaching Series on Stewardship, focusing on our Talents. God has given each of us unique gifts and talents. One of the primary places that God has called us to use these gifts and talents is through our vocations. Our vocations may take the form of a job, but they also include our callings as mothers, fathers, sisters, friends, citizens and so much more. These vocations or callings are the places from which we love God and our neighbours. How is God calling us, as individuals and as a parish community, to steward our gifts and talents through our vocations? Let us embrace the stewardship way of life, using all the gifts entrusted to us — Time, Talent, and Treasure — in such a way that at the end of our life on this earth, we will hear these words from our Father: “Well done, my good and faithful servant… Come, share your master’s joy.”
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POLL FOR POSSIBLE MASS TIME CHANGE(S):

An invitation to participate in a survey on possible Sunday Mass Time changes is now open. Click here to participate. Let’s continue praying for all our parishioners.

INTENTIONS:

Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Rodney Benton, Sacha Cardinal, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman,
Melanie Damphousse, Robert Dupuis, Roger Giroux, 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. 

MASS TIME CHANGE:

Thursday’s Mass will be at 10 a.m. this week as we welcome the students from St. Finnan’s School.  Please join us!

THANK YOU:

Thanks to all who attended our 8th annual Celtic Fiddle Mass.  We want to thank our Communications person:  Olivia McLeod, Father Jonathan and Deacon John celebrating Mass, the Altar Servers, The Choir, Pat, Nora & Chris, and all our fiddle musicians.  Thanks also to Daniel Leroux,Catherine Olive DeFreitas, Alex MacDonald and all who took part – including the parking attendants & the Ladies for a wonderful luncheon.  It was great!  Thank you to everyone for coming and for the support!  Fred & Rose Leroux

SPECIAL COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND: NOVEMBER 25TH & 26TH:

A reminder of the special collection next weekend is for:  The Knights of Columbus: Christmas funds
Thank you for your financial contributions and your continued support!

BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE:

A book of Remembrance is on display in the Basilica. All are welcome to record the names of loved ones who have died. November is dedicated to praying for those who have gone before us.

MEAT PIES FOR SALE

St James CWL will be selling at $15 each.  Please contact Sandy Murray-MacDonell at 613-360-2409. Proceeds going to CWL outreach program, the Children’s Christmas fund.

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.

COME ALIVE

On Saturday, November 18th, you are invited to a FREE 1-day event at the Agora Catholic Centre:   
301 McConnell Ave, Cornwall). For more information about the workshops and to register go to www.faithalive.ca 

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

CHRISTMAS TEA

St. Columban’s CWL is hosting a Christmas Tea on Saturday, November 25th from 12-2 pm in Room 201, Agape Center: 40 Fifth St. W., Cornwall. Admission: $10. Let’s have some TEA together!

 K of C COUNCIL 755 120th ANNIVERSARY:

The Knights of Columbus Council 755, 205 Amelia St, will be celebrating their 120th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday, November 25th in the upstairs hall. Tickets are $20.00 per person and are available at the downstairs bar. Cocktails at 6:00pm followed by supper and dancing at 7:00 pm. Music by Plan B.

BREAKFAST

When: Sunday, November 26th, 2023, from 8:30 a.m.-noon in the Parish Hall
Cost: Adults $8.50, children under 12 years old $4.00. Everyone welcome! 

PREPARING FOR ADVENT:  TALK; MASS; LUNCH

Join Msgr. Kevin Maloney at St. Finnan’s Basilica on Wednesday, November 29th at 11:30 a.m. as he talks about how to prepare for the upcoming Advent season. 
Following Msgr. Kevin’s talk, we will celebrate Mass then enjoy a delicious lunch at Shalom House.  Register by November 24th at 613-525-1340 or email office@stfinnan.ca 

ADVENT TALK

Join us as we prepare for Advent at St. Columban’s Parish, Cornwall with Fr. Marc Gaudet on Wednesday, November 29th from 6:30-8pm in the church. All are welcome.

ENCOUNTER EVENING

All are invited to attend an evening of Adoration, talk and music followed by a social on Thursday, November 30th from 6-7 pm at St. Finnan’s Basilica.  Please mark your calendars.

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERT

O Come, All Ye Faithful to our annual Candlelight Christmas Concert at St. Finnan’s Basilica on 
Saturday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. As Pope Francis noted, ‘light candles of hope in the midst of darkness’ so come join us for a magical evening. And let’s light out candles in support of our parishioners who will be sharing their musical talents and treasures! All are welcome so mark your calendars!
Free will offering. 
If interested in participating and sharing your gifts, please reach out to Elizabeth Caddell at lizcaddell@xplornet.com and/or Amy Bourbonnais at alemanandbbourbonnais@hotmail.com

CHRISTMAS TEA & BAZAAR

All are invited to attend the Christmas Tea & Bazaar on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, from 12-2 pm at St. Anthony’s Church Hall, 3737 Old Orchard St., Apple Hill. Admission: Free will offering. Bring the family! There will be bake sales, games, various booths, draws, door prizes and more! Proceeds in support of St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

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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