Newsletter: Nov 15, 2019

All Clergy, Parishes, Parishioners, and Friends are invited to submit news and events for distribution.

Please visit our Diocesan Calendar for a more complete list of upcoming event throughout the diocese.


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DEADLINE: Today, Nov 15, 2019

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Clergy, parishes, parishioners and friends are invited to submit news and event notices.


The Great Work” by eco-theologian Thomas Berry

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm, St. Matthew’s Ottawa

We will be reading and discussing “The Great Work” by eco-theologian Thomas Berry.Berry is optimistic that we can forge a new relationship with nature in which humans become a beneficial presence on the Earth. This is our Great Work. Discussions will focus on what Thomas Berry’s vision means for us as individuals and for our communities.

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Boutique Cornerstone

Sat, Nov 16, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm,  All Saints Event Space

Boutique Cornerstone is a POP UP SALE of gently used, fashionable women’s clothing. Cornerstone provides emergency shelter and safe affordable permanent housing for women in Ottawa. 100% net proceeds of the sale will provide much needed funding for the emergency shelter and Living rough on the streets takes a serious toll on a woman’s body, health and spirit. Oftentimes, women experience chronic illness and malnutrition.

Cornerstone has the budget for only $4.27 for each woman to eat every day, three times a day and to accommodate up to 61 women each night.They serve three meals a day. Of the $326,000 that they raise every year for critical shelter needs, almost one-third is for food costs.

It is our hope that you will come and support this new social enterprise to raise much needed funds to support the emergency shelter of Cornerstone. 

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Sounds of the Soul - Fundraiser for OPC

Sun, Nov 17, 2019, 2:00pm, St. James, Carleton Place

Exploring the Many Moods of Music, an organ recital with Ian Guenette in support of the Ottawa Pastoral Counselling Centre’s (OPC) Counselling Support Fund- a fund for those in our community impacted by mental health issues who come without the financial resources to access mental healthcare.

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Tone Cluster

Sun, Nov 17, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm, St. John's, South March

Join us for Tone Cluster – quite a queer choir, a 40+voice, auditioned, mixed chorus conducted by Kurt Ala-Kantti. The choir has a wide-ranging repertoire, from madrigals to pop/jazz. Tone Cluster loves to share its eclectic mix of music and celebrates diversity in music and in the community. Admission by donation. Free parking. All welcome.

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Harvest Chili Supper

Mon, Nov 18, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm, St. Columba, Ottawa

St. Columba Church is featuring vegetarian, turkey and beef chili, home baked desserts and great conversation with friends and neighbours. Free will offerings gladly accepted.

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Elder Abuse Seminar

Tue, Nov 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Good Shepherd, Barrhaven

Elder abuse is a growing problem, yet often goes unnoticed. This informative talk will help you spot it, prevent it, and report it. Admission is free. All are welcome. Hosted by Good Shepherd Church. Presented by Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario.

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"True North Rising" by Whit Fraser

Tue, Nov 19, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm, St, Bartholomew's, Ottawa

Experience Canada’s North through the author’s description of his experiences as a CBC reporter in the North.

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Life in the Fish Bowl:What Kids Have to Say about Life Online and Why Adults Should Listen

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm, St. John's, South March

Join in the parish hall at St John's, Kanata North for a fascinating presentation (with time for discussion): "Life in the Fish Bowl: What Kids Have to Say About Life Online and Why Adults Should Listen". With a guest speaker Professor Valerie Steeves of the University of Ottawa.

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Ron Donnelly & The Marlboreens

Sun, Nov 24, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm, St. Clare's, North Dundas

Ron Donnelly and his band are well know in the area for their Country Gospel music.

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Parish Commitment Report Nov. 2019

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Prayer Calendar - October 1 to December 31, 2019

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For a list of parish bazaars, please check the Diocesan online calendar

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News from our Friends!

Friends of the Dicoese are invited to submit events or news which will be displayed here.

Restorative Justice Training

Tue, Nov 26, 2019, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Blackburn Campus

An effective approach that builds community and restores damaged relationships by bringing together all those directly affected by negative behaviour and working toward repairing harm and healing injury.

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20th Anniversary of the Joint Declaration of the Doctrine of Justification Event 

Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, St. Gabriel's Catholic Parish

"What does grace mean for you?": An ecumenical dialogue and prayer service.How do we hold justification and justice in dialogue as we consider the role of grace in our faith traditions?

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St. Stephens Cemetery Fund Raising Concert

Mon, Dec 2, 2019, 2:00pm, St. Stephen's Church Hall

St. Stephens Cemetery woul like invite for their fund raising concert support this event with Gospel and Christmas music.

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The next diocesan newsletter will be emailed to parishes and subscribers on Nov 29, 2019.

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