Canadian Catholics are being called upon as citizens to exercise their right to vote.
On July 17, 2015, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, and Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose, announced the establishment of this External Panel of experts who will consult with stakeholders and with all Canadians on options for dealing with the Supreme Court of Canada’s lifting of the prohibition against physician-assisted suicide. Web site (www.ep-ce.ca)
The Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ, Archbishop of Ottawa, announces the following
appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2015, unless indicated otherwise.
Universal Intention - Volunteers. That volunteers may give themselves generously to the service of the needy.
Evangelization Intention - Outreach to the Marginalized.That setting aside our very selves we may learn to be neighbors to those who find themselves on the margins of human life and society.
Pope Francis has instituted the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, which will celebrated on Tuesday of this week and September 1 of every year. Further information including suggestions is available on the website of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (http://www.cccb.ca/site/eng/media-room/announcements/4258-world-day-of-prayer-for-the-care-of-creation).
Notre Dame Cathedral, Fri., Sept. 4, 12:15 p.m. (English) and 5:00 p.m.(French).
At the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre on Wed., Oct. 21.
Ticket order forms (here). Info: Development Office (613-738-5025, ext. 235) or (email@example.com).
Commemorating the Faithful Departed in the Archdiocesan Cemeteries
The Annual Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed will take place at Notre Dame Cemetery (613-746-4175) on Sun., Sept. 13, 2:30 p.m. and Hope Cemetery (613-822-1212) will be held on Sun., Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m.
The theme of this diocesan pastoral year is: The family, home of love and mercy – “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6.36).
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