The GROWTH faith study begins Tuesday, October 4th. The gatherings will be held at Shalom House in Alexandria from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. There are six sessions. For more information and to register contact Elizabeth McDonell at 613-527-3209.
In 2015, Pope Francis instituted the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which is annually celebrated on September 1. It coincides with a similar celebration previously established by Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. It is therefore also a day of ecumenical prayer. On September 1, 2016, the Holy See will release the Message of the Holy Father to mark the second World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.
CORNWALL - In December 2015, the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall temporarily suspended the use of Nativity Co-Cathedral to allow time to investigate a possible structural problem with the church’s choir loft. The engineering report that was generated confirmed the need for structural reinforcement. Proposals were sought and the contracts awarded. The work has now been completed and we are pleased to announce that the Co-Cathedral will reopen Thursday September 8, 2016, the feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese, will preside at the opening mass which will take place at 7:00 p.m. The Diocese is currently discerning the Co-Cathedral’s future and all that entails. Everyone is invited to celebrate this important feast and the reopening of our Co-Cathedral on September 8, 2016.
Smile of the week - Words to live by
Saint Philip Neri, a 16th century Italian priest, always started his day with a prayer and this saying: "A joke a day
And I'm on my way,
With no fear of tomorrow."
He also said: "A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than a downcast one."