Happenings!

 

Meetings and Events

Fri., Feb. 16 Youth Group, 7pm
Sun., Feb. 18 Lenten Fair, after Mass
Sat., Feb. 24 Lenten Retreat with Fr. Peter Bisson, 9:30-11:30am
Sun., Feb. 25 Youth Mass, 7pm
Thurs., Feb. 29 Lenten Reconciliation Service, 7pm
Sat., Mar. 2 Pizza Night after Mass
March 11-14 Inter-parish Lenten Mission 2024, all sessions start at 7pm

MY LAUDATE DEUM ACTION PLEDGE
“The world in which we live is collapsing and may be nearing the breaking point” (LD 2)

In Laudate Deum, the Apostolic Exhortation released on October 4, 2023, Pope Francis calls “all people of good will” to take action on the climate crisis and “move beyond the mentality of appearing to be concerned but not having the courage needed to produce substantial changes.” (LD 56) He particularly calls on us in Canada as well as other wealthy countries of the Global North to make personal changes to our consumerist lifestyles, reduce our fossil fuel use, and to also advocate for systemic actions to address the climate crisis.
As we all look for ways to respond authentically to this call from Pope Francis, we are reminded of the wonderful letter of Superior General Luis Alonso Rois Alonso OMI as well as that section from the 37th General Chapter on Laudato Si, which reads, “…each Oblate and every Oblate community, ministry, and institution, will undertake a process of reflection and concrete action…”
How can Oblate responses grow and deepen?
Here are some ideas to which we could commit ourselves, individually and communally. You may decide which commitments you might make, given your own living situation and possibilities in the context of your mission. Click here for the pledge form: MY LAUDATE DEUM ACTION PLEDGE

507 SANDWICH CLUB FUNDING

To continue this wonderful initiative, our 507 Sandwich Club needs funding. Centre 507 has seen an unforeseen rise in their numbers and therefore cannot continue to help fund this parish initiative through their grants from the City of Ottawa. Therefore, we are looking to secure a corporate sponsor to help purchase the groceries to enable us to continue making sandwiches in 2024 and beyond. Many thanks to our parishioners who continue to donate to help feed our neighbours. For more information, please email cmpsandwich507@gmail.com.

Centretown Community Food Centre

Centertown Community Food Centre is accepting donations of food items. Most required food items are:
– Pasta and pasta sauce (cans preferred to glass jars)
– Canned soup, chili, or stew, tuna
– Small jars of peanut butter.
Personal care items like toothpaste, shampoo and razors would also be appreciated. Please leave your donations in the crates in the church foyer. Thank you for thinking of those in need.

Please register with the church if you would like to receive our weekly emails with our bulletin.  http://canadianmartyrs.org/register/

CURRENT MASS SCHEDULE:   

Tuesday-Friday  11:30am
Saturday 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am 

Please join us for our Sunday Liturgy of the Word via Zoom at 11:30am .

SUNDAY LITURGY OF THE WORD: the Zoom link for Sunday Liturgy of the Word can be found on the front page of the bulletin and in the bulletin email. 

ZOOM GATHERINGS
3pm Monday: Christian Meditation
8pm Tuesday: Lectio Divina and Meditation
6:30pm Wednesday: Evening Prayer (Zoom link on the front page of the bulletin)
11:30am Sunday: Liturgy of the Word
Please contact the office if you would like to join any of these sessions.

The Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall has launched its brand-new site. Click this link to visit the Events page to see what is happening in the diocese: https://ottawacornwall.ca/allevents/. For national or international groups and movements, visit the Resources page: https://ottawacornwall.ca/resources/ or Opportunities to Meet Christ: https://ottawacornwall.ca/opportunities-to-meet-christ/

Oblate Resources:  http://www.eugenedemazenod.net/, https://omilacombe.ca/ https://www.omiworld.org/

PARISH REGISTRATION: The registration form is available at the back of the church or can be accessed at http://canadianmartyrs.org/register/

DONATIONS: Forms are available on the Welcome Table in the church foyer if you wish to make donations through direct deposit. If you wish to donate via credit card through Canada Helps, please click here. Please call the office if you would like a box of offering envelopes. Thank you!

PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK: Please contact the office to inform us of shut-ins or people in hospital so that we can arrange to bring Holy Communion and administer the Sacrament of the Sick, if desired. 

BAPTISM PREPARATION: Please contact the office to schedule a baptism.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Please contact the office to set up an interview with our pastor. It is recommended that the first contact be a minimum of 6 months before the wedding.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MINUTES: The minutes of Parish Pastoral Council meetings can be found here and on the Welcome Table.   

FOOD DONATIONS: Non-perishable food items for the Centretown Community Food Centre are collected on an on-going basis. Please place food items in the crates in the church foyer.

MILK BAGS: Milk bags are collected for making into sleeping mats. Please bring in the outer coloured bags and put them in the baskets under the table in the hall near the breezeway.

507 Sandwich Club: If you are interested in volunteering for the 507 Sandwich Club, please click here. If you would like to donate towards the sandwich ingredients, please click here (choose 507 Sandwich Club fund).