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      Photo taken by Raymond Dubois at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Chrism Mass
      Photo taken by Raymond Dubois at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Chrism Mass
      Photo taken by Raymond Dubois at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Jubilarian Dinner
      Photo taken by Robert Du Broy at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Jubilarian Dinner
      Photo taken by Robert Du Broy at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Jubilarian Dinner
      Photo taken by Robert Du Broy at Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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      Lord, we pray to you for all the peoples of the earth: you who have conquered death, grant us your life, grant us your peace! This was the appeal at the heart of Pope Francis's address ahead of the Easter Urbi et Orbi blessing. The Pope prayed for the nations plagued by conflict: Syria , Iraq , Palestine, Nigeria and South Sudan , Venezuela and Ukraine. View this video clip.


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      Archbishop Prendergast is a patron of Multifaith Housing Initiative (MHI) and he speaks about why he and the Archdiocese of Ottawa are so proud to actively support the work of the organization. View this video on MHI's YouTube channel.

       
      2014 National Week for Life and the Family
       
      The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) is providing the following suggested resources and options for the National Week for Life and the Family, May 11-18, 2014. Each diocese in Canada will be deciding how it may wish to adapt or use these suggestions and options, depending on its specific needs, resources, and priorities. Read more.



       
      Mary of Nazareth movie screenings this spring

      St. Margaret Mary parish, Cumberland, is hosting the Mary of Nazareth movie at the Landmark Cinemas (Empire) on Innes Road, Orleans on May 10 at 9 a.m., and on May 17 at 9 a.m.  Cost: $12 adults; $10 for seniors 60+ and students. Tickets: Bob (613-841-0646). All are most welcome to attend.
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    • Preparing for the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II
      Preparing for the Canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II

      The official site is an almost-completed portal which offers contacts, sections for press offices, information, videos and images as well as biographical documentation on John XXIII and John Paul II. It will be available in five languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish and Polish.


      The application entitled "Santo Subito"?, which may be downloaded free in both Android and IOS formats (in Italian, English, Spanish and Polish) and whose title draws on the famed saintliness of both Popes even during their lifetimes, will offer logistical information, as well as access to the main news on the canonisations, and will allow material relating to the various liturgical events to be downloaded.

      Existing media include:

      This latter, developed in 2011 for the beatification of Karol Wojtyla, gives a detailed illustration of the stages in the canonical process leading to the recognition of the saintliness of John Paul II and is available in several languages: Italian, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Romanian.

      Read more on the Vatican Information Service website.
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      Friday Fax - April 18, 2014

      FRIENDS OF ST. JOSEPH: 22nd Annual Novenas begin at the Centennial Flame at 6:15 a.m. for 30 minutes. Divine Mercy Novena, Good Friday, April 18 - April 27 (Divine Mercy Sunday). Triduum of St. Joseph the Worker, April 28 - May 1. Info: Paul Lauzon (613-565-2325); Michael Brady (613-823-8618); John Zwicker (613-725-3820).

      ICON OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION: St. John the Apostle Parish, 2340 Baseline Rd., is hosting the Icon of the Immaculate Conception (a reproduction of the painting at Cathedral Notre-Dame de Quebec), Tues., April 22 - Sun., April 27. Available for private veneration immediately before and after all weekday Masses (Tues. – Fri., 9:00 a.m.) and Sunday Masses (Sat. 5:00 p.m., Sun. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.). Marian prayer service, Sat., Apr. 26, 3:00 p.m. Info: parish office (613-829-1760).

      THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, SAINT PATRICK BASILICA FUNDRAISER FOR THE VENERABLE MICHAEL McGIVNEY HONORIS: The Knights of Columbus of Saint Patrick's Basilica will offer for sale the Souvenir Stamps issued for the canonization of John Paul II and John XXIII, on Easter Tuesday in The Gift Shop and at the church doors on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27. Souvenir Stamps also regularly available in The Gift Shop. Info: (613-235-7963).

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