News & Notes: 2022.08.03

News & Notes: 2022.08.03

Seeking Gently Used Clothing for Men 

I am trying to gather clothes for those experiencing homelessness in Vanier. Finding used men’s clothes is difficult, as men usually wear their clothes until they are worn out. If anyone can donate men’s clothes – shoes, boots, winter clothes, hats, shirts, pants – you would be bringing hope to those who have none. Donations can be dropped off at the church. Thank you and many prayers, Al Charette. 

Seniors Mass for August 

Mark your calendars!  The next Mass for Seniors will be held on August 17th at noon. 

Looking to Volunteer? 

The Funeral Reception Committee is looking for parishioners who would like to volunteer and serve with their ministry. It is a beautiful way of interceding, consoling, and comforting members of our parish community who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information and to express interest in serving with the ministry, please contact Janet Warren at or 613-749-7653.  

Women of Bethany Fall Retreat 

Registration is now open for the Women of Bethany Fall Catholic Women’s Retreat!  Details are as follows: 

Women of Bethany: Called to Hope Catholic Women’s Retreat Sept. 23-25, 2022. 

We are pleased to welcome you to the beautiful setting of Centre de l’Amour (220, route 21, Plantagenet), nestled on the banks of the Ottawa River.  Enjoy spiritual renewal and faithful inspiration. There will also be free time to enjoy the lovely indoor Chapel, the gift shop and roam the beautiful, vast grounds. Delicious homestyle meals are included.  Cost for this retreat is $180. Registration Deadline: Sept. 9, 2022, however registration is reserved on a first come basis.

Details are in the Google Forms / Registration link:

For assistance with registration or any questions, please send an email to:

Space is quite limited; please share with the women in your life who you know need a weekend away with the Lord.

Summer Office Hours  

The parish office is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  The office will be closed on Friday, July 1st for Canada Day.  

News and Notes – Summer Schedule 

As we move into summer and things slow down at the parish, there is less news to share.  Therefore, we will be sending out News and Notes every two weeks during July and August.  The next edition will be July 20.  From the Communications Team, have an enjoyable and blessed summer. 

Save the Date 

  • Women of Bethany Fall Retreat, September 23-25, 2022 
  • Mass for Seniors, August 17th at 12:00 pm.