Nota Bene – Sunday, January 17, 2021

by Jan 16, 2021News, Nota Bene

Hi there from our Communications team!
You’ll notice that this week’s Note Bene is different from previous emails. We are trying a different layout for our Note Bene weekly email. If you have questions or comments please send an email to

Happy 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time.

Like the disciples in today’s Gospel, we too continue to be hungry and thirsty for God! Though we may search in many different places, we echo the disciples – ”we have found the Messiah” – when we recognize God in Our Lord Jesus Christ! Our Lord brings us truth, and grace, and invites us during these difficult times to, ”Come, and see.” Click here for Pastor’s Blog

Consecration to St. Joseph

Beginning February 15, join us for the Consecration to St. Joseph. Now is the time of St. Joseph; use this time to grow in faith. Click here for more information 


Our dedicated live streaming team has done a fantastic job so far. We are looking for volunteers to help bolster our live streaming team! Email the parish office at if you’d like to help us.

New Health Measures

As we know now, starting December 26, religious services, weddings and funerals will be limited to 10 people indoors or outdoors with physical distancing as long as we are in Lockdown (grey). Even for these smaller services the COVID-19 protocols need to be observed. Baptisms require the same controls.  Therefore, we will be livestreaming daily mass (including Sundays) at 8 AM, from St. Finnan’s Parish (available on our homepage, or via our YouTube channel However, we are still allowed, and the Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall also encourages us to be open for private prayer when possible. A simple registration process (online, email, and by phone) to allow a max of 9 people (+1 priest, me) to attend our daily celebrations….click here to access info.  The Sacrament of Confession will also be available before and after our daily masses. Unfortunately at this time, in person indoor meetings or non-religious-service gatherings are not allowed during the time of lockdown. Finally, please continue to follow these emails, and updates via the website.  Let us continue to pray for our families, and parishioners, and ask the intercession of the Holy Family so that we may continue to be open to the Christmas presence in our lives. We continue to be careful, but hopeful!

We will be livestreaming daily mass (including Sundays) at 8am, from St. Finnan’s Parish:  available online at

Please visit for updated news about all things in our North Glengarry parishes including Mass schedules, updates, etc.



For the duration of the lockdown, the office at St. Anthony’s will be open only Tuesday mornings from 9:30-12:30. Phone messages will be checked and returned at this time, but email messages will continue to be checked throughout the week.
Thank you for your understanding.

Also, our North Glengarry Parishes continue to search for a parish office location.  More details to follow, indeed!  However, please call either office, email for more information, or call Fr. Jonathan’s cell in an emergency, 613.296.2527.  Thanks again for your patience and understanding.


Thank you so much for your generosity this Christmas! A total of $4,400 was brought in! We will distribute all of this throughout this year to the needy in our area.  Primarily to St Finnan’s School; and St Vincent de Paul,  We are so grateful for your kindness..
Cameron McCormick,
Grand Knight St. Finnan’s Council #10640


Just a reminder ,if you haven’t already paid your 2021 membership dues, they can be mailed to Hazel MacDonald P O Box 706 Alexandria K0C1A0 or arrange for a pickup by calling 613-525-3561.
I will be glad to assist in anyway needed.
Thank you in advance
Hazel MacDonald Organization Chair


Join over 70 amazing presenters including Fr. Mike Schmitz, Chris Stefanick, Danielle Bean, Scott Hahn, and host Mark Hart at: The WORD 2021 International Catholic Bible Summit.  February 11-13 Registration is FREE! Just click here.


  • How to find unshakeable hope and peace no matter what you’re going through.
  • How to break open the Bible and hear what God is saying to you right now.
  • The keys to unlocking a deeper personal and family prayer life.
  • Where to turn in Scripture during times of suffering.
  • The keys to overcoming doubt and share your faith with others.
  • How to find balance and recalibrate your family with the Word of God…and much more!
This week let us pray for our parishioners:

Adèle Lalonde, Joe Rolland, Braydon Topping, Michael Scott, Lois Morrison, Myles Lynch, Madison McDermid Marc Sauve, Maureen Bissonette, Christopher Coleman, Theresa Ryan, Monique Gaudet, Melanie Pollock, Juliette Lavigne, Rod McDonald, Ann MacPhee, Sharon Martin, Gerald Sauve, Richard Mincoff, Robert Rolland, Patrick and Sue Shannon.

If you know of someone in one of our parishes, who is sick or scheduled for surgery and would like us to pray for them please contact the parish offices at 613-527-2058 or 613-525-1340. If no one answers please leave a message and the person’s name will be added to the list. When the person has recovered, please call and have the person’s name removed. Thank you.

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