SAVE THE DATE
Monday, September 18: Meeting with all parish leaders beginning with Mass: 6 pm.
Click here for this week’s mass intentions and please keep our parishioners in your prayers.
Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, 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, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Michael Scott,
Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
As you know, this last weekend, we had a special collection for the Pastoral Works fund. Thank you so much for your generosity. Our pastoral fund helps to support ALPHA, Youth Ministry, Start & End of Pastoral Year BBQs, Corpus Christi celebrations, Parents & Tots, and the Christmas Concert and we hope to implement more ministries. There are some pastoral works that bear no costs, such as visiting and giving communion at the Hospital and to Long-Term care residents and prayer groups. If you have an idea, any idea, that you feel would help in our pastoral endeavours, please speak with Fr. Jon or Lorne. We can always use more volunteers as well as your ideas!
ALPHA: Enjoy a meal, a short video and friendly conversation at Shalom House, Alexandria Thursday’s 6:30pm-8:15pm from September 21st to November 23rd. Sign-up sheets are at the back of the church. For additional information please click here or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org All are welcome, bring a friend!
Stephan Couture & Rubi Francia Guinhawa 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
Last weekend, we celebrated Milton Fournier’s baptism at St. Anthony’s. North Glengarry Parishes are rejoicing with parents: Andrew & Amanada! Warmest wishes on your baptism Milton and welcome to our community of faith!
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 email@example.com or call him at 613-525-1340 extension 2103.
A reminder of the special collection next weekend: Needs of the Canadian Church
Thank you for your financial contributions!
SALESIANS: FAREWELL MASS AND LUNCHEON
Please join us at the farewell Mass of Thanksgiving with Archbishop Marcel on
Saturday, September 16th at 10:30 a.m. at Nativité (300 Montreal Road) followed by a luncheon at the Agora. All are invited to come and bid farewell to our Salesians Sisters as they prepare to undertake their new adventures. We hope to see you there.
ANNUAL PARISH SUPPER
You are cordially invited by Father Cal and the parishioners of Blessed Sacrament Parish,
Cornwall, to their Annual Parish Supper which will take place on Sunday, September 17th, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall. Menu: Spaghetti and meat sauce, salads, buns and pie. Tickets: Adults: $15.00, children (7-12 yrs.): $10.00, children 6 yrs. and under: FREE. All take outs $15.00.
INVITATION TO ALL WOMEN OF THE NG PARISHES
All women from our parishes/community are invited to come together AT ST FINNAN’S BASILICA on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023. THE DOORS WILL OPEN AT 9:30 a.m. FOR A 10 O’CLOCK START. The theme of the day is “Catholic and Living It”
We will start the day with prayer and reflection, followed by keynote speaker Betty Colaneri, National Vice-President. We will enjoy a beautiful luncheon together. All women are invited to JOIN THE CWL IN THE AFTERNOON FOR ANOTHER TALK FROM BETTY FOLLOWED BY WORKSHOPS . This EVENT is sponsored by the CWL Councils of North Glengarry Parishes and also Moose Creek CWL Council.
Please join us for a fun-faith filled day! For more information, please contact Nancy at 613-527-3293 or Inez at 613-347-7666.
PASTORAL YEAR KICK OFF BBQ FOR ST. ANTHONY’S, ST. CATHERINE OF SIENNA, ST. FINNAN’S AND ST. JAMES PARISHIONERS!
Sunday, September 24th, 2023 at Shalom House: 12 noon (following the 2 11 a.m. Masses) Sign-up sheets are at the back of the church for food and assistance. Bouncy castles, face painting, fire juggling and cotton candy for the young & some great entertainment for the young at heart! Feasting on faith with friends!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS UPDATE
The sale of St. Finnan’s t-shirts ($30) and hoodies ($55) will be ongoing. All sizes available. Please contact Cameron McCormick at 613-678-0942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome to join St. Raphael’s Parish second annual Harvest Supper on
Sunday, September 24th from 4:30pm-7:00pm at the Parish Hall (across the road from the church) for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey supper. Adults: $20.00; children 7-10: $10.00; 6 and under: free. 50/50 draw at 6:30pm. Silent auction table. Takeouts can be ordered by calling Monique Keeler at 613-347-7539, pickup from 3:30pm-4:30pm. Cash only.
Precious Blood Parish in Glen Walter is holding their regular BINGO on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023, in the church hall. Doors open at 5:00pm. We will have EARLY BIRD GAMES starting at 6:20 pm. Bingo starts at 7:00pm. Tell your family and friends. Hope to see you there!
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 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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