Nota Bene: October 22, 2023

by Oct 20, 2023Nota Bene

WORDS FROM OUR PASTOR

Today’s readings encourage us Christian stewards to always be mindful of who we are and Whose we are in every aspect of our lives. ‘Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.’  Developing our plan on the parish renewal journey, structural changes, and church closures has not been without challenges, but our councils and committee have worked very hard to balance the realities we face with the desire to strengthen our community.

I acknowledge it has been a difficult journey for many. I am praying for you. Please pray for me too. There is a lot going on, and our mission continues.  With our Gospel today, God reminds us we answer to an infinitely higher Authority, God, Who is Lord of everything and everyone. All things and all people were created by God. In Baptism we have been claimed for Christ. Our lives are a gift from God, and we have the privilege and responsibility to use every aspect of our lives in grateful response to Him. Let us joyfully give thanks to this wonderful God by the way we live our daily lives. We belong to Him and there is no other!”

MASS TIME CHANGE:

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

MASS INTENTIONS

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

INTENTIONS:

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.

CONGRATULATIONS

Nicholas Delorme & Claudia Landolt were married at St. Finnan’s Basilica last Saturday. May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. In Jesus’ name, Amen.             Dave Willis

SPECIAL COLLECTION

This week’s special collection will be for Evangelization of the Nations. Thank you for your financial contributions!

THE CHURCH’S COMMITMENT TO OUR INDIGENOUS BROTHERS AND SISTERS

While the Church and Indigenous peoples have been on a journey towards mutuality and healing for several years, last year’s visit by Pope Francis brought a certain urgency for reconciliation, for healing and for justice. Your generous participation in “A Christ-Centred, Co-Journey Towards Healing” is a concrete step on this journey. Your donation helps local Indigenous organizations such as Mādahòkì Farm, who are using their grant money to establish an equine assisted learning program specifically for Indigenous children and their families, using rare, endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses. Learn more at: https://journeyforhealing.ca/

CHICKEN DINNER

All are welcome to the “Fall Fundraiser for Charities” of Catholic Women’s League Of Ingleside- Long Sault on Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 4:30-6:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion on Second Street W., Cornwall.  Tickets $20.00 at the door or contact:  Juliet Gill 613-537-9897 or Margaret Hannah 613-537-8875 Takeout available!

HEAVEN, HELL & PURGATORY PARTY

Join us for Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory down the Glengarry Trails on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at
11:30 a.m. Enter at the Glengarry Trails across from 20181 County Road 43, Alexandria.  Parking is provided east of the entrance.  This fun event will walk your child through Hell, Purgatory, and finally Heaven, where cotton candy, birthday parties, balloons, and bouncy castles live. Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to salzburgfarms@gmail.com or call/text 613-525-2027.

ARTISANS MARKET “CHRISTMAS EDITION”

When:  October 28, 2023:  10 am – 4 pm Where:  St. Raphael’s Parish Hall  What:  crafts, knits, pet gear, socks, decorations.  Christmas Readings at 11 and & 3 pm. 
Proceeds from this list to benefit St. Raphael’s Parish Hall:  Apple Cider & Donuts, Tourtière: $8(small), $18(large), Soup ‘n Bun: $5., Bake Sale, 50/50:  $2 each or 3/$5. 

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES: K OF C #11531 PARISH BREAKFAST

Sunday, October 29th, 2023, from 8.30 am-noon in the Parish Hall. Cost: Adults $8.50, children under 12 years old $4.00. Everyone welcome!

PARISH SUPPER

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.

CONCERT

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.  

TIME WITH JESUS

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.

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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