Nota Bene: October 15, 2023

by Oct 13, 2023Nota Bene


Today, our readings remind us how easy it is, especially in these times, to be consumed by the cares and distractions of the “here and now,” forgetting about what matters most — living for the Kingdom of Heaven. The stewardship way of life, with its emphasis on the virtuous use of our Time, Talent and Treasure, allows us to embrace daily life and all its demands — with eternity in mind. The next few weeks we will all be preparing to take Stewardship to the Next Level. We will be actively discussing how we can all share our time, talents, and treasure. We will also be forming a new Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils, as well as introducing a new monthly meeting for Evangelization and Parish Growth. Please take time to submit names – one from your parish, and one person from another parish – who you would like to see on these councils and sharing leadership for the mission.


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


There will be Liturgy of the Word as usual on Friday at 8 a.m., followed by Adoration until 4 pm.


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


There are two opportunities to attend a Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 14th, 2023.  Join us to pray a public Rosary for Canada at the Alexandria Grotto at 11:30 a.m. or at St. James, Maxville at noon in front of the Grotto.  The Rosary Rally, hosted by The Catholic Women’s League of Canada, is one of many thousands taking place across North America and around the world on that day. Everyone is welcome! In case of rain, the Rosary will take place inside St. James Church or St. Finnan’s Basilica.


A beautiful bracelet was found in the Basilica.  If you are missing one, please contact the office at
613-525-1340.  We would love to return it to the rightful owner.


A reminder of a special collection next weekend:  Evangelization of the Nations.  Thank you for your financial contributions!


Father Cyriaque Balla and the parishioners of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, in Moose Creek, invite you to their annual Turkey supper, on Sunday, October 15, 2023, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the new Community Hall on St. Polycarp Street in Moose Creek. Adults : $15.00; Children from 6 to 12: $7,50; Children under 6: Free. Take out meals available.


St. Finnan’s and Shalom House will be partnering with some members of our community to host a ping pong tournament at Shalom house on Monday October 16th.  (10am – 2pm.) Most of the participants will be retired individuals, but all are welcome. If you are interested, please call or email Lorne at
613-318-4320 or


Please join us on October 29, 2023, from 4-7:30 pm at St. Martin-de=Tours Parish, Glen Robertson for their Parish supper. Adults: $20.00/Children (aged 7-12): $10.00/Children (aged 0-6): Free. 500 tickets only. Call: Gilles Decoste at 613-525-1223, Jean-Pierre Ricard at 613-874-1393 or André Durand at 613-874-2034 to purchase no later than October 23rd, 2023.


The Patrons of St. Columban Foundation presents a fundraising concert with the St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School Music Department under the direction of Gilles Levac in St. Columban’s Church on Sunday October 29th, 2023, at 2 p.m. Admission is freewill donation.   All are welcome.  


All the money raised through “A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing” stays in our local communities. Five local Indigenous groups and organizations have already received grants thanks to your generosity last year. One of those groups is Minwaashn Lodge who provide a range of programs and services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis women and children. They have created a 12-month cultural healing and wellness program for Indigenous women to develop competencies in traditional knowledge, traditional crafting, and ceremony. Please prayerfully consider giving to this year’s special collection to help fund other innovative initiatives.  Learn more at:


St. Julien’s Chapel offers a prayerful and peaceful environment with our Lord Jesus. Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Open 24 hours a day, visitors must be registered and use a fob entry device for their safety and that of other visitors. The Chapel is located at the back of St. Peter’s Parish, Second St. East with the entrance off Campbell St. To register and receive a fob, please leave a phone message at 613-938-8371. Someone will be in touch within a few days.


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: for the 2023-24 preparation schedule and/or for more information, please email Lorne at or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.


Our Travelling Chalice Program continues each week. Let’s continue praying for vocations to the priesthood.


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.


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