ARCHBISHOP’S LETTER FOR LENT: Archbishop Prendergast's Lenten Letter now available here.
LENTEN VIDEO SERIES: Archbishop Terrence and Bishop Christian have prepared videos to help the faithful experience the different aspects of Lent and Holy Week.
1. Bishop Christian speaks about prayer. Click here to view video.
2. Bishop Christian speaks about almsgiving. Click here to view video.
MEN’S RETREAT: He Must Increase & I Must Decrease - The Necessity of Spiritual Maturity. St. Mary Church Hall, 100 Young. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Retreat Master: Fr. Joseph Devereaux, Chancellor, Diocese of Peterborough. Cost: $15 incl. lunch. Register: (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 14727.
THE SPIRITUALITY OF THE PASCHAL MYSTERY: Sr. Rosemary O’Toole CSJ will present a day of Lenten Reflections on the Paschal Mystery at St. Isidore Parish Hall, 1135 March Rd. Sat., Mar. 25, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Fee: $15 at door, includes lunch and book. Register: (email@example.com); (613-592-1961). Sponsored by the CWL of St. Isidore Parish.
LAETARE CONCERT – SACRED MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE: Schola Basilicae will offer a meditational concert of Lenten music of the Renaissance including works by Morales, Byrd, Tallis, and Palestrina, Sun., Mar. 26, 3:00 p.m. at Saint Patrick Basilica, 220 Kent St. Free admission. Info: (613-233-1126 x561).
SILENT WEEKEND RETREAT: Organized by Ottawa Christian Meditation. Mar. 31 – Apr. 2 at Galilee Centre, Arnprior. With Joseph Clarkson on the mercy of God. Info: (www.wccm-canada.ca ) or Stephan (613-820-1267).
HOLY CROSS PARISH LENTEN MISSION: 685 Walkley Rd., April 3, 4 & 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Preacher: Father Alberto M. Ruiz, CMF. Theme: “Are You Willing To Die For Christ?” Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wed., April 5. All welcome. Free will offering. Info: (613-731-7834).
“MAN OF THE SHROUD” EXHIBIT: At St. Isidore Roman Catholic Church, Kanata, April 4-11. Life-sized authentic reproduction of the “Shroud of Turin” and 30+ display panels citing historical, scientific and theological information about The Shroud. Daily seminars for students and adults; please call (613-435-3076). Lecturers: Mr. Barrie Schwortz, official photographer of the “Shroud of Turin Research Project” and Dr. Phillip Wiebe, Professor of Philosophy, Trinity Western University, BC. Free; donations graciously accepted. Made possible by the Vancouver Shroud Association, the Archdiocese of Ottawa and the generous support of St. Isidore parishioners. Everyone is welcome. Info: (www.theshroud.org).
MEN'S AQUINAS LENTEN RETREAT: Waupoos Family Farm, April 7-8. The retreat will include Holy Mass, adoration, time for silence, prayer, reading and discussion. Through study of St. Thomas Aquinas’ teachings, we will deepen our understanding of our Lord’s passion and death, His descent into Hell, and the power of His sacrifice. Website
GALILEE CENTRE, ARNPRIOR ‘HOLY WEEK GUIDED SILENT RETREAT’: With Susan Kehoe, Coordinator for Contemplative Outreach of Eastern Ontario. April 9-10. Info: (www.galileecentre.com); (613-623-4242 x21); (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WAY OF THE CROSS ON GOOD FRIDAY: Led by Most. Rev. Terrence Prendergast S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa, April 14, through the streets of downtown Ottawa. Departure at 9:30 a.m. from St Patrick Basilica (220 Kent). Arrival 12:00 Noon at Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica. Organized by Communion and Liberation. Info: David McConkey (email@example.com).
LENTEN FAITH IN ACTION: Citizens for Public Justice, an ecumenical Christian organization, invites participation in their Lenten campaign by signing the Give it up for the Earth! pledge. The pledge supports personal action and advocacy with our government to achieve climate change goals. Info: John Dorner (613-738-5025, ext. 251; firstname.lastname@example.org).
ST. MARY (100 Young St.) BLESSED SACRAMENT ADORATION CHAPEL: Open for Prayer ... Do you feel Jesus drawing you to spend more time with Him this Lent? Mon. – Fri., 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. All are welcome. Free parking. Registration is required: (613-729-9811 x702); (email@example.com).