START OF THE PASTORAL YEAR CELEBRATION
A celebration will be held at Shalom House after the 11am Mass on September 11th. There will be a light reception in the Parish hall. If the weather cooperates, families are welcome to set-up picnic style outside and if not, the luncheon will be indoors. The CWL is coordinating the luncheon. We might also show-off some of the renovated rooms! Everyone is welcome!
MINISTRY AND VOLUNTEER FAIR
As you have heard from us in the past, we are looking for volunteers and participation in and for a wide variety of ministries. Next weekend, September 18th , we will have a Ministry and Volunteer Fair, after each and every mass at all of our 4 Parish Churches.
If you wish to offer a Mass intention for a family member/friend/intention, please contact Shalom House by email or by calling the office at 613-525-1340. Masses are $15 each and can be paid by dropping an envelope in the Sunday collection basket, paid by E-Transfer, or by dropping by Shalom House on Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
CELEBRATE THE EXALTATION OF THE CROSS
Join Archbishop Marcel at Calvary as we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. This final outdoor bilingual Mass of the season takes place on Wednesday, September 14th beginning at 7 pm. Following the Mass we will pray the Stations of the Cross and have a special candlelight procession. If you have never experienced Calvary this is a great opportunity. All those attending the Mass will receive an olive wood hand cross from Bethlehem. Calvary is located at 4172 County Road 34 behind Ste-Marie-de-l’Assomption church.
CWL WINE AND CHEESE
All women age 16 and older are invited to join us for St. Finnan’s CWL Council Wine and Cheese at the Basilica on Tuesday evening, September 20th , in the Bishop Macdonell Room. The event begins at 7:00p.m. Come and find out more about The Catholic Women’s League of Canada in general, and St. Finnan’s Council in particular. Memberships for the 2022-23 year will be accepted. We will also award Service Pins to members having 25 years or more of service on the parish CWL “For God and Canada”. We look forward to seeing you there!
St Raphael’s Parish Harvest Supper Fund Raiser will be held on Sunday, September 25th, at the Parish Hall. Adults: $20; under 10: $10. Sit down from 4:00-7:00. Take out from 3:30-5:30 which can be ordered by calling Monique Keeler on or before Wednesday, Sept 21st. 50/50 tickets will be sold at the door. The lucky ticket will be drawn that evening.
EVENTS AT NGP
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Please keep our parishioners in your prayers:
Marie Aubin, Susan Brown, Susan and John Clark, Christopher Coleman, Mike Craig, Melanie Damphousse, Patrick Kealty, Krista Kirkwood, Guy Lauzon, Juliette Lavigne, Robert Lavigne, Diane Leroux, Madison McDermid, Brad McMillan, Joe Rolland, Theresa Ryan, Marc Sauve, Michael Scott, Patrick and Sue Shannon, Braydon Topping, Mel Watt, Marie Wilding, and Andrea Willard.
DEACON KERRY MCDONALD
Death of Deacon Kerry McDonald at the age of 79: Deacon Kerry McDonald died on Friday, September 2, 2022. He was ordained a permanent deacon at St. Finnan’s Cathedral, Alexandria on April 8, 1985. He exercised his ministry at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (St. Mary) Parish in Williamstown and St. William Parish in Martintown until his retirement in 2019. Please remember Deacon Kerry, his wife Francine, his children, and their family in your prayers.
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